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Roetzel Honored with Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2017

Four Partners Recognized

May 26, 2017

Roetzel has once again been ranked as a top Ohio law firm in the 2017 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers) for Natural Resources & Environment. Chambers also recognized four of the firm’s partners individually as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas.

“It is an honor for our firm to be recognized again this year by Chambers,” said Robert E. Blackham, Roetzel’s Chairman. “We are extremely proud of our four partners that continue to be ranked by one of our industry’s most trusted legal guides for their commitment and dedication to our clients.”

Chambers & Partners, a U.K.-based publisher of legal guides, compiles annual rankings of leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the country using independent, objective, and client-focused interviews and research. Criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, and commitment.

Roetzel is acknowledged as a leading firm in the category of Natural Resources & Environment. Chambers indicates that Roetzel’s Environmental Group is noted for its work on issues such as regulatory negotiations and permitting proceedings, as well as civil and criminal environmental enforcement actions. Chambers went on to add that Roetzel’s Shane Farolino and Terrence Finn are notable practitioners who are knowledgeable, helpful, and experienced on issues such as the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, brownfield clean-up, and environmental permitting matters.

Four Roetzel partners were individually cited by Chambers as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas, and they are:

Shane A. Farolino (Akron) is the Practice Group Manager of the Environmental, Energy and Health & Safety Group. Mr. Farolino focuses his practice on environmental compliance counseling, permitting, and administrative, civil and criminal litigation. Chambers notes his substantial environmental enforcement experience. Mr. Farolino has been selected by Chambers as a leader in the field of Natural Resources & Environmental Law every year since 2004.

Terrence S. Finn (Akron) is a Partner in the Environmental, Energy, and Health & Safety Group. Mr. Finn focuses his practice on environmental compliance counseling and environmental litigation in administrative, state and federal forums, representing both public and private sector clients on a wide range of environmental issues. Chambers has selected Mr. Finn as a leader in Natural Resources & Environmental Law every year since 2006.

Thomas L. Rosenberg (Columbus), a Partner in the firm’s Business Litigation Group, named by Chambers as a notable practitioner in Construction Law. Mr. Rosenberg is an experienced courtroom lawyer and has successfully litigated construction cases in courts throughout Ohio, and across the Midwest. In addition, he is an American Arbitration Association arbitrator and in that capacity has served as an arbitrator and mediator in construction disputes on projects of all sizes. Mr. Rosenberg has been honored by Chambers as a leading construction lawyer in Ohio since it began ranking USA lawyers and law firms in 2003. Most recently, Mr. Rosenberg has been named a Fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers and is the Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law.

Donald S. Scherzer (Cleveland), is a Partner in the firm’s Business Litigation Group and focuses his practice on representative matters that involve: complex business and commercial litigation; civil and criminal antitrust enforcement, both nationally and internationally; trade regulation and distribution issues; civil and criminal Medicare and Medicaid fraud; civil and criminal securities fraud; civil and criminal bank fraud; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) civil and criminal matters; civil and criminal tax fraud; and civil and criminal environmental litigation. Mr. Scherzer is cited by Chambers as a leading practitioner in the field of Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations. He has been a Chambers leading lawyer since 2012.