Nossaman Named to "Midsize Hot List"
National Law Journal
The National Law Journal named Nossaman to its "2011 Midsize Hot List," a special feature that highlights 20 of the nation's leading midsize law firms. The editors selected firms that have "demonstrated excellence in the courtroom or boardroom; that spotted a niche that eluded their competitors or that excelled on many fronts; that developed innovative management, billing or training structures; that changed the face of the country's cities; that set the standard for midsize practice—firms that clearly stand apart from your everyday law firm." Nossaman was selected out of scores of firms with 50 to 150 attorneys which submitted answers to "a detailed questionnaire designed to measure what makes a firm great."
The report highlighted the Firm's growing public policy work in Washington, DC. The group lobbies for companies and associations in the financial services, pharmaceutical, and device manufacturing industries, in addition to advising companies on political contributions. The group is preparing for an onslaught of work leading up to the 2012 election season, namely due to the landmark case in which the Supreme Court held that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting independent political expenditures by corporations and unions.
The publication also recognized Nossaman's Financial Services and Bankruptcy Practice Group for being retained by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in its investigations and lawsuits stemming from failed banks, as well as the Firm's successful handling of environmental and infrastructure projects, including the $1.1 billion Presidio Parkway Project. The project, which reached financial close in June 2012, was the first transportation public-private partnership ("P3") in California under the recently enacted P3 statute, Streets and Highways Code section 143, and only the third highway project developed through an availability payment structure.