Chambers USA 2024 Ranks AEL in 3 Categories; 4 AEL Attorneys Individually Ranked

June 6, 2024 - Joey

AEL and four of its attorneys, including all three of its partners, were recognized in the 2024 Chambers USA Guide as a leading law firm and leading attorneys in multiple categories for the fourth year in a row.

In the 2024 Guide, which was released earlier today, Chambers ranked AEL in three categories:

In each category, AEL is ranked alongside some of the most prestigious law firms in the nation, including much larger law firms. Clients described the Firm as having “consistent talent across the board” that use a “reasonable, practical,” and “nimble” approach to “resolve difficult, nuanced matters” to “navigate the perils of potential criminal jeopardy.” As one client stated, “the entire group is fantastic.”

Chambers also recognized four AEL attorneys individually, including all three partners. Two of AEL’s partners – Ken Abell and Scott Landau – moved up in the Healthcare rankings. David Eskew moved up in the White-Collar Crime rankings and maintained his rankings in Healthcare. And Ken Abell obtained the White-Collar Crime ranking in NY for the first time. AEL’s Counsel, Jeff Braun, maintained his prestigious Band 2 ranking in Real Estate: Litigation as well. AEL’s continued success in the areas of healthcare, white-collar criminal defense, government investigations, and commercial litigation continue to place it among the nations’ top law firms of any size. Clients and peers stated that AEL consistently provides “client-centric” representation that is practical, focused, efficient, and incredibly effective. AEL continues to pride itself on being a boutique law firm with exceptional reach and expertise at a fraction of the price of larger law firms. We handle matters of various sizes, ranging from large healthcare and corporate clients to high-stakes individual matters. Regardless of the size of the matter, AEL maintains its signature and well-recognized responsive, practical, detail-oriented, evidence-based, and efficient approach. 

Chambers noted the glowing comments about AEL’s ranked attorneys. Ken Abell was described as a “truly remarkable attorney” who “can handle incredibly complex matters with ease and grace.” Clients noted Ken’s “strong government experience” and stated that he “provides excellent advice.” David Eskew was described as a “smart, practical, and very client-friendly” advocate who “delivers consistently excellent results.” As one client stated, David “is outstanding on the defense side. He cuts through issues, understands ridiculously complex material and applies his judgment to carve out a path.” Similarly, Scott Landau was described as a “brilliant attorney” who is “knowledgeable and responsive and has strong attention to detail.” And one client described Jeff Braun as “among the most sophisticated litigators in NYC working on land use and related matters” who is “able to focus in on the issues and cut straight to their heart.”

The complete rankings by Chambers USA appear below:

Firm-Wide Rankings

Healthcare (NY) – Band 5

Litigation: Specialist Firms in White-Collar Crime & Investigations (NY) – Band 3

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (NJ) – Band 3

Kenneth M. Abell

Healthcare (NY) – Band 4

Litigation: Specialist Firms in White-Collar Crime & Investigations (NY) – Band 5

David M. Eskew

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (NJ) – Band 2

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (NY) – Band 5

Healthcare (NY) – Band 5

Scott R. Landau

Healthcare (NY) – Band 4

Jeffrey L. Braun

Real Estate: Litigation – Band 2