Chambers USA Ranks Manatt Practices in 2017 Guide May 26, 2017 Manatt announced today that Chambers USA has named nine practices and 22 firm lawyers among its 2017 list of leading lawyers for business in the United States. In addition to the rankings, Manatt is a noted firm in four areas, including Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance & Litigation) – Nationwide, Corporate/M&A – Southern California and Environment in the District of Columbia and in New York. Manatt Health chair William Bernstein again received a Band 1 ranking for Healthcare – New York. Manatt's rankings include: Nationwide Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory Healthcare California Healthcare Labor & Employment Litigation: General Commercial Media & Entertainment: Transactional Real Estate Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use New York Healthcare Individual Lawyers Robert Belfort—Healthcare (New York) Michael Berger—Litigation: Appellate (California) William Bernstein—Healthcare (New York, Nationwide) Alan Brunswick—Labor & Employment (California) Lindsay Conner—Media & Entertainment: Transactional (California) Michelle Cooke—Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (California) Jeffrey Davidson—Environment (District of Columbia) Lisl Dunlop—Antitrust (New York) Jeffrey Edelstein—Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory (Nationwide) Gary Gilbert—Media & Entertainment: Transactional: Mainly Talent (California) Richard Gottlieb—Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation) (Nationwide) Susan Hori—Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (California) David Huard—Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (California) Robert Jacobs—Media & Entertainment: Litigation (California) Deborah Kelly—Labor & Employment (District of Columbia) Barry Landsberg—Healthcare (California) James Lytle—Healthcare (New York) Peter Olberg—Healthcare (New York) Helen Pfister—Healthcare (New York) Lee Phillips—Media & Entertainment: Transactional: Mainly Talent (California) Gregory Pimstone—Healthcare (California) James Schwartz—Healthcare (California, Nationwide) Partners Charles Washburn (Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance [Compliance] – Nationwide), Ted Wolff (Environment – New York) and Richard Maire (Corporate/M&A – Southern California) have also been identified by Chambers USA as "Recognized Practitioners." Chambers and Partners selects law firms and lawyers based on client and industry feedback about qualities most valued by clients, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment. The rankings are determined by 150 editors and researchers who talk to lawyers and clients year-round, conducting in-depth phone interviews.