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Chambers USA Names Wiley Rein's Election Law Practice Among Best in the Nation; Jan W. Baran and Michael E. Toner Receive Top Tier Honors

June 12, 2012

For the seventh consecutive year, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business ranks Wiley Rein's Election Law & Government Ethics Practice in its top tier. Practice co-chairs Jan Witold Baran and Michael E. Toner and partner Caleb P. Burns are recognized as "Leading Lawyers." 

The group is one of only five firms in the nation to receive the rating "Recommended for Client Service."  One source tells Chambers that the team provides "well-conceived guidance for clients - it's often the advice around which the rest of the legal community coalesces." Clients report that "Wiley Rein is the gold standard in this business - the team is outstanding."  The directory cites that the group's "deep and broad expertise enables it to act on a range of issues from both a compliance and investigatory perspective."

Jan Baran's "gravitas and expertise are greatly appreciated by clients," who describe him as "innovative, thorough and passionate attorney."  Chambers notes Mr. Baran regularly supervises key investigatory matters on behalf of leading clients.  The directory says Michael Toner's addition to the team "has underscored its ascendancy in the political law market" and that Mr. Toner is widely praised by peers as a "superstar."

The directory notes Caleb Burns has a "broad practice representing a range of political entities and corporate bodies" and that he is praised by clients for being a lawyer who "understands our business."

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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