Manatt Receives National Ratings for Excellence in Chambers USA 2010
Firm lawyers and core practice areas recognized by prestigious publication.
June 11, 2010 – Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced today that Chambers USA has named 17 firm lawyers and 7 practices among its 2010 list of leading lawyers for business in the United States.
“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the leading law firms in the nation, particularly by our clients and peers within the industry,” said William T. Quicksilver, Chief Executive and Managing Partner. “Chambers’ recognition of our lawyers and practices is indicative of the caliber of talent and expertise throughout the firm. We congratulate our colleagues on this much-deserved honor.”
The 2010 edition includes the firm’s first national rankings for Advertising (transactional and litigation) and Healthcare. Manatt’s practice rankings include:
Advertising: Litigation Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory Healthcare
Healthcare Media & Entertainment: Transactional Real Estate
17 of the firm’s lawyers were included in the prestigious rankings as “Leading Lawyers.” Four of those lawyers, Linda Goldstein (Advertising), Daniel Higgins (Healthcare), Thomas Morrison (Advertising), and James Schwartz (Healthcare), each received a “1,” the publication’s highest distinction. The full list includes:
Robert D. Belfort – Healthcare (New York)
William S. Bernstein – Healthcare (New York)
Christopher A. Cole – Advertising: Litigation (National)
Jeffrey S. Edelstein – Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory (National)
Steven L. Edwards – Real Estate (California)
Linda A. Goldstein – Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory (National)
Daniel B. Higgins – Healthcare: Transactional (National); and Healthcare (California)
Susan K. Hori – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (California)
Kenneth M. Kaufman – Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (District of Columbia); and Media & Entertainment (District of Columbia)
Barry S. Landsberg – Healthcare (California)
Thomas C. Morrison – Advertising: Litigation (National)
L. Lee Phillips – Media & Entertainment: Transactional: Mainly Talent (California)
Gregory N. Pimstone – Healthcare (California)
James R. Schwartz – Healthcare: Transactional (National); and Healthcare (California)
Martin J. Thompson – Healthcare (California)
Benjamin “Ted” Wolff – Environment (New York)
The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.
The UK-based international publisher Chambers and Partners based its rankings on in-depth interviews with more than 14,000 leading private practice lawyers and key in-house counsel. A team of over 40 full-time researchers conducted the survey over a six-month period, with law firms and lawyers chosen on merit only. For more information on rankings, visit www.chambersandpartners.com/usa.
About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLPManatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is one of the nation's leading law firms with offices strategically located in California (Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Sacramento), New York (New York City and Albany) and Washington, D.C. The firm represents a sophisticated client base—including Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies—across a range of practice areas and industry sectors. For more information, visit www.manatt.com.
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