Honors and Awards

Chambers Global 2017 Ranks Blank Rome Attorneys and Shipping Litigation Practice

Chambers Global 2017 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 an “excellent U.S.-based shipping litigation practice, handling an array of complex disputes both domestically and internationally. Strong capabilities in shipping company bankruptcies and restructurings, as well as casualties and related investigations. Also offers a wealth of experience in maritime arbitration. The group's impressive client list includes international owners, operators, shipyards, charterers, P&I clubs and financial institutions.” Chambers reports that clients “praise the group highly, stating that ‘they have the depth for anything you need,’ and ‘the service is always prompt and efficient.’”

On Blank Rome’s recognized attorneys, Chambers Global 2017 states:

Anthony Haller “is held in high regard for his handling of complex disputes, including trade secret and unfair competition litigation. Interviewees describe him as a ‘very good problem solver’ who is ‘very skilled at coming up with solutions and positive outcomes in complex situations.’” 
John Kimball “is very knowledgeable and is a very thorough and strong advocate.”

For more information on Chambers Global 2017, please visit www.chambersandpartners.com/global.

About Chambers Global

Chambers & Partners, the UK-based publisher of Chambers Global, conducts research by speaking to a vast range of lawyers and clients. Greater weighting is given to the views of the latter, and any biased viewpoints tend to cancel each other out. All interviews are conducted purely for research purposes and are entirely confidential and un-attributed. The methodology has been approved by the British Market Research Bureau, which audits the research annually.

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.