Published April 24, 2020
Barran Liebman is honored to once again be distinguished as a Band 1 firm in the Chambers & Partners National Rankings for 2020. Each year, Chambers & Partners researchers conduct client and attorney interviews in order to identify individual attorneys and law firms who exceed qualities that are most valued by clients. This is the 18th consecutive year that Barran Liebman has received Band 1 recognition and this continued dedication to excellence makes the firm the longest ranking on the list.
In addition to the firm’s notable expertise within the Labor & Employment practice area, Barran Liebman’s efforts to lead by example are reflected in the firm’s devotion to clients, the community, and the legal profession as a whole. In this year’s rankings, a client described how the Barran Liebman team is “outstanding” and “well-respected in the market.” Other sources reported how the Barran Liebman team consists of “very good-quality lawyers.”
Paula Barran has held Band 1 recognition since 2003 and Edwin Harnden, Barran Liebman’s Co-Managing Partner, has held Band 1 recognition since 2009. This is the highest honor awarded by Chambers & Partners and Barran Liebman is proud to see these influential partners retain this honor for yet another year in a row. One client noted that Paula “is great at what she does, and is very well-respected.” Edwin Harnden continues to be recognized as “a good-quality lawyer” who is one of the “best-known practitioners” in the labor and employment field.
Richard Liebman once again received the “Senior Statesman” ranking for his longstanding commitment and exceptional work in the Labor & Employment practice area. Sources enthused that he is “a fantastic lawyer,” and his extensive experience has led him to maintain this ranking since 2003.
Kyle Abraham has been named an “Up & Coming Attorney” in the field of Labor & Employment Law for the second year in a row. According to sources, Kyle is an “amazing” lawyer. Barran Liebman is excited to announce these numerous recognitions, and is grateful to the entire Barran Liebman team for their contributions.
Last but not least, Barran Liebman is excited to announce that Iris Tilley has been recognized with Band 2 recognition for her work in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice area. She is known for her “wealth” of experience in the employee benefits field, including retirement plans, executive compensation, ERISA compliance, and health and welfare plans.
About Chambers & Partners
Covering 185 jurisdictions throughout the world, the Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990. Their 150-member research team ranks both attorneys and law firms by interviewing clients, evaluating accomplishments, and speaking with attorneys. While Chambers uses information submitted by law firms, their most credible source of information is their in-depth face-to-face and telephone interviews. These give them the wide-ranging and testable information on which their rankings and commentary rely.
To learn more about Chambers & Partners and to review this year’s rankings, please visit their website here.
ABOUT BARRAN LIEBMAN
Barran Liebman LLP is a Portland-based law firm that focuses on management-side Employment, Labor & Benefits Law. Learn more at www.barran.com.