Eckert Seamans has been named among the nation's leading law firms, earning top rankings in multiple practice areas and markets in the 2012 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Nine of the firm’s lawyers have been ranked by their peers and clients as leaders in their respective fields, including Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Intellectual Property, Leisure & Hospitality, E-Discovery and General Commercial Litigation. Additionally, the firm’s Leisure & Hospitality and E-Discovery practices earned national rankings, while the Intellectual Property, General Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy/Restructuring practices earned high honors in Pennsylvania.
Full rankings and editorial commentary are available at www.chambersandpartners.com.
Chambers guides are published annually and distributed to general counsel of leading global and national businesses. Rankings within the guides are determined by a rigorous interview process between the Chambers research team and Fortune 100 general counsel, high-profile entrepreneurs, significant purchasers of legal services and law firms.
Practices and individual firm attorneys who received high rankings from Chambers USA include:
Leisure & Hospitality
Timothy Q. Hudak: Chambers sources laud Hudak as "a hospitality expert with deep knowledge of hotel management contracts."
Kevin F. Brady: Brady is “widely known in the e-discovery circuit and enjoys a healthy reputation for being well regarded by clients, with a strong understanding in the field,” note Chambers sources.
The Firm: Noted the Chambers guide, Eckert Seamans is particularly active in the midmarket, where it regularly represents debtors and unsecured creditors' committees and "the team is well versed in bankruptcy regulations."
Ronald S. Gellert: Clients tell Chambers researchers that Gellert is “quickly establishing a strong reputation in this market and is appreciated for his efficient and responsive approach.”
Gary M. Schildhorn: Clients value Schildhorn's “communication skills, together with his grasp of the problems, energy and creativity," said Chambers.
Karen Lee “Kitt” Turner: Sources tell Chambers that Turner, who specializes in representing home warranty insurance providers in matters such as debtor disputes and home builder bankruptcies, is “well known for her direct and assertive style.”
The Firm: Chambers praised the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia-based Eckert Seamans IP team for knowing “how to deliver high-quality services very efficiently."
Roberta Jacobs-Meadway: Chambers notes that client sources say Jacobs-Meadway, the Co-Chair of the firm’s IP Group, "works to achieve a balance between our legal issues and business objectives. I have a lot of confidence in her."
Jay K. Meadway: Clients tell Chambers that Meadway “does a wonderful job" and is "bright and responsive."
Richard E. Peirce: Peirce’s experience lies in “cybersquatting, trademark and domain name dispute resolution matters,” noted Chambers sources.
Litigation: General Commercial
Albert G. Bixler: Chambers sources say Bixler, “handles product liability, environmental and class action litigation for a range of clients. He frequently represents companies in the pharmaceutical industry.”
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Karen Lee ''Kitt'' Turner