WMH Partners Walden, Haran, Cohen, Udell, and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Practice Earn Rankings in Chambers USA 2022
June 01, 2022
Walden Macht & Haran LLP (WMH) is pleased to announce that the firm’s White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations practice and partners Jim Walden, Sean Haran, Derek Cohen, and Jeffrey A. Udell have been recognized by Chambers and Partners in the Chambers USA 2022: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide.
Ranked for the fifth consecutive year as a leading lawyer in “Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations—New York,” Chambers describes Walden as a “a tenacious attorney who leaves no stone unturned and yields great results in cases.” A source adds, “He will take every possible step to advocate on behalf of clients.”
Recognized as a leading lawyer for the third consecutive year in the same category, a source shared with Chambers that Haran is “a thoughtful, analytical and well respected by the regulators,” while another adds, “Sean is a great tactician and trial lawyer.”
Cohen is described as “an extremely well-prepared and compelling advocate who connects well with judges and jurors.”
Sources describe Udell as “a tremendous writer and great team player with tons of experience.”
WMH is ranked among just 15 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 team is cohesive, communicative, responsive and collaborative, working effectively and seamlessly.”
“This team is relentless in their pursuit to prove innocence. They never give in and never give up.”
“Their effectiveness with senior DOJ officials is the key to success.”
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.