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Duane Morris Practice Groups, Partners Honored by Chambers

June 12, 2009

Duane Morris Practice Groups, Partners Honored by Chambers

June 12, 2009

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PHILADELPHIA, June 12, 2009 - Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce its results in the Chambers USA survey of the American legal profession. The firm's recognition continues to grow, as 22 practice groups received citations for excellence, and its individual lawyers received another 60.

Please click here to read what Chambers USA and Chambers Global say about Duane Morris' practices and individual attorneys.

The 2009 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business is published by Chambers & Partners Legal Publishers of London.


Chambers singled out the success of the firm's national Insurance and Construction practice groups and awarded top-tier status to the Washington, D.C., Immigration and California Insurance practice groups. The Immigration practice group was also recognized by Chambers Global as a leader in the global arena. In addition, Chambers cited the following practice groups, by state. In California, where the firm has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Lake Tahoe, the Insurance practice group was cited. In Pennsylvania, where the firm has offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, seven practice groups were cited: Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Real Estate. In Illinois, where the firm's office is in Chicago, four practice groups were recognized: Banking & Finance, Construction, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity and Healthcare. In Massachusetts, where the firm's office is in Boston, the Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Intellectual Property practice groups were cited. In New York, the firm's New York City office was cited for Construction. In Washington, D.C., the Immigration practice group was cited. In New Jersey, where the firm has offices in Newark, Princeton and Cherry Hill, the Environment practice was recognized. In Florida, the firm's Miami office was ranked for Healthcare. In Georgia, the firm's Atlanta office was cited for Intellectual Property and Labor and Employment.


Individual honors went to lawyers in 10 of our offices.


Joseph A. Ciucci, Labor & Employment
Terry P. Finnerty, Labor & Employment
Matthew C. Gaudet, Intellectual Property
L. Norwood "Woody" Jameson, Intellectual Property
John S. Snelling, Labor & Employment
Charles W. Whitney, Energy


Michael R. Gottfried, Intellectual Property
Paul D. Moore, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


David J. Kaufman, Corporate/M&A
Brian P. Kerwin, Banking & Finance; Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Kenneth A. Latimer, Banking & Finance
Charles B. Lewis, Construction
Nicholas J. Lynn, Healthcare


Charles E. Harrell, Corporate/M&A


Joanne B. Erde, Healthcare
Nanette O'Donnell, Healthcare


Andrew K. Gordon, Insurance: Insurer Firms
Philip R. Matthews, Insurance: Insurer Firms
Richard L. Seabolt, Insurance: Insurer Firms


Lawrence W. Diamond, Environment
Walter J. Greenhalgh, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Gregory R. Haworth, Litigation: General Commercial

New York

Frederick Cohen, Construction
Richard P. Dyer, Construction
Allen J. Ross, Construction
Arthur C. Silverman, Construction


Peter J. Cronk, Intellectual Property
Rudolph J. Di Massa, Jr., Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Frederick W. Dreher, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
John F. Horstmann, Banking & Finance; Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Drew K. Kapur, Real Estate
Dana B. Klinges, Litigation: General Commercial
Lawrence J. Kotler, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
J. Scott Kramer, Litigation: General Commercial
George J. Kroculick, Real Estate
Wayne A. Mack, Antitrust
Dianne A. Meyer, Banking & Finance
Margery N. Reed, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Jonathan A. Segal, Labor & Employment
Thomas G. Servodidio, Labor & Employment
Kathleen M. Shay, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity; Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital
Richard A. Silfen, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
John J. Soroko, Litigation: General Commercial; Litigation: Securities
David T. Sykes, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Matthew A. Taylor, Litigation: General Commercial
David C. Toner, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

San Francisco

Andrew K. Gordon, Insurance: Insurer Firms
Philip R. Matthews, Insurance: Insurer Firms
Richard L. Seabolt, Insurance: Insurer Firms
Max H. Stern, Insurance: Insurer Firms
Ray L. Wong, Insurance: Insurer Firms

Washington, D.C.

Andres C. Benach, Immigration
Sheila Slocum Hollis, Energy
Denyse Sabagh, Immigration
Daniel E. Toomey, Construction


Denyse Sabagh, U.S.A. Immigration

Note: Duane Morris uses different names than those given here for its practice groups, but for clarity's sake, Chambers' terminology is used throughout this announcement.

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