Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Holland & Hart Lawyers and Practices

Holland & Hart LLP announced today that Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, an annual guide identifying top attorneys and law firms in the U.S., ranked 87 Holland & Hart attorneys and 33 of the firm's Chambers-defined practice areas, by market, in its 2016 edition, reinforcing the firm’s leading presence in our seven-state footprint across the Rocky Mountain region and in Washington, D.C.

Highlights of the firm’s 2016 Chambers rankings include:

  • Nationally ranked in the practice areas of Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy and Environment
  • Four attorneys nationally ranked for their practices: Trip Mackintosh (Denver) International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions; Steven Pelak (Washington, D.C.) International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions; Mark Safty (Denver) Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy; and Thomas Sansonetti (Greenwood Village/Denver) Native American Law
  • 87 Holland & Hart attorneys were individually recognized by Chambers as “leaders in their field,” with 23 attorneys earning the Band 1 ranking within their practice area
  • Of the 33 practice areas recognized, 18 were ranked Band 1
  • Utah partner James Barnett was included in the “Spotlight Table”
  • Idaho partner Larry Prince was recognized as a “Star Individual,” given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field
  • Robert Benson, Paul Phillips, Jeanne Matthews Bender, and Larry Petersen were ranked as “Senior Statesman,” given to lawyers with close links to major clients and remain pivotal to the firm’s success
  • Five Holland & Hart attorneys were recognized as “Up and Coming”: Dean Bennett, Bryce Alstead, Eric Maxfield, Bryan Pratt, and Shawn Welch
  • Two attorneys were noted as “Associates to Watch”: Jordan Kessler and Adam Rankin

London-based Chambers & Partners publishes directories that assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers. Chambers USA rankings are the result of in-depth interviews with clients and other leading law firm lawyers as well as assessing recent matters completed. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

2016 Firm Rankings:

Location Practice Area
Colorado Corporate/M&A
Colorado Intellectual Property
Colorado Labor & Employment
Colorado Litigation: General Commercial
Colorado Natural Resources & Environment
Colorado Real Estate
Colorado Real Estate: Construction
Idaho Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Idaho Corporate/Commercial
Idaho Labor & Employment
Idaho Litigation: General Commercial
Idaho Natural Resources & Environment
Idaho Real Estate
Montana Corporate/M&A
Montana Labor & Employment
Montana Natural Resources & Environment
Nationwide Environment
Nationwide Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
Nevada Corporate/Commercial
Nevada Litigation: General Commercial
Nevada Real Estate
New Mexico Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries
New Mexico Litigation: General Commercial
Utah Corporate/M&A
Utah Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries
Utah Intellectual Property
Utah Labor & Employment
Utah Litigation: General Commercial
Utah Real Estate
Wyoming Corporate/M&A
Wyoming Labor & Employment
Wyoming Litigation: General Commercial
Wyoming Real Estate

2016 Individual Rankings:

Full Name Location Practice Area
Betty Carter Arkell Colorado Corporate/M&A
Michael S. Beaver Colorado Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
Robert E. Benson Colorado Real Estate: Construction
Jude A. Biggs Colorado Labor & Employment
J. Kevin Bridston Colorado Real Estate: Construction
Rebecca W. Dow Colorado Real Estate
Gregory A. Eurich Colorado Labor & Employment
Gregory E. Goldberg Colorado Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Christina Groll Colorado Corporate/M&A
Steven M. Gutierrez Colorado Labor & Employment
James E. Hartley Colorado Litigation: General Commercial
Scott S. Havlick Colorado Intellectual Property
John M. Husband Colorado Labor & Employment
Jeffrey T. Johnson Colorado Labor & Employment
Jane Michaels Colorado Intellectual Property
Litigation: General Commercial
Brian M. Mumaugh Colorado Labor & Employment
Paul D. Phillips Colorado Natural Resources & Environment
Elizabeth A. Sharrer Colorado Real Estate
Lucy Stark Colorado Corporate/M&A
Beat U. Steiner Colorado Real Estate: Hotels & Leisure
Christopher H. Toll Colorado Litigation: General Commercial
A. Dean Bennett Idaho Labor & Employment
Thomas C. Chandler Idaho Corporate/Commercial
Robert A. Faucher Idaho Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Murray D. Feldman Idaho Natural Resources & Environment
Brian T. Hansen Idaho Corporate/Commercial
Linda B. Jones Idaho Natural Resources & Environment
J. Frederick Mack Idaho Corporate/Commercial
William G. Myers III Idaho Natural Resources & Environment
Larry E. Prince Idaho Bankruptcy/Restructuring
J. Walter Sinclair Idaho Litigation: General Commercial
Nicole C. Snyder Idaho Corporate/Commercial
B. Newal Squyres Idaho Litigation: General Commercial
Erik F. Stidham Idaho Litigation: General Commercial
Mary V. York Idaho Litigation: General Commercial
Jeanne Matthews Bender Montana Labor & Employment
Kyle A. Gray Montana Natural Resources & Environment
Charles W. Hingle Montana Corporate/M&A
William W. Mercer Montana Natural Resources & Environment
W. Scott Mitchell Montana Natural Resources & Environment
Elizabeth A. Nedrow Montana Labor & Employment
Larry W. Petersen Montana Corporate/M&A
Jason S. Ritchie Montana Labor & Employment
J. Trip Mackintosh Nationwide International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
Steven W. Pelak Nationwide International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
Mark D. Safty Nationwide Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
Thomas L. Sansonetti Nationwide Native American Law
Bryce C. Alstead Nevada Environment
Fritz Battcher Nevada Corporate/Commercial
Karen D. Dennison Nevada Real Estate
David A. Garcia Nevada Corporate/Commercial
J. Stephen Peek Nevada Litigation: General Commercial
Scott Scherer Nevada Gaming & Licensing
Frederick J. Schmidt Nevada Environment
Bradford C. Berge New Mexico Litigation: General Commercial
Michael H. Feldewert New Mexico Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries
Jordan L. Kessler New Mexico Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries: Water Law
Adam G. Rankin New Mexico Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries
Lois A. Baar Utah Labor & Employment
James L. Barnett Utah Labor & Employment: ERISA
Carl W. Barton Utah Real Estate
Blaine J. Benard Utah Litigation: General Commercial
Bryan K. Benard Utah Labor & Employment
David K. Broadbent Utah Real Estate
A. John Davis, III Utah Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries
Elizabeth T. Dunning Utah Labor & Employment
Brett L. Foster Utah Intellectual Property
L. Grant Foster Utah Intellectual Property
George M. Haley Utah Litigation: General Commercial
John P. Harrington Utah Litigation: General Commercial
Christopher R. Hogle Utah Litigation: General Commercial
Gregory E. Lindley Utah Corporate/Commercial
Eric G. Maxfield Utah Litigation: General Commercial
Kevin R. Murray Utah Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries
Bryan G. Pratt Utah Intellectual Property
Shawn T. Welch Utah Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries
Matthew G. Wells Utah Corporate/M&A
Jody L. Williams Utah Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries
Teresa B. Buffington Wyoming Corporate/M&A
Real Estate
Bradley T. Cave Wyoming Labor & Employment
Patrick R. Day Wyoming Litigation: General Commercial
Walter F. Eggers, III Wyoming Litigation: General Commercial
Paula Fleck Wyoming Labor & Employment
Litigation: General Commercial
Hugh J. O'Halloran Wyoming Real Estate
Joe M. Teig Wyoming Litigation: General Commercial
Joanna R. Vilos Wyoming Labor & Employment
Lawrence J. Wolfe Wyoming Corporate/M&A: Tax

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