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Chambers and Partners Recognizes SOM&S For Its White-Collar Criminal Defense and Government Investigations Practice


JUNE 2022

Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears is pleased to announce that it has been recognized in the Chambers USA 2022 guide as a leading law firm in the District of Columbia for its white-collar criminal defense and government investigations practice. SOM&S is one of seven firms that received a Band 4 ranking in this practice area in the District of Columbia, and it is the only boutique-sized firm in the Band 4 group. 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.” Commentary noted that SOM&S attorneys are “fantastic lawyers, hard-working, very smart and very effective.” SOM&S is gratified to receive this prestigious recognition from Chambers and Partners, often referred to as “the gold standard” in law firm and attorney rankings based on the reach and depth of its research process. The rankings are available here: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, District of Columbia, USA | Chambers Rankings.

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