Burg, Marshall and Schwartz Named Lawyers of the Year

Manatt partners Edward G. Burg, Ellen R. Marshall and James R. Schwartz have been named “Lawyers of the Year” for 2018 by Best Lawyers in America.  Only one lawyer from each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the Lawyer of the Year, making this a particularly significant achievement.  

Lawyers honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on exceptional voting averages during Best Lawyer’s exhaustive peer-review assessments conducted with thousands of leading lawyers. This designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Edward G. Burg
2018 Los Angeles Eminent Domain and Condemnation Lawyer of the Year
 
Burg, a partner in the firm’s litigation practice, concentrates on real property litigation, inverse condemnation and eminent domain matters and general trial and appellate practice. He regularly speaks and writes on eminent domain and real estate industry issues in the context of his active litigation practice.
 
This marks Burg’s tenth year on the annual Best Lawyers in America list.
 
Ellen R. Marshall
2018 Costa Mesa Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year
 
A partner in the firm’s financial services group, Marshall has practiced banking, corporate and finance law in Los Angeles and Orange County for more than 30 years. She specializes in business transactions, including capital markets, finance, mergers and acquisitions and securitization. Marshall’s recent work includes advisory engagements related to the implementation of the Volcker Rule, the retail forex rules, derivatives regulation and various other parts of the Dodd-Frank Act; the Basel III risk-based capital requirements; and other regulatory responses to the financial crisis.
 
This marks Marshall’s tenth year on the annual Best Lawyers in America list.

James R. Schwartz
2018 Los Angeles Healthcare Lawyer of the Year

As a Manatt Health partner, Schwartz’s practice focuses on advising nonprofit organizations with respect to matters relating to corporate governance, fiduciary duties and officer-director liability issues; on alliances and conversations in the healthcare industry, with an emphasis on regulated transactions; and on matters pertaining to charitable trust law. He is a former Deputy Attorney General for the Office of the California Attorney General and has over 25 years of experience in charitable trust and nonprofit corporation law, involving a wide array of institutions including universities, foundations and health systems.
 
This marks Schwartz’s tenth year on the annual Best Lawyers in America list.

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