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Chambers USA Ranks Zuckerman Spaeder LLP as Top White-Collar Crime Firm in Washington, DC

June 13, 2011

In the 2011 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP is the only firm in Washington, DC to receive top ranking in the White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations category. This is the second year in a row that the firm has been distinguished in this way. In addition, two Zuckerman Spaeder attorneys, Kate C. Beardsley and Paula M. Junghans, received top national ranking for their respective practice areas, while 12 other attorneys from the firm’s Washington, DC, Florida, and Maryland offices were also recognized individually.

In addition to giving the firm its top ranking in the White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations category, Chambers USA ranked the firm’s Washington, DC office in the Bankruptcy/Restructuring category (Ranked 3). Zuckerman Spaeder was ranked in the General Commercial Litigation category (Ranked 2) in Maryland, and in the White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations category (Ranked 2) in Florida.

Chambers USA described Zuckerman Spaeder in the guide as follows: “This firm has a strong focus on litigation and is recognized for its skillful handling of white-collar criminal matters. The team has significant expertise in investigations conducted by both law enforcement and regulatory agencies involving securities, food and drug, tax, and antitrust issues. ... Clients appreciate the efficient and attentive service.”

The following Zuckerman Spaeder attorneys are individually ranked in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA:

Nationwide

  • Kate C. Beardsley— Life Sciences: Regulatory/Compliance, Ranked 1
  • Paula M. Junghans—Tax: Fraud, Ranked 1

District of Columbia

  • Francis D. Carter— White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Ranked 3
  • Nelson C. Cohen— Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Ranked 3
  • Bruce Goldstein—Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Ranked 3
  • Steven Salky—White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Ranked 3
  • James Sottile—Insurance: Insurer, Ranked 2
  • William W. Taylor— White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Ranked 1
  • Roger E. Zuckerman—White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Ranked 2

Florida

  • Jack E. Fernandez—White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Ranked 3
  • Lee Fugate— White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Ranked 3
  • Morris “Sandy” Weinberg— White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Ranked 1

Maryland

  • Martin S. Himeles, Jr.—Litigation: General Commercial, Ranked 2
  • William J. Murphy—Litigation: General Commercial, Ranked 1

Zuckerman Spaeder and its attorneys have regularly been featured in Chambers USA since 2004. Chambers USA conducts interviews and independent research to develop its lists of lawyers and law firms, which are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the highest. Click here to read more about the rankings criteria. For more information about Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, please visit www.chambersandpartners.com.

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