Press Release

Chambers USA Ranks Wiley Rein's Insurance Group in DC's Top Tier for Eight Years in a Row

June 8, 2012

For the eight consecutive year, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business ranks Wiley Rein's Insurance Group in the top tier of Washington, DC-area insurer-side practices.  Recognized as "Leading Lawyers" are partners Daniel J. Standish, Thomas W. Brunner, Laura A. Foggan, Jason P. Cronic and David H. Topol.

Sources tell Chambers that the group is "very knowledgeable of the insurance marketplace" and the attorneys "pay careful attention to the reputational issues that come with coverage litigation."  The directory further reports that "peers regard Wiley Rein as a leading firm in the insurance market, particularly for general and professional liability claims. The team is also active in the reinsurance and healthcare sectors, with experience and expertise in coverage litigation and insurance transactions."  In addition, "clients admire the depth of the practice and its practitioners' knowledge of the insurance industry."

Practice chair Dan Standish is "held in high regard for D&O work" and described by clients as "excellent - very smart and thorough, with good judgment." 

Chambers notes that Insurance Appellate Group chair Laura Foggan "earns praise from peers and clients alike."  The directory also cites her role as national coordinating counsel for a major firm client on matters of medical confidentiality that relate to automobile insurance.

Insurance Group Chairman Emeritus Thomas Brunner is praised by peers for his "strength in a range of insurance disputes."  Recognition continues for "D&O specialist" Jason Cronic's work representing professional liability insurance companies in coverage disputes and for David Topol's focus on professional liability matters. 

The Chambers ratings are based on extensive interviews of law firms' clients, colleagues and competitors.  Inclusion in the directory is determined through a rigorous vetting process.

For more information, please contact Patricia O'Connell at 202.719.4532 or

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Patricia O'Connell
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