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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010: Labor & Employment

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 "Labor & Employment," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.

Chambers' comments:

Employee Benefits & Compensation
Illinois Ranking: Tier 3

The Firm: This well-respected, 13-strong team works closely with partners in the firm's corporate practice. The impressive client list includes Chemtura, Ernst & Young and Hitachi; the team also recently advised the National Hockey League Players' Association on its long-running dispute with the National Hockey League regarding pension plans. It focuses closely on providing employee benefits counseling in major transactions and restructuring, and recently advised Visteon on its pension and retiree medical benefit obligations following its Chapter 11 reorganization.

Sources Say: "A dynamite firm for benefits work."

Key Individuals: Team leader Vicki Hood played a key role in the two cases outlined above, and is highly respected by peers.  

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