Felhaber Larson Ranked at the Top Again by Chambers USA

  • May 26, 2017

Felhaber Larson was listed once again as a Leading Law Firm in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

The Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Chambers ranks both lawyers and law firms based on the research of 150 full-time editors and researchers. They talk to lawyers and clients, conducting in-depth telephone interviews to insure that only the top quality practitioners are selected for this prestigious directory.

We feel particularly honored that our Labor & Employment practice section was selected again for Band 1 (the highest level), one of only two law firms in the state to achieve this designation. Four of our section members (more than any other Labor & Employment practice in Minnesota) were selected for special recognition as “notable practitioners”: Penny Phillips, Paul Zech, Sara McGrane and James Dawson.

Here is what Chambers USA said about us:

“What the team is known for: Draws upon deep experience in traditional labor matters and the representation of healthcare clients, complementing these focus areas with capabilities such as compliance, discrimination claims and class action defense. Also advises on alternative dispute resolution in this space, and maintains a strong employee benefits team.

Strengths Peers consider Felhaber Larson to be “a strong, well-known local firm.”

Notable practitioners

Penelope Phillips is experienced working both alongside and against state and federal courts and agencies, and is particularly adept at … wage & hour matters.

Paul Zech is described by commentators as “appropriately assertive” and “a vigorous defender of management rights.” He draws upon his extensive experience in employee relations and labor negotiations.

Sara McGrane has experience representing clients across the full spectrum of employment litigation issues, as well as class actions and multiparty claims, in both state and federal courts across several states including Minnesota. Clients report that she is “very responsive.”

Clients say James Dawson is “unmatched in his understanding of collective bargaining issues,” and praise his “union and contract familiarity.” He has written and lectured extensively, both locally and nationally, on key topics in the labor and employment law spheres.”

We are proud of these and all of our other outstanding Felhaber attorneys.