Chambers USA 2007 Guide Ranks BLB&G Top in Securities Litigation for the Second Year in a Row

BLB&G Partner Max Berger and Former Partner Sean Coffey Dubbed a "Formidable Duo"

June 2007

For the second year in a row, BLB&G has received the top ranking in the field of plaintiff securities litigation in Chambers and Partners' 2007 Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers).

The practice area, "Litigation-Securities Mainly Plaintiff," was created by Chambers last year to "recognize the importance of a select number of firms who do high-profile work in the area."  Chambers' rankings assess the reputations and expertise of business lawyers in 175 countries across the world and are compiled based on thousands of in-depth interviews conducted with clients.  Its rankings and directory are available online at

Chambers gives the same level of high praise to BLB&G, citing its transition to "center securities litigation." According to Chambers, BLB&G took up "permanent residence in the utmost echelon of the plaintiff's Bar" following its multi-billion dollar victory in WorldCom and notes the recent multi-million dollar settlements in Williams, HealthSouth, and Nortel as a measure of the firm's "power and effectiveness."  BLB&G is "[d]eemed 'honest and impassioned' by observers...[and] looks set - as time advances - to add even greater luster to an already shining reputation."

In the "Individuals" category for the same practice area, "Litigation - Securities Mainly Plaintiff," Chambers gives BLB&G Partner Max Berger and former partner Sean Coffey the top lawyer ranking for the second year in a row.  Dubbed a "formidable duo," Messrs. Berger and Coffey are described as no "stranger(s) to complex disputes that attract high levels of interest."

Click here to read the full text of the BLB&G profile in the Chambers 2007 Guide.

Click here to read the full text of the BLB&G profile in the Chambers 2006 Guide.