Chambers USA recognized two HWG practices and ten HWG attorneys as leaders in the legal field in the publication’s 2021 edition.

For the 13th 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

Stephanie Weiner

Christopher Wright

For the second straight year, 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.  Stephanie Weiner, well-known for her work on net neutrality/Section 230 issues, joins the list of Chambers ranked attorneys for the first time.

HWG litigators again were recognized for their individual and collective efforts.

HWG was ranked among the leading firms in the “White Collar and Government Investigations” category in Washington, DC, where Tom Connolly received individual recognition for excellence.  Tom, head of the firm’s litigation practice, was also recognized individually in Chambers USA’s nationwide category for trial lawyers.

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 for the second straight year, one of only two women to achieve such recognition.

“We are proud of HWG’s reputation for delivering exceptional service to our clients,” said HWG Chair John Nakahata, “and we’re honored that Chambers consistently recognizes the skill and achievements of our attorneys.”

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