Norton Rose Fulbright recognized in 2020 Legal 500 US guide

United States Press release - Recognition June 15, 2020

The newly-published 2020 Legal 500 US guide ranks Norton Rose Fulbright as a leading law firm in 34 national practice areas. Additionally, the Legal 500 recognizes 12 of our individual US lawyers as national leaders, two of whom — James Tussing and William Bowers — were named to their respective practice group's Halls of Fame.

Additionally, the directory named 10 of our lawyers as "next generation lawyers" or "rising stars" and recommended another 85 lawyers for their work across a broad range of key industries and 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."

Below are the nationwide practice areas in which we are ranked:

Practice
Advertising and marketing: litigation
Antitrust: Civil litigation/class actions: defense
Antitrust: Merger control
E-discovery
Energy litigation: oil and gas
Energy regulation: conventional power
Energy transactions: conventional power
Energy transactions: oil and gas
Energy: renewable/alternative power
Fintech
General commercial disputes
Healthcare: advice to service providers
Healthcare: life sciences
International arbitration
International litigation
International tax
M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Patents: litigation (full coverage)
Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: automotive/transport
Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices
Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort
Project finance (advice to lender)
Project finance (advice to sponsor)
Real estate
Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal
Securities litigation: defense
Structured finance: securitization
Trademarks: litigation
Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Transport: aviation and air travel - finance
Transport: shipping - finance
US taxes: contentious
US taxes: non-contentious

 

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

Lawyer Practice Area
Todd Alexander Energy: renewable/alternative and Project finance
Noam Ayali Project finance
Bill Bowers US taxes: Non-contentious (Hall of Fame)
Stephen Dillard Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort
Glen Hettinger M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Steve Jansma Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: automotive/transport
Ben Koenigsberg Energy: renewable/alternative power
Keith Martin Energy: renewable/alternative power
Howard Seife Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
James Tussing Industry focus - Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – finance (Hall of Fame)
Alyssa Vazquez Industry focus - Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - finance
Brett Young Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort

 

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

Lawyer Practice Area
Eric Daucher
Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal
Will Daugherty Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
Rob Eberhardt
Project Finance
Kessar Nashat M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

 

Below are the US lawyers who are named rising stars:

Lawyer Practice Area
Anna Bieglesen Energy regulation: conventional power
James Copeland Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal
Ellie Norris Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices
Jessica Rodriguez Energy transactions: oil and gas
Nicholas Santangelo                Transport: shipping - finance
Kassandra Savicki Transport: shipping - finance

 

Below are the US lawyers who listed as recommended:

Lawyer Practice Area
Rodney Acker                            Securities litigation: Defense
Robin Adelstein Civil Litigation / Class Actions: Defense
  Merger Control
Todd Alexander Project finance
  Energy: renewable/alternative power
Jack Allender US taxes: non-contentious
Noam Ayali Project finance
  Energy transactions: oil and gas
Mark Baker International Arbitration
Howard Beltzer Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Anna Biegelsen Energy regulation: conventional power
Mayling Blanco US taxes: contentious
Bill Bowers US taxes: non contentious
Felicia Boyd Advertising and marketing: litigation
  Patents: litigation (full-coverage)
  Trademarks: litigation
Reagan Brown Energy litigation: oil and gas
David Burton International tax
  US taxes: contentious
  US taxes: non-contentious
William Cavanagh International tax
  US taxes: non-contentious
  US taxes: contentious
John Chrisman M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
James Copeland Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal
Sean Corrigan Transport: aviation and air travel - finance
Andrea D'Ambra E-discovery
Eric Daucher Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
  Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal
D'Lesli Davis Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort – defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices
  Healthcare: life sciences
Brian Devine Transport: shipping - finance
Becky Diffen Energy regulation: conventional power
Stephen Dillard Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense
  General commercial disputes
Patrick Dolan Structured finance: securitization
Vic Domen Merger control
Robert Eberhardt Project finance
Toby Gerber Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal
Alicia Groos Intellectual Property: Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Kevin Harnisch Securities litigation - defense
Glen Hettinger M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Charles Hord M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Scott Incerto General commercial disputes
Steven Jansma Product liability, mass tort and class actions: automotive/transport - defense
  Product liability, mass tort and class actions: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
  Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense
John Jennings Real estate
Debbi Johnstone Healthcare: life sciences
  Healthcare: advice to service providers
Timothy Kenny Trademarks: litigation
  Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
David Kessler E-discovery
Matthew Kirtland International arbitration
  International litigation
Benjamin Koenigsberg                          Project finance
  Energy regulation: conventional power
  Energy: renewable/alternative power
  Energy: transactions: conventional power
Andrius Kontrimas International tax
Robert Kovacev US taxes: contentious
Richard Krumholz International Litigation
Layne Kruse Civil Litigation / Class Actions: Defense
  General commercial disputes
Stephen Kuntz US taxes: contentious
Bill Leone International litigation
Gene Lewis M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Andrew Lom Fintech
Jeff Margulies Advertising and marketing: litigation
Keith Martin Energy: renewable/alternative power
  Project finance
  Energy transactions: conventional power
  Energy: transactions: oil and gas
  Energy regulation: conventional power
Stacey Martinez Healthcare: life sciences
John Mauel Energy: transactions: oil and gas
  Energy regulation: conventional power
Daniel McClure Energy litigation: oil and gas
Tom McCormack General commercial disputes
Scarlet McNellie M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Robert Morris US taxes: contentious
  International tax
  US taxes: non-contentious
Kessar Nashat M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Ellie Norris Product liability, mass tort and class action – defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices
Kevin O'Gorman International Arbitration
Carlos Ortiz US taxes: contentious
Chris Pearson M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Gerard Pecht International Litigation
  Securities litigation - defense
Saul Perloff Advertising and marketing: litigation
Carol Poindexter Healthcare: life sciences
Sam Ramer International litigation
James Repass Patents: litigation (full coverage)
Jessica Rodriguez Energy transactions: oil and gas
Andrew Rosenblatt Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Andrew Roth Healthcare: advice to service providers
Melanie Rother Energy litigation: oil and gas
Nicholas Santangelo Transport: shipping - finance
Bryn Sappington M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Kassandra Savicki Transport: shipping - finance
Howard Seife Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Robert Shapiro Energy regulation: conventional power
Gina Shishima Patents: litigation (full coverage)
Ron Smith Fintech
Louis Strubeck Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Eliot Turner Civil litigation/class actions: defense
James Tussing Transport: aviation and air travel - finance
  Transport: rail and road - finance
  Transport: shipping - finance
Alyssa Vazquez Transport: aviation and air travel - finance
Amanda Wait Merger control
Charles Walker Patents: litigation (full coverage)
Daniel Wellington Merger control
Joseph Williams Energy regulation: conventional power
Brett Young Product liability, mass tort and class actions – defense: toxic tort
  Product liability, mass tort and class action – defense: automotive/transport