Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP earned top rankings in the 2021 Legal 500 US Guide. The firm is recommended in 37 practice areas and 119 individual attorneys are recognized in the guide. Six Hunton Andrews Kurth attorneys are listed in the Hall of Fame and three attorneys are listed as Leading Lawyers.

 
The following practices received Tier 1 recommendations:

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

Industry Focus

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

Intellectual Property

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

Labor and Employment

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

M&A/Corporate and Commercial

  • M&A: Middle Market ($500m-999m)

Media, Technology and Telecoms

  • FinTech
  • Outsourcing

Real Estate

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • 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)
  • Lorelie S. Masters – Insurance: Advice to Policyholders
  • Randall S. Parks – Outsourcing
  • 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:

  • Brett L. Gross – Real Estate Finance
  • Michael O’Leary – Energy: Transactions: Oil and Gas and M&A: Middle Market ($500m-999m)
  • Aaron P. Simpson – Cyber Law (Including Data Privacy and Data Protection)

 
One hundred nineteen attorneys are recommended in the 2021 Legal 500 US Guide (*denotes Next Generation Lawyer):

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

  • Alexandra Cunningham
  • Georgia L. Lucier
  • Thomas W. Taylor
  • Thomas R. Waskom

Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation: Defense

  • Bradley W. Foster
  • Edward J. Fuhr
  • Johnathon Schronce

Finance: Capital Markets - Debt Offerings

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

Finance: Capital Markets - Equity Offerings

  • Courtney Cochran Butler
  • David C. Wright
  • Michael F. Fitzpatrick
  • Peter K. O'Brien
  • Susan S. Failla

Finance: Capital Markets - High-Yield Debt Offerings

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

Finance: Project Finance

  • Eric J. Nedell
  • Geoffrey Lorenz
  • Gregory F. Lang
  • Jeffrey P. Schroeder
  • Laura Ellen Jones
  • Michael D. Klaus
  • Michael J. Madden

Finance: Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate

  • Timothy Davidson
  • Tyler Brown

Finance: Structured Finance – Securitization

  • Amy McDaniel Williams
  • Brit Mohler*
  • Cecelia Phillipps Horner
  • Eric Burner
  • John Dedyo
  • Mike Nedzbala
  • Thomas Y. Hiner

Industry Focus: Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas

  • Alexis Gomez
  • Charles H. Knauss
  • Deidre G. Duncan
  • Eric J. Murdock
  • Harry M. “Pete” Johnson, III
  • Kevin Finto
  • Shannon S. Broome

Industry Focus: Energy Regulation: Conventional Power

  • Eric J. Murdock
  • Harry M. “Pete” Johnson, III
  • Jeffrey P. Schroeder
  • Kevin W. Jones
  • Myles F. Reynolds
  • Tab Urbantke

Industry Focus: Energy Regulation: Oil and Gas

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

Industry Focus: Energy: Renewable/Alternative

  • David S. Lowman
  • Geoffrey Lorenz
  • Hilary Lefko
  • Jeffrey P. Schroeder
  • Laura Ellen Jones
  • Michael D. Klaus

Industry Focus: Energy Transactions: Conventional Power

  • Douglas L. Dua
  • Eric J. Nedell
  • Geoffrey Lorenz
  • Gregory F. Lang
  • Jeffrey P. Schroeder
  • Michael D. Klaus
  • Michael J. Madden
  • Vera A. Rechsteiner

Industry Focus: Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas

  • Harve Truskett
  • Ian Goldberg
  • Ming Lei

Industry Focus: Environment: Litigation

  • Alexandra Hamilton
  • Andrew J. Turner
  • Charles H. Knauss
  • Clare Ellis
  • Deidre G. Duncan
  • Eric J. Murdock
  • Karma B. Brown
  • Kerry L. McGrath
  • Lauren A. Bachtel
  • Samuel L. Brown
  • Shannon S. Broome

Industry Focus: Environment: Regulatory

  • Charles H. Knauss
  • Clare Ellis
  • Deidre G. Duncan
  • Eric J. Murdock
  • Kerry L. McGrath
  • Samuel L. Brown
  • Shannon S. Broome

Industry Focus: Insurance: Advice to Policyholders

  • Andrea DeField
  • Michael S. Levine
  • Walter J. Andrews

Intellectual Property: Patents: Licensing

  • Gary Abelev
  • Grgeory Porter
  • John Gary Maynard
  • Michael A. Oakes
  • Tyler Maddry

Intellectual Property: Trademarks: Litigation

  • Edward T. Colbert
  • John Gary Maynard
  • Michael A. Oakes
  • Tyler Maddry

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

  • John Gary Maynard
  • Jonathan D. Reichman
  • Michael A. Oakes
  • Stephen Demm
  • Tyler Maddry

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

  • Anthony J. Eppert
  • David A. Mustone
  • Jessica Agostinho
  • Scott Austin

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

  • Anthony J. Eppert
  • David A. Mustone
  • Scott Austin

Labor and Employment: Immigration

  • Adam J. Rosser
  • Ian P. Band
  • Lieselot K. Whitbeck
  • Suzan Kern

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

  • Christopher Pardo
  • Emily Burkhardt Vicente
  • Julia Trankiem
  • Kevin White
  • Brett Burns
  • Michele Beilke
  • Roland Juarez
  • Ryan Bates
  • Scott M. Nelson
  • Susan F. Wiltsie

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

  • Steven Patterson
  • Steven M. Haas

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

  • Brittany M. Bacon
  • Danielle Dobrusin
  • Paul M. Tiao
  • Phyllis H. Marcus

Media, Technology and Telecoms: FinTech

  • Brittany M. Bacon
  • Erin Fonte
  • Jarrett L. Hale
  • Lisa J. Sotto
  • Scott Kimpel

Media, Technology and Telecoms: Outsourcing

  • Andrew Geyer
  • Cecilia Y. Oh*
  • Jeffrey L. Harvey

Real Estate: Real Estate

  • Brett L. Gross
  • Howard E. Schreiber
  • James England
  • Jeffrey W. Giese
  • Laurie Grasso
  • Matthew A. Scoville

Real Estate: Real Estate Finance

  • Howard E. Schreiber
  • Kathleen Wu
  • Laurie Grasso
  • Matthew R. Halal
  • Peter J. Mignone

Real Estate: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

  • David C. Wright
  • James V. Davidson*

Tax: US Taxes: Non-Contentious

  • Cecelia Phillipps Horner
  • Kendal A. Sibley
  • Robert J. McNamara
  • Thomas W. Ford, Jr.

 
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