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Chambers USA Again Names SOM&S a Leading D.C. White-Collar Criminal Defense Firm, With Commentary that SOM&S “Always Punches Above Its Weight”

MAY 2021

In its newly released 2021 edition, Chambers USA again ranked Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears a leading Band 4 firm in the District of Columbia for its white-collar criminal defense and government investigations practice. Chambers praised SOM&S as a “[r]enowned Washington litigation boutique focused on providing top-level representation to clients in white-collar criminal defense cases, as well as during internal and government investigations” and described the SOM&S team as a “[r]espected group that includes a number of former federal prosecutors and is highly thought of for its trial capabilities.” Referring to SOM&S’s boutique size, Chambers noted that “[p]eers frequently refer to the firm as a ‘terrific law firm that always punches above its weight.’” SOM&S is proud to receive this esteemed recognition from Chambers and Partners, a publisher of directories identifying and ranking the world’s leading lawyers through an exhaustive independent research process that includes interviews of clients and competitors in major areas of business law. For more information on Chambers and its ranking process, visit Chambers and Partners | Researching Outstanding Lawyers Globally |

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