Chambers USA 2010 Recognizes 159 Jones Day Lawyers; 76 Practices Also Cited

Monday, July 5, 2010 - 01:00

Chambers' 2010 edition of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" recognized 157 Jones Day lawyers, 37 of whom were ranked in either the "Band 1" or "Star" categories. In addition, 76 national and state-level practices received rankings from Chambers USA, including 15 in "Band 1."

Highlights from the firm's 2010 rankings include: 18 nationally ranked practices, including three in the top tier: Antitrust, Labor & Employment, and Retail; 19 lawyers ranked nationally in their practices, including three in the top tier: Glen Nager (Appellate Law), Dan Reidy (Litigation: Trial Lawyers), and David Guedry (Outsourcing); and 12 practices and 33 lawyers ranked top tier at the state level. Ken Adamo and Dave Heiman both received "Star" rankings, which are given to attorneys with exceptional recommendations in their field.

In addition, the US Legal 500 has recommended 84 Jones Day lawyers (up from 61 in 2009) and 25 Jones Day practices in its 2010 edition.

Of the 84 recommended lawyers, the following also received the "leading lawyer" rating:

Michael Carvin (Issues & Appeals, Washington); Lawrence DiNardo (Labor & Employment, Chicago); Thomas Fennell (Product Liability & Tort Litigation, Dallas); David Guedry (Mergers & Acquisitions, Dallas); Paul Leake (Business Restructuring & Reorganization, New York); Glen Nager (Issues & Appeals, Washington); Robert Profusek (Mergers & Acquisitions, New York); Phillip Proger (Antitrust & Competition Law, Washington) and Michael Rice (Product Liability & Tort Litigation, Houston).

Of the 25 ranked Jones Day practices, the following received the "first tier" rating:Labor and employment litigation; Product liability and mass tort defense: consumer products (including tobacco); Antitrust; and M&A: large deals ($1-5 billion).

Other ranked practices include Capital markets: debt offerings/high-yield debt offerings; Construction (West Coast); Corporate restructuring; ERISA litigation; Labor management relations; Energy litigation; Environmental litigation; Patent litigation; Private equity buyouts; Product liability and mass tort defense: aerospace/aviation; Product liability and mass tort defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices; Real estate; Supreme Court and appellate; Technology: data protection and privacy/outsourcing/transactions; Venture capital and emerging companies; and Workplace and employment counseling.

Global law firm Jones Day today announced that Henry Asbill and Kerri Ruttenberg have joined the Washington office as partners in the Trial Practice Group, focusing on criminal defense, SEC enforcement, and complex civil litigation. They were formerly partners with Dewey & LeBoeuf.

Mr. Asbill has defended individual and corporate clients in federal and state courts against a broad spectrum of criminal and civil charges for more than three decades. Among numerous accolades, he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for "Bet-the-Company Litigation." A former Washington, DC public defender, Mr. Asbill is a past president and current fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers and charter member and past president of the DC Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Georgetown Law School.

Ms. Ruttenberg, in addition to extensive trial work, has successfully briefed and argued appeals in numerous federal and state courts, including the Tenth Circuit, D.C. Circuit, D.C. Court of Appeals, Virginia Supreme Court, and Maryland Court of Special Appeals. A graduate of American University and George Washington University Law School, where she was awarded Order of the Coif and won "best oralist" in the moot court competition, Ms. Ruttenberg has received numerous awards for her pro bono work.