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Six Taylor Porter attorneys ranked in 2018 Chambers USA as “Leaders in Their Field”

8th June 2018

MSI Louisiana law member Taylor Porter had six attorneys ranked as “Leaders in Their Field” in the Chambers USA 2018 Directory, which has surveyed clients and other law firms to rank attorneys globally since 1990.

Taylor Porter’s Chambers USA honorees include: Mike Crawford (Bankruptcy/Restructuring); Anne Crochet (Environmental Law); Vicki Crochet (Labor and Employment); Skip Philips (Commercial Litigation); Patrick Seiter (Healthcare Law); and Fred Tulley (Securities Litigation).

Taylor Porter’s environmental practice team leader Anne Crochet was ranked in the top tier, Band 1, individually in Louisiana in the Chambers 2018 rankings, while the Firm’s environmental practice was ranked in Band 2 in Louisiana. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

In addition to the rankings, the Chambers annual guide includes research findings by peer attorneys and clients about the recognized attorneys.

The following are highlights from Taylor Porter’s attorneys’ inclusions:


“Michael Crawford specializes in bankruptcy-related disputes and acts for a diverse array of creditors’ committees, corporate debtors and creditors, and bankruptcy trustees. He possesses noteworthy experience in the healthcare, gaming, energy and media and entertainment spheres.”

Commercial Litigation

“Skip Philips is highlighted for his abilities in defending companies in product liability disputes, banking litigation and insurance coverage matters. He is also adept at handling issues pertaining to corporate law.”

Securities Litigation

“Fred Tulley is well known for his securities litigation work, as part of a broader litigation practice. His experience also spans construction disputes and antitrust matters.”

Environmental Law

What the team is known for: “Respected Baton Rouge-based firm with extensive environmental law expertise, acting for a range of energy, waste management and industrial companies. Handles a broad spectrum of environmental law issues, with substantial experience in regulatory compliance, defending enforcement actions and wider environmental law disputes. Offers notable strengths in class action litigation and defending claims related to groundwater remediation, contamination and oilfield waste.”

“Practice group leader Anne Crochet maintains her impressive reputation in the field, calling upon a wealth of experience in regulatory compliance issues and disputes work. She offers additional environmental law expertise in real estate transactions and wider commercial matters, including environmental obligations, protections and permit transfers.”

Healthcare Law

“Patrick Seiter heads the healthcare team, and regularly advises on Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, fraud and abuse matters and HIPAA issues. He is also highly regarded for his transactional strengths and is described as an excellent healthcare attorney who has the ability to finalize complicated multiparty transactions.”

Labor and Employment

“Vicki Crochet chairs the employment, labor and benefits practice. She advises on contentious and noncontentious matters, including all aspects of employment litigation.”

The annual guide of the best law firms and lawyers in business is published by London-based research and ranking organization, Chambers and Partners. Chambers evaluates and ranks attorneys and firms nationally and by state through extensive independent research that includes interviews with firm clients and peer attorneys. Researchers assess technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.

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