Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP earned top rankings in the 2020 Legal 500 USA Guide. The guide recommended 39 practices and 98 attorneys. Six Hunton Andrews Kurth attorneys were listed in the Hall of Fame and three attorneys were listed as Leading Lawyers.

 
The following practices received Tier 1 recommendations:

  • Cyber Law
  • Cyber Law: Data Privacy and Data Protection
  • Environment: Regulatory
  • Structured Finance – Securitization


 The firm was recognized as a leading practice in the areas of: 

Dispute Resolution

  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Defense – Toxic Tort
  • Securities Litigation: Defense

Finance

  • Capital Markets – Debt
  • Capital Markets – Debt Offerings – Advice to Underwriters
  • Capital Markets – Equity Offerings – Advice to Managers
  • Capital Markets – High-Yield Debt Offerings – Advice to Underwriters
  • Project Finance
  • Project Finance – Advice to Sponsors
  • Capital Markets – Equity
  • Capital Markets – High-Yield Offerings
  • Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate

Industry Focus

  • Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • Environment: Litigation
  • Energy Regulatory: Conventional Power
  • Energy: Transactions: Oil and Gas
  • Insurance: Advice to Policyholders
  • Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas
  • Energy Regulatory: Oil and Gas
  • Energy: Transactions: Conventional Power
  • Environment: Transactional

Intellectual Property

  • Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including Prosecution, Portfolio Management and Licensing)
  • Patents: Licensing
  • Trademarks: Litigation
  • Patent: Litigation (Full Coverage)

Labor and Employment

  • Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactions
  • Immigration
  • Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense
  • Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design

M&A/Corporate and Commercial

  • M&A: Middle Market ($500m-999m)

Media, Technology and Telecoms

  • Outsourcing
  • FinTech

Real Estate

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Tax

  • US Taxes: Non-Contentious

 
The following attorneys are listed in the Hall of Fame:

  • William Brownell – Environment: Litigation
  • George C. Howell, III – Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS)
  • Michael J. Lennon – Patents: Licensing
  • Lorelie S. Masters – Insurance: Advice to Policyholders
  • James E. Rosini – Trademarks: Litigation and Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including Prosecution, Portfolio Management and Licensing)
  • Lisa J. Sotto – Cyber Law (Including Data Privacy and Data Protection)

 
The following attorneys are listed as Leading Lawyers in their respective practices:

  • Michael O’Leary – Energy: Transactions: Oil and Gas and M&A: Middle Market ($500m-999m)
  • Randall S. Parks – Outsourcing
  • Aaron P. Simpson – Cyber Law (Including Data Privacy and Data Protection)

 
98 attorneys are recommended in the 2020 Legal 500 USA Guide (*denotes Next Generation Lawyer):

Dispute Resolution:   Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Defense - Toxic Tort

  • Alexandra Cunningham
  • Georgia L. Lucier

Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation: Defense

  • Bradley W. Foster
  • Edward J. Fuhr

Finance: Capital Markets - Debt Offerings - Advice to Underwriters

  • Courtney Cochran Butler
  • David C. Wright
  • Michael O’Leary
  • Mayme B. Donohue
  • Peter K. O’Brien
  • Susan S. Failla

Finance: Capital Markets - Equity Offerings - Advice to Managers

  • Courtney Cochran Butler
  • David C. Wright
  • Michael O’Leary
  • Peter K. O’Brien
  • Susan S. Failla

Finance: Capital Markets - High-Yield Offerings

  • Courtney Cochran Butler
  • David C. Wright
  • Michael O’Leary
  • Henry Havre
  • Peter K. O’Brien
  • Susan S. Failla

Finance: Project Finance - Advice to Sponsor

  • Eric R. Pogue
  • Jeffrey P. Schroeder
  • Jo Anne Sirgado
  • John R. R. Tormey
  • Michael D. Klaus
  • Michael J. Madden

Finance: Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate

  • Timothy Davidson
  • Tyler Brown

Finance: Structured Finance – Securitization

  • Amy McDaniel Williams
  • Brent A. Lewis
  • Eric Burner
  • Janet Sadler McCrae
  • Mike Nedzbala
  • Serena Mentor
  • Steven H. Becker
  • Thomas Y. Hiner

Industry Focus: Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas

  • Alexis Gomez
  • Charles H. Knauss
  • Deidre G. Duncan
  • Eric J. Murdock
  • Shannon S. Broome

Industry Focus: Energy Regulatory: Conventional Power

  • Deidre G. Duncan
  • Kevin W. Jones
  • Myles F. Reynolds
  • Tab Urbantke

Industry Focus: Energy Regulatory: Oil and Gas

  • Charles H. Knauss
  • Deidre G. Duncan
  • Eric J. Murdock
  • Myles F. Reynolds
  • Shannon S. Broome
  • Shemin V. Proctor

Industry Focus: Energy: Renewable/Alternative

  • David S. Lowman
  • Eric R. Pogue
  • Jeffrey P. Schroeder

Industry Focus: Energy: Transactions: Conventional Power

  • Jeffrey P. Schroeder

Industry Focus: Energy: Transactions: Oil and Gas

  • Michael O’Leary
  • Hal V. Haltom, Jr.
  • Harve Truskett

Industry Focus: Environment: Litigation

  • Andrew J. Turner
  • Charles H. Knauss
  • Deidre G. Duncan
  • Eric J. Murdock
  • William Brownell
  • Tom Boer
  • Makram B. Jaber
  • Shannon S. Broome

Industry Focus: Environment: Regulatory

  • Andrew J. Turner
  • Charles H. Knauss
  • Deidre G. Duncan
  • Eric J. Murdock
  • Tom Boer*
  • Makram B. Jaber
  • Shannon S. Broome

Industry Focus: Environment: Transactional

  • Deidre G. Duncan
  • Eric J. Murdock
  • Makram B. Jaber

Industry Focus: Insurance: Advice to Policyholders

  • Lorelie S. Masters
  • Walter J. Andrews

Intellectual Property: Patent: Litigation (Full Coverage)

  • James E. Rosini
  • John Flock
  • John G. Maynard
  • Michael A. Oakes
  • Tyler Maddry

Intellectual Property: Patents: Licensing

  • James E. Rosini
  • John Flock
  • John G. Maynard
  • Michael A. Oakes
  • Michael J. Lennon
  • Tyler Maddry

Intellectual Property: Trademarks: Litigation

  • Edward T. Colbert
  • James E. Rosini
  • John G. Maynard
  • Jonathan D. Reichman
  • Susan A. Smith

Intellectual Property: Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including Prosecution, Portfolio Management and Licensing)

  • James E. Rosini
  • John G. Maynard
  • Jonathan D. Reichman
  • Stephen Demm
  • Susan A. Smith

Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design

  • David A. Mustone
  • Jessica Agostino
  • Scott Austin

Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactions

  • Anthony J. Eppert
  • Scott Austin

Labor and Employment: Immigration

  • Adam J. Rosser
  • Ian P. Band
  • Suzan Kern

Labor and Employment: Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense

  • Amber Rogers
  • Christopher Pardo
  • Emily Burkhardt Vicente
  • Juan Enjamio
  • Julia Trankiem
  • Kevin White
  • Michele Beilke
  • Roland Juarez

M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Middle Market ($500m-999m)

  • Ashley Burns Muehlberger*
  • Fernando C. Alonso
  • Michael O'Leary
  • Gary E. Thompson
  • Steven Patterson
  • Steven M. Haas

Media, Technology and Telecoms: Cyber Law (Including Data Privacy and Data Protection)

  • Aaron P. Simpson
  • Brittany M. Bacon*
  • Lisa J. Sotto
  • Paul M. Tiao
  • Phyllis H. Marcus

Media, Technology and Telecoms: FinTech

  • Erin Fonte
  • Jarrett L. Hale
  • Lisa J. Sotto
  • Scott Kimpel
  • Steven H. Becker
  • Tara Elgie

Media, Technology and Telecoms: Outsourcing

  • Andrew Geyer
  • Cecilia Y. Oh
  • Eric Link
  • Jeffrey L. Harvey
  • Jessica Yeshman
  • Randall S. Parks

Real Estate: Real Estate

  • Carl F. Schwartz
  • Howard E. Schreiber

Real Estate: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

  • David C. Wright
  • George C. Howell, III

Tax: US Taxes: Non-Contentious

  • Cecelia Phillipps Horner
  • David Klass
  • Robert J. McNamara
  • Thomas W. Ford, Jr.

 
About The Legal 500
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About Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
With 1,000 lawyers in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP serves clients across a broad range of complex transactional, litigation and regulatory matters. We are known for our strength in the energy, financial services, real estate, and retail and consumer products industries, as well as our considerable experience in more than 100 distinct areas of practice, including privacy and cybersecurity, intellectual property, environmental, and mergers and acquisitions. Our full-service litigation practice is one of the largest in the country, with particular depth in key litigation markets such as Texas, California, Florida and the Mid-Atlantic.