Paul Rosenthal and David Hartquist Selected as Two of the Top Ten International Trade Lawyers in the Country
September 27, 2005
Washington, DC – Paul Rosenthal, Managing Partner of Kelley Drye's Washington, D.C. office, and David "Skip" Hartquist, Chair of Kelley Drye's International Trade practice, have been selected as two of the top ten international trade lawyers in America by Lawdragon. Kelley Drye comprises twenty percent of the international trade lawyers on the Lawdragon’s list of the 500 leading lawyers in the country.

The Lawdragon 500 is based on information solicited from clients, judges, and attorneys across geographic and practice area divisions based upon a scoring system that measures quality, service, and expertise.

Lawdragon described Mr. Rosenthal as "hard to find a better petitioner-side lawyer in international trade than this firm chairman," and Mr. Hartquist was illustrated as an "influential trade lawyer [who] spearheaded the fight to revalue China’s currency."

"It’s an honor to be selected among such a prestigious group of lawyers. Skip and I are flattered that our clients and our peers have recognized our work in international trade law," said Paul Rosenthal.

Lawdragon is an online searchable database where would-be clients of legal services can obtain recommendations and quality-of-service information about attorneys. It was founded by journalists Katrina Dewey and Robin Davidson, former editor and former managing editor of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, respectively. Lawdragon will debut its quarterly magazine in October.

Mr. Rosenthal and Mr. Hartquist have also been designated as leaders in international trade law in the 2005-2006 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Who's Who in American Law, and in Who's Who Legal. The independent Chambers USA identifies the top practitioners in more than 30 commercial areas of law, and is based entirely on market research and the recommendations of both general counsel and lawyers in private practice. Who’s Who in American Law and Who's Who Legal are directories of America's most notable men and women in the legal profession.

About Paul Rosenthal

Paul Rosenthal is Chairman of Kelley Drye and practices in its International Trade Practice Group. With more than 25 years of experience in international trade and government relations, Mr. Rosenthal assists a wide variety of companies and industries including manufacturing, technology, and food and agriculture. He has appeared before all of the U.S. trade agencies and courts of jurisdiction. He has also represented clients in disputes involving the World Trade Organization and the North American Free Trade Agreement, as well as multilateral and bilateral negotiations. His government relations practice involves continuing trade and non-trade issues before Congress and the Executive Branch.

About David Hartquist

Skip Hartquist is a Member and the Chairman of Kelley Drye's International Trade Practice Group. He also is the Managing Partner of the firm's economic consulting subsidiary, Georgetown Economic Services. He concentrates his practice in international trade law, representing clients before the White House, numerous Executive Branch departments and agencies, regulatory agencies and the Congress. Mr. Hartquist's clients include Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, AK Steel Corporation, Carpenter Technology, the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council, Olin Corporation, Oneida, Ltd., The Pfaltzgraff Company, the Specialty Steel Industry of North America and the Valve Manufacturers Association.

About Kelley Drye

Kelley Drye's Washington, D.C. office solves competitive problems for Fortune 500 companies, privately held corporations, government entities, and trade associations in the US and abroad. The firm has over 100 attorneys and professionals practicing in the following areas: Advertising and Marketing, Antitrust and Competition, Business Strategies and Transactions, Technology, Environmental, Government Relations and Public Policy, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Litigation, and Trade Associations.