Faegre Baker Daniels Earns National Rankings in 2014 Chambers USA

May 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Faegre Baker Daniels - Faegre Baker Daniels has received four nationwide legal practice rankings and 19 state-level practice rankings in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Seventy-six FaegreBD attorneys were honored with individual rankings.

Chambers USA is an annual guide ranking attorneys and law firms based on in-depth research and interviews with clients, attorneys and corporate counsel. Chambers considers technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities valued by clients when determining rankings.

Faegre Baker Daniels' 2014 Chambers USA practice rankings include:


  • Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation
  • Franchising
  • Native American Law
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts


  • Corporate/M&A
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate: Construction


  • Corporate/M&A
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate


  • Corporate/M&A
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial


  • Construction
  • Corporate/M&A 
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate

Charles Ferrell received a Star Individual designation for garnering exceptional recommendations in his field. Gregory Utken was named Senior Statesmen, an attorney who no longer work hands-on with the same intensity, but who remains pivotal to the firm's success. Robert Stanley and Jay Yeager were designated Eminent Practitioners, highly influential lawyers who, due to managerial or client relationship commitments, are less active in day-to-day work but remain key players in their teams.

Michael Abbott, Trevor Belden, Stuart Buttrick, Jesse Linebaugh and Bernard Nodzon were designated as Up and Coming, junior partners who are already driving the firm's growth. Adam Hertzke and Steven Toeniskoetter were named Associates-to-Watch, senior associates recognized for their work in the background of major matters.

Based on strong recommendations from the market, 65 FaegreBD attorneys were named Leaders in Their Field, placing them at the top of their practice areas. Faegre Baker Daniels' 2014 Leaders in Their Field are:

  • Scott Alter, Intellectual Property
  • Scott Anderegg, Real Estate
  • Andrew Anderson, Corporate/M&A
  • J. David Arkell, Real Estate: Construction
  • Peter Berrie, Real Estate
  • Daniel Boeglin, Corporate/M&A
  • Ellen Boshkoff, Labor & Employment
  • Sarah Brew, Food & Beverage: Regulatory & Litigation
  • Jeffrey Brimer, Franchising
  • Jeffrey Brown, Corporate/M&A
  • Kerry Bundy, Franchising
  • Morgan Burns, Corporate/M&A
  • Jacob Bylund, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Charles Calvin, Real Estate
  • James Carroll, Corporate/M&A
  • Angela Christy, Real Estate
  • Terri Combs, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Patrick Cross, Corporate/M&A
  • Gregory Dale, Labor & Employment
  • Diane Davies, Real Estate
  • Bruce Engler, Corporate/M&A
  • Michael Giudicessi, Labor & Employment
  • David Given, Labor & Employment
  • Peter Halls, Construction
  • Natalie Hanlon-Leh, Intellectual Property
  • Aaron Harkins, Native American Law
  • James Hartnett, Construction
  • Kevin Hein, Franchising
  • David Herzog, Litigation, General Commercial
  • Randall Kahnke, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Steven Kennedy, Corporate/M&A
  • William Killion, Franchising
  • Charles Knapp, Labor & Employment
  • Lynn Kornfeld, Natural Resources & Environment
  • Michael Lapicola, Construction
  • Jon Laramore, Litigation: Appellate
  • Kenneth Liebman, Litigation: Intellectual Property
  • Mary Lisher, Real Estate
  • Elizabeth MacDonald, Labor & Employment
  • Michael McCarthy, Litigation: General Commercial
  • George Mesires, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • John Neighbours, Labor & Employment
  • Kathlyn Noecker, Labor & Employment
  • Patrick O'Connor, Construction
  • Hudnall Pfeiffer, Labor & Employment
  • Joseph Price, Product Liability & Mass Torts
  • Kent Richey, Gaming & Licensing and Native American Law
  • Linda Rockwood, Natural Resources & Environment
  • Chris Scanlon, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Robert Schnell, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Joseph Scimia, Real Estate
  • Amy Seidel, Corporate/M&A
  • James Spaanstra, Natural Resources & Environment
  • Michael Stanchfield, Corporate/M&A
  • Aaron Van Oort, Litigation: Appellate
  • James Volling, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Kim Walker, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Nina Wang, Intellectual Property
  • Charles Webber, Litigation: Appellate and Litigation, General Commercial
  • John Wheaton, Real Estate
  • Wendy Wildung, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Mary Will, Labor & Employment
  • David Worrell, Corporate/M&A
  • Douglas Wright, Corporate/M&A
  • Robert Wynne, Corporate/M&A

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