United States: Norton Rose Fulbright recognized in 2019 Legal 500 US guide
Last Updated: June 10 2019

The 2019 Legal 500 US guide recognizes Norton Rose Fulbright as a leading law firm in 32 national practice areas, including four top-tier firm rankings in the US.

Legal 500 also ranked nine of our US lawyers as leading national lawyers, named eight lawyers as "next generation lawyers" or "rising stars" and recommended another 105 lawyers for their work across a broad range of key industries and practice areas.

Each US edition of The Legal 500 guide highlights law firms with a large national presence. Emphasis is placed on practice groups and teams as opposed to individual lawyers to spotlight the legal market based on the guide's "assessment of the overall strength and depth of a practice group."

Below are the nationwide practice areas in which we are ranked:

Antitrust - Civil litigation/class actions: defense
Antitrust - Merger control
Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes
Dispute resolution - International arbitration
Dispute resolution - International litigation
Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: automotive/transport
Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
Dispute resolution - Securities litigation: defense
Finance - Project finance - Project finance - advice to lender
Finance - Project finance - Project finance - advice to sponsor
Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal
Finance - Structured finance - securitization
Industry focus - Energy litigation: oil and gas
Industry focus - Energy regulatory: conventional power
Industry focus - Energy transactions: oil and gas
Industry focus - Energy: Renewable/Alternative
Industry focus - Energy: Transactions conventional power
Industry focus - Healthcare: life sciences
Industry focus - Healthcare: service providers
Industry focus - Transport: Aviation and air travel: finance
Industry focus - Transport: Shipping - finance
Intellectual property - Patent litigation: full coverage
Intellectual property - Trademarks: litigation
Intellectual property - Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market (US$500m-999m)
Media, technology and telecoms - Advertising and marketing: litigation
Real estate
Tax - International tax
Tax - US taxes: contentious
Tax - US taxes: non-contentious

Below are the US lawyers who are honored as leading lawyers:

Lawyer Practice Area
Todd Alexander Industry focus - Energy: renewable/alternative
Noam Ayali Finance - Project finance
Mark Baker Dispute Resolution - International arbitration
William Bowers Tax - US taxes: non-contentious
Sean Corrigan Transport: aviation and air travel – finance
Glen Hettinger M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Keith Martin Industry focus - Energy: renewable/alternative
Howard Seife Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
James Tussing Industry focus - Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - finance

Below are the US lawyers who are named next generation lawyers:

Lawyer Practice Area
Eric Daucher Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal
Kessar Nashat M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market (US$500m-999m)
Alyssa Vazquez Transport: Aviation and air travel – finance
Brett Young Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort – defense

Below are the US lawyers who are named rising stars:

Lawyer Practice Area
Anna Biegelsen Energy regulation: conventional power
Jessica Rodriguez Energy: transactions: oil and gas
Kelli Sallemi Transport: aviation and air travel – finance
Kassandra Savicki Transport: shipping – finance

Below are the US lawyers who listed as recommended:

Lawyer Practice Area
Robin Adelstein Antitrust: Civil Litigation / Class Actions: Defense
Antitrust: Merger Control
Healthcare: life sciences
Todd Alexander Project finance
Energy: renewable/alternative power
Energy: transactions: conventional power
Darryl Anderson Antitrust: Civil Litigation / Class Actions: Defense
Antitrust: Merger Control
Judith Archer General Commercial Disputes
Noam Ayali Project finance
Mark Baker International Arbitration
International Litigation
George Baptista Structured finance: securitization
David Barrett M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Jerry Bell Healthcare: service providers
David Ben-Meir Intellectual Property: Patents: litigation (full coverage)
Josh Bernstein Real Estate
Anna Biegelsen Energy regulation: conventional power
Jill Block Real Estate
William Bowers Tax: US taxes: non-contentious
William Cavanagh Tax: International tax
Tax: US taxes: non-contentious
Marc Collier Antitrust: Merger Control
Bob Comer Energy litigation: oil and gas
Andrew Coronios Structured finance: securitization
Sean Corrigan Transport: aviation and air travel - finance
Beau Cox General Commercial Disputes
Chris Cwalina General Commercial Disputes
Eric Daucher Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal
Sarah Devine Project finance
Brian Devine Transport: shipping - finance
Stephen Dillard Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense
Energy litigation: oil and gas
Patrick Dolan Structured finance: securitization
Thomas Dowdell Healthcare: service providers
Robert Eberhardt Project finance
Ikenna Emehelu Project finance
Jessica Farley Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense
Brian Fenske M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Michael Flamenbaum Tax: International tax
David Foster Antitrust: Civil Litigation / Class Actions: Defense
Jonathan Franklin Energy regulation: conventional power
Deborah Gitomer Energy: transactions: oil and gas
Alicia Groos Intellectual Property: Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Thomas Hall General Commercial Disputes
Charles Hall Tax: US taxes: contentious
Kevin Harnisch Securities litigation - defense
Glen Hettinger M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Charles Hord M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Jeremy Hushon Project finance
Scott Incerto General Commercial Disputes
Steven Jansma Product liability, mass tort and class actions: automotive/transport - defense
Product liability, mass tort and class actions: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense
Debbi Johnstone Healthcare: life sciences
Healthcare: service providers
Paul Keller Intellectual Property: Patents: litigation (full coverage)
Advertising and marketing: litigation
Timothy Kenny Intellectual Property: Trademarks litigation
Intellectual Property: Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Matthew Kirtland International Arbitration
Benjamin Koenigsberg Project finance
Energy regulation: conventional power
Energy: renewable/alternative power
Energy: transactions: conventional power
Andrius Kontrimas Tax: International tax
Robert Kovacev Tax: US taxes: contentious
Richard Krumholz International Litigation
Layne Kruse Antitrust: Civil Litigation / Class Actions: Defense
Antitrust: Merger Control
Stephen Kuntz Tax: US taxes: contentious
Jeffrey Lewis Intellectual Property: Patents: litigation (full coverage)
Gene Lewis M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Mitchell Lubart Real Estate
Ryan Manns Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Jeff Margulies Advertising and marketing: litigation
Keith Martin Project finance
Energy regulation: conventional power
Energy: renewable/alternative power
Energy: transactions: conventional power
Stacey Martinez Product liability, mass tort and class actions: automotive/transport - defense
Product liability, mass tort and class actions: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
Healthcare: life sciences
John Mauel Energy: transactions: oil and gas
Julie Mayo Energy: transactions: oil and gas
Daniel McClure Energy litigation: oil and gas
Tom McCormack General Commercial Disputes
Michael Metteauer Intellectual Property: Trademarks litigation
Robert Morris Tax: US taxes: contentious
Stacey Murphy Healthcare: service providers
Kessar Nashat M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Denton Nichols International Arbitration
Sheldon Nussbaum M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Kevin O'Gorman International Arbitration
International Litigation
Gerard Pecht International Litigation
Securities litigation - defense
Saul Perloff Advertising and marketing: litigation
Noah Pollak Energy: renewable/alternative power
Yvonne Puig Healthcare: service providers
Mark Robertson Antitrust: Civil Litigation / Class Actions: Defense
Jessica Rodriguez Energy: transactions: oil and gas
Andrew Rosenblatt Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Andrew Roth Healthcare: service providers
Kelli Sallemi Transport: aviation and air travel - finance
Bryn Sappington M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Kassandra Savicki Transport: shipping - finance
Todd Schroeder Tax: International tax
Tax: US taxes: non-contentious
Howard Seife Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Jeewon Serrato General Commercial Disputes
Marc Shapiro Real Estate
Robert Shapiro Project finance
Energy regulation: conventional power
Gina Shishima Healthcare: life sciences
Jonathan Skidmore Product liability, mass tort and class actions: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
Jane Smith Real Estate
Gerald Stein Antitrust: Civil Litigation / Class Actions: Defense
Antitrust: Merger Control
Jay Stiffler Energy: transactions: oil and gas
Louis Strubeck Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Steve Suzzan M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Jasper Taylor Tax: US taxes: contentious
James Tussing Transport: aviation and air travel - finance
Alyssa Vazquez Transport: aviation and air travel - finance
Charles Walker Intellectual Property: Patents: litigation (full coverage)
Julie Ward Transport: shipping - finance
Paul Weber Project finance
Daniel Wellington Antitrust: Merger Control
Jim Wiehl Healthcare: service providers
Joseph Williams Project finance
Energy regulation: conventional power
Brett Young Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense

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