Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and 12 Partners Named As Leaders by Chambers and Partners

Date: June 28, 2007

Baltimore - Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP (WTP) is delighted to announce that Chambers and Partners (Chambers) has ranked the firm and 12 WTP attorneys in its list of America's leading firms and business lawyers.  Chambers revealed its rankings on June 15 in New York City.     

The WTP attorneys were recognized by Chambers as leaders in Maryland in the fields of Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Labor & Employment (Mainly Defendant), Healthcare, Litigation (General Commercial), and Real Estate law.  The attorneys include: Thomas C. Barbuti, Mary Claire Chesshire, James R. Chason, Robert B. Curran, James P. Gillece, Jr., Peter D. Guattery, Eva H. Hill, Paul W. Madden, Rose M. Matricciani, Jeanne M. Phelan, William F. Ryan, Jr., and Larry M. Wolf.  Wolf was given the special distinction of "Senior Statesman" by Chambers.  

The firm as a whole was highly ranked in Maryland for its Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, and General Commercial practices. 

The publishers of the world-famous guides to law firms and lawyers, Chambers conducts thousands of in-depth interviews with clients to assess the expertise and reputations of business lawyers in 175 countries across the world for their publications including Chambers UK, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Chambers Student.  For the current US directory, over 10,000 interviews were conducted by a team of 40 full-time researchers over an eight-month period. 

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP is dedicated to working with clients to achieve their business goals through strategic legal counsel.  Founded in 1933, the firm has grown to over 155 attorneys, with offices in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  For more information, please visit our website at