Jim Walden, Sean Haran, and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Practice Earn Rankings in Chambers USA 2020
April 23, 2020
Walden Macht & Haran LLP (WMH) is pleased to announce that the firm’s White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations practice and partners Jim Walden and Sean Haran have been recognized by Chambers and Partners in the Chambers USA 2020: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide.
Ranked for the third consecutive year as a leading lawyer in “Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – New York,” Chambers describes Walden as a “noted white-collar litigator with experience handling internal investigations and regulatory proceedings for individuals and companies. His clients span a range of industry sectors, including retail, manufacturing and financial services, and his cases frequently involve major cross-border elements.” Sources described him as “super well respected, a real strategic thinker and savvy in the courtroom.”
Recognized as a leading lawyer in the same category, a source shared with Chambers that Haran “brings a wealth of prosecutorial experience and expertise,” while another describes him as “a fantastic lawyer with great courtroom presence and a phenomenal client manner.”
WMH is ranked among just 10 other firms in “Litigation: Specialist Firms in White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations in New York.” Chambers describes WMH as having a “fast-growing reputation for its sophisticated representation of clients facing criminal enforcement actions” and comments on the firm’s ability “to draw on a bench of impressive multiple former prosecutors to act for both companies and individuals in SEC and DOJ investigations, as well as criminal trials.” It also highlights WMH’s “expertise in handling sensitive internal investigations and acting in corporate monitorship positions.” The publication shares feedback from interviews it conducted, including:
• “The firm is defined by a culture of integrity, intelligence and professionalism,” one impressed source notes, going on to praise the team’s “vision, kindness and humanity with clients and timeliness in response.”
• Another interviewee highlights the firm’s “very strong legal background and great prosecutorial experience,” adding: “They were very thorough throughout their representation and it is clear that prosecutors have great respect for the firm.”
Widely recognized by the legal profession as one of the most prestigious lawyer directories in the world and often referred to as the “gold standard” in attorney rankings, Chambers identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. They assess leading lawyers based on legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients. The rankings are also based on thousands of interviews conducted by a team of over 170 editors and researchers.