Jenner & Block

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 63 Firm Lawyers

The 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America recognizes 63 Jenner & Block lawyers in 26 national practice categories. Best Lawyers lists are compiled by conducting peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Best Lawyers also unveiled a new category: “Ones to Watch,” honoring 12 of our lawyers who are earlier in their careers and who have exhibited outstanding professional excellence in their practice:

Ones to Watch:
Adrienne Lee Benson, Appellate Practice
Gabriel K. Gillett, Appellate Practice
Jason P. Hipp, Commercial Litigation
Elpitha B. Lambros, Commercial Litigation
Joshua M. Levin, Commercial Litigation
Andrew J. Lichtman, Litigation – Securities
Kevin J. Murphy, Commercial Litigation
Paul B. Rietema, Commercial Litigation
John D. VanDeventer, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Carl N. Wedoff, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
William A. Williams, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Zeb Zankel, Communications Law

Three partners have achieved the “Lawyer of the Year” award, which goes to the lawyer who received the highest overall peer feedback for his or her area of specialty. Only one lawyer is recognized in each specialty and location each year.

Lawyers of the Year:
Samuel L. Feder, Communications Law
Carter H. Klein, Financial Services Regulation Law
John E. Rooney, Energy Law

The full roster of firm lawyers listed in the 2021 edition and the Best Lawyers practice areas in which they are recognized are as follows:

Andrew H. Bart, Copyright Law
Adrienne Lee Benson, One to Watch: Appellate Practice
Joseph G. Bisceglia, Litigation – Construction
David Bitkower, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Michael T. Brody, Commercial Litigation
Richard P. Campbell, Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust
Jeffrey D. Colman, Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Steven R. Englund, Copyright Law
Samuel L. Feder, Lawyer of the Year: Communications Law
James H. Feldman, Collaborative Law: Family Law; Family Law
Ian Heath Gershengorn, Appellate Practice
Gabriel K. Gillett, One to Watch: Appellate Practice
Robert D. Gordon, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
Robert L. Graham, Environmental Law
Joseph P. Gromacki, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Jason P. Hipp, One to Watch: Commercial Litigation
Chester T. Kamin, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Suedeen G. Kelly, Energy Law
Christian E. Kimball, Tax Law
Carter H. Klein, Lawyer of the Year: Financial Services Regulation Law; Banking and Finance Law
Susan J. Kohlmann, Media Law
David M. Kroeger, Insurance Law
Vincent E. Lazar, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Richard Levin, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Joshua M. Levin, One to Watch: Commercial Litigation
Andrew J. Lichtman, One to Watch: Litigation – Securities
Gayle E. Littleton, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
James T. Malysiak, Appellate Practice
Terri L. Mascherin, Commercial Litigation
John H. Mathias, Jr., Insurance Law
Michael McNamara, Commercial Litigation
Kevin J. Murphy, Commercial Litigation
Daniel R. Murray, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Equipment Finance Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
Thomas C. Newkirk, Litigation - Securities
Ronald R. Peterson, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
Robert J. Rawn, Corporate Law
Matthew J. Renaud, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Donald I. Resnick, Litigation - Real Estate; Real Estate Law
Paul B. Rietema, One to Watch: Commercial Litigation
Glenn Rippie, Administrative / Regulatory Law; Energy Law
John E. Rooney, Lawyer of the Year: Energy Law
Harry J. Roper, Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent
David P. Sanders, First Amendment Law; Litigation – First Amendment
Reid J. Schar, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Gabrielle Sigel, Environmental Law
Steven M. Siros, Environmental Law
Charles B. Sklarsky, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Catherine L. Steege, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
Alison I. Stein, Litigation – Intellectual Property
Barbara S. Steiner, Commercial Litigation
Thomas P. Sullivan, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Howard S. Suskin, Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Securities
Joseph J. Torres, Employment Law: Management; Labor Law – Management: Litigation – Labor and Employment
Terrence J. Truax, Litigation – Intellectual Property
Adam G. Unikowsky, Appellate Practice
Anton R. Valukas, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
John D. VanDeventer, One to Watch: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
H. Kurt von Moltke, Corporate Governance Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
Carl N. Wedoff, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lee S. Wolosky, Commercial Litigation; Government Relations Practice
Zeb Zankel, One to Watch: Communications Law