January 26, 2007

Nearly 60 Jenner & Block attorneys were recently named “Illinois Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics in its third annual peer review guide to the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state.

Jenner & Block Partners Ronald R. Peterson, Jerold S. Solovy, Howard S. Suskin and Anton R. Valukas are listed among “The Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers 2007.” Mr. Valukas is also listed in “The Top 10” attorneys overall.  E. Lynn Grayson and Terri L. Mascherin are among “The Top 50 Female Illinois Super Lawyers 2007” for the highest point totals.

Published in the January 2007 issue of Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, the list was compiled through a multi-step evaluation process, beginning with a general survey of 47,000 Illinois attorneys who have been licensed for five or more years, asking them to nominate the best attorneys they had personally observed in action.  According to the publisher, nominees were scored based on the number of votes they received, with more weight given to votes from outside their own firm.

The nominees’ names were verified and reviewed, the publisher says, by a team of researchers at Law & Politics, the trade publisher and founder of the “Super Lawyers” guides.  Each candidate was assigned a point total based on a defined evaluation process of the attorneys’ credentials and good standing with the Supreme Court of Illinois.

The resulting nominees were grouped into more than 50 practice areas, and those with the most points in each area were invited to serve on the “blue ribbon panel.”  The panel members further reviewed and assigned points to the list of nominees in their practice area.  Candidates were then divided according to firm size, and the top attorneys were named Super Lawyers.  The list includes private practice attorneys, prosecutors, in-house counsel and public service lawyers.

The complete list of Jenner & Block Partners to receive this distinction includes (listed by primary area of practice):

Barry Levenstam
Barry Sullivan

Carter H. Klein

Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Daniel R. Murray
Ronald R. Peterson
Catherine L. Steege

Business Litigation
Debbie L. Berman
David J. Bradford
Ross B. Bricker
Michael T. Brody
Patricia A. Bronte
Robert L. Byman
Richard T. Franch
William D. Heinz
Norman M. Hirsch
Chester T. Kamin
Susan C. Levy
Linda L. Listrom
Craig C. Martin
Terri L. Mascherin
David P. Sanders
Lawrence S. Schaner
Barbara S. Steiner
Anton R. Valukas

Class Action/Mass Torts
Matthew M. Neumeier

Construction Litigation
Joseph G. Bisceglia

Criminal Defense: White Collar
Charles B. Sklarsky

Employee Benefits/ ERISA
William L. Scogland

Robert L. Graham
E. Lynn Grayson
James A. Vroman

Environmental Litigation
Bill S. Forcade

Family Law
James H. Feldman

General Litigation
Jeffrey D. Colman
John B. Simon
Jerold S. Solovy

Insurance Coverage
Christopher C. Dickinson
David M. Kroeger
John H. Mathias, Jr.
Scott T. Schutte

Intellectual Property
Daniel J. Hurtado

Intellectual Property Litigation
Aaron A. Barlow
Richard J. Gray
Donald R. Harris
Kenneth A. Kroot
Raymond N. Nimrod
Harry J. Roper
C. Steven Tomashefsky

Mergers & Acquisitions
Joseph P. Gromacki

Personal Injury Defense: Products
Philip L. Harris
Stephanie A. Scharf

Real Estate
Donald I. Resnick
Everett S. Ward

Securities Litigation
Ronald L. Marmer
Howard S. Suskin

Securities & Corporate Finance
Jerry J. Burgdoerfer

Arnold S. Harrison
Christian E. Kimball