Manatt Garners Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2011 Guide

Manatt announced today that Chambers USA has named 17 firm lawyers and 9 practices among its 2011 list of leading lawyers for business in the United States. 

The 2011 edition recognizes the firm with national rankings for excellence in Advertising (transactional and litigation) and Healthcare. Manatt’s complete practice rankings include:

National
     Advertising: Litigation
     Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory
     Healthcare

California
     Corporate/M&A
     Healthcare
     Media & Entertainment: Transactional
     Real Estate
     Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

New York
     Healthcare

Beyond the practice rankings, 17 of the firm’s lawyers were included in the prestigious rankings as “Leading Lawyers.”  Five of those lawyers, William Bernstein (Healthcare), Linda Goldstein (Advertising), Daniel Higgins (Healthcare), Thomas Morrison (Advertising), and James Schwartz (Healthcare), received a “1,” the publication’s highest distinction.  The full list includes:

Robert D. Belfort - Healthcare (New York)
William S. Bernstein – Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation (National); and Healthcare (New York)
Christopher A. Cole – Advertising: Litigation (National)
Jeffrey S. Edelstein – Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory (National)
Steven L. Edwards – Real Estate (California)
Linda A. Goldstein – Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory (National)
Daniel B. Higgins – Healthcare: Transactional (National); and Healthcare (California)
Susan K. Hori – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (California)
David Huard – Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation
Kenneth M. Kaufman – Media & Entertainment (District of Columbia)
Barry S. Landsberg – Healthcare (California)
James W. Lytle – Healthcare (New York)
Thomas C. Morrison – Advertising: Litigation (National)
L. Lee Phillips – Media & Entertainment: Transactional: Mainly Talent (California)
Gregory N. Pimstone – Healthcare (California)
James R. Schwartz – Healthcare: Transactional (National); and Healthcare (California)
Martin J. Thompson – Healthcare (California)

The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

The UK-based international publisher Chambers & Partners based its rankings on in-depth interviews with more than 14,000 leading private practice lawyers and key in-house counsel.  A team of over 40 full-time researchers conducted the survey over a six-month period, with law firms and lawyers chosen on merit only.  For more information on rankings, visit www.chambersandpartners.com/usa.