Day Pitney LLP continues to move up in the rankings compiled by Chambers & Partners, as seen in the newly released Chambers USA 2011, America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
In all, 45 Day Pitney attorneys and 16 practices received national and regional rankings in the prestigious guide, which was released today. Six practices garnered Band 1 rankings in their respective regions, including New Jersey: Labor & Employment, which moved up from Band 2. Two practice areas - Franchising and Wealth Management - received national recognition, as did seven individual attorneys.
Ten Day Pitney attorneys were ranked as leading individuals in the guide for the first time. David Doot received a national ranking in the category of Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation). It was also the first time the firm received a ranking in this area. New York partner Dina Kapur Sanna was ranked in the national category of Wealth Management. Partner Michael Turner was ranked in the New Jersey category of Bankruptcy/Restructuring, and counsel Steven Sheldon was named as an Up and Coming leading individual.
New Jersey partners Joy Harmon Sperling and Dennis T. Kearney were ranked in the state category of Litigation: General Commercial, and in the New Jersey category of Real Estate, partner Robert Klausner received a ranking. Partners Wendy Johnson Lario and Kristine Feher were ranked in the New Jersey category of Labor & Employment, while partner John O'Reilly was ranked in the New Jersey category of Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations.
The Chambers USA 2011 rankings are based on unbiased interviews from clients across the United States. According to Chambers & Partners, both clients and attorneys were interviewed by a team of more than 150 full-time researchers, with greater weight given to the opinions of the clients. The qualities on which the rankings are assessed include exceptional technical legal ability, client care, commercial awareness, investment in future development, strong teams in associated practice areas, commitment, diligence, and other qualities most valued by clients.
Day Pitney practices that received a Band 1 ranking in this year's guide include:
Joy Harmon Sperling and Rachel Packer authored an article, entitled "Court Clarifies Standing Requirements if Note and Mortgage Separated," published by the New Jersey Law Journal.
Joy Harmon Sperling and Rachel Packer authored an article titled "New Jersey Appellate Division Upholds Priority of Mortgage Over Life Estate" in a recent edition of the New Jersey Law Journal.
Thomas J. O'Neill and Melissa Bruynell Manesse authored an article, "Mortgage Lender Loses Appeal in MA Foreclosure Case," for Mortgage Daily.
Rachel G. Packer and Joy Harmon Sperling authored an article, "Ocwen Victory Good for All NJ Home Lenders: Appellate division finds mortgage outlives life estate," for Mortgage Daily.
Joy Harmon Sperling and Karen Wilson-Robinson authored an article, "Lender Filing Foreclosure Complaint Does Not Trigger Statute of Limitations," for the New Jersey Law Journal.
Jed Davis was quoted in a breaking news article, "New York eases proposed cyber regulations after industry complaints," published by Reuters.
Joy Harmon Sperling was featured in an article, "Rainmaker Q&A: Day Pitney's Joy Harmon Sperling," in Law360.
Stamford, Conn., August 24, 2015 - Day Pitney is pleased to announce that 68 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers ranks lawyers through peer-review surveys, and has been published annually since 1983.