May 27, 2016
For the ninth year in a row, the Firm was recognized by Chambers USA as a leading law firm in New York for business. The Firm specifically was recognized for its litigation capability, particularly in the field of insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution. In its independent review of the Firm, Chambers USA noted in 2016 that the Firm's attorneys "are absolute bulldogs in litigation, and offer small-firm attention with large-firm experience." In 2015, Chambers USA reported that the Firm is a "[c]ompact, high-quality team looked to by global insurers for a wide range of sophisticated work." In 2016 (and in prior years), Chambers USA ranked the Firm in Band 2 in its category, with only two law firms in New York being ranked higher, i.e., in Band 1. In addition to law firm rankings, Chambers USA recognized certain individual attorneys as leading practitioners in their areas. For 2016 (and in prior years), Chambers USA recognized William A. Maher in Band 2 and stated in 2016 that "Head of department William Maher is highly respected for his litigation skills." In 2015, Chambers USA reported that, according to clients, William Maher "is an extremely articulate and hard-working guy who is a thoughtful and strategic litigator."