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Chambers and Legal 500 Recognize Caplin & Drysdale in 2011 Top Rankings

June 16, 2011, Chambers USA / The Legal 500


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Washington, D.C. Chambers and Legal 500, the leading international authorities on the best lawyers around the globe, have listed Caplin & Drysdale and its attorneys among the best law firms and lawyers in the United States. Caplin & Drysdale appears on the prestigious guides as a top regional, national, and international player with 20 attorneys recognized for their legal work – a noticeable increase from last year.

Chambers ranked Caplin & Drysdale's attorneys among the top in the nation and in the District of Columbia in key practice areas, including Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Tax (Controversy; Fraud), Political Law, and Wealth Management.

Attorneys who earned high marks in Chambers include Cono Namorato, H. David Rosenbloom, Marcus Owens, Michael Pfeifer, Patricia G. Lewis, Peter Lockwood, Richard Skillman, Joseph M. Birkenstock, Beth Shapiro Kaufman, Scott D. Michel and Trevor Potter

Legal 500 ranked the firm as a D.C.-based nationwide leader in practice areas such as Finance (Corporate Restructuring) and Tax (Controversy, International, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, and Domestic) for which Caplin & Drysdale is known for its "extraordinary and unique capacity" and "high value, specialty work," respectively.

Highlighting the firm's comprehensive tax controversy experience, Legal 500 applauded the firm for ranking "very high on the shortlist of firms recommended for voluntary disclosure and criminal tax fraud". Employee Benefits was also recognized. Attorneys who earned high marks in Legal 500 include Charles Ruchelman, Christopher Rizek, Cono Namorato, H. David Rosenbloom, Douglas Varley, Elihu Inselbuch, Joanne Youn, Lucy Lee, Marcus Owens, Michael Pfeifer, Niles Elber, Patricia G. Lewis, Peter Lockwood, Richard Skillman, Ronald Reinsel, and Scott D. Michel

About Caplin & Drysdale
A boutique law firm, Caplin & Drysdale provides a full range of tax and legal services to companies, organizations, and individuals throughout the United States and around the world. The firm also provides exempt organization counseling, political law counseling, complex litigation services, employee benefits counseling, private client services, corporate law counseling, and white collar defense. For more information, visit

About Chambers
Chambers annually identifies and ranks the world's best lawyers and their clients worldwide. With a team of 100 full-time researchers, Chambers rankings are based on comprehensive, objective research into attorney backgrounds; thousands of extensive confidential interviews with clients; and overall industry perception. For more information, visit

About Legal 500
For more than twenty years, the Legal 500 has provided quality, authoritative and comprehensive worldwide coverage on the best legal services providers in more than 100 countries for commercial and private clients, corporate counsel, CEOs, and professional advisers. Visit for more information.



About Caplin & Drysdale
Celebrating our 55th Anniversary in 2019, Caplin & Drysdale continues to be a leading provider of legal services to corporations, individuals, and nonprofits throughout the United States and around the world. We are also privileged to serve as legal advisors to accounting firms, financial institutions, law firms, and other professional services organizations.

The firm's reputation over the years has earned us the trust and respect of clients, industry peers, and government agencies. Moreover, clients rely on our broad knowledge of the law and our keen insights into their business concerns and personal interests. Our lawyers' strong tactical and problem-solving skills -- combined with substantial experience handling a variety of complex, high stakes, matters in a boutique environment -- make us one the nation's most distinctive law firms.

With offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., Caplin & Drysdale's core practice areas include:
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