Manatt Garners Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2011 Guide

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Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced that Chambers USA has named 17 firm lawyers and 9 practices among its 2011 list of leading lawyers for business in the United States.

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Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced that Chambers USA has named 17 firm lawyers and 9 practices among its 2011 list of leading lawyers for business in the United States.

The 2011 edition recognizes the firm with national rankings for excellence in Advertising (transactional and litigation) and Healthcare. Manatt’s complete practice rankings include:

National

  • Advertising: Litigation
  • Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory
  • Healthcare

California

  • Corporate/M&A
  • Healthcare
  • Media & Entertainment: Transactional
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

New York

  • Healthcare

Beyond the practice rankings, 17 of the firm’s lawyers were included in the prestigious rankings as “Leading Lawyers.” Five of those lawyers, William Bernstein (Healthcare), Linda Goldstein (Advertising), Daniel Higgins (Healthcare), Thomas Morrison (Advertising), and James Schwartz (Healthcare), received a “1,” the publication’s highest distinction. The full list includes:

Robert D. Belfort – Healthcare (New York)
William S. Bernstein – Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation (National); and 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)
David Huard – Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation
Kenneth M. Kaufman – Media & Entertainment (District of Columbia)
Barry S. Landsberg – Healthcare (California)
James W. Lytle – Healthcare (New York)
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)

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 & 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 http://www.chambersandpartners.com/usa.

About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Manatt, 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 http://www.manatt.com.

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