The Legal 500 United States 2020 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers Across 29 Practice Areas

The Legal 500 United States 2020 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers Across 29 Practice Areas

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The Legal 500 has published the results of its United States 2020 edition, which recognizes WilmerHale lawyers across 29 practice categories. In this year’s rankings, 10 lawyers were highlighted on the guide’s elite “Leading Lawyers” list, six on its “Next Generation Lawyers” list and three on its “Rising Star Lawyers” list.

The guide’s rankings are based on a series of criteria, including information provided by law firms, feedback from peers and clients to assess overall visibility and reputation, and interviews with private practice lawyers in order to provide an objective analysis of the US legal market.

The recognized practice categories are as follows:

Antitrust: Cartel
Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions, Defense
Antitrust: Merger Control
Dispute Resolution: Appellate, Courts of Appeal
Dispute Resolution: Appellate, Supreme Courts (States and Federal)
Dispute Resolution: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense, Advice to Corporates
Dispute Resolution: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense, Advice to Individuals
Dispute Resolution: General Commercial Disputes
Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
Dispute Resolution: International Trade
Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation, Defense
Finance: Capital markets: Debt – Advice to issuers
Finance: Capital markets: Equity Offerings – Advice to Issuers
Finance: Financial Services Regulation
Government: Government Contracts
Government: Government Relations
Industry Focus: Healthcare, Life Sciences
Intellectual Property: Patents, Litigation (Full Coverage)
Intellectual Property: Patents, Prosecution (Including Re-examination and Post-Grant Proceedings)
Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Governance
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Commercial Deals and Contracts
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A, Middle-Market ($500m-999m)
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Cyber Law (including Data Privacy and Data Protection)
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Outsourcing
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology Transactions
Real Estate
Tax: US Taxes, Non-contentious

The following are named elite “Leading Lawyers” in their areas of practice:

Thomas Mueller (Antitrust: Cartel)
James Carter (Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration)
Ronald Meltzer (Dispute Resolution: International Trade)
Michael Bongiorno (Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation, Defense)
Andrew Shipley (Government: Government Contracts)
Steven Singer (Industry Focus: Healthcare: Life Sciences)
Jay Bothwick (M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A, Middle-Market ($500m-999m))
Hal Leibowitz (M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A, Middle-Market ($500m-999m))
Ben Powell (Media, Technology and Telecoms: Cyber Law (including Data Privacy and Data Protection)
Robert Finkel (Media, Technology and Telecoms: Outsourcing)

Six WilmerHale lawyers are recognized as “Next Generation Lawyers” in their areas of practice:

Mark Ford (Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions, Defense)
Danielle Spinelli (Dispute Resolution: Appellate, Courts of Appeal and Dispute Resolution: Appellate, Supreme Courts (States and Federal))
Matthew Benedetto (Dispute Resolution: General Commercial Disputes)
Timothy Perla (Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation, Defense)
Chris Barnstable-Brown (M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A, Middle-Market ($500m-999m))
Joseph Conahan (M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A, Middle-Market ($500m-999m))

Three WilmerHale lawyers are recognized as “Rising Star Lawyers” in their areas of practice:

Brian Smith (Antitrust: Cartel)
Stephanie Simon (Dispute Resolution: General Commercial Disputes)
David Horn (Dispute Resolution: International Trade)

To read more, visit The Legal 500 Unites States website.