Chambers & Partners has compiled their independent and objective list of America's Leading Business Lawyers based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide -- which is designed to reflect market opinion -- contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.
In Chambers' 2003-2004 review of national legal talent in the area of "Insurance," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.
The Firm: The insurance group derives an advantage from the firm's "formidable" litigation prowess. It represents large policyholders, many drawn from its existing corporate client base, and has a national scope. Although characterized as "aggressive litigators," these attorneys are commended for their work in asbestos coverage litigation for several power companies. The team has also represented a brewing company for business interruption claims.
The Lawyers: "Extremely intelligent and knowledgeable" Michael Foradas was recommended to researchers as an excellent choice on matters bound for trial. Policyholder clients appreciated this "strategic thinker" for his "aggressive and tenacious" advocacy. He advised a chemical manufacturer in coverage litigation for all its non-owned Superfund liabilities, and represented a telecom client on its Superfund and toxic tort liabilities throughout the country.
The Clients: Alcon Laboratories; BP; Central Hudson; Dow Chemical; Dow Corning; Hughes Aircraft Company; Motorola; Bayer; NL Industries; US Gypsum; Keystone Consolidated Industries; Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club; Gaylord Container; Honeywell; Newmont Mining; Raytheon Company and S&C Electric.
Reprinted with permission from Chambers & Partners: America's Leading Business Lawyers 2003-2004