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Sixty-Eight Pepper Hamilton Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America and Four Named 'Lawyers of the Year' for 2017

8/15/2016
Sixty-Eight Pepper Hamilton Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America and Four Named 'Lawyers of the Year' for 2017

Sixty-eight attorneys from Pepper Hamilton have been named to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, a referral guide of lawyers identified by their peers as being the best at what they do. In addition, four of the firm’s attorneys have been named “Lawyers of the Year.” Best Lawyers annually designates “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

The following lawyers from Pepper Hamilton have been named Best Lawyers’ 2017 “Lawyers of the Year”:

Hope A. Comisky – Labor and Employment Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Philadelphia
Bruce W. Ficken – Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Philadelphia
René M.L. Hansemann – Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Detroit
Kay Standridge Kress – Litigation – Bankruptcy Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Detroit

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an annual peer-review survey. The current edition includes more than 54,000 attorneys in 142 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 7.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee for a basic listing in Best Lawyers.

The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in Best Lawyers surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Pepper Hamilton attorneys named in the 2017 guide are:

Berwyn
Jeffrey P. Libson (biotechnology; venture capital)
William A. Scari, Jr. (food and beverage)

Boston
Todd A. Feinsmith (bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization)
Steven R. London (corporate)

Detroit
Todd C. Fracassi (environmental; litigation – environmental)
René M.L. Hansemann (corporate)
Robert S. Hertzberg (bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization)
Kay Standridge Kress (bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization; litigation – bankruptcy)
Robert C. Ludolph (employment – individuals; employment – management; labor – management; litigation - labor and employment)
Matthew J. Lund (commercial litigation)
Michael B. Staebler (venture capital)
Thomas P. Wilczak (environmental; litigation – environmental)

Harrisburg
John W. Carroll (environmental)
Brian P. Downey (commercial litigation)
Thomas B. Schmidt III (commercial litigation)

Los Angeles
Gary Apfel (mergers and acquisitions)
Ted R. Gropman (construction)
Mark A. Kadzielski (health care)
Alan J. Kessel (commercial litigation)

New York
Ira M. Schulman (construction; litigation – construction)

Philadelphia
Barry M. Abelson (corporate governance; corporate; mergers and acquisitions; securities / capital markets)
Joan C. Arnold (tax)
Michael E. Baughman (litigation – First Amendment; media)
Barry H. Boise (product liability litigation – defendants)
Vincent V. Carissimi (copyright; litigation - intellectual property; litigation – trusts and estates; trademark)
Jonathan A. Clark (employee benefits (ERISA))
Thomas J. Cole, Jr. (employment – management; labor – management)
Hope A. Comisky (employment – management; litigation - labor and employment)
Joseph C. Crawford (bet-the-company; commercial litigation; litigation - First Amendment)
Raymond L. DeLuca (construction)
Francis P. Devine III (commercial litigation)
Sean P. Fahey (product liability litigation – defendants)
Bruce W. Ficken (construction; litigation – construction)
Jeremy D. Frey (criminal defense: white-collar)
Michael H. Friedman (corporate; mergers and acquisitions)
Thomas M. Gallagher (criminal defense: white-collar)
Amy B. Ginensky (litigation - First Amendment)
M. Duncan Grant (commercial litigation; litigation – securities)
Nina M. Gussack (product liability litigation – defendants)
Robert L. Hickok (bet-the-company; commercial litigation)
David M. Kaplan (employee benefits (ERISA))
Paul J. Kennedy (copyright; trademark)
Francis J. Lawall (bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization; litigation – bankruptcy)
Murray S. Levin (product liability litigation – defendants)
Barbara W. Mather (antitrust; arbitration; bet-the-company; commercial litigation; mediation)
Christopher J. Moran (employment – management)
Michael H. Reed (bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization; litigation – bankruptcy)
David Richman (commercial litigation; product liability litigation – defendants)
Andrew R. Rogoff (product liability litigation – defendants)
Andrew J. Rudolph (employee benefits (ERISA))
Michael A. Schwartz (criminal defense: white-collar)
Richard M. Schwartz (trusts and estates)
Laurence Z. Shiekman (litigation – antitrust)
Barbara T. Sicalides (litigation – antitrust)
Michael P. Subak (construction)
Robin P. Sumner (antitrust)
M. Kelly Tillery (litigation - intellectual property; litigation – patent)

Pittsburgh
Albert Bates, Jr. (arbitration; construction; litigation – construction; mediation)
Ralph A. Finizio (commercial litigation; construction; government contracts; litigation – construction)
John C. Hansberry (commercial litigation)
Eric D. Kline (banking and finance; corporate; financial services regulation; mergers and acquisitions; securities/capital markets)
Thomas J. Madigan (construction; litigation – construction)
Raymond A. Miller (biotechnology; litigation – intellectual property)

Washington, DC
Michael A. Hordell (construction)

Wilmington
David M. Fournier (bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization; litigation – bankruptcy)
Matthew M. Greenberg (corporate)
Christopher J. Lamb (real estate)
David B. Stratton (bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization)

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