Chambers & Partners, one of the leading researchers in the legal profession, identified Sandler, Reiff, Young, & Lamb, PC as one of the top law firms dealing in Political and Election Law. In it’s 2013 guide to the top law firms, Chambers selected SRYL as a Band 2 law firm, recognizing the firm’s strength in catering to client’s needs. Chambers also recognized the firm’s broad client base, including candidates for federal, state, and local office, businesses, unions, non-profits, PACs, and political party committees. SRYL was recognized for it’s status as a boutique firm, allowing firm attorneys a high level of personal interaction with clients, and was the smallest firm recognized by Chambers in this practice area.
Chamber’s specifically recognized Joseph Sandler as a “Key Individual,” with a strong focus on matters of campaign finance, and corporate and tax issues that affect political advocacy.
Chambers USA once again recognized Sandler, Reiff & Young as a top political law firm. The 2011 Guide to the nation’s best lawyers reads:
At six lawyers strong, this team is not among the largest on the market, but its formidable experience and great reputation make it one of the major players on the political law scene. Out of Washington, DC it handles the gamut of work, from campaign finance to lobbying compliance advice. The group is undoubtedly best known for Democratic candidate and committee representation work, and recently engaged in FEC investigations work.
The guide cites Partner Joseph Sandler in particular for being “hailed among peers as an outstanding figure in the arena of Democratic party work.” Mr. Sandler’s experience in regulatory compliance, campaign finance advice work and corporate structuring for nonprofit and for-profit organizations is also noted by the guide.
Sandler, Reiff & Young was cited once again by Chambers USA as a top political law firm. In the 2010 Guide to the nation’s best lawyers, Sandler Reiff & Young is the only boutique firm cited for political law. The guide reads:
The firm has a distinguished history in Democratic political law matters. The firm handles a wide variety of complex issues, including campaign finance, compliance, recounts, voting rights, and election administration. In addition to advisory matters, the team is also well versed in contentious issues and has successfully litigated against federal agencies. Sources say: Sandler Reiff has a fantastic depth of experience and great expertise.
The guide cites Joseph Sandler in particular for being “outstanding on classic election law issues” and an expert in campaign finance, election law, non-profit organization ethics and lobbying regulation. “He wins acclaim for his solid and technically outstanding work.”