Nossaman Again Recognized as a "Leading Law Firm"
Chambers & Partners has named four of the Firm's lawyers and two practices among its 2011 list of leading lawyers for business in the United States. The 2011 edition, published June 10, recognizes Nossaman in the top-tier of law firms nationally in the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Projects category. Geoffrey Yarema and Patrick Harder were selected as a leading lawyers in the same category. Chambers also recognized Nossaman's healthcare practice in California and chose two partners in the group for individual recognition, Richard Spohn and Ann O'Connell.
The Firm's infrastructure team is described in the guide as being "at the forefront of PPP work in the USA" for its work on behalf of public authorities and is "praised for its incredible market knowledge." A Nossaman client noted that "as a major force in the PPP industry, Nossaman always has excellent, up-to-date market knowledge."
Mr. Yarema's "name is practically synonymous with US PPP," the editors note. Clients call him "the dominant player in PPP work in the USA," who "understands the government like no one else." Mr. Harder "is an absolutely first-rate adviser who I can rely on in the most challenging circumstances and whose attention to detail has nipped many disputes before they even arose."
Nossaman's healthcare group is recognized for its "a broad-based offering to clients." Clients told Chambers that the Firm "deserves an excellent rating and the highest recommendations." Ms. O'Connell is praised "for her impressive work in the medical staff area," with clients remarking, "she is strong-willed and fights hard for us in a professional way." Mr. Spohn is commended for his "responsiveness, vast knowledge, creativity and effectiveness."
Chambers employs a rigorous methodology that sets it apart from other legal guides and lists. By retaining a large dedicated research staff the organization is able to conduct original research. Feedback from interviews with participating firms' clients and other industry leaders provides the basis of their tiered rankings. Chambers recognizes firms and individuals by practice area both nationally and regionally.