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Constangy, Brooks & Smith adds two labour & employment attorneys
Posted 05 March 2015      

Kansas City-based Donald Prophete and Denver-based Steven Moore have joined Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP from Littler Mendelson PC and Ogletree Deakins respectively. The firm has changed its name to Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP to reflect Mr Prophete's arrival. Both attorneys are recommended by Chambers USA for Labor & Employment in their respective regions. Read more here.

Kirkland & Ellis expands banking expertise
Posted 05 March 2015     

Louis Hernandez has joined Kirkland & Ellis' Chicago office from Paul Hastings LLP. Hernandez is recognized by Chambers USA for Banking & Finance in Illinois. Read more here.

Dickstein Shapiro boosts its Connecticut corporate offering
Posted 24 February 2015                                                                                                        

Gloria Skigen has joined Dickstein Shapiro’s Stamford, Connecticut office from Martin LLP. Skigen is recognized in the Connecticut Corporate/M&A section of Chambers USA. Read more here.

Dentons opens in Tysons Corner, Virginia
Posted 18 February 2015

Dentons has strengthened its US export controls and national security practice with the addition of Giovanna Cinelli, marking the opening of its new office in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Former Jones Day partner Cinelli is recognized by Chambers USA in the Nationwide International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions rankings. Read more here.

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP hires leading business litigator
Posted 09 February 2015

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has strengthened its disputes practice with the acquisition of Alan Perry. Perry is recognized by Chambers USA in Mississippi Litigation. Read more here.

Nixon Peabody and Ungaretti & Harris merger
Posted 03 February 2015

International law firm Nixon Peabody and Chicago-based Ungaretti & Harris have merged, resulting in the addition of over 100 lawyers to Nixon Peabody’s Chicago office. Nixon Peabody is recognized by Chambers USA across several practice areas and states. Read more here.

McGuireWoods strengthens FCPA expertise
Posted 30 January 2015

George Terwilliger has joined McGuireWoods' Washington, DC office from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Chambers USA recommends Terwilliger as a leading lawyer for FCPA matters. Read more here.

Sidley hires respected energy partner
Posted 28 January 2015  

Sidley Austin LLP has boosted its Houston presence through the hire of energy finance expert Robert Stephens from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Stephens is ranked in the Nationwide Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) section of Chambers USA. Read more here.

Chambers USA


Chambers USA covers all the states in the USA. Law firms that have a national presence are also ranked in our Nationwide tables (which focus on those firms that are the country’s best in their respective areas of practice).

Areas of Law   In every state we rank the leading law firms in at least four areas of law: Corporate / Commercial, Labor & Employment, Litigation, and Real Estate. In most states we cover more than four areas of law, so that the guide overall covers 45 different practice areas on a state and national level.

Rankings at state-level are based upon the location in which a firm or lawyer practices regardless of where the clients, deals, and cases take place.

Law Firm Networks   Chambers ranks leading law firm networks in the region.

Date of Publication   Chambers USA is published annually in May. The ranking tables and commentary, therefore, are fixed at the date of publication for the following 12 months. However, factual information, such as mergers or lawyer-moves, is kept up-to-date on the website throughout the year.