Chambers and Legal 500 Recognize Caplin & Drysdale in 2012 Top Rankings

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 in the prestigious guides as a top regional, national, and international player with 20 attorneys recognized for their legal work.

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 Joseph Birkenstock, Elihu Inselbuch, Beth Kaufman, Patricia G. Lewis, Peter Lockwood, Mark Matthews, Scott D. Michel, Cono Namorato, Marcus Owens, Trevor Potter, Christopher Rizek, H. David Rosenbloom and Richard Skillman.

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 experience "deep on almost every related topic encountered" and "first-rate service levels".

Attorneys at the firm were recognized by Legal 500 as "intelligent, efficient and timely" and "excellent in every respect" with "encyclopaedic" knowledge. Attorneys who earned high marks in Legal 500 include Mark Allison, Michael Durham, Niles Elber, Elihu Inselbuch, William Klimon, Patricia G. Lewis, Peter Lockwood, Scott D. Michel, Cono Namorato, Christopher Rizek, H. David Rosenbloom, Charles Ruchelman, Richard Skillman, Trevor Swett, and Joanne Youn.

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. 

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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.

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