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Neal Gerber Eisenberg Secures 11 Ranked Practice Groups and 20 Recognized Attorneys in Chambers USA 2021

Chambers USA today announced its annual rankings for 2021, which include 11 Neal Gerber Eisenberg practice groups and 20 attorneys. Chambers & Partners, one of the world’s leading legal directories, conducts independent research that relies on feedback from industry leaders and clients to identify the top attorneys and law firms from around the world.

Neal Gerber Eisenberg is pleased to announce that three practice groups were elevated to Band 1 ranking: Energy: Mining & Metals (Transactional), Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder, and Labor & Employment.  Chambers also introduced the category of Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets for 2021, which placed NGE in Band 2.

Joining the band rankings for 2021 are partners Avram Feldman—Real Estate, Jason Kim—Labor & Employment, Steven Pflaum—Litigation: General Commercial, and William Tarnow—Labor & Employment.  In addition to the 18 ranked NGE attorneys, two attorneys are noted as Up and Coming: Elizabeth Radichel—Real Estate and Sonya Rosenberg—Labor & Employment.

Neal Gerber Eisenberg is ranked among the best in Illinois in the following practices areas:

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
  • Labor & Employment
  • Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Energy: Mining & Metals (Transactional)—Nationwide Ranking

The following 18 Neal Gerber Eisenberg attorneys were named as leaders in their field:

  • Scott J. Bakal – Tax
  • Jeffrey J. Bakker – Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
  • H. Nicholas Berberian – Litigation: Securities
  • Jill B. Berkeley – Insurance: Dispute Resolution
  • Mark A. Berkoff – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • John A. Biek – Tax: Controversy
  • Patricia S. Cain – Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
  • Angela R. Elbert – Insurance: Dispute Resolution
  • Douglas M. Ellis – Real Estate
  • Avram I. Feldman – Real Estate
  • Michael B. Gray – Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
  • Michael G. Kelber – Intellectual Property
  • Jason C. Kim – Labor & Employment
  • Douglas J. Lubelchek – Real Estate
  • Antony J. McShane – Intellectual Property
  • Steven F. Pflaum – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Jonathan S. Quinn – Litigation: General Commercial
  • William J. Tarnow – Labor & Employment

As part of its research process, Chambers solicits feedback from firm clients. Comments received about Neal Gerber Eisenberg include:

  • “The team is prompt, thorough and highly strategic. They take the time to listen to our questions and concerns and always go the extra mile to ensure we receive the best representation possible.”
  • “The quality of their work is outstanding and their loyalty to our company has been greatly appreciated. They are uniformly competent, pragmatic and knowledgeable.”
  • “Their lawyers are always available to speak and are quick to follow up.”
  • “They’re thorough and have good understanding of how our company works and what our needs are.”
  • “I appreciate that the group’s guidance and recommendations combine the applicable legal and regulatory knowledge with relevant business considerations including company philosophy, industry and culture.”
  • “They have a solid knowledge of current law and understanding of our company culture.”
  • “They have a thoroughness and understanding of the subject matter. They work through solutions that take in business needs and meet legal requirements.”
  • “They have a unique ability to balance business needs with legal protections.”
  • “They are excellent lawyers who have more than just litigation talent, but also analytical expertise. They distill complex concepts into understandable lines of attack, and make it so that a judge or jury can understand them.”
  • “They are very commercial and delivery-focused.”
  • “They are always accessible and responsive, going above and beyond in order to provide top-tier client service.”
  • “They are an excellent and solutions-oriented team. They are a cohesive team that puts in efficient time and we get an excellent work product.”
  • “Their lawyers are well versed in their fields, and know who to direct matters to. The advice and quick turnarounds show that they are great as a team.”
  • “They can be creative where it’s needed and they have good business sense; they understand a deal and what’s important.”

Chambers also publishes boutique guides separate from its traditional geographically-based lawyer rankings. Look for news about the Chambers High Net Worth guide (which recommends firms providing legal services for high net worth individuals), and recognition for NGE’s Private Wealth Services practice group, in the coming months.