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77 Baker Donelson Attorneys to be Ranked as "Leaders in Their Field" in Chambers USA 2014 Directory

(Memphis, TN / February 25, 2014)  Baker Donelson announces that the 2014 edition of Chambers USA, a highly-regarded directory of America's leading lawyers for business, will recognize 77 Baker Donelson attorneys as leading practitioners in 23 practice areas. In addition, Chambers USA will recognize the Firm's health law practice as a leading national practice, and will name 25 of the Firm's practice areas as leading practices in individual states. 

The Baker Donelson attorneys who will be included in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA will be recognized in the following practice areas:  

  • Antitrust: Hal K. Litchford
  • Banking & Finance: Steven J. Eisen and Jackie Prester
  • Banking & Finance (Marine Finance): Edward H. "Hank" Arnold III and James H. Roussel
  • Banking & Finance (Regulatory): Steven J. Eisen
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring: W. Patton Hahn, Jan M. Hayden, Timothy M. Lupinacci and Eric Pruitt
  • Construction: Linda A. Klein, David Kurtz, Mark W. Mercante, J. Ben Shapiro and Danny G. Shaw
  • Corporate/Commercial: William S. Mendenhall, B.G. Minisman Jr., William S. Painter and D.J. Simonetti
  • Corporate/Commercial (Gaming & Licensing): Dan M. McDaniel Jr.
  • Corporate/Commercial (Municipal Finance): Stephen Edds and Sue Fairbank
  • Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions: Mark A.B. Carlson and William N. Norton
  • Energy & Natural Resources (Oil & Gas): Kenneth Klemm
  • Environment: Michael T. Dawkins, Gary C. Shockley and Robert M. Steele
  • Gaming & Licensing (Louisiana): Paul S. West
  • Gaming & Licensing (Nationwide): Dan M. McDaniel Jr. and Paul S. West
  • Healthcare: Thomas William Baker, Ashby Q. Burks, Richard G. Cowart, Donna Fraiche and Philip McSween
  • Healthcare (Regulatory): Thomas E. Bartrum
  • Immigration: Robert N. Johnson
  • Labor & Employment: Phyllis G. Cancienne, Brooks Eason, David Gevertz, Steven F. Griffith Jr., Jennifer P. Keller, Amelia W. Koch, Timothy B. McConnell, J. Randall Patterson, William G. Somerville, M. Kim Vance and Edward R. Young
  • Litigation (Bankruptcy): E. Franklin Childress Jr.
  • Litigation (Construction): Edward P. Meyerson 
  • Litigation (General Commercial): Leo Bearman Jr., Sheryl Bey, Roy C. Cheatwood, Nancy Scott Degan, Barry W. Ford, John S. Hicks, Walker W. "Bill" Jones III, Linda A. Klein, Kent A. Lambert, William N. Reed, Gary C. Shockley, J. Carter Thompson Jr. and W. Scott Welch
  • Litigation (Medical Malpractice Defense): Jill M. Steinberg and Buckner Wellford
  • Real Estate: Mary L. Aronov, Kenneth P. "Pete" Ezell Jr., John A. Gupton III, Matthew T. Harris, Martha A. Hartley, H. Chervis Isom, Denise W. Killebrew, Jon F. "Chip" Leyens Jr., Robert C. Liddon Jr., Murphy McMillan, 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 2014 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 & employment; and real estate
  • Florida: Antitrust
  • Georgia: Healthcare
  • Louisiana: Construction; corporate/mergers & acquisitions; energy & natural resources; gaming & licensing; healthcare; labor & employment; and litigation (general commercial)
  • Mississippi: Corporate/commercial; environment; labor & employment; litigation (general commercial); and real estate
  • Tennessee: Banking & finance; corporate/mergers & acquisitions; environment; healthcare; labor & 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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