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The Legal 500 United States 2016 Recognizes 111 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 30 Practice Areas

The Legal 500 United States 2016 Recognizes 111 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 30 Practice Areas

June 22, 2016

The Legal 500 United States has released its 2016 rankings, recommending 111 WilmerHale lawyers—including 11 who are named to its elite “Leading Lawyers” list—and 30 practice areas in its 10th edition. The guide's rankings are based on a series of criteria, including client feedback, interviews with private practice lawyers, and its own research.

WilmerHale is recommended as a top-tier firm in four practice areas:

Dispute Resolution: Appellate: Supreme Court (Federal and State)
Dispute Resolution: Appellate: Courts of Appeals
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Commercial Deals and Contracts

In addition, the firm is recommended in the following 30 practice areas:

Antitrust: Cartel
Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions
Antitrust: Merger Control
Dispute Resolution: Financial Services: Litigation
Dispute Resolution: General Commercial Disputes
Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
Dispute Resolution: International Trade
Dispute Resolution: Leading Trial Lawyers
Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation: Defense
Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Criminal Defense
Finance: Capital Markets: Debt Offerings:  Advice to Issuers
Finance: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings: Advice to Managers
Government: Government Relations
Industry Focus: Energy: Regulatory
Industry Focus: Healthcare: Life Sciences
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation: International Trade Commission
Intellectual Property: Patents: Portfolio Management and Licensing
Intellectual Property: Patents: Prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)
Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets
Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
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: Cyber Law
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Data Protection and Privacy
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Outsourcing
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Transactions
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory
Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate
Tax: US Taxes: Non-Contentious

Along with WilmerHale's practice area rankings, the guide recommends 111 WilmerHale lawyers and names 11 of them to its elite “Leading Lawyers” list. The following are named elite “Leading Lawyers” in their areas of practice:

Thomas Mueller (Antitrust: Cartel)
Paul Wolfson (Dispute Resolution: Appellate)
Seth Waxman (Dispute Resolution: Appellate)
Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky (Dispute Resolution: International Trade)
Robert Novick (Dispute Resolution: International Trade)
Steven Singer (Industry Focus: Healthcare: Life Sciences)
William Lee (Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation: Full Coverage)
David Cavanaugh (Intellectual Property: Patents: Prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings))
Jay Bothwick (M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A middle-market ($500m-999m))
D. Reed Freeman (Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Data Protection and Privacy)
Robert Finkel (Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Outsourcing

In total, 111 WilmerHale lawyers are recommended in the following practice areas:

Antitrust: Cartel
Heather Tewksbury
Molly Boast
Perry Lange
Thomas Mueller
 

Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions
Christopher Casamassima
Heather Tewksbury
Leon Greenfield
Mark Ford
Steven Cherry
Thomas Mueller
Timothy Syrett
 

Antitrust: Merger Control
Hartmut Schneider
Leon Greenfield
Molly Boast
 

Dispute Resolution: Appellate
Danielle Spinelli
Mark Fleming
Paul Wolfson
Seth Waxman
Thomas Saunders
William Lee
 

Dispute Resolution: Financial Services: Litigation
Andrea Robinson
Fraser Hunter
William McLucas
 

Dispute Resolution: General Commercial Disputes
Christopher Casamassima
David Ogden
Howard Shapiro
Jonathan Paikin
Matthew Martens
Noah Levine
Ronald Machen
 

Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
Gary Born
James Carter
John Pierce
John Trenor
Rachael Kent
 

Dispute Resolution: International Trade
Benjamin Powell
Charlene Barshefsky
David Ross
Naboth van den Broek
Robert Novick
Ronald Meltzer
 

Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation: Defense
Andrea Robinson
Christopher Davies
Fraser Hunter
Harry Weiss
John Valentine
Matthew Martens
Michael Bongiorno
Peter MacDonald
Timothy Perla
William McLucas
 

Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Criminal Defense
Boyd Johnson
Erin Sloane
Howard Shapiro
Matthew Martens
Robert Mueller
Ronald Machen
Stephen Jonas
 

Finance: Capital Markets: Debt Offerings
Brian Johnson
Erika Robinson
Mark Borden
 

Finance: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings: Advice to Managers
Brian Johnson
David Westenberg
Erika Robinson
Joshua Fox
Mark Borden
Steven Singer
 
Government: Government Relations
Jamie Gorelick
Jonathan Yarowsky
Ken Salazar
Reed Freeman
Robert Kimmitt
Ronald Machen
Thomas Strickland
 

Industry Focus: Energy: Regulatory
Andrew Spielman
David Ogden
Jamie Gorelick
Mark Kalpin
 

Industry Focus: Healthcare: Life Sciences
Amy Wigmore
David Cavanaugh
James Hill
Lia Der Marderosian
Michael Summersgill
Steven Singer
Stuart Falber 
 
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation: International Trade Commission
Donald Steinberg
James Quarles
Lisa Pirozzolo
Mark Selwyn
Wayne Stoner
William Lee

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
Amy Wigmore
Christopher Noyes
Donald Steinberg
John Regan
Lisa Pirozzolo
Robert Gunther
William Lee
 

Intellectual Property: Patents: Portfolio Management and Licensing
Benjamin Fernandez
Colleen Superko
Mary Rose Scozzafava
Michael Bevilacqua
Michael Twomey
Natalie Hanlon Leh
 

Intellectual Property: Patents: Prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)
Amy Wigmore
David Cavanaugh
Monica Grewal
 

Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets
Donald Steinberg
Jane Love
Joseph Haag
Natalie Hanlon Leh
 

Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Amy Null
Kimberly Wethly
Mark Borden
Scott Kilgore
 

M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Commercial Deals and Contracts
Belinda Juran
Jeffrey Johnson
Michael Bevilacqua
Robert Finkel
Steven Barrett
 

M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Governance
Jonathan Wolfman
Knute Salhus
Meredith Cross
 

M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-999m)
Hal Leibowitz
Jay Bothwick
Joseph Wyatt
Mark Borden
Mick Bain
Stephanie Evans
Steven Singer
 

M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
David Gammell
Jeff Stein
Mick Bain
Peter Buckland
Samuel Coates
 

Media, Technology and Telecoms: Cyber Law
Benjamin Powell
Reed Freeman
 

Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Data Protection and Privacy
Benjamin Powell
Reed Freeman
 

Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Outsourcing
Belinda Juran
Michael Bevilacqua
Robert Finkel
Steven Barrett
 
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Transactions
Ashwin Gokhale
Belinda Juran
Michael Bevilacqua
Samuel Coates
Steven Barrett  
 
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory
Benjamin Powell
Heather Zachary
Kelly Dunbar
Reed Freeman
 

Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate
Katharine Bachman
Keith Barnett
Paul Jakubowski
Sean Boulger
 

Tax: US Taxes Non-Contentious
Julie Hogan Rodgers
Kimberly Wethly
Richard Andersen
Robert Burke
William Caporizzo 

 
To read the full editorial on WilmerHale, visit The Legal 500 United States website.