Foley Hoag Lawyers in Chambers USA 2010

Five New Lawyers Added to Rankings, 27% of Partners Represented in the Guide

June 11, 2010

Foley Hoag lawyers and practice areas retain a number of top rankings in the just-launched Chambers USA 2010.  A total of 26 lawyers are ranked in the following practice areas for Massachusetts:  Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Bankrupcty/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Environment, Health Care, Hedge & Mutual Funds, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment.  International Arbitration practice is noted nationally.

This year’s ranking represents an increase of nearly 20% over 2009 and includes more than 27% of the partners of the firm.  The full list includes Beth Arnold, James BuckingJeffrey Collins, Peter Coogan, Barbara FiaccoRonald GoodmanDana Gordon, Malcolm Henderson, Seth JaffeAdam KahnMichael Keating, William Koffel, William KolbClaire LaporteKenneth LeonettiMartin Murphy, Carol Pratt, Martin PentzMichael RosenPeter Rosenblum, Robert Sanoff, Andrew SchwartzNicholas TheodorouDonald Ware, Michele Whitham, Lisa Wood and Colin Zick.

A sampling of the editorial coverage:

The Environmental practice group retains its #1 ranking this year.  “This highly regarded firm maintains its position as a leader in the state for environmental work. Its practice covers energy, land use development, compliance advice and litigation … Sources say: ‘A strong and universally well-respected practice with a large footprint.’”

New this year, in the Healthcare rankings, sources call Foley Hoag “A team of adept and responsive lawyers …. on healthcare-related government relations, litigation, corporate transactional, tax, antitrust, real estate and environmental law issues.”

Regarding the firm’s Intellectual Property group, “Foley Hoag remains a well-reputed firm for patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and other IP work, such as patent and trademark prosecution. Sources say: ‘They provide strong representation without coming across as unnecessarily aggressive.’”

The firm’s Labor & Employment group was described as “ … a well-respected team … on traditional labor and employment litigation matters, including noncompete agreements, wage and hour disputes, discrimination, harassment and wrongful discharge claims.”

Foley Hoag’s Litigation team was described as having “ … strong experience representing companies in the life sciences, technology and energy industries …a well-known and respected firm with a deep bench of efficient litigators.”

About the M&A Practice: “The M&A group at Foley Hoag has a strong following in the life sciences, financial institutions and forestry sectors … Sources say ‘The attorneys work tirelessly to understand the client's business culture and philosophy. They execute deals masterfully and communicate seamlessly with one another.’”

In the Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment  category, “Foley Hoag has historically positioned itself to handle venture transactions within the software and technology industries, but has recently expanded into the advanced energy and life sciences sectors. It continues to be strong in company-side financings …”

Chambers Guides are published annually and distributed to GCs of leading global and national businesses.  Rankings within the Guides are determined by a rigorous interview process between the Chambers research team and Fortune 100 GCs, high-profile entrepreneurs, significant purchasers of legal services and law firms.  Based on independent research and peer recommendations, Chambers Guides are rapidly becoming a trusted industry resource.

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