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8 Practice Areas, 21 Attorneys Achieve Rankings in 2015

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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that a number of our attorneys and practice groups have been ranked by Chambers USA in 2015, including a nationwide Band 1 ranking in Transportation: Aviation: Finance—the guide’s highest honor.

Practice Group Rankings

Band 1

  • Transportation: Aviation: Finance (Nationwide)
  • Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation (Illinois)

Band 3

  • Banking & Finance (Illinois)
  • Transportation: Shipping: Finance (New York) (Nationwide)

Band 4

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Illinois)
  • Labor & Employment (Illinois)
  • Investment Funds: Registered Funds (Nationwide)

Band 5

  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Illinois)

Attorney Rankings

Band 1

  • Dean N. Gerber—Transportation: Aviation: Finance (Nationwide)
  • Douglas J. Lipke—Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Illinois)
  • Ronald Scheinberg—Transportation: Aviation: Finance (Nationwide)
  • Robert J. Stucker—Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation (Illinois)

Band 2

  • Thomas P. Desmond—Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation (Illinois)
  • Joshua D. Gentner—Transportation: Aviation: Finance (Nationwide)
  • Dean N. Gerber—Banking & Finance (Illinois)
  • Cathy Gonzales O’Kelly—Investment Funds: Registered Funds (Nationwide)
  • Blaine C. Kimrey—Media & Entertainment: Litigation (Illinois)
  • Francis X. Nolan, III—Transportation: Shipping: Finance (New York) (Nationwide)

Band 3

  • Michael G. Cleveland—Labor & Employment (Illinois)
  • Bradley C. Crawford—Banking & Finance (California)
  • Michael M. Eidelman—Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Illinois)
  • Edward C. Jepson, Jr.—Labor & Employment (Illinois)
  • Geoffrey R. Kass—Transportation: Aviation: Finance (Nationwide)
  • John T. McEnroe—Banking & Finance (Illinois)
  • Michael A. Nemeroff—Corporate/M&A (Illinois)
  • Richard W. Pearse—Construction (Illinois)
  • Kenneth F. Sparks—Labor & Employment (Illinois)
  • Kelly A. Starr—Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation (Illinois)
  • Jeffrey T. Veber—Transportation: Aviation: Finance (Nationwide)
  • Charles B. Wolf—Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation (Illinois)

Also, in the category of Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Illinois), Vedder Price is listed as Other Noted Firm and Junaid A. Zubairi is listed as Other Noted Practitioner.

Chambers & Partners is a notable resource for the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. Chambers conducts thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide to identify and rank the world’s best lawyers according to the criteria most valued by clients—such as technical knowledge, business acumen, prompt delivery and value. On the basis of this research, Chambers ranks both firms and individual attorneys around the world.


Bradley C. Crawford


Thomas P. Desmond


Michael M. Eidelman

Shareholder, Chair of Shareholder Affiliations

Cathy Gonzales O'Kelly


Geoffrey R. Kass


Blaine C. Kimrey


Michael A. Nemeroff

President and CEO

Kenneth F. Sparks


Kelly A. Starr


Jeffrey T. Veber


Junaid A. Zubairi