Related Professionals: Jennifer L. Achilles Oliver Beiersdorf John B. Berringer Paul E. Breene Paul R. Gupta Ann V. Kramer Herbert F. Kozlov Stacy K. Marcus Cindy Schmitt Minniti Mark G. Pedretti Peter D. Raymond Jordan W. Siev Edward Shapiro Douglas J. Wood Keri S. Bruce Greg Chase Casey D. Laffey Mark S. Goldstein Christopher M. Sheaffer Joseph B. Teig Han Deng

New York (September 21, 2016) – Reed Smith LLP announces 19 of its attorneys have been named to the 2016 Super Lawyers list and 14 were named Rising Stars. Both lists are published by Thomson Reuters.

Reed Smith’s 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers include:

Jennifer L. Achilles**  Partner  Criminal Defense: White Collar 
Joseph P. Armao Partner  Criminal Defense: White Collar 
Oliver K. Beiersdorf** Partner  Aviation & Aerospace 
John B. Berringer Partner  Insurance Coverage 
Paul E. Breene Partner  Insurance Coverage 
Paul R. Gupta Partner  Intellectual Property Litigation 
John P. Hooper* Partner  Class Action & Mass Torts 
Thomas J. Igoe, Jr. Counsel  Business & Corporate 
Herbert F. Kozlov  Partner  Mergers & Acquisitions 
Ann V. Kramer  Partner Insurance Coverage 
Clark W. Lackert  Partner  Intellectual Property 
Stacy K. Marcus  Partner  Media & Advertising 
Cindy Schmitt Minniti  Partner  Employment & Labor 
Mark G. Pedretti  Partner  Mergers & Acquisitions 
Peter D. Raymond  Partner  Intellectual Property Litigation 
Edward Shapiro**  Partner  Entertainment & Sports 
Howard L. Shecter  Counsel  Mergers & Acquisitions 
Jordan W. Siev  Partner  Business Litigation 
Douglas J. Wood*  Partner  Media & Advertising 
* Denotes 10 years of recognition by Super Lawyers

** Denotes first-time recognition as a Super Lawyer

Reed Smith’s 2016 New York Metro Rising Stars include:

Keri S. Bruce*  Associate  Media & Advertising 
Greg Chase  Partner  Transportation & Maritime 
Kelly B. D’Auria  Partner  Class Action & Mass Torts 
Han Deng  Associate  Banking 
Mark H. Francis  Associate  Business & Corporate 
Mark S. Goldstein  Associate  Employment & Labor 
Sarah K. Kam  Associate  Bankruptcy: Business 
Matthew Y. Kane*  Associate  Entertainment & Sports 
Casey D. Laffey  Partner  Business Litigation 
Chrystal A. Puleo Mauro  Associate  Bankruptcy: Business 
Jacqueline K. Seidel  Partner  Class Action & Mass Torts 
Christopher M. Sheaffer  Partner  Mergers & Acquisitions 
Jessica K. Shook  Associate  Personal Injury – Products: Defense 
Joseph B. Teig  Associate  Business Litigation 
* Denotes first-time recognition as a Rising Star

Super Lawyers annually selects lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement through a rigorous process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. To be selected as a Rising Star, lawyers must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or fewer. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.

About Reed Smith

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