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Clark Hill Attorneys Christopher J. Townsend and Christopher N. Skey Recognized for Outstanding Client Service, Receive 2017 Client Choice Awards

February 10, 2017

CHICAGO, IL – Clark Hill attorneys Christopher J. Townsend and Christopher N. Skey each were honored with a 2017 Client Choice Award by Lexology for excellence in client service. Townsend was honored as the exclusive winner of the Client Choice Award for Energy & Natural Resources in Illinois for the third straight year. Skey was honored for the first time as the sole winner of the Client Choice Award for Environment & Climate Change in Illinois. The awards come as Clark Hill continues to expand both its national energy practice and its Chicago office.

“We are very pleased that Chris Townsend and Chris Skey have been recognized with the Client Choice Awards. Chris and Chris joined our office in 2016 as a key part of our strategic plan to expand our office with the addition of experienced, highly regarded attorneys in emerging areas such as energy law. These awards reflect the values of exceptional client service and technical expertise that are hallmarks of Clark Hill,” Chicago Office Managing Member Ray Koenig said.

The London, England-based Client Choice organization bases its findings on a unique global survey of in-house counsel subscribers to two respected leaders in on-line legal information – International Law Office and Lexology – as well as feedback received at several international in-house counsel events. The Client Choice Awards recognize those law firm partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client service they provide. The criteria for the awards focus on the ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond the other players in the market. Uniquely, these awards survey senior corporate counsel only, with this year’s winners being chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments.

Townsend and Skey are members of Clark Hill's Environment, Energy, & Natural Resources Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office. Together they have over three decades of experience representing forward-thinking energy market participants develop, defend and improve the structures for effective and efficient energy markets; advising large industrial, institutional and commercial energy users, municipalities and other governmental entities with energy-related issues; assisting alternative electricity and natural gas suppliers in the legislative, regulatory and judicial arenas; representing energy project developers on complex and cutting-edge projects; and providing legal support to numerous other large-scale energy industry participants.

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