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Wiley Rein’s Kirk Nahra Receives 2013 International Law Office Client Choice Award

March 11, 2013

Kirk J. Nahra, co-chair of Wiley Rein's Health Care Practice, has been named the exclusive winner of the International Law Office's (ILO) Client Choice Award in Healthcare & Life Sciences for the District of Columbia in 2013. This year, 355 individual winners across 70 jurisdictions were recognized across a broad range of practice areas. In the United States and Canada, there were 222 individual winners across 33 states and four provinces. Winning lawyers and firms were honored at a gala dinner in London last month.

These awards are based solely on a survey of senior corporate counsel. This year’s honorees were chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments. The criteria for being selected focused on each attorney’s "ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond other players in the market." 

The research began with a readership survey of ILO and Lexology in-house counsel subscribers.  Clients were asked to rate lawyers and law firms in several client-service categories, including quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication and billing transparency, among other areas. Short-listed candidates for each work area were invited to submit up to five client references. The Client Choice team interviewed clients and conducted additional independent research to select the final winners.