Shook Privacy Litigation Lauded in New Client-Driven Chambers USA Ranking

Chambers USA recognized Shook for eight top spots and welcomed new services and faces in the latest rankings based on client feedback.

Shook’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Litigation team led by Al Saikali debuted in an enviable national position which complements the already-ranked privacy attorneys who focus on compliance and governance. Law360 has selected Shook for a Practice Group of the Year and the firm continues to grow and attract new clients in a wide variety of industries.

Chambers added class action Partner Rachel Straus to the fold for the first time, as part of Shook’s premier automotive team. Recent California additions to the firm—including Jan Dodd, Michael Shortnacy and Steven B. Weisburd—were also tapped for Chambers in their respective areas.

Regional firsts include Houston Partner Stephanie McGraw who earned a ranking in Litigation: General Commercial for Texas: Houston & Surrounds. Adam Miller picked up an Environment spot in Missouri: St. Louis and Surrounds, and insurance lawyers Douglas Beck and Sarah Baltzell also scored a state Chambers ranking, along with a new ranking for the Missouri practice. Chicago’s Gary Miller racked up a Chambers ranking in Litigation: General Commercial. While Shook’s Philadelphia lawyers picked up a Pennsylvania ranking for Litigation: Product Liability.

Shook Chair Madeleine McDonough was again selected as a National Product Liability & Mass Torts–Eminent Practitioner, designated for lawyers ranked in Chambers USA with significant management or chair roles.

Long-standing renowned Shook services maintained top spots including Environment, E-Discovery & Information Governance, Food & Beverages, Intellectual Property, Insurance, Labor and Employment, Litigation and Product Liability.

Shook Practice Area Rankings: 

USA - Nationwide

USA - By Region


  • Intellectual Property (Band 1)**
  • Insurance (Band 2)*

Kansas City & Surrounds

  • Environment (Band 1)
  • Labor & Employment (Band 3)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 1) 


  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Band 3)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 4)**


  • Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite (Band 3)
  • Litigation: Product Liability (Band 1)


  • Litigation: Product Liability (Band 1)*

Shook Individual USA - National Rankings 

  • Robert T. Adams (Product Liability & Mass Torts)
  • Robert T. Adams (Litigation: Trial Lawyers)
  • Jan Dodd (Product Liability & Mass Torts)
  • William P. Geraghty (Product Liability & Mass Torts)**
  • William P. Geraghty (Product Liability-Tobacco)
  • Michael Mallow (Product Liability: Automotive) 
  • Colman McCarthy (Privacy & Data Security: Cybersecurity)**
  • Madeleine McDonough (Product Liability & Mass Torts, Eminent Practitioner) 
  • Colm Moran (Transportation: Road (Automotive)
  • Amir Nassihi (Product Liability: Automotive)
  • Patrick Oot (E-Discovery & Information Governance)
  • Kenneth J. Reilly (Product Liability & Mass Torts)
  • Kenneth J. Reilly (Product Liability: Tobacco)
  • Al Saikali (Privacy & Data Security: Cybersecurity)
  • Al Saikali (Privacy & Data Security: Litigation)** 
  • Hildy Sastre (Product Liability & Mass Torts)**
  • Michael Shortnacy (E-Discovery & Information Governance)*
  • Adam M. Shoshtari (E-Discovery & Information Governance) an “Associate to Watch.”
  • Rachel Straus (Product Liability: Automotive)*
  • Camila Tobón (Privacy & Data Security: Privacy)**
  • Steven B. Weisburd (Product Liability & Mass Torts)

Shook Individual Regional Rankings: 

Litigation: Appellate

Litigation: General Commercial

  • Robert T. Adams, Star Individuals (Kansas City & Surrounds)
  • Michael Mallow (California)
  • Stephanie McGraw (Texas: Houston & Surrounds)*
  • Gary Miller (Illinois)*
  • Lynn H. Murray (Illinois)
  • Joseph Rebein (Kansas City & Surrounds)
  • Todd W. Ruskamp (Kansas City & Surrounds)

Litigation: Product Liability

  • William P. Geraghty (Florida)
  • Jennifer McLoone (Florida)
  • Kenneth J. Reilly (Florida) 
  • Hildy Sastre (Florida



  • Douglas Beck (Missouri)*
  • Sarah Lynn Baltzell (Missouri)*

Insurance: Dispute Resolution

Intellectual Property 

Labor & Employment

  • William C. Martucci (Kansas City & Surrounds) 

*Denotes new ranking. 

**Denotes band increase.