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The Legal 500 United States 2017 Recognizes 125 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 28 Practice Areas

The Legal 500 United States 2017 Recognizes 125 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 28 Practice Areas

June 9, 2017

The Legal 500 United States has released its 2017 rankings, recommending 125 WilmerHale lawyers—including 12 who are named to its elite “Leading Lawyers” list and two on its “Next Generation Lawyers” list—and 28 practice areas in its 11th 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 five practice areas:

Dispute Resolution: Appellate, Supreme Court (Federal and State), Appellate, Courts of Appeals
Dispute Resolution: Appellate, Supreme Court (Federal and State)
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation, Full Coverage
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Commercial Deals and Contract
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A, Middle-Market ($500m-999m)

In addition, the firm is recommended in the following 28 practice areas:

Antitrust: Cartel
Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions
Antitrust: Merger Control
Dispute Resolution: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense
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 Offerings: Capital Markets: Debt Offerings: Advice to Issuers
Finance: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings: Advice to Underwriters
Finance: Financial Services Regulation
Government: Government Relations
Industry Focus: Energy Regulatory: Conventional Power
Industry Focus: Healthcare: Life Sciences
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation: International Trade Commission
Intellectual Property: Patent: Prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings)
Intellectual Property: Patents: Licensing
Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (Transactions)
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Governance
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Cyber Law (including Data Protection and Privacy)
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Cyber Law (including Data Protection and Privacy), Data Breach Response
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Outsourcing
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Transactions
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory
Real Estate
Tax: US taxes: Non-contentious

Along with WilmerHale's practice area rankings, the guide recommends 125 WilmerHale lawyers and names 12 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)
James Carter (Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration)
Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky (Dispute Resolution: International Trade)
Robert Novick (Dispute Resolution: International Trade)
Steven Singer (Industry Focus: Healthcare: Life Sciences)
William Lee (Dispute Resolution: Leading Trial Lawyers; Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation: Full Coverage; Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation: International Trade Commission)
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: Cyber law (including Data Protection and Privacy))
Robert Finkel (Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Outsourcing)

Two WilmerHale lawyers are listed in "Next Generation Lawyers" list. The Legal 500 United States 2017's guide to up-and-coming lawyers nationwide.

The following are named “Next Generation Lawyers” in their areas of practice:

Patrick McLain (Dispute resolution: International trade)
Heather Zachary (Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Cyber Law (including data protection and privacy))

In total, 125 WilmerHale lawyers are recommended by The Legal 500 United States

Antitrust: Cartel
Heather Tewksbury
Molly Boast
Perry Lange
Steven Cherry
Thomas Mueller

Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions
Daniel Volchok
Leon Greenfield
Mark Ford
Seth Waxman
Thomas Mueller
Timothy Syrett

Antitrust: Merger Control
Hartmut Schneider
Heather Tewksbury
James Lowe
Leon Greenfield
Molly Boast
Perry Lange
Thomas Mueller

Dispute Resolution: Appellate

Catherine Carroll
Danielle Spinelli
Mark Fleming
Paul Wolfson
Seth Waxman
Thomas Saunders
William Lee

Dispute Resolution: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense

Anjan Sahni
Boyd Johnson
Erin Sloane
Howard Shapiro
Jay Holtmeier
Kimberly Parker
Randall Lee
Stephen Jonas

Dispute Resolution: Financial Services: Litigation

David Lesser
Fraser Hunter
Michael Gordon
Peter Macdonald
William McLucas

Dispute Resolution: General Commercial Disputes

David Ogden
Howard Shapiro
Joel Green
John Butts
Robert Cultice

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

Dispute Resolution: International Trade
Benjamin Powell
Charlene Barshefsky
David Ross
Naboth van den Broek
Patrick McLain
Ronald Meltzer
Robert Novick
Sharon Cohen Levin

Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation: Defense

Andrea Robinson
Christopher Davies
Fraser Hunter
John Batter
Lori Martin 
Matthew Martens
Michael Bongiorno
Peter Kolovos
Timothy Perla
William McLucas

Finance: Capital Markets: Debt Offerings
Brian Johnson
Erika Robinson

Finance: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings
Brian Johnson
David Westenberg
Erika Robinson
Rosemary Reilly
Stuart Falber

Finance: Financial Services Regulation
Daniel Kearney
Franca Harris Gutierrez
Reginald Brown 
Sharon Cohen Levin

Government: Government Relations
Jamie Gorelick
Jonathan Yarowsky
Ken Salazar
Thomas Strickland

Industry Focus: Energy: Regulatory: Conventional Power
Andrew Spielman
Mark Kalpin
Rachel Jacobson

Industry Focus: Healthcare: Life Sciences
Amy Wigmore
Belinda Juran
Bruce Manheim
Lia Der Marderosian
Lisa Pirozzolo
Robert Gunther
Steven Singer
Stuart Falber
William Lee

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation: International Trade Commission

Natalie Hanlon Leh
William Lee

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation: Full Coverage

Donald Steinberg
Joseph Haag
Lisa Pirozzolo
Mark Selwyn
Michael Summersgill
William Lee

Intellectual Property: Patents: Prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

Amy Wigmore
Colleen Superko
David Cavanaugh
Donald Steinberg
Jason Kipnis
Monica Grewal

Intellectual Property: Patents: Licensing 
David Cavanaugh
Michael Bevilacqua

Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Amy Null
Kimberly Wethly
Scott Kilgore

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

M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Governance

Erika Robinson
Hal Leibowitz
Jennifer Zepralka
Jonathan Wolfman
Knute Salhus
Lillian Brown
Meredith Cross
Thomas White

M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-999m)

Christopher Rose
Eric Hwang 
Hal Leibowitz
Jay Bothwick
Joseph Wyatt
Mark Borden
Mick Bain 
Stephanie Evans

M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

Christopher Rose
David Gammell
Eric Hwang
Mick Bain
Peter Buckland

Media, Technology and Telecoms: Cyber law
Alejandro Mayorkas
Benjamin Powell
Reed Freeman
Heather Zachary

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
Jeffrey Johnson
Steven Barrett

Media, Technology and Telecoms: Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory

Benjamin Powell
Heather Zachary
Jonathan Yarowsky
Kelly Dunbar
Reed Freeman

Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate

Doug Burton
Keith Barnett
Paul Jakubowski
Sean Boulger
William O'Reilly

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.