Chambers UK:A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession2008 ranked seven WilmerHale lawyers and three of the firm's practices for exceptional work and reputation.
Among the outstanding WilmerHale lawyers recognized, Gary Born again ranks in a class alone as a “Star Performer” in the field of International Arbitration. Described as a “super-litigator,” Chambers UK noted that “only after you've seen Gary Born in action will you understand why he has the reputation he does.” WilmerHale's International Arbitration practice broke into the top-tier this year as a result of a “heavy-weight caseload” and an “outstanding team” including a “quality of associates that is second-to-none.”
The following UK-based WilmerHale lawyers were recognized as leading practitioners in their respective areas of law. Each is listed by the practice area(s) and the region in which s/he is recommended:
Arbitration (International)—London: Gary Born, Steven Finizio, Franz Schwarz
Aviation: Commercial—London: Michael Holter
Competition/European Law—London: Suyong Kim
Employment: Mainly Respondent—London: Henry Clinton-Davis
Chambers UK2008 also ranked WilmerHale in three practices: Aviation: Regulatory & Commercial (Best of the UK); Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration (London); Employment: International (Best of the UK).
Chambers and Partners determines its rankings through in-depth client and lawyer interviews. The guide ranks practices, solicitors and barristers in over 60 practice areas—inclusion in this section of the guide is based solely on the findings of its research team. Since the first edition was published in 1990, the Chambers UK guide has staked its claim as one of the most respected referral guides of leading law firms and individuals in the United Kingdom.