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Jenner & Block Partners Thomas P. Sullivan, Anton R. Valukas and James H. Feldman were honored at the Best Lawyers 25th Anniversary Event in Atlanta, April 23 - 25, 2009. The event celebrated the careers of the 1,397 lawyers who have been listed in the publication since its inception in 1983, honoring the attorneys’ work and dedication to their profession and communities.
“We are so pleased to honor James H. Feldman, Thomas P. Sullivan and Anton R. Valukas as three of the lawyers who have been with us from the start,” said Steven Naifeh, President and founder of Best Lawyers, in a statement, adding that the honorees “contributed in an exceptional way to the legal profession,” and “played important civil roles in their communities.”
Mr. Sullivan, a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department, is a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and has written and spoken extensively on civil and criminal trials and appeals and criminal justice reform. Mr. Sullivan has practiced law for over 50 years and continues to represent several major companies in civil suits and serve as an arbitrator in other matters.
Mr. Valukas is the Chairman of the Firm and is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department. A former United States Attorney, he specializes in major civil and white collar criminal litigation, representing individuals and leading corporations in contested proceedings throughout the nation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and serves as a member of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules.
Mr. Feldman is a member of the Firm's Litigation Department and Chair of the Firm’s Family Law Practice. A family law practitioner at Jenner & Block for more than thirty years, he is a Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois.
Published annually, The Best Lawyers in America listing is the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the United States. The listing is based on detailed evaluations of lawyers by leading attorneys throughout the country who were given the opportunity to cast votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their respective practice areas. The guide includes attorneys in 78 specialties, covering all 50 states and Washington, DC.