Riker Danzig Receives Top Honors in Chambers 2016 Law Firm Rankings

Riker Danzig Receives Top Honors in Chambers 2016 Law Firm Rankings
May 27, 2016

Chambers and Partners recognized a number of Riker Danzig’s practice groups with top honors in its 2016 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, Employment, Insurance Litigation, and Real Estate Practices were also awarded top rankings in New Jersey. On a national level, Ronald Leibman was recognized for his Transportation/Logistics practice.

Following are excerpts from the 2016 edition of Chambers USA.  Quotes are by clients or peers.  

Bankruptcy  "They are very communicative, with reasonable rates."  Fields a strong team of well-known practitioners with experience in bankruptcy litigation and Chapter 11 reorganizations. Considerable expertise in healthcare-related insolvencies and real estate restructurings, as well as asbestos-related bankruptcies and mass tort litigation.

Environment  "They are excellent attorneys - they have attention to detail but also provide immediate practical advice" and a “very good firm - they are one of the leaders in the state."  Superb environmental group with a focus on New Jersey remediation programs. Also adept at handling Superfund, natural resource damage and multiparty cost recovery litigation. Offers expertise across multiple industries, including banking, real estate and energy. 

Labor & Employment  Commended for being “very accessible and knowledgeable, especially in the regional markets."  Regularly counsels employers on employee discipline, benefits and disability accommodation matters, while also representing them in contentious wage and hour, and harassment claims. Houses highly experienced trial advocates, who often appear before government agencies and state and federal courts.

Litigation: General Commercial  "They do a great job of being attuned to clients' needs, work effectively and efficiently, and provide good, solid advice and legal work."  Maintains an impressive profile for commercial litigation, acting in matters such as banking, real estate and environmental disputes. 

Litigation:  Insurance  [The group] attracts praise for its extensive insurance and reinsurance capabilities which include acting for insurers on coverage disputes and defending companies against product liability and construction defect claims.

Real Estate  "They are practical, affordable and get the deal done."  Respected group providing high-quality legal representation on transactional matters in the real estate space. Possesses expertise in diverse matters including multifamily developments, acquisitions and dispositions, governmental affairs and leasing issues.

The following attorneys are featured in the 2016 Chambers USA edition:

Glenn Clark (Commercial Litigation) is recommended for his "excellent" handling of high-profile litigation.

Marilynn Greenberg (Environment) is said by clients to be "extremely knowledgeable, responsive and provides excellent advice.”

Jaan Haus (Environment) is called "diligent,” and lauded for his range of environmental work, with a focus on site remediation.

Dennis Krumholz (Band 1 in Environment) is commended as “exceedingly bright” and  “a very knowledgeable lawyer who is at the top of his game."

Ronald Leibman is included in the Nationwide rankings for Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial) for his strategic and operational planning counsel. Chambers notes that he offers significant experience in logistics and supply chain matters.

Gerald Liloia (Commercial Litigation) is noted for his extensive experience across an impressive range of disputes, fielding particular expertise in acting for major brokerage firms in securities litigation.

Samuel Moulthrop (Environment and White Collar Crime & Government Investigations) is praised as “a very good litigator” with “terrific knowledge” and "extremely thoughtful and comes up with good solutions for clients."

Brian O'Donnell (Band 1 in Insurance Litigation) is well regarded for his broad insurance litigation practice which includes acting on high-value insurer insolvency disputes and insurance coverage claims, and is commended for leading the firm’s recent representation of Lumber Liquidators.

Scott Ohnegian (Labor & Employment) is described as “very talented” and noted for his “intelligence, practical experience and knowledge” across the full spectrum of contentious employment matters.

Dennis O'Grady (Bankruptcy) “knows bankruptcy law inside and out." 

Nicholas Racioppi (Band 1 in Real Estate) is hailed as "a superb litigator" who is "very practical and watches out for the details and looks for all the angles."

Alexa Richman-La Londe (Environment) is described as "very diligent, conscientious and knowledgeable." 

Robert Schoenberg (Band 1 in Intellectual Property) is described as "very seasoned, pragmatic, commercial and user-friendly," and "a very intelligent man who cares about his clients."

Joseph Schwartz (Bankruptcy) “presents well in court, makes very good arguments and understands the complexities of the code.”

Steven Senior (Environment) is called by clients “a very smart guy, very good on regulatory issues, and he is one that if I had a complex regulatory matter, I wouldn't hesitate to go to.”

Jeffrey Wagenbach (Environment) is noted for his experience advising on all manner of environmental regulatory programs.

Full rankings and commentary are available at Chambers.  For more information on the Chambers USA honors process, please go to Chambers Methodology.

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