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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010: Appellate Law

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' 2010 review of national legal talent in the area of "Appellate Law," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.

Chambers' comments:

Nationwide Ranking: Tier 3

The Firm: This highly respected group offers extensive experience at trial, appellate and Supreme Court level. Clients appreciate the deep resources of the firm's stellar litigation practice. Areas of expertise include securities, defamation, antitrust, mass torts, products liability, insurance coverage, construction and environmental matters.

Key Individuals: Chris Landau leads the group and receives praise for his "clear, direct and crisp style, and absolutely terrific business sense." In 2009, he argued in the US Supreme Court in a case concerning the New York state legislature. He also represented Dow Chemical in Michigan Supreme Court, obtaining a reversal of class certification order in a mass environmental contamination case. Ken Starr has a longstanding reputation in the appellate community and "adds real value," according to market sources. Recent highlights include acting for the Arizona House of Representatives in a US Supreme Court case involving the state's English Language Learner (ELL) program.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010 —