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Pepper Hamilton Lawyers Named to Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

4/24/2017
Pepper Hamilton Lawyers Named to Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Four lawyers from Pepper Hamilton have been named by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine as top attorneys in the District. Michael A. Hordell and Paul E. Pelletier have been named to the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list and Tuhin Ganguly and Jeffery Pedersen have been named to the Washington, D.C. Rising Stars list for 2017.

Mr. Hordell is of counsel in the Government Contracts and White Collar and Corporate Investigations Practice Group. He also is a member of the firm’s Sustainability, CleanTech and Climate Change Team. Mr. Hordell advises small and large business clients on a range of government contracts issues. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (J.D. 1973) and the University of Cincinnati (B.B.A., insurance and marketing, 1970). 

Mr. Pelletier is a partner in the White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group. He represents public and private companies, executives and high-profile individuals from various industries in state and federal investigations, including health care, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and financial services. Mr. Pelletier is a cum laude graduate of the New England School of Law (1982) and Providence College (B.S., economics, 1978).

Mr. Ganguly is an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. He also is a member of the firm’s Sustainability, CleanTech and Climate Change Team. Mr. Ganguly focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Washington University School of Law in 2008, and a B.A. in biology, with honors, from Washington University 2001.

Mr. Pedersen is an associate in the Government Contracts Practice Group. He represents and counsels clients that sell services and products to federal, state and local governments in a range of industries. A former defense industry engineer, Mr. Pedersen earned B.S. (2004) and M.S. (2006) degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2013.

Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in Washington, D.C. are named to Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars. A statewide survey of lawyers who have been in practice for at least 5 years leads to the nomination of attorneys personally. Candidates are also added from searches by an attorney-led research staff. The selection process for Rising Stars is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process except that to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less and candidates for Rising Stars do not go through peer evaluation by practice area. For more information, visit www.superlawyers.com.