Three partners from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner have been recognized as among the nation’s top attorneys for delivering superior service to corporate clients in The BTI Client Service All-Stars 2019 report. BTI compiles this annual list by polling hundreds of general counsel and other legal decision makers to find out which attorneys are influencing and changing the legal industry.

Washington Partner Alec Farr was nominated by a global financial services firm. Farr is a litigator whose practice focuses on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. This includes complex business and banking litigation, shareholder class actions and derivative litigation, change-of-control cases and litigation involving allegations of director and officer misconduct. His intellectual property experience includes representing clients in trade secret, non-compete, copyright and trademark infringement litigation in a wide variety of industries. Farr has appeared before international arbitration panels and state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country.

Chicago Office Managing Partner Brian Sher was nominated by a large health care company. Sher’s litigation practice includes general business and commercial litigation for local and national clients. His experience encompasses all aspects of litigation and alternate dispute resolution. Sher frequently serves as outside general counsel for midsized companies and has handled numerous non-compete and unfair competition matters. He also represents media companies in claims of defamation and commercial disputes, and health care companies in claims of fraud and restrictive covenant litigation. 

Atlanta Partner Louis Spelios was nominated by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company. Spelios has a global transactions practice which focuses on buy-side mergers and acquisitions, private equity recapitalizations, and general business law. Spelios’ clients are public and private corporations, including private-equity-backed enterprises. 

BTI interviewed more than 350 corporate counsel from large and Fortune 1000 companies regarding all aspects of client relationships to formulate this year’s list of top attorneys. BTI received feedback from top representatives in more than 15 industries, including banking, chemicals, energy, financial services, telecom and pharma, among others. The only way to become a BTI Client Service All-Star is for corporate counsel to single out an attorney for client service exceeding all others, in an unprompted manner.