Sixty lawyers from many of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP’s 16 practice groups have been recognized as leaders in their fields by Chambers and Partners, an international publisher of guides to the world’s top lawyers.

The 2012 edition of Chambers USA gave the highest possible recognition to the firm’s Native American, environmental, litigation and real estate practices.  Lawyers in the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring, insurance litigation, general commercial litigation, white collar crime and government investigations, environmental, banking and finance, Native American, real estate transaction, real estate zoning and land use, and health care law practices received the highest possible rankings.  In all, the firm had 66 lawyer and 27 practice area rankings.

Clients interviewed for the rankings described Drinker Biddle as “an extension of our business” that is “very professional, collegial and easy to work with.”  The firm’s lawyers were touted as “creative at finding ways to solve problems” and “well-rounded at both the senior and junior levels.”

“It is always nice to hear from clients on that which we are doing well,”  said Alfred W. Putnam, Jr., Drinker Biddle’s chairman.  “Our goal is to provide a level of service and value to our clients that distinguishes us from other firms.  Receiving feedback to that end is tremendously valuable and satisfying.”

Below is a complete list of the 27 Drinker Biddle practice group rankings in the 2012 Chambers USA.

Nationwide

  • Native American Law (Band 1)
  • Healthcare/East Coast (Band 3)
  • Investment Funds:  Registered Funds (Band 4)

District of Columbia

  • Healthcare (Band 3)
  • Insurance:  Insurer (Band 3)
  • Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (Band 4)

Illinois

  • Healthcare (Band 3)
  • Intellectual Property (Band 3)
  • Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation (Band 2)
  • Illinois (Band 5)
  • Technology & Outsourcing (Band 3)

New Jersey

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 3)
  • Environment (Band 1)
  • Healthcare (Band 2)
  • Labor & Employment (Band 3)
  • Litigation:  General Commercial (Band 2)
  • Litigation:  Insurance (Band 1)
  • Litigation:  Products Liability (Band 2)
  • Real Estate (Band 1)

Pennsylvania

  • Banking & Finance (Band 2)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 3)
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Band 2)
  • Environment (Band 2)
  • Intellectual Property (Band 2)
  • Labor & Employment (Band 4)
  • Litigation:  General Commercial (Band 3)
  • Real Estate (Band 3)

Below is a complete list of the 66 Drinker Biddle lawyer rankings in the 2012 Chambers USA.

Nationwide

  • Thomas Campion – Product Liability & Mass Torts (Band 5)
  • Joshua Deringer – Investment Funds:  Registered Funds (Band 3)
  • Brian Gunn – Native American Law (Band 3)
  • Michael Malloy – Investment Funds:  Registered Funds (Band 3)
  • Paul Moorehead -- Native American Law (Band 1)
  • Kathleen Murphy – International Trade/Customs (Band 3)
  • TJ Sullivan -- Healthcare:  Transactional (Band 1)
  •  Kevin Wadzinski – Native American Law (Band 1)

District of Columbia

  • John Hockenbury – Insurance:  Insurer (Band 3)
  • Geoffrey Keating – Construction (Band 3)
  • Charles Leeper – Litigation:  WCC & Government Investigations (Band 4)
  • Laura Phillips – Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (Band 4)
  • TJ Sullivan – Healthcare:  Transactional (Band 1)
  • Jesse Witten – Healthcare (Band 3)

Illinois

  • Roy Harsch – Environment:  Mainly Transactional (Band 3)
  • Ira Kalina – Technology & Outsourcing (Band 3)
  • Howard Levine – Labor & Employment:  Employee Benefits (Band 2)
  • Gordon Nash – Litigation:  General Commercial (Band 3)
  • Michael Rosenbaum – Labor & Employment:  Employee Benefits (Band 2)
  • Doug Swill – Healthcare (Band 3)
  • David Wolfe – Labor & Employment:  Employee Benefits (Band 2)

New Jersey

  • James Altieri – Litigation:  Insurance (Band 1)
  • Lynne Anne Anderson – Labor & Employment (Band 3)
  • Thomas Barton – Labor & Employment (Band 3)
  • Thomas Campion – Litigation:  General Commercial (Band 1)
  • Thomas Campion – Litigation:  Products Liability (Band 2)
  • George Kendall – Healthcare (Band 2)
  • Ross Lewin – Environment (Band 3)
  • Robert Malone – Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 3)
  • Lori Mills – Environment (Band 3)
  • Sean Monaghan – Environment (Band 2)
  • Paul Nittoly – Litigation:  WCC & Government Investigations (Band 2)
  • Glenn Pantel – Real Estate (Band 1)
  • Ellen Radow Sadat – Environment (Band 3)
  • John Ridley – Labor & Employment (Band 2)
  • Michael Rothpletz – Real Estate (Band 1)
  • Susan Sharko – Litigation:  Products Liability (Band 2)
  • William Warren – Environment (Band 1)

Pennsylvania

  • Bonnie Allyn Barnett – Environment (Band 1)
  • Howard Blum – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Band 4)
  • Christopher Boyle – Environment (Band 4)
  • Jill Bronson – Banking & Finance (Band 1)
  • Stephen Burdumy – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Band 4)
  • Robert Cannuscio – Intellectual Property (Band 4)
  • Harry Cherken – Real Estate (Band 2)
  • Charles Congdon – Banking & Finance (Band 2)
  • David Denious – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Band 4)
  • David Ebby – Real Estate (Band 3)
  • Andrew Flame – Bankruptcy & Restructuring (Up and Coming)
  • Jerald Goodman – Real Estate (Band 4)
  • Neil Haimm – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Band 4)
  • Robert Juelke – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Band 3)
  • Andrew Kassner – Bankruptcy & Restructuring (Star Individual)
  • Robert Koons – Intellectual Property (Band 4)
  • Gregory Lavorgna – Intellectual Property (Band 2)
  • John Marshall – Intellectual Property (Band 2)
  • Daniel Monaco – Intellectual Property (Band 4)
  • Gregory Miller – Litigation:  WCC & Government Investigations (Band 1)
  • Gregory Miller – Litigation:  General Commercial (Band 3)
  • Douglas Raymond – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Band 2)
  • Douglas Raymond – Corporate/M&A:  Securities (Band 2)
  • Ralph Rodak – Real Estate (Band 4)
  • Judith Reich – Banking & Finance (Band 3)
  • Paul Saint-Antoine – Antitrust (Band 3)
  • Ronald Sarachan – Environment (Band 2)
  • Frank Velocci – Bankruptcy & Restructuring (Up and Coming)
Leave Drinker Biddle to Learn More