(May 23, 2012, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA) – Forty-two lawyers at Reed Smith LLP, a leading international law firm, were announced as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for 2012. Ten others were named Pennsylvania Rising Stars.
Lawyers in the firm’s Philadelphia office named as Super Lawyers for the year are Sara A. Begley, Employment & Labor; Leonard A. Bernstein, Banking; Barbara R. Binis, General Litigation; Peter S. Clark, II, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; John N. Ellison, Insurance Coverage; Karl A. Fritton, Employment & Labor; Lisa D. Kabnick, Banking; Jay M. Levin, Insurance Coverage; Henry F. Reichner, Appellate; S. William Richter, Bonds/Government Finance; Michael T. Scott, Class Action/Mass Torts; Joseph M. Sedlack, Tax; Carolyn P. Short, Business Litigation; Claudia Z. Springer, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; Thomas H. Suddath; Criminal Defense: White Collar; Douglas R. Widin, Insurance Coverage, and Lee A. Zoeller, Tax.
Lawyers in the firm's Pittsburgh office named include Kevin C. Abbott, Energy & Natural Resources; William Bevan, III, Employment & Labor; Dennis R. Bonessa, Employee Benefits/ERISA; Daniel I Booker, Antitrust Litigation; Douglas E. Cameron, Insurance Coverage; Eugene K. Connors, Employment & Labor; Debra H. Dermody, Mergers & Acquisitions; David B. Fawcett, Business Litigation; Efrem M. Grail, Criminal Defense: White Collar; Mary J. Hackett, Business Litigation; Ronald G. Hartman, Real Estate; Gregory B. Jordan, Class Action/Mass Torts; Robert A. King, Construction Litigation; Dusty Elias Kirk, Real Estate; James C. Martin, Appellate; David J. McAllister, Employment & Labor; J. Frank McKenna, Construction Litigation; Martha Hartle Munsch; Employment & Labor; Louis A. Naugle, Environmental; James J. Restivo, Jr., Insurance Coverage; Catherine S. (Casey) Ryan, Employment & Labor; Eric A. Schaffer, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; Paul M. Singer, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; Amy M. Tonti, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, and Kim M. Watterson, Appellate.
Philadelphia lawyers named 2012 Rising Stars include Derek J. Baker, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; Luke E. Debevec, Insurance Coverage; Joe Nguyen, Business Litigation, and Steven T. Voigt, Business Litigation.
Pittsburgh lawyers named 2012 Rising Stars include David J. Bird, Appellate; Sara Linn Eddy, Business/Corporate; Jeanne Lofgren, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; Joseph P. Pohl, III, Business Litigation; James Rockney, Class Action/Mass Torts; and, Joshua D. Verdi, General Litigation.
"We are always delighted when Reed Smith’s attorneys are recognized for their outstanding performance and named as Super Lawyers," said Gregory B. Jordan, Reed Smith’s Global Managing Partner. "This honor is an affirmation of the strong, positive relationships they have with their clients, the high level of service they consistently deliver and the high regard they have earned from their peers."
Super Lawyers selects attorneys each year for recognition through a rigorous nomination process that includes peer review by practice area and independent research on candidates. Only five percent of the lawyers in Pennsylvania are chosen annually for this honor.
About Reed Smith
Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with nearly 1,700 lawyers in 23 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, technology and media, shipping, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing, and education. For more information, visit reedsmith.com.
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