Riker Danzig Receives Top Honors in Chambers 2019 Law Firm Rankings

Riker Danzig Receives Top Honors in Chambers 2019 Law Firm Rankings
Apr 30, 2019

Riker Danzig received 19 attorney honors from Chambers and Partners this year, including six Band 1 rankings.  Chambers also recognized five of Riker Danzig’s practice groups with top honors in the Chambers USA Guide.  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.

Following are excerpts from the 2019 edition of Chambers USA.  Quotes are by clients or peers.  Full rankings and commentary are available at Chambers.

Bankruptcy Chambers sources describe our team as “efficient, effective and all in all a very sharp group of people,” and “a sophisticated practice and the attorneys are all very technically capable.”

Environment (Band 1) Chambers calls the group a superb environmental group, quoting one market source as saying, "I have a lot of respect for their people. They are heavily engaged in environmental matters."

Litigation: General Commercial and Litigation: Insurance Sources say “I view them as a firm that's done well," and ”they're a well-known New Jersey firm of substantial size with a very good reputation." Also, “They're a go-to firm in the title insurance space in particular," highlighting our "very strong reputation."

Real Estate Clients praise the team as a “terrific real estate group.”  Chambers said we are a well-respected group providing high-quality legal representation on transactional matters in the real estate space.

The following attorneys are featured in the 2019 Chambers USA edition:

Glenn A. Clark (General Commercial Litigation) Praised as "an excellent litigator" by clients, while other attorneys note that he "has a lot of experience under his belt."

Kelly Strange Crawford (Products Liability Litigation) Clients call her "very knowledgeable," and she is praised for her strong trial capabilities, pointing to her longstanding courtroom experience.

Marilynn R. Greenberg (Environment) Sources call her a "very capable lawyer," with a practice consisting of such matters as transactional assistance, insurance coverage and permitting.

Jaan M. Haus (Environment) Chambers says he has developed a strong practice and provides effective representation in litigation as well as due diligence and compliance advice.   

Lance J. Kalik (Insurance Litigation) One source reports, "I give him the highest ratings on coverage," adding, "He is strategic in his approach to issues and is highly experienced."

Dennis J. Krumholz (Band 1, Environment) Noted for a vast knowledge of the regulations underpinning the interaction between corporations, individuals and the environment, and a workload of both contentious proceedings and transactional and compliance advice.

Gerald A. Liloia (General Commercial Litigation) Sources describe him as "a very well-noted litigator in New Jersey," bringing impressive experience to a broad range of business disputes.

Samuel P. Moulthrop (Band 1, Environment) Chambers applauds his phenomenal practice in environmental law, saying his background in enforcement enables him to provide truly effective advice and representation.

Samuel P. Moulthrop (White-Collar Crime Litigation & Government Investigations) Recognized for his expert white-collar defense practice, which sees him guide clients through high-stakes investigations and criminal proceedings.

Brian E. O’Donnell (Band 1, Insurance Litigation) Chambers notes that he is retained by an impressive client base in high-value insurance and reinsurance disputes, with an expert practice that includes coverage claims relating to property damage, environmental and personal injury claims.

Scott A. Ohnegian (Labor & Employment) Noted as handling an array of employment disputes, including workplace harassment claims as well as numerous discrimination cases, with particular expertise in representing state entities and public sector bodies.

Dennis J. O’Grady (Bankruptcy) Chambers notes that he continues to counsel clients and provide support to the group in a range of matters.

Zahid N. Quraishi (White-Collar Crime Litigation & Government Investigations) Called an impressive white-collar criminal defense practitioner, and noted for representing individuals with allegations of healthcare fraud and corruption.

Nicholas Racioppi, Jr. (Band 1, Real Estate) Considered "a powerhouse" by market commentators, with a multi-faceted practice covering a breadth of commercial real estate matters.

Alexa Richman-La Londe (Environment) Noted as being acutely familiar with the laws pertaining to such matters as waste, pollution and the remediation of contaminated sites, and regarded by sources as "really terrific."

Robert J. Schoenberg (Band 1, Intellectual Property) Noted as having a comprehensive intellectual property practice, one client stated: "There is no topic or question he cannot address."

Joseph L. Schwartz (Bankruptcy) Joe is touted by sources as “absolutely fantastic,” and, “in court he’s an expert in process and procedure and is very comfortable on his feet.”

Steven T. Senior (Band 1, Environment) Described as "well recognized" for his environmental law expertise, and noted as having an intimate knowledge of the statutes relating to site remediation and redevelopment.

Jeffrey B. Wagenbach (Environment) Noted for his considerable experience regarding environmental aspects of commercial transactions, and clients say he is "very knowledgeable of environmental laws and practices."

For more information on the Chambers USA honors process, please go to Chambers Methodology.

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