America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012

Chambers & Partners
January 9, 2012

EIMER STAHL LLP

ANTITRUST PROFILE: This compact group is renowned for the high caliber of its trial attorneys, and clients continue to turn to the firm for representation in complex and high pressure antitrust actions. The team is also highly active in merger counseling. Sources say: "A very strong antitrust boutique firm."

KEY INDIVIDUALS: Nathan Eimer is "at the top of everyone's list - he's the guy you call when you have a big problem." According to commentators, he is "not just one of the top antitrust lawyers in Chicago, he's one of the top trial lawyers in Chicago."

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES LITIGATION PROFILE: Eimer Stahl is a boutique firm concentrated on energy litigation and regulation, sought out for its niche expertise in drafting and analysis. Representing major electricity supplier Commonwealth Edison, the team has established an impressive place in Illinois's electric market. Sources say: "The firm has a great presence with extremely well-respected attorneys."

KEY INDIVIDUALS: David Stahl is one of the founding partners of the Illinois practice. With a specialty in rate work, he is hailed by clients as "one of the top litigators in the city."

FIRM OVERVIEW: Eimer Stahl LLP engages in complex litigation throughout the United States. The firm is dedicated to providing top quality legal services and exceptional client service. With a commitment to advanced technology and diversity, the firm partners with clients to obtain creative solutions to complex legal problems. The firm is proud to serve as trial counsel to many leading companies and organizations.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE: The firm concentrates on complex litigation across a variety of subject areas, including antitrust, environmental, securities, utility regulation, energy, unfair competition, product liability, toxic torts, construction, and general commercial disputes. The firm has particular expertise relating to the defense of class action lawsuits, particularly in the securities, mass tort, and antitrust fields. Matters on which the firm has recently worked include defense of mass tort claims alleging injuries arising from the use of a fuel additive, defense of price-fixing claims in the steel, cement and dairy sectors, government investigations and related private suits in the banking and financial sector, and rate cases for leading utilities. The firm also engages in antitrust counseling, including obtaining government antitrust clearance of proposed mergers and acquisitions. Members of the firm have provided advice regarding such matters across a wide variety of industries, including consumer goods, paper, building materials, chemicals, commercial printing, cosmetics, telecommunications, foodstuffs, and automotive parts.

CLIENTS: The firm serves clients across a wide array of industries, including CITGO Petroleum, Commonwealth Edison Company, Exelon Generation Company, Kimberly-Clark, The Dow Chemical Company, Nicor, Land O’ Lakes, HSBC, Gerdau Ameristeel, Corn Products International, Credit Suisse Group AG, Bank of New York Mellon, Deutsche Bank AG, UBS AG and Praxair. Superior client service is a hallmark of the firm’s operating philosophy and principles.