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Chambers USA Recognizes 37 Waller Attorneys; Cites National Healthcare Status


Waller, a leading provider of legal services to the healthcare, financial services, retail and hospitality industries, announced today that 37 of its attorneys across 12 practice areas were ranked in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA, an annual publication that ranks law firms and lawyers across the United States through independent interviews with clients and members of the legal community at outside law firms.

With more than 50 years of experience serving the healthcare industry, Waller received its highest-ever national ranking in Healthcare, joining a select group of firms.

“Service to the healthcare industry has been a cornerstone of our legal practice since the enactment of Medicare in 1965,” said Ken Marlow, chair of Waller’s Healthcare Department. “We have had the privilege to grow alongside the healthcare clients we serve, and this recognition underscores both the importance of the industry on a national scale and Waller’s continuing commitment to our healthcare clients.”

In Tennessee, Waller earned Band 1 rankings in seven practice areas:

Additionally, Waller received rankings in the following key practice areas :

The firm also earned Recognized Practitioner status for Litigation: Commercial General in Alabama and Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Texas.

“We’re honored to be recognized for our experience, depth and commitment to client service by Chambers USA,” said Waller chairman Matt Burnstein. “These rankings reflect the trust our clients have placed in us as well as the respect of our peers in the legal profession.”

Waller attorneys have received individual band rankings and recognition in the following 12 practice areas:

  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare: Regulatory
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Banking & Finance
  • Banking & Finance: Regulatory
  • Corporate M&A
  • Environment
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: Bankruptcy
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Real Estate

The Waller attorneys who received band ranking are:

In addition, eight Waller attorneys received the following distinguished recognitions:

Eminent Practitioner

Recognized Practitioner

  • William Athanas - Litigation: General Commercial                                 
  • Philip F. Head - Real Estate
  • Michael L. Russell - Labor & Employment            
  • Eric J. Taube - Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Senior Statesmen

Up and Coming

About Waller

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