Friedman Kaplan and Six Partners Recognized in 2021 Chambers USA Guide

May 20, 2021

Friedman Kaplan is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA in its General Commercial Litigation and White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations categories in New York. Further, partners Edward Friedman and Eric Seiler are both recognized individually for Commercial Litigation, and partners Eric Corngold, Mary Mulligan, Mala Ahuja Harker, and Ricardo Solano are individually listed in the White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations category.

“We are honored to be recognized for our team’s dedicated work on behalf of our clients. We are grateful to be entrusted with our clients’ complex and sensitive matters, and look forward to continuing to partner with them in the years to come,” said Ms. Harker, who is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

In listing Friedman Kaplan in its top band within the “highly regarded” table for New York’s commercial litigation category, Chambers notes that the firm is “respected for its deep bench of experienced trial lawyers who frequently act across an impressive range of complex commercial disputes,” with sources commenting that Friedman Kaplan is a fabulous firm” and extraordinary.” The directory describes Mr. Friedman as having “strength across a range of civil litigation, including cases involving bankruptcy, M&A disputes and securities class actions” and quotes sources opining that Mr. Seiler is one of the best litigators out there” and an exceptional lawyer” who is “pragmatic, incredibly skilled and consistently gets good results on behalf of his clients.”

The firm’s white-collar department is recognized in Chambers’ “elite” category in New York, with sources stating that the team is “always strong, responsive and on top of the facts” and “outstanding trial lawyers.” Four of the firm’s white-collar partners are individually recognized, with Mr. Corngold and Ms. Mulligan being included in the New York category and Ms. Harker and Mr. Solano in the New Jersey category. Of Mr. Corngold, sources note that he is “a superb defense lawyer” and “an excellent advocate” who is “extremely smart and has sound judgment. Sources comment that Ms. Mulligan “fights for her client” and “is exceptionally intelligent and a wonderful inspiration to anyone who wanted to become a lawyer.” In Chambers’ New Jersey commentary, Ms. Harker is commended for being “an extremely good and competent attorney,” and Mr. Solano for being “a smart attorney with excellent judgment.”

Chambers is a leading legal directory that undertakes extensive, independent research in ranking law firms and individual lawyers.  Among the factors Chambers assesses are client service, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value, and depth of team. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.  (No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)

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