Chambers USA 2020 Ranks White and Williams as a Leading Law Firm
White and Williams is once again recognized by Chambers USA as a leading law firm in Pennsylvania for achievements and client service in the area of insurance law. In addition, four lawyers received individual honors – two for their work in insurance, one for his work in banking and finance and another for his work in commercial litigation.
White and Williams is acknowledged for its renowned practice offering expert representation to insurers and reinsurers across an impressive range of areas including coverage, bad faith litigation and excess liability. The firm is recognized for its notable strength in transactional and regulatory matters, complemented by its adroit handling of complex alternative dispute resolution proceedings and is described as "reasoned and respectful." Chambers also acknowledged the firm's broad trial capabilities, including handling data privacy, professional liability and toxic tort coverage claims as well as its experience in substantial claims arising from bodily injury and wrongful death suits. White and Williams' cross-disciplinary team is also highlighted, characterized for "work[ing] well together and provid[ing] exceptional representation."
White and Williams' individual lawyer honorees include Managing Partner Patti Santelle, who is named an Eminent Practitioner in the area of insurance. Patti is highly regarded for her representation of insurance companies in an array of insurance coverage disputes related to environmental claims and toxic torts, among others. The Eminent Practitioner distinction recognizes highly influential lawyers who remain key players on a team while balancing managerial and client relationship commitments.
Counsel Randy Maniloff was named a Leading Lawyer in the area of insurance for his broad knowledge on a range of insurance matters, with one source saying that "he is someone that can tell me the law and what the trends are." Randy focuses his practice on representing insurers in coverage disputes and is characterized as a "well-respected attorney and an excellent speaker." He is further described as having "an encyclopedic knowledge of insurance coverage," with one reference adding, "there is nobody out there who knows coverage law better than Randy."
Partner Maulin Vidwans was named a Leading Lawyer in banking and finance. Maulin maintains a multifaceted practice handling sophisticated financing matters for institutional lenders, concentrating in the areas of corporate finance, real estate and business transactions
Finally, Senior Counsel David Marion, honored as a Senior Statesman in the area of commercial litigation, is characterized as a noted leader in the field. He has significant experience in handling professional liability, antitrust and securities cases. David has been recognized by Chambers since its inception in 2003.
Chambers and Partners has been publishing the leading guides to the legal profession since 1990. More than 200 full-time researchers identify and rank the world's best lawyers and law firms based on in-depth, objective investigation in over 200 jurisdictions.
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