Related Professionals: Michelle L. Cheng Erica Yen

June 5, 2015 – Reed Smith today announced that four of its Los Angeles lawyers have been selected by Super Lawyers as 2015 Southern California Rising Stars.

The four associates are Michelle Lyu Cheng and Erica Yen, Business Litigation; Elizabeth Graham Minerd, Products Liability Defense; and Ian A. Wright, Employment & Labor. Cheng, Yen and Minerd previously have been recognized as Rising Stars, while Wright has been selected for the first time.

According to Super Lawyers, the publication’s multi-phase Rising Star selection process singles out the top up-and-coming attorneys 40 or younger, or those practicing less than 10 years, in the nation’s top metro regions.

Super Lawyers Magazine will publish profiles of the 2015 Rising Stars in Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, which reaches more than 75,000 attorneys; as well as the July Los Angeles magazine, and the July Orange Coast Magazine.

Three of Reed Smith’s Southern California 2015 Rising Stars – Cheng, Yen and Minerd – also will be featured in a section of The Top Women Attorneys in Southern California in the September issue of Los Angeles magazine.

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