Riker Danzig Receives Top Honors in Chambers 2020 Law Firm Rankings

Riker Danzig Receives Top Honors in Chambers 2020 Law Firm Rankings
Apr 24, 2020

Chambers and Partners recognized five of Riker Danzig’s practice groups with top honors in the Chambers USA Guide for 2020.  Riker Danzig also received 18 attorney honors from Chambers this year. Chambers continues to be one of the most well-respected attorney ranking guides, due to its in-depth research.

Following are the Riker Danzig rankings by practice area, with highlights from the editorial commentary.  Full rankings and complete commentary are available at Chambers.

Bankruptcy Chambers sources describe our team as “an accomplished group of practitioners” which “maintains a great balance, does a great job of keeping us informed and secures great outcomes in tough situations.”

Environment (Band 1) Chambers calls the group a “superb environmental group, which deals with the full range of environmental issues.”

Insurance Chambers notes our impressive representation of insurers and insureds in matters such as coverage disputes and reinsurance litigation, while sources call the group "an excellent insurer-side firm, whose lawyers have such good experience in some of the highest-profile, most complex coverage cases."

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.”

Real Estate  Clients praise the team as taking “great pride in the success of a transaction. They go beyond being attorneys, becoming critical members of our team and our success."  Chambers called the group a “well-respected group providing high-quality legal representation on transactional matters in the real estate space.”

The following attorneys are featured in the 2020 Chambers USA edition:

Kelly Strange Crawford (Products Liability Litigation) Kelly wins praise for her "fine attention to detail" and "ability to coordinate and strategize on a large scale."

Marilynn R. Greenberg (Environmental) Clients appreciate her "unbelievable level of knowledge and helpfulness."

Jaan M. Haus (Environmental) Interviewees described Jaan as a "thoughtful, smart and detailed attorney, who applies a good, intellectual approach to his work."

Lance J. Kalik (Insurance) Sources regard him as a "high-quality coverage lawyer," and praise his "depth and breadth of experience."

Dennis J. Krumholz (Band 1, Environmental) He is described by peers as a "formidable adversary" and "smart, reasonable and practical."

Gerald A. Liloia (General Commercial Litigation) Interviewees respect his "incisive mind" and describe him as a "good negotiator."

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

Samuel P. Moulthrop (White-Collar Crime Litigation & Government Investigations) Sam is described as an "easy to work with and knowledgeable" attorney, who demonstrates "good judgment in court."

Dennis J. O’Grady (Bankruptcy) Dennis is described by sources as “technically sound, with a strong understanding of the law."

Brian E. O’Donnell (Insurance) Chambers notes that Brian has “earned a market reputation” as a "knowledgeable and sophisticated" attorney, capable of "handling the most complex matters.”

Scott A. Ohnegian (Labor & Employment) Impressed clients described Scott as "knowledgeable, responsive and knows how to protect corporate clients by knowing when to push." 

Nicholas Racioppi, Jr. (Band 1, Real Estate) Nick is lauded as "practical" and "resourceful,” and “popular with his clients” for his ability "to deal with every kind of land use problem," as well as being "good on his feet in front of local land use boards."

Mark S. Rattner (Band 1, Banking & Finance) Mark receives praise for his commercial lending expertise representing financial institutions. Sources describe him as "a very good technician and a well prepared lawyer who is timely and effective."

Alexa Richman-La Londe (Environmental) Alexa is noted as being “experienced in negotiating legacy liability in regards to Superfund sites, assisting clients in site remediation and advising on regulatory compliance.”

Tara J. Schellhorn (Bankruptcy) Tara has impressed both clientele and the market with her "technical competence and responsiveness to the changing needs of cases," as well as her "availability to ensure smooth case management."

Robert J. Schoenberg (Band 1, Intellectual Property) Bob is “highly acclaimed among clients,” who describe him as "very knowledgeable, attentive, efficient, easy to contact and fast at responding."

Joseph L. Schwartz (Bankruptcy) Joe attracted recognition for being a "technically proficient and procedurally adept" attorney, who is able to "strike the balance between being a strong advocate and knowing when to compromise.”

Steven T. Senior (Band 1, Environmental) He is described by peers as a "smart, reasonable and practical attorney with a good knowledge of New Jersey regulatory law.”

Jeffrey B. Wagenbach (Environmental) 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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