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Insurance - District of Columbia

THE FIRM This team remains a favorite among clients thanks to its long-standing expertise in representing insurers. The firm covers a diverse range of issues, including D&O, E&O, healthcare and medical malpractice claims. Clients include prominent insurance companies such as CNA and Chubb Group. A recent highlight was the team's win for Federal Insurance in a D&O coverage dispute against Ryerson.

KEY INDIVIDUALS Peers and clients are unanimous in their praise of Gary Dixon, who is highlighted as a great litigator and strategist. He is renowned for his expertise in D&O and in property and casualty liability matters.

John Gerstein is praised for his effective courtroom skills. He focuses on D&O and professional liability work.

Leslie Ahari commands a tremendous amount of respect and recently represented Indian Harbor Insurance in a D&O matter against Quellos Group.

Litigator Wallace Christensen has a strong reputation for winning difficult cases. He recently acted for Federal Insurance, as mentioned above.

Jonathan Constine is a respected litigator who recently joined the firm from Hogan Lovells. He focuses on assisting clients with D&O liability matters.

David Gische is a well-regarded attorney whose client portfolio includes XL Insurance and HCC Insurance Holdings.

D&O expert and client favorite John Duchelle is praised for his thoughtfulness and ability to achieve results for his clients.

Construction - Georgia

THE FIRM This firm is active in all forms of dispute resolution relating to the construction sector. The team is also heavily involved in drafting construction contracts, and has recently undertaken such work for Southern Company Services, drafting seven contract templates. Other key clients include Georgia-Pacific, Foster Wheeler AG and Watts Water Technologies.

KEY INDIVIDUALS Clients believe that group leader Ira Genberg consistently offers excellent service. He can draw upon deep experience and an esteemed reputation in the field, something appreciated by clients.

Frank Riggs has over 30 years of dedicated construction law experience. The highly esteemed Riggs was the lead partner in drafting contracts for Southern Company Services.

Climate Change - Nationwide

THE FIRM This international firm's climate change practice has been actively involved in the sector for nearly 20 years. Sources particularly commend the group's strength in representing clients in the coal and power industries. It offers clients expertise across a broad spectrum of issues, including renewable and alternative energy, carbon trading, litigation, and carbon-related legislation, regulation and policy.

KEY INDIVIDUALS Interviewees regard Peter Glaser as a leading litigator in this area. He is chair of the firm's climate change group, and regularly acts on behalf of clients in the mining and electric utilities sectors.

Energy & Natural Resources - Nationwide

THE FIRM This energy group specializes in electricity regulatory concerns on behalf of a variety of investor-owned utilities. A significant proportion of the team's work over the past year has involved assisting such clients with obtaining FERC permissions under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act for acquisitions and disposals. Other recent highlights have included the ongoing representation of Indiana Public Service Company in its dispute with a transmission developer concerning a proposed regional transmission project. The firm also maintains an active oil and gas practice, helping clients such as Atlanta Gas Light and Pivotal LNG.

KEY INDIVIDUALS Daniel Larcamp heads the federal regulation of electricity and gas practice group at the firm. Armed with over two decades' experience of working at FERC, he is adept at handling a broad spectrum of issues ranging from Federal Power Act concerns such as rate proceedings and mergers, to FERC enforcement matters. He has recently been leading the firm's work, alongside Clifford Sikora, for its investor-owned utility clients. Sikora is also held in high regard for his FERC-related work, acting for a variety of clients, including transmission entities, conventional utilities and banks.

Arthur Domby is particularly focused on providing advice on the regulatory concerns affecting the firm's nuclear clients, specifically on power plant and material licensing matters.

Lisanne Crowley is an experienced litigator, frequently acting for natural gas pipeline and storage entities and natural gas distribution businesses on a range of administrative proceedings including ratemaking, rulemaking and enforcement issues. She is currently leading the firm's work on behalf of Atlanta Gas Light, with the aim of securing a settlement in a contentious FERC rates case.

Insurance - Nationwide

THE FIRM This well-regarded team is spread across the USA with 12 offices from San Diego to New York. The firm handles the full range of insurance coverage matters including D&O, E&O, medical malpractice and toxic tort. Clients heap praise on the attorneys' practical style as well as on their consistent approach across the board. Troutman Sanders recently represented HCC Insurance Holdings and XL Insurance in multiple coverage actions arising out of MF Global Holdings' 2011 bankruptcy.

KEY INDIVIDUALS Gary Dixon is a nationally established insurance practitioner, whose practice focuses on D&O, property and casualty, and financial issues. Clients praise his sensitivity to their needs and his strategic thinking skills.