Friedman Kaplan and Nine Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2024 Guide

June 11, 2024

Friedman Kaplan is pleased to announce that the firm is ranked in the 2024 edition of Chambers USA in the “Elite” sections of the General Commercial Litigation and White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations categories in New York. In addition, nine Friedman Kaplan attorneys are individually ranked in the guide with Mary Mulligan, Eric Corngold, Mala Ahuja Harker, Tim Haggerty, and Bonnie Baker recognized for their white collar defense practice and Eric Seiler, Edward Friedman, Anne Beaumont, and Jason Rubinstein for their commercial litigation practice.

In listing Friedman Kaplan’s white collar defense department in its Elite category in New York, Chambers notes that the “team is meticulous from beginning to end. They drill down on every single thing - no stone is left unturned, no fact is left unanalyzed.” Friedman Kaplan’s white collar practice co-head Mary Mulligan is ranked individually in Band 1 of the New York white collar table, with sources commenting that “Mary is very big picture,” she “is great at making strategic judgments and implementing them effectively,” and she “is thoughtful and creative.” Of practice co-head Eric Corngold, also ranked within the New York white collar table, sources comment “the thing that stands him apart is his sheer intellect” and he “has incredible mental horsepower.” Partner Mala Ahuja Harker, who is ranked within Chambers’ New Jersey white collar table, is noted for being “hard-working, unbelievably smart and extremely practical” with “great instincts.” In receiving his first Chambers listing, partner Tim Haggerty is described in the New York table as “very diligent, committed and creative” and “a good strategist.” A source comments that counsel Bonnie Baker, also ranked in the New York table, “is a wonderful representative and gives very strong guidance.”

Friedman Kaplan is one of only 22 law firms recognized in the Elite table of Chambers’ general commercial litigation for New York, with a source commenting that the team is “adept at distilling very complicated matters and providing multiple different ways of looking at the same problem.” In obtaining his seventh Band 1 recognition, firm co-founder Eric Seiler is commended by a source as “pragmatic, has excellent common sense and can cut through things incisively.” Chambers describes firm co-founder Ed Friedman as “an excellent trial lawyer and strategic thinker” who is “eloquent, articulate, calm under pressure and a fast thinker who knows how to communicate his thoughts in a concise way.” Partner Anne Beaumont is noted as “brilliant on strategy” and “phenomenally smart and gives a lot of confidence in the work she is doing.” Chambers’ commentary highlights that partner Jason Rubinstein “has a command and mastery of the facts and details,” “is always prepared and thinks well on his feet,” and “is a strategic thinker who comes up with creative arguments.”

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.)