Riker Danzig Receives Top Honors in Chambers 2018 Law Firm Rankings
Chambers and Partners recognized a number of Riker Danzig’s practice groups with top honors in its 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Our Environmental practice again earned a Band 1 ranking, while our Bankruptcy & Reorganization, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Litigation, and Real Estate Practices were also awarded top rankings in New Jersey. On a national level, Ronald Leibman was again recognized for his Transportation/Logistics practice.
Following are excerpts from the 2018 edition of Chambers USA. Quotes are by clients or peers. Full rankings and commentary are available at Chambers.
Bankruptcy: Chambers quotes a source: “One of the best experiences I have ever had with a law firm," and "the time, structure and organization of the process they oversaw was exemplary."
Environment (Band 1): One source comments: "They are a superb and extremely sophisticated environmental group."
Litigation: General Commercial and Insurance: Described as "one of the best regional New Jersey firms, with smart, aggressive, younger people. A go-to firm for people with a problem in this region." Also, “They provide excellent representation to their clients and are always a pleasure to work with."
Real Estate: One client says: "They're very cost-effective, offer good responsiveness and solve problems really well." “The first to jump in on any problem."
The following attorneys are featured in the 2018 Chambers USA edition:
Glenn Clark (General Commercial Litigation): A market source describes him as a "hard-nosed, very effective litigator who does excellent work across the board."
Kelly Crawford (Products Liability Litigation): A peer notes: "She is very well respected in this area and very knowledgeable. She has good skills and you can work with her."
Marilynn Greenberg (Environment): Is "an exceptional, responsive and diligent attorney," say market commentators.
Jaan Haus (Environment): "Is a fantastic lawyer and his work is exemplary," say satisfied clients.
Lance Kalik (Insurance Litigation): Noted as representing insurers in complex insurance coverage disputes and bad faith claims.
Dennis Krumholz (Band 1, Environment): Described as “outstanding,” peers comment: "He is very smart, very reasonable and easy to deal with.”
Ronald Leibman is ranked Nationwide for Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial): A client notes his "over-arching knowledge of the subject matter and current developments" as well as his ability to go "deeper into the background facts and details as necessary."
Gerald Liloia (General Commercial Litigation): Noted as specializing in banking litigation, representing prominent financial institutions in securities litigation and other commercial disputes.
Samuel Moulthrop (Band 1, Environment): “You can ask him any question; he knows everything," says one source, with another adding: "His input is always very valuable and he is very good at seeing the bigger picture."
Samuel Moulthrop (White-Collar Crime Litigation & Government Investigations): One peer states: " He shows the benefits of his experience and has an even temperament; I've never seen him ruffled."
Brian O’Donnell (Band 1, Insurance Litigation): Regarded as "really excellent" and "as good a titled insurance lawyer as anyone in New Jersey."
Scott Ohnegian (Labor & Employment): Described by sources as "a very good lawyer with a good command of the facts and the law."
Dennis O’Grady (Bankruptcy): Clients say he is "absolutely great: he's thorough and always available for questions."
Zahid Quraishi (White-Collar Crime Litigation & Government Investigations) Regarded by market peers as "incredibly smart, incredibly talented and also aggressive if he needs to be.”
Nicholas Racioppi (Band 1, Real Estate): "He's very smart, always on top of everything, and very adept at complex matters. He manages to keep all the balls in the air, even if it's very complex and stressful."
Alexa Richman-La Londe (Environment): Clients report: "She is wonderful: she is able to navigate through challenging situations, drills down on what is important and is commercially oriented."
Robert Schoenberg (Band 1, Intellectual Property): One client says: “His communication couldn't be better and he provides legal advice of the highest quality."
Joseph Schwartz (Bankruptcy): Clients say: "His explanation of issues and his accessibility are outstanding. He helps us achieve almost everything we want."
Steven Senior (Environment): A client remarks: "He is even-keeled and unflappable. He not only has great legal strategy, but great people strategy too."
Jeffrey Wagenbach (Environment): An impressed source reports: "He is extremely knowledgeable and offers an in-depth understanding of environmental matters."
For more information on the Chambers USA honors process, please go to Chambers Methodology.
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