Awards & Recognition

Twenty Sheppard Mullin Attorneys Ranked as Chambers' Leading Lawyers, 2008

Chambers USA
June 18, 2008

In 2008, Sheppard Mullin received top rankings from Chambers USA, including a national ranking for the firm's Government Contracts practice and a number one ranking for the firm's Media and Entertainment practice. Other practice areas ranked were Corporate/M&A, Real Estate, Antitrust, Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Labor and Employment. In addition, twenty partners were ranked, including John Chierichella at the national level for Government Contracts; partners Neil Smith and Robert Thompson received the number one ranking in California for IP and real estate, respectively. The complete list of attorneys recognized by Chambers is as follows:

Bob Thompson in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use - California 
Neil Smith in Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets - California
Mike Ahrens in Bankruptcy/Restructuring - California
Guylyn Cummins in Media & Entertainment: Litigation - California  
John Chierichella in Government: Government Contracts - National
Kevin Goering in Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation - New York 
Bob Darwell in Media & Entertainment: Transactional - California
Bill Scott in Banking & Finance - California 
David Sands in Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital - California
Jack Rubens in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use - California
Carlton Varner in Antitrust - California
Randy Visser in Environment - California
Richard Simmons in Labor & Employment - California
Tom Leo in Media & Entertainment: Transactional - California 
Larry Braun in Corporate/M&A: Southern California - California 
Ben Mulcahy in Media & Entertainment: Advertising (Transactional) -New York
Brian Pass in IT & IT Outsourcing - California
James Chadwick in Media & Entertainment: Litigation - California
David Madway in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use - California
Gary Halling in Antitrust - California