Roetzel & Andress LPA has once again been ranked as a top Ohio law firm in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (“Chambers”) for Natural Resources & Environment. Chambers also recognized five of the firm’s partners individually as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas.
“As in years past, we are honored to be recognized by Chambers,” said Jeffrey J. Casto, Roetzel’s Chairman and CEO. “A Chambers ranking validates our client-focused approach to our work and the high level of professionalism practiced by our attorneys.”
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 enforcement actions. Chambers went on to add that Roetzel’s Shane Farolino and Terry Finn are notable practitioners on “An experienced team that regularly handles matters before the US EPA and other governmental agencies.”
Five Roetzel partners were individually cited by Chambers as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas. They are:
Brian E. Dickerson is a Partner and Manager of the firm’s White Collar Litigation & Corporate Compliance Group and is noted as a Recognized Practitioner by Chambers for White Collar Crime & Government Investigations. Mr. Dickerson focuses his practice on complex litigation and regulatory matters. He litigates complex fraud cases, including securities, bank, mortgage, procurement and health care fraud (Stark Law and false claims cases), as well as Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. He has been named a Chambers leading lawyer since 2014.
Shane A. Farolino 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 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, a Partner in the firm’s Business Litigation Group, is named by Chambers as a notable practitioner in Construction Law. He 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 the State of Ohio since it began ranking USA lawyers and law firms in 2003.
Donald S. Scherzer, a Partner in the firm’s Business Litigation Group, is cited by Chambers as a leading practitioner in the field of Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations. A source remarked that Mr. Scherzer is, “A very strong lawyer." Mr. Scherzer handles antitrust, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), criminal securities and corporate compliance matters. He has been a Chambers leading lawyer since 2012.