That clink, clink, clink you may have heard late into yesterday evening was the sound of the Bellini glasses touching at Cipriani 42nd Street during the annual Chambers USA Awards for Excellence Program. A hearty pat on the back to our partner Jim Westra who was honored for outstanding contributions to the legal profession in his private equity practice. Congratulations likewise to all the firms selected as winners in key practice areas on the basis of research carried out for Chambers. You can see the list of winners here: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/pdfs/USA_winners_2011.pdf
We’d be remiss if we didn’t also mention that we are gratified to have been chosen by Chambers as the winner in the bankruptcy category, for the third straight year, from a group of co-nominees that included Cleary, Jones Day, Kirkland & Ellis, Milbank, Paul Weiss, and Skadden.