In Chambers USA's 2009 guide, the firm’s Labor & Employment department has once again topped the tables in several regions and practices. Nationally, the firm maintained its band 2 ranking in Labor & Employment, its band 3 ranking in ERISA Litigation, and its band 2 ranking in Retail. Regionally, the California and New York practices moved up in the rankings to achieve band 2 and band 3 rankings, respectively; the Illinois and Massachusetts Labor & Employment practices maintained band 1 rankings; and the Georgia and Washington, D.C. practices maintained band 3 rankings.
According to Chambers, “Labor and employment continues to play an integral role at this firm... [T]he firm has long been considered a towering presence at the Chicago Labor & Employment Bar and is equally well regarded in Massachusetts. It is also a well-established player in California and Washington, D.C. and has considerably raised its profile in the New York market.” Chambers reports “With a secure national platform and an enviable client list, this outfit is seen by many to be the firm of choice…” In addition, “Sources highlight this impressive bench strength as a real advantage in niche or complex matters.” Further, “Sources value the thorough expertise across the department’s ten labor and employment subpractices…”