Tuesday, July 03, 2012 -
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP (Calfee) has once again been recognized as a top Ohio law firm by Chambers & Partners in the 2012 Chambers USA Guide, a well-known legal resource used by general counsel and other purchasers of legal services in search of qualified, experienced legal counsel.
Chambers recognized the 150-plus-attorney firm in the following areas of law and quotes Calfee clients as saying:
Banking and Finance: “They have performed flawlessly.”
Bankruptcy/Restructuring: “Its client service is high and its commercial awareness and general operations are strong.”
Construction: “Very diligent. They worked through several issues we had to come up with an extensive document.”
Corporate/M&A: “They take the time to really understand the business and the people.”
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation: “Their practice is staffed with many good, smart, hard-working lawyers.”
Intellectual Property: “They are able to bring a unique perspective and strategy while remaining cost-effective.”
Litigation: “Calfee’s attentiveness is top to bottom. They take an interest in learning our business, and add value.”
In addition to the firm rankings, 19 of the firm’s attorneys were ranked individually as leaders in their respective fields. Chambers quotes Calfee clients as saying:
2012 Chambers USA Research
Research into the strengths and reputations of U.S. attorneys is carried out using a methodology approved by the British Market Research Bureau, which audits the research annually. In-depth telephone interviews with clients and attorneys are conducted. A team of 50 full-time researchers carries out thousands of these interviews over a period of six months.
2012 Chambers USA Rankings
Law firms and individual attorneys are ranked on a scale of 1-6. The qualities on which rankings are assigned include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients. Rankings are independent and objective; inclusion in this section of the guide is based solely on the research team’s findings.