Chambers Global 2016 Ranks Blank Rome Attorneys and Shipping Litigation PracticeRanking
Chambers Global 2016 recognized Blank Rome LLP as a global leader in Shipping: Litigation, as well as Partners Anthony B. Haller and John D. Kimball for their industry knowledge and leading practices.
Regarding Blank Rome’s shipping litigation capabilities, Chambers Global notes the Firm has a “significant shipping litigation team with a leading presence in the U.S. market, particularly in New York” and is “recognised for its capabilities in handling complex maritime disputes, including arbitration matters, and has wide experience in acting as counsel to clients overseas.” Clients report to Chambers that "the Blank Rome team is very responsive to our needs, and they have deep experience on admiralty and maritime matters."
On Blank Rome’s recognized attorneys, Chambers Global states:
Anthony Haller “is a ‘calming force in difficult circumstances’ and is praised for strategic abilities. He receives universal praise for his work in employment disputes and also regularly litigates on labor relations issues.”
John Kimball “is a knowledgeable shipping lawyer who has an ‘excellent reputation’ in the area, according to interviewees." He "is recognized for his capabilities in this field, and is highlighted by interviewees as ‘an excellent lawyer who is knowledgeable in this area.’ He is particularly endorsed for his expertise in casualty matters.”
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About Chambers Global
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In-depth interviews with clients and lawyers are done over the telephone, each one lasting about half an hour. For the current Global directory, more than 6,500 of these interviews were conducted covering 170 countries. They were carried out by a team of 30 full-time researchers over a period of 12 months. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client. Editorial comment is also derived from the research, with quotations used when they sum up the prevailing opinion of the market.