Wiley Rein and its attorneys are regularly recognized by legal publications and directories. The 2013 editions of Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US include numerous Wiley Rein attorneys and practice areas among their rankings of legal industry leaders.
Washington, DC — Richard W. Smith, co-chair of Wiley Rein’s Commercial Litigation Practice, has been named a 2014 “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting Group. Mr. Smith was one of 330 “innovative” attorneys recognized for “delivering the absolute best client service” in BTI’s 13th annual survey. Read more.
Three Wiley Rein attorneys—Laura A. Foggan, chair of the Insurance Appellate Group; Henry M. Rivera, a partner in the Communications Practice; and Nancy J. Victory, chair of the Wireless Group—have been named to Lawdragon’s 2013-2014 list of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America.” They will be featured in the publication’s annual magazine, scheduled for release in May. Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Lawyers in America” were chosen from a combination of factors, including votes and comments through an online voting form and the publication’s own editorial research.
Business Insurance magazine has named Kimberly M. Melvin, a partner in Wiley Rein’s Insurance Practice, to its select list of 2013 “Women to Watch” in the insurance industry. The award spotlights “women leaders doing outstanding work” in risk management, benefits management, commercial insurance, and the legal field. The 25 recipients will be honored tomorrow at a leadership workshop and awards luncheon in New York. Read more.
Firm Chairman Richard E. Wiley is one of 14 Wiley Rein attorneys from five practice areas named to Washingtonian’s “Best Lawyers” list in its December 2013 issue. In compiling its guide to the capital area’s “best legal minds,” the magazine selected 1,000 attorneys across 30 practice areas from the region’s “some 80,000 lawyers.” Read more.
Campaigns & Elections has named Wiley Rein Election Law & Government Ethics Practice co-chair Michael E. Toner one of its top 50 “influencers” whose efforts “will shape the outcome of 2014 and beyond.” Mr. Toner was noted as being among the 10 top campaign finance attorneys ranked in its “Enforcers” category as the magazine looks ahead to the 2014 midterm elections. Read more.
Sixteen Wiley Rein practice areas—more than ever before—have been recognized in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings, published annually by U.S. News & World Report. For the fourth consecutive year, Wiley Rein’s preeminent Communications Practice is ranked in the top tier nationally and in Washington, DC. In addition, nine other practice areas are ranked in the top tier in Washington, DC. They are Administrative/Regulatory Law; Appellate; Bankruptcy; Commercial Litigation; Government Relations; Insurance; and three areas of Litigation (Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property, and Patent). Read more.
Twenty-Six Wiley Rein Partners Recognized Across 18 Practice Areas in the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers
Twenty-six Wiley Rein partners—more than ever before—have been ranked at the top of their profession by The Best Lawyers in America , the oldest peer-review directory for attorneys. The firm’s lawyers are ranked in the Washington, DC area across 18 areas of the law. Read more.
Wiley Rein Partners James Czaban and James Wallace, Jr. Both Named a "Life Sciences Star" by Euromoney's LMG Life Sciences 2013
James N. Czaban, chair of the Food & Drug Law Practice, and James H. Wallace, Jr., chair of the Patent Group, have each been named a "Life Sciences Star" in Euromoney's LMG Life Sciences 2013, the second edition of this publication. Mr. Czaban was recognized for his FDA work and Mr. Wallace was ranked for his work in Intellectual Property. The publication researched lawyers and firms in the life sciences industry through nearly 1000 interviews and surveys completed by partners active in the market, as well as reviewing cases, deals and other matters in making their selections.
Legal 500 US Recognizes 25 Wiley Rein Lawyers Across Five Practices Nationally; Wiley and Senkowski Are “Leading Lawyers”
In its 2013 edition, The Legal 500 US again ranks Wiley Rein’s Telecommunications Practice in its top tier for regulatory work. The directory also ranks the firm’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring, Copyright, Insurance and International Trade Groups—as well as the Telecommunications Practice for its transactional work—as among the best in the nation. The legal directory once again names “universally respected” Chairman Richard E. Wiley and Telecommunications Group chair R. Michael Senkowski as “Leading Lawyers” in Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory. Read more.
Chambers USA Recognizes 31 Wiley Rein Attorneys Across 14 Practice Areas as Among Best in the Country
The 2013 edition of Chambers USA : America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes 31 Wiley Rein attorneys across 14 areas of law. Of the firm’s 10 practices that are ranked by Chambers USA , five place in the directory’s prestigious top tier, with Election Law & Government Ethics and Government Contracts rated nationally and Insurance, Media and Telecommunications recognized in the Washington, DC area. Read more.
Fifty-eight Wiley Rein attorneys were included in the 2013 list of Washington DC Super Lawyers—the highest number of individual rankings the firm has ever received from the publication—more than double last year's total. The recognized attorneys represent 18 areas of the law, reflecting the breadth of Wiley Rein's legal talent across a multitude of disciplines. Twelve of the firm’s lawyers were also named "Rising Stars." Read more.
The National Law Journal has recognized Wiley Rein Chairman Richard E. Wiley as one of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America,” including him in a preeminent group of practitioners. Mr. Wiley is the only communications regulatory attorney named to this prestigious list of “law’s power elite.” Read more.
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