Chambers USA 2009 Recognizes More Blank Rome Attorneys and PracticesJune 2009
We received five national practice rankings (including three #1 rankings) in Investment Funds: Venture Capital and in four categories of Transportation (Shipping). In addition, we were recognized in both
Banking & Finance
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Investment Funds: Venture Capital
Labor & Employment
Transportation: Shipping Litigation
The qualities on which rankings were assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.
Chambers & Partners, the UK-based publishers of Chambers USA, conducted research by speaking to a vast range of lawyers and their clients (i.e., commercial users of legal services). In-depth interviews with clients and with attorneys were done, each one lasting about half an hour. For the current
Greater weighting was given to the views of the clients, and any biased viewpoints tended to cancel each other out. All interviews were conducted purely for research purposes and were entirely confidential and unattributed. The methodology for the research into the strengths and reputations of
The rankings and editorial comment about attorneys are independent and objective. Inclusion in this section of the guide is based solely on the research team's findings. Chambers is widely viewed among the most highly respected publications in the world that rate lawyers, in part because inclusion cannot be purchased.