Honors and Awards

Chambers Global 2022 Ranks Blank Rome Attorneys and Shipping and Energy Practices

Chambers Global 2022 recognized partners Anthony B. HallerMark R. HaskellJohn D. Kimball, and Brett A. Snyder for their industry knowledge and leading practices, as well as Blank Rome LLP as a global leader in Shipping: Litigation and USA leader in Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation).

Blank Rome LLP: Ranked Attorneys

Anthony B. Haller

Anthony B. Haller – Labor & Employment — USA

Anthony B. Haller "has a leading contentious practice and regularly guides clients through race, age, harassment and wrongful discharge claims. He is also much sought after for advice on and representation in labor relations matters." A source notes, "Anthony Haller is an excellent litigator." Another calls him "a top lawyer in his group."

At Blank Rome, Anthony is a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment group, which is nationally recognized in leading industry publications, such as U.S. News & World Report–Best Lawyers and Chambers USA. Anthony concentrates his practice on all aspects of labor and employment law, including preventative counseling, complex litigation, trial, and appellate work, and notably leads the firm’s Trade Secret Protection, Employee Defection, and Unfair Competition group. In recognition of his leading employment practice, Anthony was named one of The Legal Intelligencer’s Pennsylvania Trailblazers (2020), The National Law Journal’s Employment Law Trailblazers (2020), the Philadelphia Inquirer's Influencers of Law: Employment Litigation (2019), and Lexology's Client Choice Award Winner (2021). He has also twice received Finance Monthly’s Trade Secrets Lawyer of the Year Award, and is consistently ranked as a global leader in employment law by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, and Benchmark Litigation. 

Mark R. Haskell

Mark R. Haskell – Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) — USA

Mark R. Haskell "is deeply experienced in representing clients seeking FERC and DOE authorization for LNG project development and expansion. He also skillfully acts for pipeline owners and shippers in market manipulation disputes and rate cases." A source says he is "one of the best oil and gas attorneys in the country. He is top-notch." Another notes: "A brilliant man with a brilliant mind; he's very well respected in the industry."

At Blank Rome, Mark is a partner in the firm’s Energy group, which is nationally recognized in leading industry publications, such as U.S. News & World Report–Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, and The Legal 500. Mark advises his clients on matters related to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, including investigations, litigation, and related court appeals, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission investigations affecting the energy industry. He also represents natural gas and power marketers, local distribution companies, end-users, producers, industrial consumers, and liquefied natural gas and shale gas developers in energy regulatory matters. In recognition of his leading energy practice, Mark was named a Lawyer of the Year for Natural Resources Law by Best Lawyers (2021), and is consistently ranked as a global leader in energy by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, The Legal 500, Expert Guides, and Who’s Who Legal. 

John D. Kimball

John D. Kimball – Shipping: Litigation — Global-wide

John D. Kimball "is a highly experienced, New York-based practitioner who offers considerable expertise in advising international clients on complex shipping litigation and arbitration matters."

At Blank Rome, John is a partner in the firm’s Maritime group, which is nationally recognized in leading industry publications, such as U.S. News & World Report–Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and Lloyd’s List. John concentrates his practice in the areas of admiralty and maritime law and commercial litigation, and has more than 30 years’ experience both domestically and internationally and counsels clients regarding maritime matters. John is also an adjunct professor at New York University Law School where he teaches the course in admiralty law, and is a prolific writer and speaker both domestically and internationally on legal issues facing the maritime industry. In recognition of his leading maritime practice, John is consistently ranked as a global leader in maritime by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, and Expert Guides.  

Brett A. Snyder

Brett A. Snyder – Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) — USA

Brett A. Snyder is noted for his experience handling rate cases and cost allocation proceedings on behalf of pipeline companies. A commenter states: "His experience with pipeline rate case proceedings is unparalleled, his written communication is very clear and he's very responsive." Another asserts "Astute, intelligent and experienced."

At Blank Rome, Brett is a partner in the firm’s Energy group, which is nationally recognized in leading industry publications including U.S. News & World Report–Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, and The Legal 500. Brett focuses on the regulation of the natural gas, oil, and electric industries, manages certification proceedings, and advises clients regarding certification of new natural gas infrastructure projects. He represents clients in complex administrative and rate litigation, regulatory agency investigations, and in federal courts. He counsels clients on the federal regulation of natural gas and oil/liquids transportation; sales, including the structuring of transactions; and new terminal projects. Brett is co-author of the first editions of The AGA FERC Manual: A Guide for Local Distribution Companies, a comprehensive FERC manual for natural gas distribution companies. Best Lawyers in America notes him as a leader in Energy Law.

Blank Rome LLP: Global Leader

Shipping Litigation – Global-wide

What the team is known for:

"Blank Rome is a well-regarded shipping litigation practice, with considerable expertise in dealing with high-profile disputes, as well as maritime arbitration. It is respected both within the USA and internationally for its deep industry knowledge. The firm offers:

  • Notable expertise handling a wide range of issues, including casualties, charter party disputes, bankruptcy and environmental matters.
  • Experience acting for a mix of owners, operators, charterers, financial institutions and shipyards.
  • Additional strength advising on shipping issues as they intersect with environmental litigation."


A market commentator reports: "Their commercial knowledge of the maritime industry is extremely deep."

About Chambers Global

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