Ranked in 12 practice areas; 45 attorneys ranked; 6 attorneys named "Leading Lawyers"

Washington, DC (June 2, 2017) – Legal 500 has released its 2017 list of law firm rankings for the United States. The firm was ranked in 12 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 45 individual attorneys in its editorial commentary of the firm's ranked practices.

Following is the full list of ranked practices and recognized attorneys:

Advertising and Marketing 
- Eric S. Berman
Roger A. Colaizzi (Leading Lawyer)
- Charles D. Curran
- Susan E. Hollander
Stuart P. Ingis (Leading Lawyer)
- Jeffrey D. Knowles (Leading Lawyer)
- Doreen L. Manchester
- Amy Ralph Mudge 
- Randal M. Shaheen

Employee Health and Retirement Plans 
Harry I. Atlas
Kenneth R. Hoffman
- Thora A. Johnson

Financial Services Regulation
- John B. Beaty 

Government Contracts
- Paul A. Debolt
- J. Scott Hommer, III

M&A – Middle-Market (sub-$500m)
- Robert J. Bolger, Jr.
- Charles J. Morton, Jr. (Leading Lawyer)
- Christopher R. O'Brien

Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations)
- George E. Constantine
- Andrew D. Price
- Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum (Leading Lawyer)
- Melanie Jones Totman
- Robert L. Waldman

Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action - Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense
- Sally W. Bryan
- David J. Heubeck
- Stephen E. Marshall
- John A. McCauley
- Bruce R. Parker
- Paul F. Strain

Real Estate
- Susan E. Golden
- Philip M. Horowitz
- Peter G. Koffler
- Douglas B. McDonald
- Patricia McGowan
- Thomas E. D. (Ted) Millspaugh
- Christopher W. Pate
- Stefan F. Tucker

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
- James J. Hanks, Jr.
- Sharon A. Kroupa

Cyber Law (including Data Protection and Privacy)
- Emilio W. Cividanes
- Charles D. Curran
- Stuart P. Ingis (Leading Lawyer)

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

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

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 provide 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.


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