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Norton Rose Fulbright recognized in 2018 Legal 500 US guide | United States | Global law firm | Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright recognized in 2018 Legal 500 US guide

June 6, 2018

The 2018 Legal 500 US guide ranks Norton Rose Fulbright as a leading law firm in 35 national practice areas, including five top-tier firm rankings in the US.

Legal 500 also ranked eight of our US lawyers as leading national lawyers, named four lawyers as “next generation lawyers” and recommended another 92 lawyers for their work in a variety of practice areas.

Each US edition of The Legal 500 guide highlights law firms with a large national presence. Emphasis is placed on practice groups and teams as opposed to individual lawyers to spotlight the legal market based on the guide's "assessment of the overall strength and depth of a practice group."

With the exception of leading lawyers, Legal 500 does not rank individual lawyers and opts instead to highlight lawyers who are recommended in each practice area.

Listed below are the nationwide practice areas in which we are ranked:

Practice area
Antitrust - Civil litigation/class actions: defense
Antitrust - Merger control
Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes
Dispute resolution - International arbitration
Dispute resolution - International litigation
Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: automotive/transport
Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)
Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
Dispute resolution - Securities litigation: defense
Finance - Project finance - Project finance - advice to lender
Finance - Project finance - Project finance - advice to sponsor
Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal
Finance - Structured finance - securitization
Industry focus - Energy litigation: oil and gas
Industry focus - Energy regulatory: conventional power
Industry focus - Energy regulatory: oil and gas
Industry focus - Energy transactions: oil and gas
Industry focus - Energy: Renewable/Alternative
Industry focus - Energy: Transactions conventional power
Industry focus - Healthcare: life sciences
Industry focus - Healthcare: service providers
Industry focus - Transport: Aviation and air travel: finance
Industry focus - Transport: Shipping - finance
Intellectual property - Patent litigation: full coverage
Intellectual property - Trademarks: litigation
Intellectual property - Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market (US$500m-999m)
Media, technology and telecoms - Advertising and marketing: litigation
Real estate
Tax - International tax
Tax - US taxes: contentious
Tax - US taxes: non-contentious

Below are the US lawyers who are honored as leading lawyers:

Lawyer Practice area
Mark Baker Dispute Resolution - International arbitration
Noam Ayali Finance - Project finance
Lawrence Larose Finance – Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal
William Wood Industry focus - Energy litigation: oil and gas
Keith Martin Industry tocus - Energy: renewable/alternative
Todd Alexander Industry focus - Energy: renewable/alternative
James Tussing Industry focus - Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - finance
William Bowers Tax - US taxes: non-contentious

Below are the US lawyers who are recommended in their respective practice areas:

Lawyer Practice area
Rodney Acker Dispute resolution - Securities litigation: defense
Robin Adelstein Antitrust - Civil litigation/class actions - defense
Todd Alexander Finance - Project finance
Industry focus - Energy: renewable/alternative
Industry focus - Energy:   transactions - conventional power
Noam Ayali Finance - Project finance
Mark Baker Dispute resolution - International arbitration
Dispute resolution - International litigation
Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
David Barrett M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market (US$500m-999m)
Jerry Bell Industry focus - Healthcare: service providers
Howard Beltzer Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Brad Berman Industry focus - Transport: shipping - finance
Scott Berson Finance - Structured finance: securitization
William Bowers Tax - US taxes: non-contentious
William Cavanagh Tax - International tax
Bob Comer Industry focus - Energy litigation: oil and gas
Industry focus - Energy regulatory: oil and gas
Andrew Coronios Finance - Structured finance: securitization
Sean Corrigan Industry focus - Transport: aviation and air travel
Beau Cox Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes
Carter Crow Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action - consumer products (including tobacco)
Brian Devine Industry focus - Transport: shipping - finance
Stephen Dillard Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
Industry focus - Energy litigation: oil and gas
Patrick Dolan Finance - Structured finance: securitization
Thomas Dowdell Industry focus - Healthcare: service providers
Vincent Dunn Finance - Structured finance: securitization
Robert Eberhardt Finance - Project finance
Industry focus - Energy: renewable/alternative
Industry focus - Energy: transactions - conventional power
Jessica Farley Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: automotive/transport
Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
Brian Fenske M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A - middle-market ($500m-999m)
David Foster Antitrust - Merger control
Antitrust - Civil litigation/class actions: defense
Jonathan Franklin Antitrust - Civil litigation/class actions: defense
Deborah Gitomer Industry focus - Energy transactions: oil and gas
William Greason M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A - middle-market ($500m-999m)
Alicia Groos Intellectual property - Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Charles Hall Tax - US taxes: contentious
Thomas Hall Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes
Kevin Harnisch Dispute resolution - Securities litigation: defense
Glen Hettinger M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Thomas Hirsch Industry focus - Energy regulatory: oil and gas
Charles Hord III M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A - middle-market ($500m-999m)
Scott Incerto Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes
Steven Jansma Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: automotive/transport
Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
Paul Keller Intellectual property - Patent litigation: full coverage
Timothy Kenny Intellectual property - Trademarks: litigation
Intellectual property - Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Matthew Kirtland Dispute resolution - International arbitration
Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)
Benjamin Koenigsberg Finance - Project finance
Andrius Kontrimas Tax - International tax
Richard Krumholz Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes
Dispute resolution - International litigation
Layne Kruse Antitrust - Civil litigation/class actions: defense
Antitrust - Merger control
Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes
Stephen Kuntz Tax - US taxes : contentious
Tax - US taxes: non-contentious
Lawrence Larose Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal
Bill Leone Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations
Daniel Scott Leventhal Intellectual property - Patent litigation: full coverage
Gene Lewis M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market (US$500m-999m)
Jeffrey Lewis Intellectual property: Patent litigation: full coverage
Andres Liivak Industry focus - Healthcare: life sciences
Mitchell Lubart Real estate
Jeffrey Margulies Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)
Media, technology and telecoms- Advertising and marketing: litigation
Keith Martin Finance - Project finance
Industry focus - Energy regulatory: conventional power
Industry focus - Energy: renewable/alternative
Industry focus - Energy: transactions - conventional power
Stacey Martinez Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
Dispute resolution - Product Liability, mass tort and class action: Automotive/transport
Michael Masri Tax - US taxes: non-contentious
Industry focus - Energy regulatory: conventional power
John Mauel Industry focus - Energy transactions: oil and gas
Julie Mayo Industry focus - Energy transactions: oil and gas
Daniel McClure Industry focus - Energy litigation: oil and gas
Thomas McCormack Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes
Michael Metteauer Intellectual property - Trademarks: litigation
Marilyn Mooney Industry focus - Healthcare: life sciences
Robert Morris Tax - US taxes: contentious
Kessar Nashat M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Sheldon Nussbaum M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Kevin O'Gorman Dispute resolution - International arbitration
Dispute resolution - International litigation
Mark Oakes Dispute resolution - Securities litigation: defense
Gerard Pecht Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Dispute resolution - International litigation
Dispute resolution - Securities litigation: defense
Saul Perloff Intellectual property - Trademarks: litigation
Media, technology and telecoms - Advertising and marketing: litigation
Yvonne Puig Industry focus - Healthcare: life sciences
Industry focus - Healthcare: service providers
Christy Rivera Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal
Kassandra Lydia Savicki     Industry focus - Transport: shipping - finance
Howard Seife Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Gina Shishima Industry focus - Healthcare: life sciences
Jonathan Skidmore Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
Jane Snoddy Smith Real estate
Michael Solomita Intellectual property - Patent litigation: full coverage
Jay Stiffler Industry focus - Energy transactions: oil and gas
Peter Stokes Dispute resolution - Securities litigation: defense
Louis Strubeck Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Steven Suzzan Industry focus - Healthcare: life sciences
M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Eric Tashman Finance - Structured finance: securitization
Jasper Taylor Tax - US taxes: contentious
James Tussing Industry focus - Transport: Aviation and air travel – finance
Charles Walker Industry focus - Healthcare: life sciences
Intellectual property - Patent litigation: full coverage
Julie Pateman Ward Industry focus - Transport: shipping - finance
Daniel Wellington Antitrust - Merger control
Joseph Williams Industry focus - Energy regulatory: conventional power
William Wood Industry focus - Energy litigation: oil and gas
Brett Young Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
Dispute resolution - Product Liability, mass tort and class action: Automotive/transport
Richard Zembek Intellectual property - Patent litigation: full coverage

Below are the US lawyers who are named next generation lawyers:

Lawyer Practice area
Beau Cox Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes
Kessar Nashat M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market (US$500m-999m)
Alyssa Vazquez Transport: Aviation and air travel - finance
Brett Young Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense