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WilmerHale Ranks in Legal 500 US 2009

June 18, 2009

The Legal 500 United States 2009 edition has been released, ranking WilmerHale as one of the preeminent firms in the country. The legal guide, which provides rankings and commentary about commercial law in the US, has recommended WilmerHale in a number of practice areas in its latest edition. The firm ranked in the following areas:

FINANCE:
Bankruptcy: Northeast

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:
Patent licensing
Patent litigation: full coverage
Patent litigation: International Trade Commission

INVESTMENT FUND FORMATION AND MANAGEMENT:
Alternative/hedge funds
Mutual/registered funds
Venture capital funds

LITIGATION:
International trade
Securities: shareholder litigation
Supreme Court and appellate
Telecoms
White-collar criminal defense - mainly SEC enforcement

MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMS:
Technology - data protection and privacy
Telecoms and broadcast - regulatory

MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS AND BUYOUTS:
Antitrust - District of Columbia
M&A: national firms - middle-market
Venture capital and emerging companies

In addition to firm-level rankings, The Legal 500 United States 2009 identifies a short list of individuals as leaders in their respective areas of practice. The following WilmerHale partners are listed as ‘Leading Individuals’ in their areas of practice based on recognition from clients and peers alike:

Charlene Barshefsky – Litigation: International trade
J. Beckwith Burr – Media, technology and telecoms: Technology - data protection and privacy
William Lee – Intellectual property: Patent litigation: full coverage and Intellectual property: Patent litigation: International Trade Commission
William McLucas – Litigation: White-collar criminal defense - mainly SEC enforcement
Robert Novick – Litigation: International trade
Jon Nuechterlein – Litigation: Telecoms
David Redlick – Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts: Venture capital and emerging companies
Alfred Server – Intellectual property: Patent licensing
John Sigel – Finance: Bankruptcy: Northeast
Seth Waxman – Litigation: Supreme Court and appellate

The Legal 500 publishes comprehensive guides to various legal markets, offering recommendations about law firms and lawyers worldwide. Click here to read the full editorial commentary on WilmerHale.