Honors and Awards

Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Blank Rome Attorneys and Practices


Blank Rome is pleased to announce that its practice groups and attorneys have again been ranked by Chambers USA. The 2015 edition of Chambers USA recognized Blank Rome in a number of categories, and also ranked 45 Blank Rome attorneys as “leaders in their fields.” The rankings were assessed according to technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.

The Firm received National practice rankings in:

  • Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York) – #1 ranking
  • Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (New York) – #1 ranking
  • Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (outside New York)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring

In Delaware, the Firm was ranked in:

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring

In Pennsylvania, the Firm was ranked in:

  • Banking & Finance – #1 ranking
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring – #1 ranking
  • Labor & Employment
  • Real Estate

In Eastern Pennsylvania, the Firm was ranked in:

  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Litigation: General Commercial

In New Jersey, the Firm was recognized in:

  • Litigation: General Commercial

In New York, the Firm was recognized in:

  • Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance

In Texas, the Firm was recognized in:

  • Litigation: General Commercial

Individual Blank Rome attorneys who ranked among this year’s best are:

Banking & Finance

Lawrence F. Flick II
Harvey I. Forman
Michael C. Graziano
Bruce R. Lesser
Mark I. Rabinowitz


Leon R. Barson
Thomas E. Biron
Michael Brownstein
Michael D. DeBaecke
Andrew Eckstein
Bonnie Glantz Fatell
Regina Stango Kelbon
John Lucian
Josef W. Mintz
Michael B. Schaedle
Joel Charles Shapiro
Raymond L. Shapiro

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Steven Dubow
Barry H. Genkin
Robert J. Mittman
Alan L. Zeiger


Kevin J. Bruno
Michael L. Krancer

Labor & Employment

Susan L. Bickley
Scott F. Cooper
Anthony B. Haller

Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation

Barry L. Klein

Litigation: General Commercial

Barry Abrams
Ann Blair Laupheimer
Stephen M. Orlofsky
Grant S. Palmer
Daniel E. Rhynhart
Robert P. Scott
James T. Smith

Litigation: White Collar Crime and Government Investigations

Jerry D. Bernstein
Henry F. Schuelke III
Lawrence H. Wechsler


Ernest W. Chung

Real Estate

Matthew Comisky
Philip R. Rosenfeldt

Real Estate: Corporate

Martin Luskin

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Peter Foster Kelsen


Joseph T. Gulant
Michael I. Sanders

Transportation: Shipping: Litigation

Thomas H. Belknap, Jr.
Jeremy A. Herschaft
John D. Kimball
Richard V. Singleton
Lauren B. Wilgus

Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory

Jeanne M. Grasso
Jonathan K. Waldron

About Chambers USA

Chambers & Partners, the UK-based publishers of Chambers USA, conducts research through in-depth interviews with attorneys and clients and then assesses those results via a team of more than 140 full-time researchers and editors.

Individual lawyers are ranked (in their practice-area(s)) on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client service. A law firm ranking relates to a department of the firm, not to the firm as a whole. Where a firm has several departments specializing in different areas of law, Chambers may rank some departments and not others. Law firm departments are ranked on the qualities of their lawyers as above. In addition, Chambers considers the effectiveness and capability of the department as a whole—its strength and depth. These factors and considerations are judged: (a) by interviews with those active in the market—mainly clients (who can be law firms instructing other law firms) and other lawyers with whom they work; and (b) by assessing recent work done. Greater weight is given to the views of the clients, and any biased viewpoints tend to cancel each other out. All interviews are conducted purely for research purposes and are entirely confidential and unattributed. The methodology for the research into the strengths and reputations of U.S. attorneys has been approved by the British Market Research Bureau.

The rankings and editorial comments concerning the attorneys are independent and objective. Inclusion in the guide is based solely on the research team’s findings. Chambers is widely viewed among the most highly respected publications in the world with regards to rating lawyers, in part because inclusion cannot be purchased. For more information, visit www.chambersandpartners.com.