Six lawyers from Drinker Biddle & Reath’s health care practice group have been recognized as leaders in their fields by Chambers and Partners, an international publisher of guides to the world’s top lawyers.

The Chambers rankings are based on extensive peer references and client interviews performed by Chambers and Partners’ research staff. The 2014 edition of Chambers USA recognized the firm’s health care group in the East Coast region, including the District of Columbia and New Jersey, as well as in Illinois.

Clients interviewed by the publication described Drinker Biddle’s health care practice as “very responsive, very diligent and hard-working.” Nationally ranked Drinker Biddle lawyer Robyn Shapiro was regarded by clients as “a pleasure to work with.” Also receiving national recognition, T.J. Sullivan was credited as being “very sought after in the tax aspects of transactions.”

Chambers USA’s annual rankings are presented in bands from one – the highest – to six; and rankings can be regional or national in scope. Criteria used include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities valued by clients.

Lawyers Recognized

Six Drinker Biddle lawyers were recognized as being the best in their fields:


  • Robyn Shapiro – Life Sciences: Regulatory/Compliance (Band 3)
  • T.J. Sullivan – Healthcare: Transactional (Band 1)

District of Columbia

  • Robert McCann – Healthcare (Band 3)
  • T.J. Sullivan – Healthcare (Band 1)
  • Jesse Witten – Healthcare (Band 3)


  • Douglas Swill – Healthcare (Band 2)

New Jersey

  • George Kendall – Healthcare (Band 2)