Baker McKenzie recorded 42 practice group rankings and 81 lawyer rankings in the Chambers USA 2023 Guide. The rankings include 20 top-tier Band 1 and 2 practice rankings and six newly ranked lawyers.

Chambers and Partners ranks law firms based on technical legal ability, client service, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value for money and depth of team. Rankings are based on interviews with clients and peers as well as firm submissions.

The Firm maintained its Band 1 rankings in Nationwide International Arbitration (2021-2023), Nationwide Tax: Controversy (2013-2023), California: Northern Tax (2016-2023), California: San Francisco, Silicon Valley & Surrounds Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (2013-2023), Florida Tax (2010-2023), and New York Tax: State & Local (2021-2023).

The Firm also saw an increased ranking for Nationwide Employment & Compensation: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, from Band 4 to Band 3.

Newly ranked lawyers include:

  • Melissa Allchin, Employment & Compensation
  • Krissy Katzenstein, Employment & Compensation
  • Blair Robinson, Employment & Compensation
  • Brian Wydajewski, Employment & Compensation
  • Joshua Wolkoff, Intellectual Property
  • Michael DeFranco, Mergers & Acquisitions

Lawyers promoted in the rankings include:

  • John Dodd, Banking & Finance
  • William Dugan, Employment & Compensation
  • Summer LePree, Tax
  • Julia Skubis Weber, Tax

Newly ranked practices include:

  • Nationwide Healthcare & Life Sciences: Life Sciences
  • California Dispute Resolution: Litigation: General Commercial

A full list of the Firm's rankings can be found here.

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