Two Pillsbury attorneys have been named to Legal Media's 2010 Best of the Best USA, which highlights the nation's top 25 attorneys in their field. In 2010, Pillsbury partner John O'Neill was named in Energy & Natural Resources, while Ellen Harrison was named in Trusts & Estates.

Other Pillsbury attorneys named to Legal Media's 2010 Experts Guides from which the Best of the Best honorees are drawn include: Terrence A. Callan (Competition/Antitrust); Mike Hindus, Rob James, John Mauel (Energy & Natural Resources); Claudia Frost (Litigation); Donald G. Kilpatrick (Private Equity); Todd Culwell; George Haley; Jay Kelley, John Mauel, Robert J. Spjut; and Jane Wallison Stein (Project Finance); Bob Herr (Real Estate); Jennifer Jordan McCall (Trusts & Estates).

The practice area surveys rotate every other year. In 2011, lawyers from the following practice areas will be ranked: Aviation; Banking; Environment; Insurance & Reinsurance; Intellectual Property; International Trade; M&A; Labor & Employment (including executive compensation); Tax; and Technology, Media & Telecommunications.

Attorneys are chosen based on interviews from both clients and peers.