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 "Environment," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.
District of Columbia Ranking: 3
The Firm: The practice offers a broad range of environmental services to its clients and "high-quality attorneys" to boot. Peers point to its air, toxic torts and transactional work as distinguishing features. Growth on the transactional front has shaped the workload of late, whereby the firm is felt to have capitalized on its deep roots in DC. The firm's representation of automobile industry clients and its work in mobile source and other air enforcement matters also drew the attention of market commentators.
The Lawyers: Edward Warren is highly regarded by peers for his enviable breadth of experience. Although an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago, he sustains an active private practice at the firm. It focuses on appellate litigation, administrative law, environmental law and toxic torts litigation. The "extremely bright" Stuart Drake is noted for his mobile source CAA knowledge and his motor vehicle work. His impressive automobile sector clientele includes Toyota and GM. Other features of Drake's practice include defending enforcement actions and counseling clients in agency rulemaking process. Walt Lohmann heads the environmental transactional group and is "one of the leaders in that sector." Clients extol his "great business and legal sense." He also provides general environmental counseling.
Clients/Work Highlights: First Atlantic Capital; JPMorgan Partners; Bear Stearns Merchant Banking; Bain Capital; Madison Dearborn Partners; Sun Capital; Solutia; Sara Lee; Berry Plastics and Material Sciences.
Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2006 - www.chambersandpartners.com.