Miller & Chevalier Receives Top Firm and Four Individual Rankings in 2024 Edition of Chambers Latin America
International Department Chair Alejandra Montenegro Almonte Joins Ranks of Recognized Lawyers
Washington, DC, August 28, 2023 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered announced today that the firm and four Members were recognized in the 2024 edition of Chambers Latin America. The firm is ranked Band One in International Counsel: Corporate Crime & Investigations. This marks the firm's tenth consecutive year of recognition in Chambers Latin America within the Corporate Crime & Investigations category (formerly Fraud & Corporate Investigations).
Miller & Chevalier is recognized by Chambers Latin America for its "first-rate expertise in compliance matters, benefiting from unmatched experience serving as compliance monitors in regional FCPA enforcement settlements." The publication notes that the firm boasts "a heavy-hitting international department with an exceptional track record of representing both companies and individuals in an array of Latin American corporate criminal matters." Clients say, "Miller & Chevalier has the best team for matters and investigations concerning Latin America," adding, "[t]he team is incredibly responsive and accommodating at all levels, from junior associates to the most senior partners. If I have an urgent issue, I know that I am in good hands."
Corporate Crime & Investigations – International Counsel Individual Rankings
- Matteson Ellis: Band One
- James G. Tillen: Band Two
- Jeffrey A. Lehtman: Band Three
- Alejandra Montenegro Almonte: Band Four
Chambers describes Ellis as being held in the highest regard for his handling of high-profile FCPA investigations and compliance matters, in addition to internal inquests. Market insiders say Ellis "is a highly experienced, considerate, and committed lawyer," adding that, "his eye for detail, methodical approach, and pragmatic nature combine to make him an effective and trusted adviser."
Tillen possesses a wealth of experience in anti-corruption investigations, regularly advising companies on those conducted internally as well as those by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Securities Enforcement Commission (SEC). Chambers interviewees say Tillen is "easy to work with" and he "has deep knowledge about his clients' business and realities, and is very well regarded."
Chambers reports Lehtman is widely admired for his considerable experience acting on high-profile internal and government investigations across several Latin American jurisdictions. Clients add, " Lehtman's service level and availability are exceptional. He can always be counted on to be present and available to support his clients."
Montenegro Almonte, who serves as Chair of the firm's International department, conducts internal investigations for a number of sizeable entities across a range of industries, including food and beverages and technology. Her practice encompasses numerous Latin American jurisdictions. Chambers interviewees say, " Montenegro Almonte is very well versed in Latin American matters. She has experience on the ground, as well as very good legal judgement."
About Chambers and Partners
The Chambers rankings are based on extensive research conducted by Chambers and Partners Legal Publishers, a highly respected English publisher of renowned directories assessing and ranking the world's leading lawyers. Unlike other companies that allow firms to purchase a mention or ranking, Chambers bases its listings solely on outside evaluations of merit. Its researchers investigate law firms and lawyers globally through an exhaustive process of interviewing clients and competitors in major areas of business law. The Chambers Latin America guide covers a total of 19 jurisdictions, spanning Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and all Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in South America. The guide highlights lawyers with specific experience in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries and ranks lawyers and practices based on a combination of in-depth practice research and consistently positive market feedback.
About Miller & Chevalier
Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, International Law, Litigation, ERISA, White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations, Government Contracts, and Government Affairs. Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. A significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit www.millerchevalier.com.
Laura Miller, Media Relations, Greentarget, 312-252-4104