Friedman Kaplan and Seven Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2022 Guide

June 3, 2022

Friedman Kaplan is pleased to announce that the firm is ranked in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA in its General Commercial Litigation and White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations categories in New York. Further, partners Anne BeaumontEdward Friedman, and Eric Seiler are recognized individually for Commercial Litigation, and partners Eric Corngold, Mala Ahuja Harker, and Mary Mulligan and counsel Bonnie Baker are individually listed in the White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations category.

In listing Friedman Kaplan in its top band within the Highly Regarded table for New York’s general commercial litigation category, Chambers describes the firm as “­­­respected for its deep bench of experienced trial lawyers who frequently act across an impressive range of complex commercial disputes.” The directory commends Ms. Beaumont for having an “impressive depth of expertise in disputes involving investment funds and financial products as part of a robust commercial litigation practice” and quotes sources opining that she is “highly responsive and efficient” and “very commercial, easy to work with and never loses sight of our goals.” Mr. Friedman is noted for offering “strength across a range of civil litigation” and being “an excellent advocate.” Mr. Seiler, who Chambers ranked as a Band 1 attorney for the fifth year in a row, is noted for doing “an incredible job on the overall strategy” and being “a sound, savvy, calm and thoughtful litigator.”

The firm’s white-collar department is recognized in Chambers’ Elite category in New York, with sources stating that the firm has “a really strong team that you want on your side” and “the team is superb, dedicated and passionate.” Four of Friedman Kaplan’s white-collar attorneys are individually recognized, with Mr. Corngold, Ms. Mulligan, and Ms. Baker being included in the New York category and Ms. Harker in the New Jersey category. Sources comment that Mr. Corngold has “unique insight into the overlap of state and federal prosecutions” and “the strength of his cross-examination wins trials.” Of Ms. Mulligan, sources note that she “stands out for her preparation and understanding of issues” and is “extremely devoted to her clients and zealously protects their rights.” Ms. Baker is lauded for being “a talented and experienced criminal defense lawyer,” and sources describe Ms. Harker as “an outstanding attorney who finds solutions for complex problems and delivers high-value service to her clients” and “a really smart, effective lawyer, with a great understanding of complicated legal issues and is a great problem solver.”

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.)