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Chambers USA 2012 Names 41 Day Pitney Attorneys "Leading Lawyers for Business"

Publisher: Day Pitney Press Release
June 8, 2012

Day Pitney LLP congratulates the firm's many attorneys who are ranked in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

This year 41 Day Pitney attorneys and 15 practices received national and regional rankings in the prestigious guide, which was released yesterday. Six practices once again garnered Band 1 rankings in their respective regions. Two practice areas - Franchising and Wealth Management - received national recognition.

Five Day Pitney attorneys were ranked as leading individuals in the guide for the first time. R. Scott Beach gained distinction in Connecticut - Corporate/M&A, and John B. Nolan was recognized for his work in Connecticut - Litigation: General Commercial. Dean M. Cordiano was ranked for Connecticut - Environment. Christopher M. Rider was ranked for New Jersey - Real Estate and Camille V. Otero was ranked for New Jersey - Environment.

Seven Day Pitney attorneys received national rankings. William T. Baker, Jr., was ranked in the category of National - Energy: Electricity (Transactional). David T. Doot and Joseph H. Fagan were ranked nationally for Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), and Gerald Garfield received a national ranking for Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation). Dennis R. LaFiura was ranked nationally for Franchising, while Dina Kapur Sanna and G. Warren Whitaker both were ranked in the category of National Wealth Management: Eastern Region.

Additionally, Band 1 individual ranking were achieved by David A. Swerdloff - Corporate/M&A (Connecticut); Elizabeth C. Barton - Environment (Connecticut); Albert Zakarian - Labor & Employment (Connecticut); Felix J. Springer - Labor & Employment (Connecticut); Jerome Berkman - Real Estate (Connecticut); Ronald H. Janis - Corporate/M&A (New Jersey); Kathy A. Lawler - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (New Jersey); and Gregory C. Parliman - Labor & Employment (New Jersey).

The Chambers USA 2012 rankings are based on interviews from clients across the United States. According to Chambers & Partners, both clients and attorneys were interviewed by a team of more than 50 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, professionalism, business acumen, hard work and other characteristics highly valued by clients.

Day Pitney practices that received a Band 1 ranking in this year's guide include:

  • Environment (Connecticut)
  • Labor & Employment (Connecticut)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Connecticut)
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (New Jersey)
  • Labor & Employment (New Jersey)
  • Real Estate (New Jersey)

Day Pitney practices ranked on a national level:
  • Franchising
  • Wealth Management

Day Pitney partners ranked nationally:
  • William T. Baker, Jr. - Energy: Electricity (Transactional)
  • David T. Doot - Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Joseph H. Fagan - Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Gerald Garfield - Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Dennis R. LaFiura - Franchising
  • Dina Kapur Sanna - Wealth Management: Eastern Region
  • G. Warren Whitaker - Wealth Management: Eastern Region

All other Day Pitney ranked practices:
  • Corporate/M&A (Connecticut)
  • Real Estate (Connecticut)
  • Corporate/M&A (New Jersey)
  • Environment (New Jersey)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (New Jersey)
  • Litigation: Products Liability (New Jersey)
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New Jersey)

Ranked Day Pitney Lawyers by practice area and region:

  • William T. Baker, Jr. - Energy: Electricity (Transactional) (National)
  • Elizabeth C. Barton - Environment (Connecticut)
  • R. Scott Beach - Corporate/M&A (Connecticut)
  • Jerome Berkman - Real Estate (Connecticut)
  • Harold M. Blinderman - Environment (Connecticut)
  • Michael P. Byrne - Real Estate (Connecticut)
  • Warren J. Casey - Corporate/M&A (New Jersey)
  • Dean M. Cordiano - Environment (Connecticut)
  • Colleen R. Donovan - Environment, Real Estate (New Jersey)
  • David T. Doot - Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) (National)
  • David P. Doyle - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (New Jersey)
  • Michael J. Dunne - Corporate/M&A (New Jersey)
  • Joseph H. Fagan - Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) (National)
  • Daniel L. FitzMaurice - Litigation: General Commercial (Connecticut)
  • Gerald Garfield - Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) (National)
  • Benjamin E. Haglund - Litigation: Products Liability (New Jersey)
  • William S. Hatfield - Environment (New Jersey)
  • Ronald H. Janis - Corporate/M&A (New Jersey)
  • Dennis T. Kearney - Litigation: General Commercial (New Jersey)
  • Robert A. Klausner - Real Estate (New Jersey)
  • Dennis R. LaFiura - Franchising (National), Litigation: General Commercial (New Jersey)
  • Kathy A. Lawler - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (New Jersey)
  • Anthony J. Marchetta - Litigation: General Commercial (New Jersey)
  • Patrick J. McCarthy - Labor & Employment (New Jersey)
  • Deirdre E. Moore - Real Estate (New Jersey)
  • John B. Nolan - Litigation: General Commercial (Connecticut)
  • John J. O'Reilly - Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New Jersey)
  • Camille V. Otero - Environment (New Jersey)
  • Gregory C. Parliman - Labor & Employment (New Jersey)
  • Michael T. Rave - Corporate/M&A (New Jersey)
  • Lawrence F. Reilly - Real Estate (New Jersey)
  • Christopher M. Rider - Real Estate (New Jersey)
  • Dina Kapur Sanna - Wealth Management: Eastern Region (National)
  • Daniel L. Schwartz - Labor & Employment (Connecticut)
  • James Sicilian - Litigation: General Commercial (Connecticut)
  • Joy Harmon Sperling - Litigation: General Commercial (New Jersey)
  • Felix J. Springer - Labor & Employment (Connecticut)
  • David A. Swerdloff - Corporate/M&A (Connecticut)
  • Allan B. Taylor - Litigation: General Commercial (Connecticut)
  • G. Warren Whitaker - Wealth Management: Eastern Region (National)
  • Albert Zakarian - Labor & Employment (Connecticut)

About Day Pitney
Day Pitney LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston and Washington, DC. The firm offers clients strong corporate and litigation practices, with experience on behalf of large national and international corporations as well as emerging- and middle-market companies and individuals.

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