Related Professionals: John B. Berringer Paul E. Breene Paul R. Gupta Herbert F. Kozlov Ann V. Kramer Stacy K. Marcus Cindy Schmitt Minniti Mark G. Pedretti Peter D. Raymond Jordan W. Siev Douglas J. Wood Greg Chase Mark S. Goldstein Casey D. Laffey Chrystal Puleo Mauro Christopher M. Sheaffer Joseph B. Teig

September 16, 2015 – Twenty-nine lawyers in the New York office of Reed Smith LLP earned 2015 recognition from Super Lawyers. Seventeen were named “2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers;” twelve others were selected as “2015 New York Metro Rising Stars.”

The attorneys selected as 2015 New York Metro “Super Lawyers” are: Joseph P. Armao, Criminal Defense: White Collar; John B. Berringer, Insurance Coverage; Paul E. Breene, Insurance Coverage; John H. Doyle, Criminal Defense: White Collar; Paul R. Gupta, Intellectual Property Litigation; John P. Hooper, Class Action/Mass Torts; Herbert F. Kozlov, Mergers & Acquisitions; Ann V. Kramer, Insurance Coverage; Clark W. Lackert, Intellectual Property; Stacy K. Marcus, Media & Advertising; Cindy Schmitt Minniti, Employment & Labor; Mark G. Pedretti, Mergers & Acquisitions; Peter D. Raymond, Intellectual Property Litigation; Joseph I. Rosenbaum, Entertainment & Sports; Howard L. Shecter, Mergers & Acquisitions; Jordan W. Siev, Business Litigation, and Douglas J. Wood, Media & Advertising. This is the tenth year Joseph P. Armao has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer.”

Reed Smith’s 2015 New York Metro “Rising Stars” are: Greg Chase, Transportation/Maritime; Kelly B. D’Auria, Class Action/Mass Torts; Evan K. Farber, Business Litigation; Mark S. Goldstein, Employment & Labor; Sarah K. Kam, Bankruptcy: Business; Casey D. Laffey, Business Litigation; Chrystal A. Puleo, Bankruptcy: Business; Jacqueline K. Seidel, Class Action/Mass Torts; Christopher M. Sheaffer, Mergers & Acquisitions; Jessica K. Shook, Personal Injury – Products: Defense; Kiran V. Somashekara, Securities Litigation, and Joseph B. Teig, Business Litigation. This is the first selection to Rising Stars for Chase, Goldstein and Seidel.

All twenty-nine lawyers will be featured in the October 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine. In addition, they will be included in the New York Metro Super Lawyers supplement in The New York Times on October 4, 2015. The eight Reed Smith women chosen as either Super Lawyers or Rising Stars will be featured in the Top Women Super Lawyers supplement in The New York Times on March 27, 2016.

About Reed Smith

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