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66 Baker Donelson Attorneys to be Ranked as "Leaders in Their Field" in Chambers USA 2011 Directory

(Memphis, TN/March 11, 2011) Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC is pleased to announce that the 2011 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded directory of America's leading lawyers for business, will recognize 66 Baker Donelson attorneys as leading practitioners in 24 practice areas. In addition, Chambers USA will recognize the Firm's health law practice as a leading national practice, and will name 21 of the Firm's practice areas as leading practices in individual states.

The Baker Donelson attorneys who will be included in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA will be recognized in the following practice areas:

• Banking & Finance: Steven J. Eisen
• Banking & Finance (Marine Finance): Edward H. "Hank" Arnold III and James H. Roussel
• Banking & Finance (Regulatory): Steven J. Eisen
• Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Timothy M. Lupinacci
• Construction: Linda A. Klein and Danny G. Shaw
• Corporate/Commercial: B.G. Minisman Jr., William S. Mendenhall and William S. Painter
• Corporate/Commercial (Gaming and Licensing): Dan M. McDaniel Jr.
• Corporate/Commercial (Municipal Finance): Jennifer R. Crowson and Stephen Edds
• Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions: Robert J. DelPriore, Matthew S. Heiter, William N. Norton and Michael K. Rafter
• Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Tax): Robert W. Nuzum
• Energy and Natural Resources (Oil & Gas): Kenneth Klemm
• Environment: Michael T. Dawkins, Adam G. Sowatzka and Robert M. Steele
• Gaming & Licensing: Paul S. West
• Health Care: Thomas William Baker, Ashby Q. Burks, Richard G. Cowart, Gina Greenwood and Donna K. Thiel
• Health Care (Regulatory): Thomas E. Bartrum
• Immigration: Robert N. Johnson
• Intellectual Property: Michael J. Powell
• Labor and Employment: Phyllis G. Cancienne, Brooks Eason, David Gevertz, Steven F. Griffith Jr., Jennifer P. Keller, J. Randall Patterson, William G. Somerville III, Steven H. Trent, M. Kim Vance and Edward R. Young
• Litigation (Bankruptcy): E. Franklin Childress Jr. and Randal S. Mashburn
• Litigation (Construction): Edward P. Meyerson
• Litigation (General Commercial): Leo Bearman Jr., Roy C. Cheatwood, Nancy Scott Degan, Barry W. Ford, John S. Hicks, Walker W. "Bill" Jones III, Kent A. Lambert, William N. Reed, Gary C. Shockley, J. Carter Thompson Jr. and W. Scott Welch
• Litigation (Medical Malpractice Defense): Buckner Wellford
• Real Estate: Mary L. Aronov, Kenneth P. "Pete" Ezell Jr., John A. Gupton III, H. Chervis Isom, Denise W. Killebrew, Robert C. Liddon Jr., William S. Mendenhall, David A. Rueff Jr. and William R. Sylvester
• Tax: Nedom A. Haley

In addition to recognizing the Firm's health law practice as a leading national practice, the 2011 edition of Chambers USA will also recognize the following Baker Donelson practice areas as leading practices in individual states.

• Alabama: Bankruptcy/restructuring; corporate/commercial; labor and employment; and real estate
• Georgia: Health care
• Louisiana: Construction; energy and natural resources; gaming and licensing; labor and employment; and litigation (general commercial)
• Mississippi: Corporate/commercial; labor and employment; litigation (general commercial); and real estate
• Tennessee: Banking and finance; corporate/mergers and acquisitions; environment; health care; labor and employment; litigation (general commercial); and real estate

Since 1999, Chambers has researched the U.S. legal profession, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. Because of its independence and objective research process, Chambers USA is considered to be a cornerstone directory whose listings are given much weight among business leaders selecting legal counsel.

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