Reed Smith announced today that 40 of its practices and 88 of its lawyers in the United States earned recognition in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA, one of the most prestigious global law firm directories.

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Seven Reed Smith practice areas earned Band 1 rankings; namely:

  • Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory (Illinois)
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Illinois)
  • Insurance (Pennsylvania)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Philadelphia & Surrounds)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Pittsburgh & Surrounds)
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Pittsburgh & Surrounds)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Pittsburgh & Surrounds)

Eighty-eight individuals are featured across 96 rankings this year, and in 28 instances, Reed Smith lawyers were recognized at the nationwide level for their practice.

Fourteen Reed Smith lawyers are ranked in Band 1 and of those, four were ranked in Band 1 at the national level. They are:

  • José Astigarraga – International Arbitration (Nationwide)
  • Michael Brown – Product Liability & Mass Torts (Nationwide)
  • James Cooper – Insurance (Texas)
  • John Ellison – Insurance (Pennsylvania)
  • Kurt Gwynne – Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Delaware)
  • Daniel Peck – Banking & Finance (New Jersey)
  • Rachael Pontikes – Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory (Illinois)
  • Eric Schaffer – Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Pittsburgh & Surrounds)
  • John Shugrue – Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Illinois)
  • Divonne Smoyer – Government Relations: State Attorneys General (Nationwide)
  • Claudia Springer – Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Philadelphia & Surrounds)
  • Karl Thallner – Healthcare (Pennsylvania)
  • John Vishneski – Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Illinois)
  • Douglas Wood – Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory (Nationwide)