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2012 Chambers USA Recognizes Maslon as "Leading Minnesota Firm;" Ten Attorneys Named "Leaders in their Field"
June 14, 2012
Maslon is pleased to again be listed as a "Leading Minnesota Firm" for Construction, Corporate/M&A, Labor & Employment and Litigation in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Additionally, ten Maslon attorneys were recognized as "Leaders in their Field" in Minnesota. The rankings are the result of extensive client interviews and research to assess technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

Maslon's top-ranked practice areas and attorneys in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA are:

Litigation - Leading Minnesota Firm

Chambers USA describes Maslon's Litigation Group as having "a fine track record of acting on complex class action and multijurisdictional cases, and remains a good choice of firm to handle litigation employment, healthcare and financial services disputes." Sources shared "They have a broad range of commercial litigators and great products lawyers. They are rock-solid."

David Herr - "Leader in the Field" in Minnesota for Appellate Litigation
David is among five individual attorneys included in the highest ranking for Appellate Litigation. In interviews conducted by Chambers USA, he is described as "very scholarly, prolific and well respected by appellate courts."

William Pentelovitch - "Leader in the Field" in Minnesota for General Commercial Litigation
Bill is one of only nine individual attorneys that are included in the highest ranking for General Commercial Litigation. Chambers USA notes that according to market sources, Bill is "a first-rate commercial litigator by anyone's measure."

Construction - Leading Minnesota Firm
Chambers USA recognizes Maslon's Construction Group for their litigation and transactional work for major engineering and construction companies. Sources shared that the group is "Superb, just flat out superb. A very professional, responsive and intelligent organization."

James Duffy O'Connor - "Leader in the Field" in Minnesota for Construction
Jim is one of only nine attorneys in Minnesota that are included in the highest ranking for Construction. In interviews conducted by Chambers USA, Jim is noted as being "five stars: bright, articulate, eloquent, responsive and focused on the client."

James Killian - "Leader in the Field" in Minnesota for Construction
Chambers USA notes that Jim is a "highly skilled litigator."

Marty Fallon - "Up and Coming" Attorney in Minnesota for Construction
Chambers USA recognizes Marty in the "Up and Coming" category, which acknowledges attorneys who are establishing a reputation but are driving the firm's growth. A client reference attests that Marty "is very good and always has suggestions for us."

Labor & Employment - Leading Minnesota Firm
Chambers USA reports that the firm "advises management clients on the full gamut of labor and employment issues faced by companies, and receives particular praise for the quality of its client service," adding that it is "well equipped to handle litigation, counseling, regulatory and compliance work, and is also regularly sought after to advise on collective bargaining and immigration-related issues for a range of clients." Sources stated, "You feel that they really care about your organization. They give wonderful advice, and you know they have your best interests in mind."

Howard Tarkow - "Leader in the Field" in Minnesota for Labor & Employment
Chambers USA reports that Howard handles labor and employment issues ranging from prevention and policy to litigation, and also receives praise from market sources for his attention to detail. Interviews conducted by Chambers USA note that Howard is "incredibly responsive, open, proactive, and supportive," and a well-respected and long-standing presence in the labor and employment market.

Jessica Pecoraro - "Leader in the Field" in Minnesota for Labor & Employment
In interviews conducted by Chambers USA, clients and attorneys describe Jessica as being "able to quickly advise and guide from both a common sense and practical standpoint, and has a great understanding of the law." She also wins acclaim for her "creative approach to finding solutions for her clients."

Corporate/M&A - Leading Minnesota Firm
Chambers USA reports that Maslon's Corporate/M&A group "acts on behalf of clients drawn from a range of sectors, including manufacturing, technology, hospitality and healthcare."

Martin Rosenbaum - "Leader in the Field" in Minnesota for Corporate/M&A
Marty is recognized in Chambers USA as "highly regarded" and "singled out by sources for his work in Securities."

Alan Gilbert - "Leader in the Field" in Minnesota for Corporate/M&A
Alan is noted in Chambers USA as being "sought after by clients of emerging companies for his advice on corporate, securities and transactional matters."

To view Maslon's full Chambers USA rankings, go to: 2012 Chambers USA

About Chambers and Partners
Since 1969, London-based Chambers and Partners has published world-famous guides to the legal profession. A team of over 40 full-time researchers conducted over 14,000 interviews across the United States for the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
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