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Ranked in 13 practice areas; 6 attorneys named "Leading Lawyers"


Washington, DC – June 16, 2016 – Legal 500 has released its 2016 list of law firm rankings in the United States. The firm was ranked in 13 practice areas including Tier 1 in the following categories:

Advertising and Marketing
M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)
Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations)
Technology: Transactions

Individually, six attorneys – Roger A. Colaizzi, Stuart P. Ingis, Jeffrey D. Knowles, Charles J. Morton, Jr., William T. Russell, and Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum – were named "Leading Lawyers" in the latest edition. Legal 500 also highlighted 50 individual attorneys in its editorial commentary of the firm's ranked practices.

Published for over twenty-five years, the Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. Rankings are based on a series of criteria including feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.

The full list ranked practices and recognized attorneys is below.

Advertising and Marketing
Daniel S. Blynn
Roger A. Colaizzi (Leading Lawyer)
- Erik Jones
Jeffrey D. Knowles (Leading Lawyer)
- Amy Ralph Mudge
The Honorable Mark L. Pryor

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Harry I. Atlas
Kenneth R. Hoffman
Thora A. Johnson

Financial Services – Regulatory
- Ronald R. Glancz
- Andrew Olmem
- Ralph E. Sharpe

Government Contracts
James Y. Boland
Paul A. Debolt
J. Scott Hommer, III

Land Use/Zoning
Gordon J. Davis
Susan E. Golden
Robert A. Hoffman
David H. Karceski

M&A – Middle-Market (sub-$500m)
Robert J. Bolger Jr.
Charles J. Morton Jr. (Leading Lawyer)

Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations)
George E. Constantine
- Lisa M. Hix
Thora A. Johnson
- Matthew T. Journy
- Brock R. Landry
Lawrence H. Norton
- Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum (Leading Lawyer)
Robert Waldman

Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action - Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense
Sally W. Bryan
Christina L. Gaarder
Stephen E. Marshall
Bruce R. Parker
Jason C. Rose
Paul F. Strain

Real Estate
Mitchell Evall
Lawrence H. Gesner
Thomas E.D. (Ted) Millspaugh
Christopher W. Pate
Andrew Schmerzler

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
Carmen M. Fonda
James J. Hanks, Jr.
Sharon A. Kroupa
Christopher W. Pate

Technology – Data Protection and Privacy
Emilio W. Cividanes
Stuart P. Ingis (Leading Lawyer)
- Erik Jones
The Honorable Mark L. Pryor
Ari Schwartz

Technology – Outsourcing
Nora E. Garrote
James E. Nelson
William T. Russell
A J Zottola

Technology – Transactions
Nora E. Garrote
James E. Nelson
William T. Russell (Leading Lawyer)
A J Zottola

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