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Baker & Hostetler LLP

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United States

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 5

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP advises on acquisitions, development, construction, and the leasing and management of all property types. Key client sectors include healthcare, hospitality, homebuilding, energy, student housing and sports. Cleveland-based Amy Kellogg and M&A specialist Albert Adams continue to advise Big River Steel on the construction and operation of its $1.7bn steel mill manufacturing facility in Osceola, Arkansas. Orlando-based John Melicharek acted for Acron on a $200m joint venture with First Hospitality Group for the ground leasing and development of a Hilton Curio hotel in Chicago. Robert Gebaide, who is also based in Orlando, advised SCG Hotel on its $185m acquisition of the Renaissance Vinoy St Petersburg Resort & Golf Club from affiliates of RLJ Lodging Trust. Atlanta-based Joann Gallagher Jones advised Northside Hospital on the lease of more than 180,000 square feet of office space for its new headquarters in Brookhaven, Georgia, in a deal valued at around $100m. Other clients include Hyatt Corporation, Hard Rock Café, Pulte Home Company and The Milestone Companies. Jacquline Best joined as counsel in Orlando from Broad and Cassel. Sameer Mohan left the firm for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

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United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: defense
Civil litigation/class actions: defense - ranked: tier 5

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Clients 'get experienced, knowledgeable and pragmatic antitrust advice' from the team at Baker & Hostetler LLP, which has 'a strong and proven track record of providing solutions' and fields experts such as John Fornaciari, whose 'experienced perspective and ability to work through issues in a timely, efficient manner' is valued by clients. Caterpillar appointed a team led by Gregory Commins to defend it in a claim brought by a would-be importer of Chinese-made equipment, and Fornaciari is currently representing Soshin Electric and its US subsidiary alongside associate Sally Qin in the defense of several class actions and individual claims alleging a price-fixing cartel among Japanese manufacturers. Clients also recommend Danyll Foix, Robert Abrams, Robert Brookhiser and counsel Thomas Hogan.

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United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense - ranked: tier 4

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals - ranked: tier 4

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP's team stands out for its ability to handle parallel civil, criminal and regulatory actions for a client base that includes high-profile corporates and individuals. It is also appointed to a number of government agency monitorships. The group is jointly led from New York by John Carney and George Stamboulidis and includes Jonathan Barr in Washington DC, Lauren Resnick in New York and Carole Rendon in Cleveland. Highlights included Carney's appointment as examiner by the US trustee overseeing the bankruptcy case of Nirav Modi's jewelry company, which allegedly defrauded India's state-run Punjab National Bank out of $2bn. Barr and New York's Jonathan New are defending US Representative Chris Collins in the Southern District of New York against a criminal indictment and SEC enforcement action for alleged insider trading.

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 4

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP handles a variety of commercial and investor-state arbitration, and also has experience representing clients in enforcement proceedings. Recent work included representing Resolute in an investor-state arbitration claim against Canada under Chapter 11 of NAFTA. Department head Mark A. Cymrot is 'smart and well-prepared' and Kenneth B. Reisenfeld is 'impressive'; Cymrot and Reisenfeld are both based in Washington DC.

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International litigation
International litigation - ranked: tier 3

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP's litigation team 'works well as part of an international team on cross-border cases‚Äô. The 100 lawyer team spans 14 office locations and is led by Washington DC-based Mark A. Cymrot, who has ‚Äėreal depth and breadth of knowledge in cross-border fraud and asset recovery‚Äô. In New York, Gonzalo S. Zeballos¬†is recommended for his 'unparalleled' expertise in multi-jurisdictional fraud and asset recovery litigation and is ‚Äėsomeone you want on your side in any conflict'. 'Brilliant lawyer' Oren J. Warshavsky¬†co-leads the asset-tracing and recovery team and represented Irving Pickard in claims involving a group of hedge funds implicated in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme.

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International trade
International trade - ranked: tier 4

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Led by Kerry Scarlott, Baker & Hostetler LLP's seven-partner Washington DC-based team provides 'diligent, coordinated and fully informed' service to a variety of clients across the gamut of contentious and non-contentious international trade matters. Scarlott has particular expertise acting for aerospace and technology-based clients seeking to navigate the myriad trade issues impacting their businesses; he recently assisted Firefly Aerospace in securing Department of State approval allowing it to engage in technical interactions with a Ukraine-based designer and manufacturer of rocket engine components. On the trade remedies front, Elliot Feldman has an excellent track record on Canada-related matters, including a recent success before the ITC for Canadian paper manufacturer Resolute Forest Products, which resulted in the commission unanimously voting to overturn duties recently imposed on Canadian newsprint by the US Commerce Department. John Burke and Michael Snarr are also recommended.

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Securities litigation - defense
Securities litigation - defense - ranked: tier 4

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP has a team of experienced securities litigators and former SEC and DOJ trial lawyers, and it climbs the rankings thanks to its growing team and increasingly high-profile docket of cases. Douglas Greene, who works between the Seattle and New York offices, joined from Lane Powell PC to lead the firm's securities and governance litigation practice. Clients describe him as 'an exceptional attorney who is very responsive and friendly and achieves fantastic results very efficiently'. Another adds that 'he combines a deep knowledge of securities laws with a mindfulness of the business issues'. Greene defended Cemtrex Inc in a securities class action and three shareholder derivative lawsuits in which allegations included failure to disclose insider stock transactions. Also recommended are Marc Powers and John Carney in New York and Jonathan Barr in Washington DC.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy litigation: oil and gas
Energy litigation: oil and gas - ranked: tier 3

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP's energy industry team works with clients operating in the Marcellus and Utica Shales, the Eagle Ford and Barnett Shales and the Permian basin, among others, and handles litigation arising from these concerns.  L. Poe Leggette (Denver) is the head of the group; he often represents clients in litigation related to onshore shale plays and federal and private mineral royalties. In a recent highlight, a group led by Mark Barron (Denver) is acting for Western Energy Alliance in challenging the  Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) handling federal oil and gas lease sales; the client asserts that the way in which BLM schedules these lease sales violates federal law. In 2018, the US Department of the Interior formally adopted a revised Instruction Memorandum directing BLM to correct the illegal leasing practices identified by Western Energy Alliance. Shell Oil Company and Carrizio Oil & Gas are some other key clients. W. Ray Whitman (Houston) is another name to note.

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Energy: transactions: oil and gas
Energy: transactions: oil and gas - ranked: tier 5

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP is instructed by insurers, underwriting syndicates and commercial banks in relation to contentious and non-contentious commercial contract matters including joint development and exploration agreements, drilling contracts, licensing agreements and contractual disputes involving oil and gas leases. The team also has experience of patent infringement litigation and offshore environmental compliance. Names to note include Poe Leggette and Gary Alletag, who are both based in Houston.

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Environment: litigation
Environment: litigation - ranked: tier 4

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP¬†‚Äėoverlaps communications, strategy and guidance with developments that could impact the client, thereby giving the client confidence that all matters at the firm are integrated and considered against each other beyond their individual impacts‚Äô. It primarily represents clients in the energy, oil and gas, mining and metals sectors in OSHA, CERCLA, Clean Air Act, NEPA, ESA, and Clean Water Act cases. It is currently advising the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and State of Oklahoma in a litigation challenging the EPA‚Äôs Clean Power Plan. Cleveland-based practice head Martin Booher¬†‚Äėgoes above and beyond to manage and guide all matters with sophistication and professionalism‚Äô. In Washington DC, Robert Steinwurtzel¬†stands out for his ‚Äėstraightforward and easy-to-understand approach to complex issues‚Äô, and Mark Delaquil¬†and Thomas Hogan¬†are also noted.

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Healthcare: service providers
Healthcare: service providers - ranked: tier 5

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP advises healthcare providers and private equity firms,  on a range of issues including transactions, regulation, finance, disputes and data security. Houston-based Lynn Sessions is well known for her work in the areas of privacy and data security, and recently advised several hospitals and health systems in multiple states on data protection compliance. In the same office, litigator Gregory S. Saikin defended Harbor Healthcare System in a DOJ investigation concerning alleged criminal healthcare fraud and False Claims Act violations. Practice head Charlene McGinty, who is based in Atlanta, advised Northside Hospital on fifteen acquisitions and affiliations of physician entities and surgery centers.

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Sport
Sport - ranked: tier 4

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Gregory Lee in Orlando and Columbus-based Jack A. Bjerke, who is noted for his expertise in the motor sport industry, jointly head Baker & Hostetler LLP's sports and entertainment industry group. Lee leads a team which is advising Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club on its $81m re-development of its Major League Baseball Spring Training Facility and Ball Park in Dunedin, Florida. Bjerke continues to act for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in connection with sponsorship, employment and other commercial contracts and assisted Bryan Herta Autosport with business reorganizing and its joint venture with Andretti Autosport. Examples of the team's recent contentious work include defending Atlanta Dream Too in a breach of contract case filed by its former coach, and representing the Atlanta Braves and MLB in litigation after a minor was struck in the head by a line drive foul ball at Turner Field.

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Transport: rail and road - litigation
Transport: rail and road - litigation - ranked: tier 3

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP is instructed by a range of motor vehicle, motorcycle and ATV manufacturers, and franchisors. David Jarrett heads the distribution and franchise team, while Billy Donley and Keith Russell are experienced in motor vehicle franchise litigation. Also recommended is Columbus-based Elizabeth McNellie, who represents Ford Motor Company in consumer warranty cases. Lawyers are located in the firm’s Houston office unless otherwise stated.

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United States: Intellectual property

Copyright
Copyright - ranked: tier 3

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP has expertise in litigation and general advisory matters and represents clients such as Sony Corp and Freeplay Music. Oren Warshavsky  heads the practice and defended the movie news website MovieWeb against numerous allegations of copyright infringement. Robert Horowitz and Robertson Beckerlegge are also recommended.

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Patents: litigation (full coverage)
Patents: litigation (full coverage) - ranked: tier 6

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP stands out for its expertise in US Court of Federal Claims litigation involving patent infringement. Recent examples include the representation of four contractors accused of having delivered patent infringing video surveillance products to the US government, which was sued by 3rd Eye Surveillance together with the Department of Defense, the US Air Force and the Department of Homeland Security, among others. Additionally, the group secured a Federal Circuit victory for defendant SPX Cooling Technologies over Baltimore Aircoil, affirming the district court's judgment. Comcast, TomTom and Hewlett-Packard are also clients. Practice head Mark Tidman and Cy Walker are key practitioners. Counsel Paul Larson left the firm. Washington DC is the main patent litigation hub, but the team is also present in Cincinnati and Philadelphia.

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Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)
Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings) - ranked: tier 4

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Noted for its 'strong expertise', Baker & Hostetler LLP impresses with its 'responsiveness' and its 'practical, business-oriented guidance'. The recent caseload shows broad sector coverage with the manufacturing and technology sectors at the core. Multi-industry manufacturing giant SPX Corporation instructed the team in relation to the prosecution of domestic and international patents, in addition to the management of its patent portfolio. Cybersecurity and communications player LGS Innovations, Apple and Nordson also feature on the client roster. The names to note are practice head Kenneth Sheehan, John Weber and the 'very capable' Tayan Patel, who is 'accessible' and 'adept at working efficiently and within budget'. Hussein Akhavannik is also recommended. Paul Larson left the firm. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC.

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Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) - ranked: tier 4

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP handles trade secrets cases arising from employee moves as well as the acquisition and sale of businesses. Orlando-based Joyce Ackerbaum Cox co-heads the practice and is particularly strong in employee movement issues. Also leading the team is Houston-based Edward Friedman, who is skilled in prosecuting non-compete covenants and unfair competition claims. Patrick Muldowney  also works from the Orlando office and advised the homecare agency Almost Family on an issue surrounding a former employee who violated a non-compete clause by working for a competition. In New York, John Siegal acted for FTI Consulting in litigation against Berkeley Research Group alleging trade secrets theft and contractual violations. Houston based Drew Tipton is also recommended.

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Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) - ranked: tier 3

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP’s practice is headed by Deborah Wilcox in Cleveland and Washington DC-based Mark Tidman. It is particularly well regarded for portfolio management and maintains SPX FLOW’s worldwide collection of trademarks, routinely undertaking clearance searches and prosecuting trademark applications. The team also includes New York-based Robert Horowitz; he leads on enforcement, transactional and application matters for Sony both domestically and internationally.

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United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design
Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design - ranked: tier 5

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP has experience in the implementation of retirement, health and welfare, executive compensation and 409A plans, acting for a range of clients including multi-employer funds and public company executives. Cleveland-based John McGowan and John Boyd are advising a health insurer on the impact of ACA repeal-and-replace initiatives, and Columbus-based Georgeann G. Peters assisted a financial services client with changes to its retirement and 401(k) plans. Raymond Malone in Cleveland regularly handles the design and implementation of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, including 457 plans, and also acts as benefits counsel to hospitals, universities, church-affiliated institutions and other tax-exempt employers. Also recommended is Susan Lubow in Columbus, who is advising a regional airport authority on its benefits and welfare plans structures, including HIPAA compliance issues.

Next generation lawyers

Susan Lubow - Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional
Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional - ranked: tier 5

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Columbus-based Georgeann Peters and Cleveland-based Raymond M. Malone are the key contacts in Baker & Hostetler LLP’s employee benefits practice group, which advises on acquisition and spin-off transactions in the healthcare, oil and gas, IT and manufacturing industries. The team often assists public companies with their executive compensation arrangements, and also advises multi-employer plan fiduciaries with ERISA and ACA compliance.

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 4

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP’s areas of expertise include audit compliance, and temporary and permanent visa petitions for clients in the sports, entertainment and professional services industry. In addition to helping a number of individuals obtain O-1 extraordinary ability visas, Columbus-based practice head Matthew Hoyt secured P-1 professional athlete visas for an entire eSports team. Atlanta-based James Levine is also active advising clients in sports-related immigration matters; he assisted an international motorcycle manufacturer in obtaining a P-1 visa for an international motorcycle racer and, in another work highlight, helped to obtain a visa for the general manager of Major League Baseball. Levine also acts for very wealthy Canadian investors active in the real estate sector. In the entertainment side, Hoyt secured an extraordinary ability green card classification for a young Canadian actress and an extraordinary ability visa for a social media influencer.

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Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense
Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense - ranked: tier 4

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Led by David Grant in Washington DC, the practice at Baker & Hostetler LLP is experienced in handling multiparty employment disputes, class actions and individual private-plaintiff actions. A team comprising New York-based Amy Traub, Houston's Dennis Duffy and Patrick Muldowney in Orlando defended Cost Containment Group in a class action enforcement lawsuit filed by the EEOC on behalf of a class of former employees accusing the company of religious discrimination. Melissa Siebert in Chicago obtained a favorable judgement for Southwest Airlines after plaintiffs alleged that Southwest violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The group also handles a variety of matters for McDonald's. Other recommended individuals are Eric Barnum in Atlanta, Joel Griswold, Kevin Shaughnessy and Joyce Ackerbaum Cox in Orlando, Edward Friedman and Drew Tipton in Houston, as well as the Los Angeles-based Margaret Rosenthal. M. Scott McIntyre in Cincinnati, Gregory Mersol and Martin Wymer in Cleveland, Jennifer Edwards in Columbus and Peter Fischer in Washington DC are also names to note. The Atlanta office was strengthen by the arrival of Jason D’Cruz, Brian Harris and Mark Zisholtz in April 2018 from Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. Louis Cannon in Washington DC and Shareef Farag in Los Angeles made partner in January 2018.

Next generation lawyers

Peter Fischer - Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Labor-management relations
Labor-management relations - ranked: tier 3

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP has a longstanding labor relations practice, which covers the full spectrum of related matters. Led by Jay Krupin in Washington DC and Patrick Muldowney in Orlando, the team advises clients from, in particular, the media and hospitality sectors on contentious and non-contentious issues. Columbus-based Mike Asensio has more than 25 years of experience and is regularly engaged by private and public sector companies. Daniel Guttman from the same office represented the Ohio Department of Medicaid in an arbitration regarding its ability to unilaterally manage operations under the state’s labor contact in a new way. David Grant, Peter Fischer and newly promoted partner Louis Cannon are other key contacts in Washington DC.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Corporate governance
Corporate governance - ranked: tier 3

Baker & Hostetler LLP

The team at Baker & Hostetler LLP is regularly involved in related-party transactions, governance reviews and management changes. Contacts in the Cleveland office include practice head Janet A. Spreen and Suzanne K. Hanselman, while Jeffrey E. Decker is a name to note in Orlando.

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M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m) - ranked: tier 2

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP is widely recognized for its strength in domestic and cross-border corporate and M&A middle-market matters, but the practice is also experienced in large transactions. It covers advice to industrial companies that support the automotive, aerospace and chemical sectors as well as healthcare-related clients, media and technology companies, oil and gas and energy businesses, and private equity firms. Active key clients include ECN Capital, Cardinal Health, The E W Scripps Company, Toyota Motor North America, and Barnes and Noble Education. The team recently advised ECN Capital, which specializes in equipment financing, on three major transactions, including its acquisition of a majority interest in Kessler Financial Services, doing business as The Kessler Group; and assisted longstanding client and American broadcasting entity EW Scripps Company, an American broadcasting company, in several transactions, including its acquisition of the Katz broadcast networks and its sale of five radio stations in Oklahoma. The practice also acted for Northfield Park Associates (NPA), which owns and operates a premier horse racetrack, in the sale of NPA's LLC interests to MGM Growth Properties, a REIT. The co-leaders of the M&A team are Ronald Stepanovic (who also heads the private equity practice) in Cleveland and Steven Goldberg (who also chairs the New York office's business group). John Gherlein is another key Cleveland contact and Ian Cohen in New York is an associate to note.

Leading lawyers

Steven Goldberg - Baker & Hostetler LLP

Rising stars

Ian Cohen - Baker & Hostetler LLP

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Advertising and marketing: transactional
Advertising and marketing: transactional - ranked: tier 2

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP's advertising, marketing and digital media practice led by Linda A. Goldstein continues to grow and has seen additions to its impressive client roster, such as new clients The Kellogg Company, Kraft Heinz Company, Sears Holding Corp and Danone Wave. The firm also acts for the largest publishing company in the US and is advising its content creation agency division on developing guidelines for the disclosure of various forms of native advertising content, as well as frequently handling the review and clearance of their native advertising campaigns. The team is equally adept at handling a range of regulatory challenges and investigations and recently acted for a multinational pharmaceutical company in a NAD challenge by its foot care brand to product claims made by a competitor, which resulted in referrals to the FTC and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The practice was bolstered with the additions of Washington DC-based Amy Mudge and Randal Shaheen from Venable LLP, who are assisting a global nutritional company on due diligence relating to its acquisition of an iconic brand of weight loss products, and reviewing the acquired company’s advertising and marketing materials. Los Angeles-based Alan L. Friel assisted My College Options, a marketing and data broker company for colleges and post-graduate opportunities, on a range of advertising, privacy and consumer protection issues. Holly Melton left the practice to Crowell & Moring LLP.

Leading lawyers

Amy Ralph Mudge - Baker & Hostetler LLP

Linda Goldstein - Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) - ranked: tier 2

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Data Privacy and Data Protection - ranked: tier 1

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP specializes in regulatory and litigation issues, focusing on security and risk assessments, proactive training for incident response and compliance counseling, as well as on legal matters related to blockchain, digital currency and artificial intelligence. Practice head Theodore Kobus III from the New York office and Cincinnati-based Craig Hoffman have been advising cable, satellite and broadcast television network QVC on general privacy compliance, including compliance with CCPA, and data incident response plans. The team has also been defending hotel chain Marriott in a number of class actions generated from the massive data breach reported by the client in September 2018. Forever 21 and Hawaii Electric are other notable clients. Washington DC’s Laura Jehl, Houston’s Will Daugherty and New York’s Melinda McLellan are also recommended.

Leading lawyers

Craig A. Hoffman  - Baker & Hostetler LLP

Theodore J. Kobus III - Baker & Hostetler LLP

Next generation lawyers

Melinda McLellan - Baker & Hostetler LLP

Will Daugherty - Baker & Hostetler LLP

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United States: Real estate

Construction (including construction litigation)
Construction (including construction litigation) - ranked: tier 4

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP represents clients in construction disputes concerning contract issues, bid protests and delay claims, in addition to providing legal counsel on large construction projects. Laurin Quiat is an experienced litigator, and represented a C.R. Lawrence subsidiary that manufactures window systems in a dispute against  a subcontractor; the subcontractor alleged that the windows did not meet prerequisite performance standards and that the client should be liable for repairs. Supported by associate Sammantha Tillotson, Quiat settled the case in favor of the client and obtained additional purchase of the client's product by the claimant. Quiat also represented David Boland Inc. in connection with its role as general contractor on a hangar construction project in Fort Carson, Colorado. A dispute arose between a subcontractor and the client concerning alleged damage, which the team, including Orlando-based duo Denis Durkin and associate Robert Sowell, settled at mediation. Quiat also managed a complex dispute between Lendlease and the client, Westmond Hospitality Group; the client alleged that Lendlease failed to properly manage construction on hotel projects throughout the United States. Quiat was supported by New York partner Benjamin Pergament and associate Panida Pollawit.

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United States: Tax

International tax
International tax - ranked: tier 4

Baker & Hostetler LLP

The international tax practice at Baker & Hostetler LLP is based in Washington DC, with Paul Schmidt, John Bates and John Lehrer as the main contacts. Schmidt specializes in cross-border tax controversy matters. The practice has expertise in transfer pricing, tax treaties, inversion regulations and foreign tax credit issues. Other partners practice out of  New York, Philadelphia and Denver. Roger Brown joined in Washington DC in June 2018 from Ernst & Young.

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US taxes: contentious
US taxes: contentious - ranked: tier 5

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Michelle Hervey in Cleveland and group leader Paul Schmidt in Washington DC are  key partners in Baker & Hostetler LLP's practice. Hervey is representing the Nautica Phase 2 Limited Partnership, which is renovating a historic riverfront area in Cleveland Ohio; in dispute is the proper methodology for valuing lost development potential associated with a historic structure, where the IRS, valuation experts and Nautica's approaches differ. In Washington DC, Jeffrey Paravano represented Big River Development against the IRS in a case involving legal issues associated with charitable contributions of facade easement; the case settled in June 2018. Elizabeth Smith in New York and Kevin Johnson in Philadelphia are also noted.

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US taxes: non-contentious
US taxes: non-contentious - ranked: tier 6

Baker & Hostetler LLP

From its multiple offices throughout the US, Baker & Hostetler LLP provides assistance with employee benefits, private wealth planning and SALT matters. In the transactional space, Paul M. Schmidt and John R. Lehrer II in Washington DC and Edward Ptaszek in Cleveland have experience in cross-border tax entry issues and post-acquisition integration, and have also been advising their corporate client base on the tax consequences and regulatory issues arising from the recent tax reforms. Tax planning for corporations, partnerships and joint ventures are other areas of expertise.

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