Manatt Practices Rank in 2018 Chambers USA Guide

Chambers USA announced that it has ranked nine Manatt practices and 23 lawyers in its 2018 list of leading lawyers for business in the United States. In addition to the rankings, Manatt is a recognized practitioner 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 received a Band 1 ranking for Healthcare – New York for the eighth consecutive year.

Manatt’s 2018 rankings include:



Northern California

New York

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)
  • Jill Dodd—Private Wealth (Northern California)
  • 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)
  • Ted Wolff—Environment (New York)

Chambers and Partners selects law firms and lawyers based on client and industry feedback about key qualities including technical 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.

In addition, partners Jesse Brody (Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory – National), Jordan Hamburger (Corporate/M&A – Southern California), Brian Korn (FinTech – National) and counsel Matthew Dombroski (Environment – New York) were acknowledged by Chambers USA as “Recognized Practitioners.”

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