Chambers and Partners Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys and Practices Among 2019 USA and Global Guides

April 29, 2019 | Spotlight

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has selected 27 attorneys and nine practice areas for inclusion in the 2019 edition of the Global and USA guides.

In the Chambers USA Guide, the Firm was ranked in Texas in the areas of Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity), Environment, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, and Real Estate. In addition, Jackson Walker was named a “Recognized Practitioner” on the state level for its Technology: Corporate & Commercial practice group.

Each year, Chambers and Partners identifies leading practitioners and law firms in the United States and around the world through the culmination of thousands of interviews with attorneys and clients conducted by over 200 research analysts. Criteria for selection include recommendations by clients, the attorney’s visibility in his or her area of law, and the volume, complexity, and size of work undertaken. For more information, visit the Chambers and Partners website.

Jackson Walker’s Texas-ranked practice groups received the following commentary from Chambers and from interviewed clients:


Chambers says: “Represents a diverse client base across sectors including energy, real estate and healthcare. Frequently engaged on reorganizations, Chapter 11 cases and bankruptcy litigation. Able to handle fraudulent conveyance matters. Caseload ranges from complex corporate cases to liquidation proceedings for small businesses and individuals. Acts on behalf of creditors, debtors and asset purchasers, among others.”

Sources say: “It is a very good firm; they work hard and they are smart lawyers.
[From Chambers USA 2019]


Chambers says: “Diverse practice with expertise in a range of industries, including telecommunications, energy, healthcare and technology. Regularly works with investment funds in midmarket transactions, with additional experience handling cross-border deals. Client base is comprised of public and private companies, and various funds.”

Sources say: “The entire team is solid and any attorney you work with in the firm is helpful and solves problems with real business solutions.
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Energy: State Regulatory and Litigation (Electricity)

Chambers says: “Has experience across the full range of regulatory and litigation matters involving the electricity market. Frequently appears in complex PUCT and ERCOT proceedings, as well as advising on regulatory concerns arising in transactions. Regularly provides due diligence support and state regulatory counsel to financing parties and project developers in power project development. Acts for transmission, generation and renewable energy clients, among others.”

Sources say: “They’re terrific,” adding that notable practitioners are “excellent and very capable lawyer[s].
[From Chambers USA 2019]


Chambers says: “Strong team fielding expertise across a range of litigation and regulatory matters such as Superfund cleanup, water permitting and air issues. Advises on due diligence in relation to corporate and real estate transactions. Maintains a notable focus on environmental concerns affecting the electric power industry, as well as matters arising from renewable energy and water projects. Also well-versed serving clients from the financial services sector.”

Sources say: “The team demonstrates strong technical capabilities,” going on to say the lawyers are “terrific on a host of matters, are responsive, detailed and really thoughtful” in their approach, with one client adding: “The client focus was outstanding and exceeded my expectations.
[From Chambers USA 2019]


Chambers says: “Advises clients on a broad range of transactional and regulatory healthcare issues including joint ventures, M&A and the formation of health networks. Clients include clinical laboratories, hospitals, health systems and telemedicine providers. Highly experienced with matters concerning radiology clinics and departments. Also possesses particular expertise in reimbursement matters.”

Sources say: “They pay close attention to details and to accuracy, and we consider these to be two of the major contributors to successful results.
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Labor & Employment

Chambers says: “Respected provision of a broad range of labor and employment advice, with a large team handling matters such as labor relations, employee benefits matters and the employment implications of M&A. Also noted for its strength in employment litigation. Acts on behalf of prominent names in a number of sectors, including financial institutions and retail companies.”

Sources say: An interviewee reports: “It is a very good firm. I am impressed with their work and resources,” with another describing it as “an impressive firm” and adding: “I have enjoyed working with them.
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Litigation: General Commercial

Chambers says: “Longstanding presence in the Texas litigation market, with notable ability for handling complex disputes at trial and appeal. Regularly handles national and international cases, including arbitration, particularly in the areas of aviation, energy and media. Also provides assistance with securities litigation, white-collar matters and government investigations.”

Sources say: One interviewee reports that “the team was very hard-working, dedicated and provided tremendous advocacy for us,” further adding: “They worked together very well to deliver the best possible result – I would highly recommend them.” A client comments: “The firm has a very strong practice and an ability to handle work on a national level. They form strong strategic relationships within and outside the firm which makes them very efficient.” Another source highlights the firm’s “very strong bench of experienced investigations and trial lawyers.’”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Real Estate

Chambers says: “Advises an array of clients, including investors, owners and developers, in connection with a range of sophisticated real estate transactions, including acquisitions, leasings and capital markets matters. Also houses significant capabilities in land use and zoning. Further expertise in the real estate finance space, advising both borrowers and lenders in connection with transactions across the USA. Maintains offices throughout the state, including in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.”

Sources say: Clients report that “they do an excellent job, have a lot of in-depth knowledge and offer excellent value.
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Technology: Corporate & Commercial

Recognized Practitioner
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Congratulations to the following Chambers-ranked lawyers:

Charles “Chip” L. Babcock

Ranked for First Amendment Litigation (Nationwide – Band 1)
Chambers says: “Charles Babcock is thought of by peers as ‘a sterling trial attorney’ and ‘one of the best lawyers on his feet in a courtroom.’ He is frequently called upon to litigate high-profile libel cases as part of his wide-ranging commercial litigation practice. His clients include broadcasters, newspapers, digital publications and production companies.
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Ranked for Litigation: General Commercial (Texas – Band 2)
Chambers says: “Charles Babcock is a respected trial lawyer, with one source commenting: ‘He is excellent in front of a jury – he builds a great rapport and delivers a phenomenal closing argument.’ He handles a wide array of commercial disputes as well as First Amendment litigation.
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Ranked for Litigation: Trial Lawyers (Texas – Spotlight Table)
Chambers says: “Charles Babcock is a respected trial lawyer, with one source commenting: ‘He is excellent in front of a jury – he builds a great rapport and delivers a phenomenal closing argument.’ He handles a wide array of commercial disputes as well as First Amendment litigation.”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Ranked for Litigation: Trial Lawyers (USA – Band 2)
Charles Babcock of Jackson Walker LLP has decades of experience trying bet-the-company cases across the USA, with a renowned focus on First Amendment disputes. He regularly works with clients in the entertainment and media industries, and is considered by market sources to be “an excellent trial attorney.”
[From Chambers Global 2019]

Barron P. Bogatto

Ranked for Healthcare (Texas – Band 4)
Chambers says: “Barron Bogatto [is] impressing in the healthcare litigation space, and offers particular expertise in the law surrounding Medicare reimbursement. Clients say: ‘He is extremely well organized and accurate, and is relentless in the pursuit of a proper and successful outcome for a project.’”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

S. Brad Brown

Ranked for Transportation: Aviation: Litigation (Nationwide – Band 3)
Chambers says: “Brad Brown is regularly instructed on litigation arising from wrongful death, personal injury and product liability claims. He acts for aircraft suppliers and manufacturers on numerous cases.”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Stephanie L. Chandler

Ranked for Technology: Corporate & Commercial (Texas – Recognized Practitioner)
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Patrick R. Cowlishaw

Ranked for Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) (Texas – Band 3)
Chambers says: “Patrick Cowlishaw is recognized for his significant experience representing power sector clients in contested proceedings before the PUCT. He regularly advises on rate cases and market restructuring actions.”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

William S. Dahlstrom

Ranked for Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Texas – Band 1)
Chambers says: “William Dahlstrom is a highly regarded zoning and land use lawyer. He is noted for managing permissions for mixed-use, residential and office developments, as well as advising on the zoning aspects of real estate transactions.”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Jay Dewald

Ranked for Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Texas – Band 3)
Chambers says: “Former prosecutor Jay Dewald has excellent capacity to handle investigations by the DOJ, SEC and other government agencies. He is commended by interviewees for his ‘wealth of knowledge on how government investigations work.’ One source says: ‘He has very strong writing skills and the ability to communicate the risks and options to the client.’”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Leonard H. Dougal

Ranked for Environment (Texas – Band 3)
Chambers says: “Leonard Dougal advises on Clean Water Act permitting and compliance matters, as well as enforcement defense actions. He also counsels clients on environmental due diligence pertaining to finance and real estate transactions.”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Jeffery P. Drummond

Ranked for Healthcare (Texas – Band 3)
Chambers says: “Jeff Drummond is ‘an excellent lawyer’ who is ‘very good at HIPAA law,’ according to market sources. He regularly acts for healthcare providers including hospitals and physicians, advising on M&A deals and their regulatory aspects.”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

David Folsom

“Recognized Practitioner” in Intellectual Property (Texas)
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Meghan E. Griffiths

Ranked for Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) (Texas – Band 3)
Chambers says: “Meghan Griffiths is described by market sources as ‘an excellent and very capable lawyer.’ She acts in a range of regulatory and litigation matters for clients in the electricity sector.”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

John V. Jansonius

Ranked for Labor & Employment (Texas – Band 1)
Chambers says: “The ‘phenomenal’ John Jansonius is a vastly experienced labor and employment practitioner. He has a strong track record of litigating on behalf of employers, including recently in high-profile cases involving restrictive covenants, collective bargaining agreements and pay equity. A client reports: ‘He is extremely knowledgeable about the law and a great counselor when it came to making sure we take the best approach.’”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Ranked for Labor & Employment (USA – Band 2)
Chambers says: “John Jansonius of Jackson Walker LLP is seen as a “very accomplished practitioner, a strong litigator and labour and employment lawyer with a terrific reputation.” He handles contract and compensation negotiations and the defence of employment discrimination claims.”
[From Chambers Global 2019]

Steven R. Jenkins

Ranked for Real Estate (Texas – Band 2)
Chambers says: “Steve Jenkins is called upon by high-profile clients to counsel on portfolio transactions including acquisitions, refinancings and dispositions. He handles matters pertaining to office, retail and industrial real estate developments.”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Kevin L. Kelley

Ranked for Real Estate (Texas – Band 2)
Chambers says: “Kevin Kelley has significant experience acting for owners, lenders and investors active in the hospitality, corporate campus and multifamily property sectors. He handles development, financing and refinancing work across Texas.”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Susan Mead

Ranked for Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Texas – Senior Statesmen)
Chambers says: “Susan Mead is highly experienced in zoning law. She represents clients before a range of public entities including city councils, planning commissions and review boards. She is particularly knowledgeable of economic development incentive programs.”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Alfred “Alfie” M. Meyerson

Ranked for Real Estate (Texas – Band 2)
Chambers says: “Alfred Meyerson handles leasing, purchase and sale and development agreements for clients in the retail, office and industrial sectors. He is also noted for his financing work, as well as partnership and joint venture formation.”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Virginia Alverson Mimmack

Ranked for Healthcare (Texas – Up and Coming)
Chambers says: “Virginia Alverson Mimmack advises clients including hospitals, physicians and healthcare startups on a range of regulatory matters. Clients say: ‘She has strong communication skills and is able to understand complex business deals and advise accordingly,’”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Lindsey C. Moorhead

Ranked for Environment (Texas – Associates to Watch)
Chambers says: “Lindsey Moorhead is a well-regarded associate* who is active on environmental due diligence and remediation matters as well as site cleanup projects. One client says she is ‘very strong technically and has a good ability to relate the legal information to clients.’ Another interviewee says: ‘She is always on top of things and is efficient.’
[From Chambers USA 2019]

*In February 2019 Lindsey was elected as a Partner with the firm.</strong[From Chambers USA 2019]

Michael W. Moran

Ranked for Construction (Texas – Band 3)
Chambers says: “Michael Moran is a well-regarded litigator, specializing in construction and real estate disputes. He represents design professionals, contractors and government entities in claims as well as negotiations.”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Edgar “Jed” C. Morrison, Jr.

Ranked for Healthcare (Texas – Band 2)
Chambers says: “Edgar Morrison is lauded by market peers as an ‘exceptional lawyer’ and has over 30 years of experience in healthcare law. He has significant expertise in both regulatory and transactional matters, including joint ventures and private equity.”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Michael “Mike” J. Nasi

Ranked for Environment (Texas – Band 2)
Chambers says: “Michael Nasi is noted for his energy practice, advising clients such as power plants and manufacturers on clean air regulation and representing them in CAA cases. ‘He is one of the finest attorneys – smart, insightful, diligent and able to convene and inspire collaborative groups,’ says a client. ‘He has outstanding knowledge and perspective on the environmental law and policies associated with the energy market.’”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Cynthia “Cindy” Brotman Nelson

Ranked for Leisure & Hospitality (Nationwide – Band 4)
Chambers says: “Cynthia Brotman Nelson is ‘very experienced, good to work with and very knowledgeable in the area,’ according to impressed sources. She is noted for her expert handling of transactions such as the refinancing, acquisition and disposition of hotel properties.”
[From Chambers 2019]

Kurt D. Nondorf

Ranked for Real Estate (Texas – Band 1)
Chambers says: “The ‘fantastic’ Kurt Nondorf is highly commended for his transactional real estate practice. He is well versed in commercial capital and leasing market work, regularly representing both buyers and sellers. Commentators describe him as ‘a great guy and a great lawyer.’”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Robert F. Ruckman

Ranked for Transportation: Aviation: Litigation (Nationwide – Band 3)
Chambers says: “Robert Ruckman has extensive experience advising manufacturers, insurers and airlines on aviation claims. He frequently handles product liability cases.”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Bruce J. Ruzinsky

Ranked for Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas – Band 3)
Chambers says: “Bruce Ruzinsky is a respected practitioner, handling issues such as workouts and restructurings. Sources report that he is ‘super knowledgeable about bankruptcy and workout law’  and ‘understands us, our goals and our processes.’”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Daniel E. Vineyard

Ranked for Environment (Texas – Band 4)
Chambers says: “Daniel Vineyard is known for handling Superfund matters and acts for significant clients on environmental investigations and negotiations with the TCEQ and DTSC. A client says: ‘His depth of experience and ability to communicate stand out to me.’”
[From Chambers USA 2019]

Jerry Webberman

“Recognized Practitioner” in Environment (Texas)
[From Chambers USA 2019]