Chambers USA 2021 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 areas of insurance law, real estate finance and banking and finance law. The firm has also been recognized for achievements and client service in banking and finance law in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. In addition, five lawyers received individual honors – two for their work in insurance, one for his work in real estate finance, another for her work in bankruptcy and restructuring and one for his work in commercial litigation.

White and Williams is acknowledged for our renowned practice offering exceptional representation to insurers and reinsurers across an impressive range of areas including coverage, bad faith litigation and excess liability. The firm is recognized for notable strength in transactional and regulatory matters, complemented by the team's adroit handling of complex alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Chambers USA also acknowledged the firm's broad trial capabilities, including handling data privacy, professional liability, toxic tort coverage claims, and experience in substantial claims arising from bodily injury and wrongful death suits. White and Williams' cross-disciplinary team is also highlighted, as one source commented that "all advice was reasoned and respectful. They worked well together and provided exceptional representation."

Additionally, Chambers USA recognized White and Williams as a respected firm equipped to handle a range of financing matters, including transactions such as acquisition loans, mezzanine and mortgage loans and preferred equity investments. The firm is recognized for adeptness at advising on both domestic and international matters and was highlighted for our broad range of experience. One source commented that "the White and Williams team has broad and in-depth expertise in a number of industries and areas." Another source stated that the group has "strengths in real estate finance and are very competent in this area."

Partner Timothy Davis was named a Leading Lawyer in real estate finance. Tim is an experienced real estate finance lawyer with deep experience representing investment funds, insurance companies and banks in a wide array of real estate finance transactions. "He is terrific and is well regarded for mezzanine lending work," one source commented. Another said, "he is a thoughtful lawyer."

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." He focuses his practice on representing insurers in coverage disputes and is further described by commentators as having "an encyclopedic knowledge of insurance coverage," with one adding, "there is nobody out there who knows coverage law better than Randy," and "he is extremely well informed and is a good adviser to his clients."

Senior Counsel David Marion is honored as a Senior Statesperson in the area of commercial litigation and 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 USA since its inception in 2003.

White and Williams' individual lawyer honorees include Chair Emeritus, 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. She is described by clients as a" very solid lawyer who is very practical and results-oriented." The Eminent Practitioner distinction recognizes highly influential lawyers who remain key players on a team while balancing managerial and client relationship commitments.

Partner Amy Vulpio was named an Up and Coming Lawyer in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring for her broad experience with debtor representation, bankruptcy appellate work and bankruptcy-related commercial litigation matters. Amy is well placed to handle Chapter 11 proceedings as well as litigation, with sources describing Amy as “a terrific attorney," and commenting that "she is very responsive." She acts for both creditors and debtors.

Chambers and Partners is an independent research company operating across 200 jurisdictions delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world's leading lawyers.

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