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Chambers USA Ranks Wiley Rein's Election Law Practice among Nation's Best; Jan W. Baran Again Recognized As a "Leading Lawyer" and Caleb P. Burns Mentioned As an "Up and Coming" Lawyer

June 14, 2010

The 2010 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business once again recognizes Wiley Rein's Election Law & Government Ethics Practice and its chair, Jan Witold Baran as being among the country's best, placing both in its top-tier rankings-recognition that Mr. Baran and the practice have received every year since the directory's inception.  Partner Caleb P. Burns was tabbed by Chambers as an "up and coming" lawyer.

Chambers writes that Wiley Rein is a "formidable force in the US political arena."  The firm "advises on political contributions, PACs, ethics and lobbying at both federal and state level.  It also excels at representing clients in proceedings involving the FEC and Supreme Court."  Chambers notes that the group represents public officials and also has a "prominent corporate clientele," reporting that the practice has "true experts who can handle even the most arcane questions."

Described by the publication as "a leading light in the area and the dean of campaign finance" Mr. Baran is praised by clients for his "textured and informed view."  Mr. Burns is branded a "rising star" who is an "experienced and knowledgeable attorney who provides solid advice."

The Chambers ratings are based on extensive interviews of law firms' clients, colleagues and competitors.  Inclusion in the directory is determined through a rigorous vetting process whereby Chambers researchers evaluate law firms and attorneys on a number of factors.

View the full Chambers editorial.