Chambers & Partners has compiled their independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business 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' 2006 review of national legal talent in the area of "Energy: Oil & Gas," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.
District of Columbia Ranking: 5
The Firm: Boasting a "consistent and solid" practice, this firm maintains a steady profile in the market thanks to its transaction, litigation and regulatory offering. Representing primarily unregulated players, the team acts for some of the industry's key figures. BP is a prestigious client that keeps the firm in steady work on a plethora of divestitures, as well as retaining the firm as lead counsel for the Destin Pipeline, BP's sole regulated interstate pipline. The team also offers regulatory knowledge, advising Lion Oil in connection with market-based rates. The firm's corporate restructuring pedigree is also called upon by gas industry clients.
The Lawyers: Mitch Hertz and Neil Levy head a team that is "extremely knowledgeable, well respected and has fantastic commercial acumen," according to clients.
Clients/Work Highlights: Other clients include CornerStone Propane and DP&L.
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