May 21, 2015

Jenner & Block has been named as among the United States' top law firms in 25 practice areas on state and national levels in the just-released 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for BusinessOf these rankings, seven practices were “Band 1” distinctions, Chambers’ highest level of recommendation.  In addition, 50 Jenner & Block partners received a total of 58 individual rankings; of those, 11 partners were ranked “Band 1.”

Newly recognized lawyers include Kevin C. Dwyer, Steven R. Englund, Lindsay C. Harrison, Susan J. Kohlmann and Damien C. Specht.  Richard Levin and Daniel A. Rozansky are both newly ranked as Jenner & Block partners, having been Chambers-ranked at prior firms.  Newly recognized practices include Leisure & Hospitality (Nationwide); Corporate Crime & Investigations (Nationwide); Litigation: General Commercial (California); Media & Entertainment: Entertainment Litigation (New York); and Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded (New York).

Chambers USA is a prestigious and widely followed directory that recognizes law firms and attorneys.  Ranked firms and individuals must have demonstrated “technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment,” among other qualities most valued by clients and in-house counsel.  Chambers’ independent and objective rankings are based on thousands of in-depth, confidential and unattributed interviews with “a vast range” of lawyers and their clients.

Below is the list of practices and partners that are recognized in the 2015 directory, with links to each Chambers USA profile.



Appellate Law
Corporate Crime & Investigations
(Recognized Practitioner)
Government: Government Contracts
(Band 1)
Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder
International Arbitration
Leisure & Hospitality


Litigation: General Commercial (Recognized Practitioner)
Media & Entertainment: Litigation

District of Columbia

Insurance: Policyholder
Media & Entertainment
(Band 1)
Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite


Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
(Band 1)
Insurance: Dispute Resolution
(Band 1)
Intellectual Property
Litigation: General Commercial (Band 1)
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 1)
Media & Entertainment: Litigation (Band 1)
Real Estate

New York

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
(Recognized Practitioner)
Media & Entertainment: Entertainment Litigation


Andrew H. Bart, Media & Entertainment: Copyright & Contract Disputes (New York) (Band 1)
Andrew H. Bart
, Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright (New York)
Joseph G. Bisceglia
, Construction (Illinois)
David J. Bradford
, Litigation: General Commercial (Illinois)
Mary Ellen Callahan, Privacy & Data Security (Nationwide)
David A. Churchill, Government: Government Contracts (Nationwide) (Band 1)
Carissa Coze
, Corporate/M&A (Southern California) (Recognized Practitioner)
Geoffrey M. Davis
, Tax (Illinois)
W. Jay DeVecchio, Government: Government Contracts (Nationwide)
Kevin C. Dwyer, Government: Government Contracts (Nationwide) (Recognized Practitioner)
Steven R. Englund
, Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (District of Columbia)
Samuel L. Feder
, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (District of Columbia)
John Flynn
, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (District of Columbia)
Robert L. Graham
, Environment: Mainly Transactional (Illinois) (Band 1)
E. Lynn Grayson, Environment: Mainly Transactional (Illinois) (Band 1)
Joseph P. Gromacki
, Corporate/M&A (Illinois)
David A. Handzo, Leisure & Hospitality (Nationwide)
Mark A. Harris, Corporate/M&A (Illinois)
Lindsay C. Harrison
, Leisure & Hospitality (Nationwide)
Matthew L. Jacobs, Insurance: Policyholder (District of Columbia)
Christian E. Kimball
, Tax (Illinois)
Susan J. Kohlmann
, Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright (New York)
David M. Kroeger
, Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Illinois)
Vincent E. Lazar
, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Illinois)
Richard Levin
, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Nationwide)
Richard Levin, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (New York)
Bradford P. Lyerla, Intellectual Property (Illinois) (Band 1)
Craig C. Martin, Litigation: General Commercial (Illinois)
John H. Mathias, Jr.,
Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder (Nationwide)
John H. Mathias, Jr
., Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Illinois) (Band 1)
Kevin P. Mullen, Government: Government Contracts (Nationwide)
Daniel R. Murray
, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Illinois)
Thomas C. Newkirk
, Securities: Regulation: Enforcement (Nationwide)
Dean N. Panos
, Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
Ronald R. Peterson
, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Illinois)
Donald I. Resnick
, Real Estate (Illinois)
Harry J. Roper
, Intellectual Property (Illinois) (Band 1)
Daniel A. Rozansky, Media & Entertainment: Litigation (California)
David P. Sanders
, Media & Entertainment: Litigation (Illinois) (Band 1)
Lawrence S. Schaner, International Arbitration (Nationwide)
Reid J. Schar
, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Illinois)
Gabrielle Sigel
, Environment: Litigation (Illinois)
Steven M. Siros
, Environment: Litigation (Illinois)
Charles B. Sklarsky,
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Illinois) (Band 1)
Charles B. Sklarsky
, Litigation: General Commercial (Illinois)
Paul M. Smith, Appellate Law (Nationwide) (Band 1)
Paul M. Smith, First Amendment Litigation (Nationwide) (Band 1)
Paul M. Smith, Media & Entertainment (District of Columbia) (Band 1)
Damien C. Specht, Government: Government Contracts (Nationwide)
Catherine L. Steege
, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Illinois)
Richard L. Stone, Media & Entertainment: Litigation (California)
Thomas P. Sullivan
, Litigation: General Commercial (Illinois) (Senior Statesman)
Andrew J. Thomas
, Media & Entertainment: Litigation (California)
William L. Tolbert, Securities: Regulation: Advisory (Nationwide)
Anton R. Valukas
, Litigation: General Commercial (Illinois) (Band 1)
Anton R. Valukas
, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Illinois) (Band 1)
Anton R. Valukas
, Litigation: Trial Lawyers (Nationwide)
Richard F. Ziegler, International Arbitration (Nationwide)