BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - May 20, 2015) - Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP has received top rankings in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for the majority of its practice areas -- Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Healthcare, Intellectual Property, Litigation: General Commercial, Private Equity: Buyouts, Tax, and Technology. Twenty-seven Choate attorneys, representing over one third of the firm's equity partners, were also ranked among the top U.S. attorneys in their respective fields. These include:

  • Antitrust -- Robert M. Buchanan, Jr.

  • Banking & Finance -- Andrew Hickey, Peter M. Palladino, Kevin J. Simard, and John F. Ventola

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring -- Douglas R. Gooding and John F. Ventola

  • Corporate/M&A -- William B. Asher, Jr., Robert V. Jahrling III, and Laurence P. Naughton

  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation -- Arthur S. Meyers

  • Healthcare -- Julie Hesse and Christine G. Savage

  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance - Nationwide -- David A. Attisani

  • Intellectual Property -- Karen F. Copenhaver (Licensing), Robert S. Frank, Jr., Dr. Brenda H. Jarrell, and Eric J. Marandett

  • Labor & Employment -- Thomas E. Shirley

  • Litigation -- Mark D. Cahill (General Commercial), Jack Cinquegrana (White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations), Robert S. Frank, Jr. (General Commercial), Diana K. Lloyd (White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations), and Joan Lukey (General Commercial)

  • Litigation: Trial Lawyers - Nationwide -- Joan Lukey

  • Private Equity -- Christian A. Atwood (Buyouts), Stephen M. L. Cohen (Buyouts), Brian P. Lenihan (Venture Capital Investment), and Andrew E. Taylor, Jr. (Fund Formation)

  • Tax -- Louis J. Marett

  • Technology -- Karen F. Copenhaver

Chambers is considered to be the most reputable legal directory in the world because inclusion is based solely on the findings of its research teams. The rankings data is culled from in-depth interviews with thousands of clients and lawyers across the country, with greater weight given to the views of the clients. Ranking criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, one of the nation's leading law firms, is consistently recognized for excellence by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, World's Leading Lawyers, International Who's Who of Lawyers, and Expert Guides. With all of its lawyers under one roof, Choate focuses on a core group of areas where it represents clients across the United States and internationally and provides exceptional efficiency, service and value. Choate's areas of focus include corporate/M&A, private equity, finance & restructuring, high-stakes litigation, life sciences, technology companies and intellectual property, insurance/reinsurance, employee benefits and executive compensation, labor & employment, healthcare, government enforcement and compliance, tax, and wealth management.

Contact Information:


Kristen Weller
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
(617) 248-4001

Amy Blumenthal
Blumenthal & Associates
(617) 879-1511