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Chambers USA Recognizes 31 Wiley Rein Attorneys Across 14 Practice Areas as Among Best in the Country

May 24, 2013

The 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes 31 Wiley Rein attorneys across 14 areas of law. Of the firm’s 10 practices that are ranked by Chambers USA, five place in the directory’s prestigious top tier, with Election Law & Government Ethics and Government Contracts rated nationally and Insurance, Media and Telecommunications recognized in the Washington, DC area. Firm Chairman Richard E. Wiley is listed as a “Star” individual in Telecommunications for the 11th straight year, continuing a streak that dates back to the directory’s inception. The prestigious rankings are based on interviews with clients and members of the legal community.

Practices ranked among the nation’s best are:

Practices ranked among the best in Washington, DC are:

Attorneys named “Leading Lawyers” in their practice areas are:

  • Rand L. Allen (Government Contracts)
  • Jan Witold Baran (Election Law)
  • Timothy C. Brightbill (International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy)
  • Thomas W. Brunner (Insurance)
  • Caleb P. Burns (Election Law)
  • Jason P. Cronic (Insurance)
  • Edward P. Faberman (Aviation: Regulatory)
  • Laura A. Foggan (Insurance)
  • H. Jason Gold (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Daniel P. Graham (Government Contracts)
  • Bruce G. Joseph (IP: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets)
  • Paul F. Khoury (Government Contracts)
  • Kathleen A. Kirby (Media & Entertainment: Mainly Regulatory)
  • Alexander M. Laughlin (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Andrew G. McBride (Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite)
  • Scott M. McCaleb (Government Contracts)
  • Valerie P. Morrison (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Kirk J. Nahra (Privacy & Data Security)
  • Alan H. Price (International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy)
  • R. Michael Senkowski (Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite)
  • Robert A. Smith (Franchise)
  • Daniel J. Standish (Insurance)
  • Michael E. Toner (Election Law)
  • David H. Topol (Insurance)
  • Charles Owen Verrill, Jr. (International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy)
  • Nancy J. Victory (Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite)
  • Helgi C. Walker (Appellate Law and Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite)
  • James H. Wallace, Jr. (Intellectual Property: Litigation)
  • David B. Weinberg (Environment)
  • Richard E. Wiley (Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite and Media & Entertainment: Mainly Regulatory)

Chambers USA recognizes the following attorney as “Up and Coming,” acknowledging that she is “at the forefront” of her generation:

  • Nicole J. Owren-Wiest (Government Contracts)

Chambers and Partners conducts research for their directories, including Chambers USA, using more than 140 full-time researchers who interview thousands of attorneys and their clients around the world. According to Chambers, “This intensive, continuous research identifies the world’s leading practitioners and law firms—those which perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients.”

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Maria Woehr
Director of Communications

Molly Peterson
Senior Communications Manager

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