April 14, 2005

Law & Politics included 57 Jenner & Block attorneys in its “Illinois Super Lawyers 2005,” the trade publisher’s first annual guide to the top attorneys in the state.  In doing so, Jenner & Block was thereby singled out as one of the top three firms with the most lawyers to receive this distinction.

The list, published in the May 2005 issue of Chicago Magazine, includes only 5% of Illinois attorneys, and was compiled through a four-step procedure which included a general survey, research process, panel review and final selection process.  Ballots were sent to 47,000 Illinois attorneys who have been licensed for five or more years, asking them to name the best lawyers they had personally observed in action.  Nominees were scored based on the number of votes they received, with additional points given for nominations from attorneys outside their own firms.

Names on the submitted ballots were then verified and reviewed by a team of researchers at Law & Politics, the founding publisher of the “Super Lawyers” guides.  The research team assigned points to nominees based on a defined evaluation process of the attorneys’ credentials and good standing with the Supreme Court of Illinois.

The resulting list of nominees was divided into 65 areas of practice.  The attorneys with the most points in each practice area formed a “blue ribbon panel,” whose 104 members further reviewed and assigned points to the list of nominees in their areas of practice.  Candidates were grouped according to firm size and the research team named the top attorneys from each group as Super Lawyers.  The list includes private practice attorneys, prosecutors, in-house counsel, and public service lawyers.

Jenner & Block Partners Joseph G. Bisceglia, Donald R. Harris, Chester T. Kamin and Linda L. Listrom are listed among “The Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers 2005,” which consists of the lawyers who received the highest point totals in the balloting, research and blue ribbon review process.  In addition, Ms. Listrom, Catherine L. Steege and Barbara S. Steiner are among “The Top 50 Female Illinois Super Lawyers 2005” for the highest point totals.  Mr. Bisceglia is listed in the “The Top 10” attorneys overall.

The complete list of Jenner & Block Partners to receive this distinction includes:

Listed by Primary Area of Practice

Antitrust Litigation
Eric A. Sacks

Barry I. Levenstam
Barry Sullivan

Banking & Financial 
Carter H. Klein

Bankruptcy & Workout
Jeff J. Marwil
Daniel R. Murray
Ronald R. Peterson
Catherine L. Steege

Business, General
Jill Sugar Factor

Business Litigation
David J. Bradford
Ross B. Bricker
Robert L. Byman
Timothy J. Chorvat
Richard T. Franch
David M. Greenwald
Phillip L. Harris
William D. Heinz
Norman M. Hirsch
Chester T. Kamin
Susan C. Levy
Linda L. Listrom
Edward F. Malone
Robert T. Markowski
Craig C. Martin
Terri L. Mascherin
Matthew M. Neumeier
R. Douglas Rees
Lawrence S. Schaner
Barbara S. Steiner
Anton R. Valukas

Class Action/Mass Torts
Stephanie A. Scharf

Joseph G. Bisceglia

Criminal Defense: White Collar
Charles B. Sklarsky

Environmental/Land Use
Bill S. Forcade
Robert L. Graham

Family Law
James H. Feldman

First Amendment/Media
Debbie L. Berman
David P. Sanders

General Litigation
Michael T. Brody
Jeffrey D. Colman
Jerold S. Solovy

Insurance Coverage
John H. Mathias
Scott T. Schutte

Intellectual Property Law
Richard J. Gray
Raymond N. Nimrod

Intellectual Property Litigation
Donald R. Harris
Harry J. Roper
C. Steven Tomashefsky

Publicly Held Companies
Joseph P. Gromacki
Robert S. Osborne

Real Estate
Ronald I. Reicin
Donald I. Resnick

Securities Litigation
Ronald L. Marmer
Avidan J. Stern
J. Kevin McCall

Securities & Venture Finance
Jerry J. Burgdoerfer

Arnold S. Harrison

Please click here to view the list of Jenner & Block attorneys in Chicago Magazine.