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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008: Labor & Employment: Benefits & Compensation

Chambers & Partners has compiled its 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' 2008 review of national legal talent in the area of "Labor & Employment: Benefits & Compensation," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.

Chambers' comments:

Illinois Ranking: Tier 2

The Firm: A transaction-focused team handles the employee benefits aspects of corporate transactions on behalf of publicly traded companies and private equity clients. The firm also has significant experience in advising on restructurings. The team advises on a wide range of employee benefit plans, including employer stock-related plans, defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans, tax-exempt and taxable trusts and severance and employment agreements.

The Lawyers: The strong transaction focus of Vicki Hood's practice makes her distinct from many other employee benefits practitioners. Sources are in no doubt that she is "extremely good at what she does."

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
New York: Other Notable Practitioners

Scott Price of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is recommended as an adept executive compensation and deal lawyer.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 —