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Chambers USA Recognizes 27 Wiley Rein Attorneys Across 11 Practice Areas as Among Best in the Country

May 26, 2017

Washington, DC — The 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes 27 Wiley Rein attorneys across 11 areas of law. Of the firm’s practice areas that are ranked by Chambers USA, five place in the prestigious top tier: The Election Law & Government Ethics and Government Contracts practices are ranked nationwide and the Insurance Practice is ranked in Washington, DC;  the Telecom, Media & Technology Practice is also ranked in Washington, DC, in two categories (Media & Entertainment: Regulatory and Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite).

The firm’s Franchise, International Trade, and Privacy & Cybersecurity practices are ranked as leading practices nationwide. The firm’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice is listed as a “Noted Firm.” Additionally, the firm is featured in a Spotlight table for “Privacy Data Security: Health Care.”

The Chambers USA rankings for Wiley Rein attorneys, based on interviews with its clients and members of the legal community, are listed below:


Government: Political Law


    • Robert A. Smith

Government: Government Contracts

International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy

  • Privacy & Data Security
    • Kirk J. Nahra



Insurance: Insurer

Intellectual Property

    • James H. Wallace, Jr. (Litigation)

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Media & Entertainment: Regulatory

Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

Chambers USA also singled out Maureen A. O’Brien and Robert L. Walker as “Recognized Practitioners” in the respective nationwide categories of Franchising and Government: Political Law.

Chambers and Partners conducts research for their directories, including Chambers USA, using more than 170 full-time researchers who interview thousands of attorneys and 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 Aronson
Director of Communications

Molly Peterson
Senior Communications Manager

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