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Chambers USA Ranks Wiley Rein's Insurance Group in Its Top Tier; Six Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers

June 12, 2009

The 2009 edition of Chambers USA:  America's Leading Lawyers for Business has rated Wiley Rein's Insurance Practice in the top tier of Washington, DC insurer-side practices and identified six of the group's members as "Leading Lawyers" in their field.  Singled out for accolades are partners Thomas W. Brunner, Daniel J. Standish, Laura A. Foggan, Craig A. Berrington, Jason P. Cronic and David H. Topol.

Chambers notes that "Clients were unanimous in their praise of this strong and experienced 45-lawyer group, which was consistently singled out for its deep bench."  Interviewees report that, "It is an outstanding team which is not dependent upon any single partner."  The publication adds that "This strength is also reflected in the sheer diversity of its activities: general liability, professional liability, reinsurance and bankruptcy-related issues all feature regularly in its workload."

Practice chair Thomas W. Brunner was described by clients as an "insightful strategist."  Laura A. Foggan and Craig A. Berrington were praised for their "expert analysis and responsive service," and the Professional Liability Practice chair Daniel J. Standish is "recognized as a leading figure in the business and comes highly recommended as one of the best at the professional liability Bar, particularly for D&O and commercial and financial E&O."  Also praised for his D&O work was Jason P. Cronic, while David H. Topol was singled out as an "ideal attorney to have in difficult litigation or settlement scenarios due to his tenacity."

View the full Chambers editorial.