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Chambers Global 2010 Recognizes 23 WilmerHale Lawyers and 10 Firm Practices

March 22, 2010

Twenty-three WilmerHale lawyers have been named among the “World’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in the 2010 edition of Chambers Global. In addition to these individual listings, the firm was also ranked in 10 practice areas.

Chambers Global’s rankings are based on thousands of interviews with lawyers, clients, and industry leaders with the most weight assigned to client feedback. The final rankings take into account a lawyer’s legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, commitment and other qualities that clients consider valuable.

The following WilmerHale lawyers have been ranked in the 2010 guidebook and are listed below by practice area and country in which they are recognized:

Arbitration (International):
Global: Gary Born (Band 1)
Europe-wide: Gary Born (Star Band), Steve Finizio (Band 3), Wendy Miles (Band 4), Franz Schwarz (Band 4)

Competition/Antitrust:
Belgium: Christian Duvernoy (Band 5), Claus-Dieter Ehlermann (Band 2), Thomas Mueller (Band 4), John Ratliff (Band 3), Sven Völcker (Band 3)
USA: William Kolasky (Band 2)

Corporate/M&A: China/Hong Kong Foreign:
China/Hong Kong: Lester Ross (Band 2)

Intellectual Property:
USA: William Lee (Band 1)

International Trade/WTO:
Europe-wide and Belgium: Jacques Bourgeois (Senior Statesman*), Claus-Dieter Ehlermann (Senior Statesman*)

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions:
USA: Ronald Meltzer (Band 2)

International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy:
USA: Charlene Barshefsky (Band 1), John Greenwald (Band 2), Robert Novick (Band 2)

Life Sciences: Commercial:
Global: David Redlick (Band 1), Steven Singer (Band 1)

Privacy & Data Security:
USA: J. Beckwith Burr (Band 1), Samir Jain (Band 3), David Medine (Band 1)

Private Equity: Buyouts:
USA: Robert Schwed (Band 3)

WilmerHale has also been recognized for the following practice areas in the regions listed below each:

Arbitration (International):
Global (Band 3)
Europe-wide (Band 2)

Competition/Antitrust:
Global (Band 3)
USA (Band 2)

Competition/European Law:
Europe-wide (Band 3)
Belgium (Band 2)

Corporate/M&A: China/Hong Kong Foreign:
China/Hong Kong (Band 4)

Data Protection:
Global (Band 3)

Intellectual Property:
USA: (Band 1)

International Trade/WTO:
Global (Band 2)
Europe-wide (Band 2)
Belgium (Band 2)

International Trade:
USA (Band 1)

Life Sciences:
Global (Band 1)

Privacy & Data Security:
USA (Band 1)

* Senior Statesman is a lawyer who no longer works hands-on with the same intensity but who, by virtue of close links with major clients, remains pivotal to the firm’s success.