Norton Rose Fulbright recognized in 2017 Legal 500 US guide

Recognition June 5, 2017

The 2017 Legal 500 US guide ranks Norton Rose Fulbright as a leading legal practice in 28 national practice areas, including a top-tier firm ranking in the US for our work in Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense.

Legal 500 also ranked four of our US lawyers as leading national lawyers, recommended another 76 lawyers for their work in a host of practice areas, and named one in its new category of "next generation lawyers."

Now in its 11th year, each US edition of The Legal 500 guide highlights law firms with a 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
Antitrust - Merger control
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: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
Dispute resolution - Securities litigation: defense
Finance - Asset finance and leasing
Finance - Project finance - Project finance - advice to lender
Finance - Project finance - Project finance - advice to sponsor
Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
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 - Healthcare: life sciences
Industry focus - Healthcare: service providers
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 ($500m-999m)
Media, technology and telecoms - Advertising and marketing
Media, technology and telecoms – Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)
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
William Bowers Tax - US taxes: non-contentious
James Tussing Finance - Asset finance and leasing
William Wood Industry focus - Energy litigation: oil and gas

 

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

Lawyer Practice area
Rodney Acker Dispute resolution - Securities litigation: defense
Neely Agin Antitrust - Merger control
Darryl Anderson Antitrust - Civil litigation/class actions
Brian Arbetter Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): Defense
Mark Baker Dispute resolution - International arbitration
  Dispute resolution - International litigation
Robert Barnes Real estate
Mario Barrera Antitrust - Civil litigation/class actions
David Barrett M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Jerry Bell Industry focus - Healthcare: service providers
Brad Berman Finance - Asset finance and leasing
Jason Boland Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Reagan Brown Industry focus - Energy litigation: oil and gas
Stephen Castro Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
William Caudill Tax - US taxes: non-contentious
Sean Corrigan Finance - Asset finance and leasing
Dan Davison Intellectual property - Patent litigation: full coverage
Brian Devine Finance - Asset finance and leasing
Stephen Dillard Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
Carter Dugan Industry focus - Energy litigation: oil and gas
Michael Edney Dispute resolution - International litigation
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
Michael Flamenbaum Tax - US taxes: non-contentious
David Foster Antitrust - Merger control
Clifford Gerber Tax - International tax
David Gillespie Tax - International tax
  Tax - US taxes: non-contentious
Brett Govett Intellectual property - Patent litigation: full coverage
Patrick Groomes Industry focus - Energy regulatory: conventional power
  Industry focus - Energy regulatory: oil and gas
Alicia Groos Intellectual property - Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Charles Hall Tax - US taxes: contentious
Charles Hurley Tax - International tax
  Tax - US taxes: contentious
Jeremy Hushon Finance - Project finance - Project finance - advice to lender
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
Timothy Kenny Intellectual property - Trademarks: litigation
  Intellectual property - Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Matthew Kirtland Dispute resolution - International arbitration
Andrius Kontrimas Tax - International tax
  Tax - US taxes: non-contentious
Richard Krumholz Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes
  Dispute resolution - International litigation
Layne Kruse Antitrust - Civil litigation/class actions
  Antitrust - Merger control
Stephen Kuntz Tax - International tax
  Tax - US taxes: non-contentious
Daryl Lansdale M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Gene Lewis M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Andres Liivak Industry focus - Healthcare: life sciences
Justin Long M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Mitchell Lubart Real estate
Jeffrey Margulies Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes
  Media, technology and telecoms - Advertising and marketing
Stacey Martinez Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
John Mauel Industry focus - Energy regulatory: oil and gas
  Industry focus - Energy transactions: oil and gas
Daniel McClure Industry focus - Energy litigation: oil and gas
Michael Metteauer Intellectual property - Trademarks: litigation
Robert Morris Tax - US taxes: contentious
David Navetta Media, technology and telecoms – Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)
Kevin O'Gorman Dispute resolution - International arbitration
  Dispute resolution - International litigation
Michelle Pardo Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes
Gerard Pecht Dispute resolution - International litigation
  Dispute resolution - Securities litigation: defense
Saul Perloff Intellectual property - Trademarks: litigation
  Media, technology and telecoms - Advertising and marketing
Michael Pikiel Finance - Project finance - Project finance - advice to lender
Yvonne Puig Industry focus - Healthcare: service providers
Lesley Reynolds Industry focus - Healthcare: life sciences
Frederick Robinson Industry focus - Healthcare: life sciences
  Industry focus - Healthcare: service providers
Kelli Sallemi Finance - Asset finance and leasing
Boris Segalis Media, technology and telecoms – Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)
Gina Shishima Industry focus - Healthcare: life sciences
John Simpson Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes
Jonathan Skidmore Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
  Intellectual property - Patent litigation: full coverage
Jane Snoddy Smith Real estate
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
Jasper Taylor Tax - US taxes: contentious
James Tussing Finance - Asset finance and leasing
Alyssa Vazquez Finance - Asset finance and leasing
Charles Walker Industry focus - Healthcare: life sciences
  Intellectual property - Patent litigation: full coverage
Daniel Wellington Antitrust - Merger control
James Wiehl Industry focus - Healthcare: service providers
Joseph Williams Industry focus - Energy regulatory: conventional power
William Wood Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
  Industry focus - Energy litigation: oil and gas
Brett Young Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
Michael Yuffee Industry focus - Energy regulatory: oil and gas
  Industry focus - Energy regulatory: conventional power
Richard Zembek Intellectual property - Patent litigation: full coverage

 

Below is the US lawyer who is named a next generation lawyer:

Lawyer Practice area
Alyssa Vazquez Finance - Asset finance and leasing