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Princeton (March 14, 2017) – Reed Smith LLP announces four of its attorneys have been named to the 2017 Super Lawyers list and three were named Rising Stars. Both lists are published by Thomson Reuters.

Reed Smith’s 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers include:

Name Title  Primary Practice Area 
Leonard A. Bernstein      Partner      Banking     
Diane A. Bettino Partner   Business Litigation
Melissa A. Geist   Partner  Personal Injury - Products: Defense 
Mark S. Melodia  Partner  Class Action & Mass Torts 

Reed Smith’s 2017 New Jersey Rising Stars include:

Name Title  Primary Practice Area 
Melissa M. Ferrara     Associate      Employment & Labor     
Julia A. Lopez  Associate  General Litigation 
Brian P. Matthews  Associate  Banking 

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.

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