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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011: Labor & Employment: Employee 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' 2011 review of national legal talent in the area of "Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.

Chambers' comments:

Illinois Ranking: Tier 3

The Firm: The firm's employee benefits practice is housed within its tax, benefits and estate planning group. The 13-strong team works closely with corporate colleagues and has a wealth of experience in the benefits and compensation fields. Its workload is heavily focused on ERISA fiduciary, transactional and bankruptcy work. It advises on qualified and nonqualified employee benefit plans and also represents clients before the IRS, DOL and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. The client list includes the likes of Chemtura, Macquarie Infrastructure, Madison Dearborn Partners and Visteon.

Sources Say: "Working with this knowledgeable team is a uniformly positive experience."

Key Individuals: Clients praise Vicki Hood for being "responsive, easy to reach, easy to work with and always aware of changes in the law." She combines restructuring and private equity fund formation expertise with strong knowledge of DOL plan asset rules and ERISA fiduciary requirements.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011—