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Five Wilson Elser attorneys were named to the prestigious Chambers USA 2021 Guide. Law firms that have a national presence also are ranked in the Nationwide tables, which focus on those firms that are the country’s best in their respective areas of practice.

Cannabis Law: Western United States and Nationwide

Dean Rocco (Partner-Los Angeles, CA) and Ian Stewart (Partner-Los Angeles, CA). This section encompasses the full spectrum of work involving companies in the cannabis industry. Ranked firms and lawyers will show strong ties to the sector. Types of work may include, but are not restricted to M&A and financings; intellectual property for cannabis-based products and medicines; and regulatory compliance and litigation, on either a statewide or federal basis. This is the first year Cannabis Law has been represented in the regional categories.

Insurance, New Jersey

Thomas Quinn (Partner-Florham Park, NJ). The Chambers Insurance category includes both contentious and non-contentious insurance and reinsurance matters. On the contentious side, are coverage claims litigation, brokers` negligence and both facultative and treaty reinsurance disputes. There is also an element of professional negligence issues arising from insurance disputes. On the non-contentious side are all forms of M&A, capital raisings, demutualization and other regulatory issues. Chambers also recognized Tom Quinn in its 2020 Guide.

Transportation: NTSB Specialists – Nationwide

Thomas Tobin (Partner-White Plains, NY | New York, NY). Transportation is a broad industry category that covers a number of discrete areas. Attorneys highlighted in this practice area are those offering significant capabilities in transactional, regulatory and contentious issues affecting road carriage and logistics operations. Chambers added NTSB Specialists – Nationwide to the Transportation category in 2021. Tom is the only attorney ranked in this category. Chambers recognizes Tom’s skills in managing “business-critical investigations on behalf of pipeline companies following damaging and fatal explosions” and acknowledges his years of experience in representing rail and road sector companies in National Transportation Safety Board proceedings. Tom also assists aviation operators with NTSB investigations.

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime Litigation (outside New York) Nationwide

Antonio J. Rodriguez (Partner-New Orleans, LA). This section encompasses shipping and maritime litigation involving breach of charter-party disputes, cargo and bills of lading claims, the arrest of vessels and cargoes, marine insurance claims, collision, salvage and environmental liabilities. On the noncontentious side, law firms advise on contractual arrangements for construction, financing and registration of vessels, customs and licensing, and documentation relating to charter-parties and bills of lading. Chambers also recognized Antonio Rodriguez in its 2020 guide. 

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