Elkan Abramowitz Receives Chambers USA Lifetime Achievement Award
May 26, 2016
On Thursday, May 26, 2016, partner Elkan Abramowitz received the Chambers USA Lifetime Achievement Award. Elkan’s career has been defined by the representation of high-powered business leaders, political officials, and corporations embroiled in the most sensitive criminal and civil matters, and his trial success is unparalleled. Elkan has been called the “dean of the white-collar bar” by Chambers USA and all other third-party directories, was named the 2016 “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation, and has received numerous professional acknowledgements over the years, including the Milton S. Gould Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy presented by the Office of the Appellate Defender and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers’ Norman S. Ostrow Award for the defense of liberty and the preservation of individual rights.
In the latest edition of Chambers USA, it is noted that “the ‘extraordinary’ Elkan Abramowitz is regarded as a ‘legend of the white-collar Bar.’” One client echoes, “he was the best ever. He was the most attentive, knowledgeable and experienced attorney we've worked with, and was incredible from start to finish."
The Lifetime Achievement Award is based on the collective research for the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and reflects pre-eminence in the field, outstanding work, and excellence in client service. Since 1990, Chambers and Partners has been researching the legal profession, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms through in-depth and client-focused interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. Known for its independence and the objectivity of its research, Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the U.S. with their guides read by industry-leading companies, organizations, and law firms throughout the U.S. and worldwide.