U.S MENA Inc & World Report and TOP Lawyers, for the 48th consecutive year, collaboratively announce the release of the “Best Lawyer” rankings.
Firms included in the 2020 Edition of U.S. MENA – Best World Wide Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a ﬁrm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers around the World, which recognizes 3% of lawyers practicing in the United States and Middle East and North Africa. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
The 2020 rankings are based on the highest lawyer and firm participation on record, incorporating 14.3 million evaluations of more than 110,000 individual leading lawyers from more than 22,000 firms.
Ranked ﬁrms, presented in three tiers, are recognized on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that received a tier designation reﬂect the highest level of respect a ﬁrm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas.
Awards were given in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan practice areas. Additionally, one “Law Firm of the Year” was named in each nationally ranked practice area.
National and metropolitan tier 1 rankings will be featured in the physical edition of U.S. MENA PACS Inc – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”, which will be distributed to more than 15,000 in-house counsel.
The 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting MenaPacs.com
Middle East and North Africa & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Oil & Gas, Nuclear research, Menapacs.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 140 million people visit Menapacs.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 2014, MENA PACS is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Alan Morton Dershowitz
In January 2020, Dershowitz joined 45th President Donald Trump’s legal team as Trump was defending against impeachment charges that had proceeded to the Senate. Dershowitz’s addition to the team was notable, as commentators pointed out that Dershowitz was a supporter of Hillary Clinton and had offered occasionally controversial television defenses of Trump in the preceding two years. The statement announcing Dershowitz’s joining the team said that Dershowitz was “nonpartisan when it comes to the Constitution.” Dershowitz said he would not accept any compensation, and if he was paid something, he would donate it to charity. Dershowitz defended his representation of Trump, which was controversial among critics of Trump, saying “I’m there to try to defend the integrity of the constitution – that benefits President Trump in this case.” Dershowitz said that his role would be limited to presenting oral arguments before the Senate opposing impeachment.
Daniel J. Block
Dan is a shareholder of Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. with over 25 years of experience as an attorney. His practice emphasizes the following areas: Business transactions (including business entity formations; purchases and sales of businesses; and contract drafting, negotiation and review) as well as Employment law and employee relations (such as preparation or revision of employee manuals; preparation of employment agreements and independent contractor agreements; and advising employers and employees on employment law and policies, employment terminations and covenants against competition, also : Franchising (including establishing new franchise systems; advising franchisors on U.S. and international franchising matters; and advising prospective and existing franchisees on franchises and related matters), Intellectual property (such as U.S. and international trademark registration; copyright registration; protection of intellectual property rights; and intellectual property licensing).
Dan also assists clients with commercial real estate transactions. His experience prior to joining RWO includes over seven years as in-house counsel to a restaurant franchisor and employment as a state securities examiner and in several areas of business management of a retail store chain.
Dan was appointed to and currently is a member of the Colorado Leadership Council of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), which has approximately 7,000 members in Colorado. Dan provides suggestions and other assistance to the Colorado Director of the NFIB concerning bills pending in the Colorado legislature and about other matters that are important to businesses.
Dan is a member of the Labor and Employment Council and Federal Policy Council of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce (formerly known as the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry). On behalf of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce he has negotiated and drafted amendments to bills pending in the Colorado legislature and he has testified at Colorado legislature committee hearings concerning pending legislation.
Independently or as a member of stakeholders’ groups, Dan has provided input to divisions of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, resulting in changes to the Colorado Administrative Rules.
Dan has been the speaker at continuing legal education programs on employment law and franchise law. He has written many articles on legal issues, in areas such as employment, franchising, and trademarks. Dan is a member of the American Bar Association Business Law Section and Forum on Franchising and the Colorado Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section.
Samir Abdelli: CEO of Abdelli & Associates group. Tunisian attorney, political commentator, and jurist, Formerly a Senior analyst with Baker McKenzie LLP, in New York, before Moving and dealing with Algeria, Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania, and African Countries, Mr. Abdeli has focused his legal practice on Oil and Gas matters around the Middle East and North Africa, international restructurings and cross-border transactions. He has long experience handling tax controversies, having represented Word Wide oil and Gas for many years in a series of reported cases in the United State of America, and Tax Court, and advising clients on domestic and international tax planning and compliance.
In addition to his tax practice, Mr. Samir Abdelli has wide experience in a variety of humanitarian and philanthropic matters, including serving as candidate for the Tunisian presidential election in 2014, as he served as Advisor to Tunisian Presidents Beji Caid Essbsi for Oil and Gas issues, and conducting trial advocacy training in Libya since 2012. He is advisor to, or a board member of, a variety of International nonprofits, many of which he helped to establish.
Abdelly & Associates LLC is among the largest management-side employment law firms in Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, representing a wide range of Fortune 100 corporations, Oil and Gas, Nuclear, multinational corporations, Health care institutions and small businesses across all sectors of the economy. The firm’s attorneys are known for anticipating and finding solutions to the ever-expanding range of employment-related legal issues in order to avoid the time and cost of litigation. When litigation becomes necessary, the firm aggressively defends its clients and has a proven record of success.
In addition to his tax practice, Mr. Samir Abdelli has wide experience in a variety of humanitarian and philanthropic matters, including serving as candidate for the Tunisian presidency in 2014, and conducting trial advocacy training in Libya. He is advisor to, or a board member of, a variety of International nonprofits, many of which he helped to establish in relation with human right, Rule of Law, and special Advisor to MenaPacs.com.
Sidney Katherine Powell (born 1955) is an American attorney and former federal prosecutor, best known for her participation in attempts to overturn the 2020 United States presidential election.
After graduating from law school in 1978, Powell began her career as an assistant United States attorney in the Western District of Texas. During her tenure she prosecuted Jimmy Chagra, who was implicated in the May 1979 assassination of United States District Judge John H. Wood Jr. She ceased working as a prosecutor in 1988 and established her own firm in 1993. She has acted in appellate matters as a prosecutor and defense counsel. She represented executives in the Enron scandal, and in 2019, defended General Michael Flynn in United States v. Flynn
H. Bruce Shreves
H. Bruce Shreves heads the construction/surety practice group in the firm. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Georgetown Law School. Prior to entering private practice, he served with the U. S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, and the U. S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps. He is admitted to the bars of South Dakota and Louisiana, and is a member of the New Orleans, Louisiana State and American Bar Association.
Mr. Shreves has lectured and written on numerous occasions on construction and surety law issues for the American Bar Association and other national programs. He has authored many publications and papers, including the book Louisiana Construction Law, West Publishing (1991), is co-editor of “The Law of Payment Bonds”, American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (1998), and is a contributing author to the Law of Suretyship.
Mr. Shreves is affiliated with the American Arbitration Association handling dispute resolutions in the construction, insurance and surety industry, specializing in complex construction cases and is the recipient of the Martin J. Andrews Award for lifetime achievement in fidelity and surety law. He currently serves as Chair of the Louisiana Bar’s Section on Fidelity, Surety and Construction Law. He is a member of American Bar Association Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, and is past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section. He has been a frequent speaker on arbitration and mediation topics for the American Arbitration Association, American Bar Association and other groups.