Related Professionals: Michael H. Bernick Joshua P. Davis Matthew S. Gibson Lloyd A. Lim Francisco Rivero Nicole Soussan Caplan Peter J. Stuhldreher

Type: Individual Award, News Releases

Houston (March 8, 2017) – Reed Smith LLP announces seven of its attorneys have been named to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars list published by Thomson Reuters.

Reed Smith’s 2017 Texas Rising Stars include:



Primary Practice Area 

Michael H. Bernick*     Associate     Business Litigation
Joshua P. Davis Partner Intellectual Property Litigation     
Matthew S. Gibson, Ph.D.     Associate Intellectual Property
Lloyd A. Lim  Counsel Bankruptcy: Business 
Francisco Rivero Partner Business Litigation 
Nicole S. Soussan* Associate Energy & Natural Resources 
Peter J. Stuhldreher Partner Employment & Labor

* 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.

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