Chambers and Partners, publisher of leading guides to the legal profession worldwide, has once again ranked Archer’s Environmental Practice Group and several of the firm’s attorneys among the best in their fields in Chambers USA 2022 – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Based on extensive research, including interviews with lawyers and their clients, Chambers identifies and ranks the world’s finest lawyers: those who perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients – such as technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery and value.
Chambers ranks Archer’s Environmental Practice among the very best in New Jersey, listing the firm in “Band 1” – the highest level – in that area of law. The guide notes the Environmental Group is a market-leading practice, extremely well regarded for its exceptional litigation expertise. The team is known for its “highly knowledgeable” lawyers, adding “They are an excellent team. They have deep knowledge, strong resources, and excellent brief preparation and courtroom skills.” Another source comments “They are the best at what they do and we have a tremendous amount of trust in the Archer team.”
In addition, Chambers recognizes and highly ranks the following Archer environmental attorneys, noting this about the group:
Christopher R. Gibson, President of Archer and Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, is well regarded for his extensive experience in environmental litigation, including defending New Jersey corporations against natural resource damages claims. “He is an impressive litigator who is held in the highest regard,” with others also adding that “he is a leader in the field” and “outstanding in every way.”
Marc A. Rollo, who heads Archer’s Environmental Practice Group is a litigator with expertise in cases concerning water contamination allegations and remediation matters affecting the petroleum industry. He is praised by Chambers interviewees as “a strategist, who has very good instincts and a tremendously well-earned reputation,” adding “When he walks into the court he has credibility and that benefits the client.”
Deborah S. Rosen is a distinguished environmental law specialist whose practice is frequently engaged in litigation at federal and state court. She enjoys a noted reputation for her strength in environmental litigation. She is praised by a Chambers interviewee as “superb.”
David Edelstein is known for his areas of expertise involving Superfund, remediation and natural resource damages disputes. He is sought after for his strengths in cost recovery claims and regularly litigates at state and federal courts. He draws particular praise for his writing skills and is also singled out by one impressed peer, who comments “He is very knowledgeable, bright and handles himself well – he does solid work in court.”
Chambers also recognizes the following Archer attorneys in their bankruptcy/restructuring category:
Stephen M. Packman serves as Chair of the Archer’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency Litigation Group and is also Co-Chair of the firm’s International Law Group and China Practice. Chambers has noted that Mr. Packman is described by a Chambers interviewee as “highly respected and skilled.”
David Carickhoff is experienced in a range of proceedings, including Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 filings. His clients include creditors’ committees and distressed companies in a range of sectors, including the energy and technology markets. Noted by a Chambers interviewee “David is an excellent partner and has a keen and smart business sense.”
Founded in 1928, Archer is a full-service law firm serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals. The firm provides litigation and transactional services in nearly every area of law, including business counseling, labor & employment, real estate, health care, intellectual property, family and matrimonial, personal injury, public finance, tax, trusts and estates, bankruptcy, land use and environmental law. With 175 attorneys, Archer has nine offices, including Voorhees, Hackensack, Princeton and Red Bank, NJ; Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA; Wilmington, DE; New York, NY; and Houston, TX.