Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized two HWG practices and ten HWG attorneys as leaders in the legal field in the publication’s 2020 edition.

For the twelfth consecutive year, HWG received a “Band 1” rank in the “Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite” category. HWG had more individual attorneys recognized in this category than any other law firm. HWG partners ranked in the “Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite” category include:

Scott Blake Harris
Paul Margie
John Nakahata
Michael Nilsson
Brita Strandberg
William Wiltshire
Christopher Wright

In addition, HWG had the only lawyer, Scott Blake Harris, recognized in this category as an “Eminent Practitioner” — a ranking above the standard bands that recognizes extraordinary accomplishments and client service.

HWG’s litigators received recognitions both for their collective and individual performance.

HWG was ranked among the leading firms in the “White Collar and Government Investigations” category in Washington, DC, with partners Tom Connolly and Patrick O’Donnell recognized individually in this category for excellence.

In additional litigation categories, HWG partner Amy Richardson, founder of the firm’s Raleigh office, received Chambers USA’s top ranking for white collar crime and government investigations in North Carolina. And Tom Connolly, head of the firm’s litigation practice, was recognized in the nationwide category for trial lawyers.

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For more than 20 years, HWG has advised innovative organizations and individuals on complex legal issues. With deep roots in the telecommunications and technology industries, HWG has built its reputation by successfully representing clients before government agencies, in nuanced business transactions, and in complex disputes and litigation.