Riker Danzig Receives Top Honors in Chambers 2021 Law Firm Rankings

Riker Danzig Receives Top Honors in Chambers 2021 Law Firm Rankings
May 20, 2021

We are proud that Chambers and Partners recognized seven of Riker Danzig’s practice groups with top honors in the Chambers USA Guide for 2021, and recognized 22 of our attorneys. Chambers continues to be one of the most well-respected attorney ranking guides, due to its in-depth research.

Following are the Riker Danzig practices and attorneys honored, with highlights from the editorial commentary.  Full rankings and complete commentary are available at Chambers.

Bankruptcy Chambers sources describe our team as “responsive, thorough and professional, providing excellent explanations of the bankruptcy proceedings and issues, and comprehensive advice.”

Energy & Natural Resources Chambers calls the group a “skilled team with deep experience representing utility companies in regulatory proceedings.”

Environment (Band 1) Chambers says the team is known as a “superb environmental group with a focus on New Jersey remediation programs.” The Guide notes that the Group “deals with the full range of environmental issues, from air pollution to wetlands and hazardous waste.”

Insurance Clients told Chambers, “They're very reachable and very good at what they do,” and “their services are excellent.”

Litigation: General Commercial Chambers says ours is a “highly respected litigation group known for its handling of a broad range of commercial disputes, including banking, real estate and environmental matters. Also active in securities disputes."

Litigation: Product Liability Chambers notes that our team “regularly acts for clients in industries including healthcare, technology and pharmaceuticals in product liability disputes.”

Real Estate Chambers calls our team “efficient and organized. They are strategic and are good at project management,” and “they have very knowledgeable attorneys and are a pleasure to deal with."

The following attorneys are featured in the 2021 Chambers USA edition:

Kelly Crawford (Litigation: Product Liability)  Sources commented that Kelly “asks good questions, quickly gets to the heart of the matter and is able to think on her feet."

Dennis O’Grady (Bankruptcy) Dennis is described by sources as “phenomenal. He has good negotiation skills, identifies issues very quickly and sees the big picture."

Marilynn Greenberg (Environment) Clients call her “terrific; she really fights for her clients, she's very knowledgeable and she's a pleasure to work with.”

Jaan Haus (Environment) Chambers notes that Jaan “frequently assists across litigation, transactional matters and regulatory compliance.”

Linda Herlihy (Real Estate)  Clients commented that “Linda is very detail-oriented, good at project management and she ensures that everything that needs to get done is done.”

Lance Kalik (Insurance)  A Chambers source praises Lance as “one of the best lawyers I know. His responsiveness, subject matter expertise and efficiency are second to none."

Dennis Krumholz (Band 1, Environment) He is described by clients as “an excellent environmental attorney who gives fantastic guidance on regulatory matters,” and “a very strong lawyer who is very cerebral in his approach.”

Gerald Liloia (Litigation: General Commercial) Jerry is noted for maintaining “a broad litigation practice spanning a range of commercial and securities disputes.”

James Maggio (Real Estate)  Jim is praised as ”terrific. He is very responsive, very reasonable in getting deals done and very good to deal with.”

James Meyer (Band 1, Energy & Natural Resources)  Chambers noted that Jim is “well regarded in the market for his experience acting for utility companies in regulatory proceedings.”

Samuel Moulthrop (Band 1, Environment) Sam is called a “highly regarded litigator well known for his work handling sophisticated environmental disputes.”

Samuel Moulthrop (White-Collar Crime Litigation & Government Investigations) Sam is described as “a very good lawyer with a nice smooth approach and isn't ruffled easily.”

Brian O’Donnell (Insurance)  Brian is commended as being “very good at managing cross-border cases and keeping things moving," offering both policyholders and insurers “his expertise in a wide array of insurance-related disputes.”

Scott Ohnegian (Labor & Employment)  Chambers notes his “magisterial expertise overseeing employment cases,” and is described by clients as knowing “when and when not to litigate,” and “a very talented employment lawyer.”

Curtis Plaza (Bankruptcy)  Curtis is calledthorough, engaging, strategic and personable,” and is said to understand “the inner workings of bankruptcy proceedings and the players involved.”

Nicholas Racioppi (Band 1, Real Estate) Nick is lauded as “phenomenal. He is a great business-minded attorney,” and “He is very well respected and thought of very highly in the market.”

Mark Rattner (Band 1, Banking & Finance)   Mark “receives praise for his commercial lending practice and for his work representing financial institutions.”

Alexa Richman-La Londe (Environment) Alexa is noted as being “smart, responsive, practical and knowledgeable in this area of the law.”

Tara Schellhorn (Bankruptcy) Tara “impresses both clients and peers with her growing bankruptcy practice,” and is called “very well respected” and “a solid performer.”  

Robert Schoenberg (Band 1, Intellectual Property) Bob is commended as a “very thoughtful lawyer and a very mature thinker.”

Joseph Schwartz (Band 1, Bankruptcy) Joe, described as “smart and really savvy,” attracts recognition as a “top-notch bankruptcy lawyer. He really understands the system and knows how to get things done.”

Steven Senior (Band 1, Environment) He is described in Chambers as “a good listener, flexible, and willing to turn over every stone to find a precedent helpful to the client.”

Jeffrey Wagenbach (Environment)   Jeff is noted for his “representation of large companies with environmental advice in the context of corporate transactions, including regulatory compliance and remediation approaches.”

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

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