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Chambers USA Ranks McGlinchey Stafford among Top Law Firms for 2014

June 11, 2014

Recognizes 17 Firm Attorneys

NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2014, the leading provider of research-based directories of the legal profession, has ranked McGlinchey Stafford among the top law firms again this year. The firm, as well as members Bennet S. Koren and Marc J. Lifset, is ranked nationally for Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance & Litigation). Firm member Colvin "Woody" Norwood is ranked nationally for Products Liability & Mass Torts and for Product Liability: Automobile.

McGlinchey Stafford is ranked for six practice areas in Louisiana: Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Gaming & Licensing, Litigation: General Commercial, and Real Estate. In Mississippi, McGlinchey is ranked for Litigation: General Commercial. Rudy Aguilar, the firm’s managing member, said, “We are honored to be ranked in Chambers and in the company of our esteemed colleagues. We believe our rankings and the commentary from sources in Chambers reflect the continual efforts we expend on behalf of our many fine clients.”

Chambers quoted sources regarding a few of the firm's ranked areas of practice:

  • Banking & Finance—"They are very knowledgeable and offer very practical advice. They are also very understanding regarding when an issue is urgent and needs a fast response," and, "Great depth of knowledge, thoroughness of analysis, clarity in explanation and speed in turnaround of work."
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring—"Responsiveness and good value."
  • Corporate/M&A—"They understand business and do not over-lawyer a matter. They can turn the work product around promptly and in a business-friendly form."
  • Financial Services Regulation—"Strong, quality firm which has served us well; I know where to go on matters involving consumer finance."

    Seventeen members of the firm are ranked in the publication in 2014:

  • Ricardo “Richard” A. Aguilar, Louisiana Bankruptcy/Restructuring and General Commercial Litigation
  • Rodolfo “Rudy” J. Aguilar, Louisiana Corporate/M&A
  • Samuel A. Bacot, Louisiana Real Estate
  • Stephen P. Beiser, Louisiana Labor & Employment
  • Laura Hobson Brown, Louisiana Banking & Finance
  • Rudy J. Cerone, Louisiana Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Katherine Conklin, Louisiana Labor & Employment (Employee Benefits & Compensation)
  • Deborah Duplechin Harkins, Louisiana Gaming & Licensing
  • G. Dewey Hembree III, Mississippi General Commercial Litigation
  • Bennet S. Koren, National Financial Services Regulation (Consumer Finance Compliance)
  • Marc J. Lifset, National Financial Services Regulation (Consumer Finance Compliance)
  • Christine Lipsey, Louisiana General Commercial Litigation
  • Colvin “Woody” Norwood, Jr., National Products Liability & Mass Torts and National Products Liability: Automobile
  • Jean-Paul “J-P” Perrault, Louisiana Corporate/M&A
  • Michael H. Rubin, Louisiana Banking & Finance
  • Stephen P. Strohschein, Louisiana Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • H. Hunter Twiford III, Mississippi General Commercial Litigation

    About Chambers

    Chambers' directories, published annually, are based on in-depth, objective research compiled by more than 130 full-time researchers who interview thousands of lawyers and their clients around the world.

    About McGlinchey Stafford:

    McGlinchey Stafford is a full-service law firm providing innovative legal counsel to business clients nationwide. Guiding clients wherever business and law intersect, McGlinchey Stafford attorneys are based in eleven offices in California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Ohio and Texas. For more information, visit

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