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Chambers USA Research Team Updates

Read about recent changes made in the Chambers USA team and our continued commitment to providing the best in legal analysis.

Published on 18 August 2021
Written by Toby Eccleshall
Toby Eccleshall

Chambers and Partners is delighted to announce the promotion of Kush Cheema and James Haggerty to two key new positions on the USA research team.

New York-based Kush has been promoted to USA Research Director. He will play a pivotal role in continuing to develop our presence in the USA and strengthening our excellent relationships with law firms of all sizes across the US. He will work closely with lawyers and business development teams to ensure our rankings continue to reflect the legal market and identify emerging practice areas and other opportunities across the legal profession. Kush previously held the role of Head of USA Research Development, a position he took when we opened our New York office in early 2020, and has previously worked as a USA Deputy Editor and Research Analyst. This appointment showcases our continued commitment to the US legal market and grants us an excellent opportunity to further grow our coverage of the key practice areas and top law firms and lawyers across all 50 states to offer unrivaled market intelligence and analysis for professionals.

James Haggerty has been promoted to Head of USA Research. Reporting to Kush, James will be responsible for running our USA research operations from our London office. He will work closely with his Deputy Editors to manage the research team, drive the development of our research methodology and ensure the quality of Chambers legal rankings. James brings four years of experience as a US Deputy Editor to the role, having started his career at Chambers as a Research Analyst on the UK/US team.

Kush and James are replacing Toby Eccleshall who has been promoted to the position of Research Strategy & Planning Director.

In his new role, Toby will be working closely with the research team’s editors and heads of department to shape Chambers’ overall research strategy. He will also work with other arms of the business to further develop Chambers products and services to ensure Chambers continues to provide legal professionals data-driven platforms for market intelligence and the resources to aid decision makers.

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Kush Cheema
USA Research Director
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James Haggerty
Head of USA Research
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