June 21, 2008
The recently released 2008 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, which ranks law firms and attorneys considered leaders in their field, recognizes Kelley Drye's outstanding reputation, listing attorneys and practices in every office of the firm throughout the United States. The publication noted the achievements of 9 Kelley Drye attorneys, selecting 9 of them for "Leading Lawyer" rankings, and ranked Kelley Drye as a recommended firm in 10 practice areas. In addition, Chambers and Partners nominated Kelley Drye as one of eight firms nationwide for a team "Award of Excellence" in the area of international trade.

The Kelley Drye lawyers ranked as leaders in their practice areas:

James S. Carr – Bankruptcy (New York)
Michael J. Coursey – International Trade (National)
Joseph B. Hoffman – Corporate/M&A (Northern Virginia)
Alysa Zeltzer Hutnik – Privacy & Data Security (National)
Henry T. Kelly – Communications (Illinois)
Timothy R. Lavender – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Illinois)
W. Michael Ryan – Technology & IT Outsourcing (Illinois)
Paul C. Rosenthal – International Trade (National)
John E. Villafranco – Privacy & Data Security (National)

The practice areas for which Kelley Drye was ranked as a "recommended firm":

Communications – (Illinois)
Corporate/M&A and Private Equity – (Illinois)
Government: Political Law – (National)
Insurance: Policy Holder – (Washington, D.C.)
International Trade – (National)
Labor & Employment – (New York)
Litigation – (New Jersey)
Privacy & Data Security – (National)
Technology & IT Outsourcing – (Illinois)
Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory – (Washington, D.C.)

Noted attorneys in these practices were Joseph A. Boyle, Geoffrey W. Castello and David E. Frulla.

Chambers and Partners, a London-based publisher, was founded in 1969. Its guides provide rankings and editorial commentary for the top lawyers in 175 countries. The publication's team of researchers survey and interview clients of leading law firms to evaluate the legal profession in all the main areas of practice.