The Legal 500 United States 2021 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Top Practice Areas

The Legal 500 United States 2021 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Top Practice Areas

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The Legal 500 has published the results of its United States 2021 edition, which recognizes WilmerHale lawyers across 30 practice categories. In this year’s rankings, five lawyers were named to the guide’s “Hall of Fame” for their practice areas, 14 lawyers were highlighted on the guide’s elite “Leading Lawyers” list, six on its “Next Generation Lawyers” list and one to the "Rising Stars" list. 

The guide’s rankings are based on a series of criteria, including information provided by law firms, and feedback from peers and clients to assess overall visibility and reputation.

The recognized practice categories are as follows:

Antitrust: Cartel
Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Action: 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: Financial Services Litigation
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: Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate
Government: Government Contracts
Government: Government Relations
Industry Focus: Education
Industry Focus: Healthcare: Life Sciences
Industry Focus: Native American Law
Intellectual Property: Patents: Litigation (Full Coverage)
Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transaction
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Governance
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: Outsourcing
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology Transactions
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Cyber Law (Including data privacy and data protection)
Real Estate: Real Estate
Tax: US Taxes: Non-Contentious; US Taxes: Contentious

Five WilmerHale lawyers are named to the Hall of Fame in their areas of practice:
Robert Finkel (Media, Technology and Telecoms: Outsourcing)
William Lee (Intellectual Property: Patents: Litigation (Full Coverage) and Intellectual Property: Patents: Litigation (International Trade Commission))
Thomas Mueller (Antitrust: Cartel)
Robert Novick (Dispute Resolution: International Trade)
Seth Waxman (Dispute Resolution: Appellate: Courts of Appeal and Dispute Resolution: Appellate: Supreme Courts (States and Federal))

Fourteen WilmerHale lawyers are named elite “Leading Lawyers” in their areas of practice:
Michael Bongiorno (Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation: Defense)
James Carter (Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration)
Steven Cherry (Antitrust: Cartel)
William Lee (Dispute Resolution: Leading Trial Lawyers)
Hal Leibowitz (M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Middle-Market ($500M–999M))
Hallie Levin (Dispute Resolution: General Commercial Disputes)
Sonal Mehta (Intellectual Property: Patents: Litigation (Full Coverage))
Ronald Meltzer (Dispute Resolution: International Trade)
Susan Muck (Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation: Defense)
Gary Schall (M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Venture Capital and Emerging Companies)
Howard Shapiro (Dispute Resolution: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates)
Andrew Shipley (Government: Government Contracts)
Danielle Spinelli (Dispute Resolution: Appellate: Courts of Appeal; Dispute Resolution: Appellate: Supreme Courts (States and Federal); and Industry Focus: Native American Law)
Paul Wolfson (Dispute Resolution: Appellate: Courts of Appeal and Dispute Resolution: Appellate: Supreme Courts (States and Federal))

Six WilmerHale lawyers are recognized as “Next Generation Lawyers” in their areas of practice:
Brittany Amadi (Intellectual Property: Patents: Litigation (Full Coverage))
Christopher 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))
Mark Ford (Antirust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense)
Timothy Perla (Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation: Defense)
Kevin Prussia (Intellectual Property: Patents: Litigation (Full Coverage))

One WilmerHale lawyer is recognized as a “Rising Star” in their area of practice:
David Horn (Dispute Resolution: International Trade)

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