NEW YORK - Twelve Reed Smith lawyers earned a spot on the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers list, and 11 were named to the New York Metro Rising Stars list, the publication announced Sept. 29. The firm showed its depth in litigation, with eight lawyers being listed for their work in that field spanning several industry sectors.

Here's the full list of recognized lawyers, with the Super Lawyers categories in which they were recognized:

  • Jennifer Achilles, Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Oliver Beiersdorf, Aviation and Aerospace
  • John Berringer, Insurance Coverage
  • Paul Breene, Insurance Coverage
  • Cheryl Hader, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Ann Kramer, Insurance Coverage
  • Michael Lazaroff, General Litigation
  • Cindy Schmitt Minniti, Employment & Labor
  • Peter Raymond, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Jordan Siev, Business Litigation
  • Louis Solomon, Business Litigation
  • Douglas Wood, Media and Advertising

The Rising Stars are:

  • Jennifer Cheng, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Anthony Crawford, Insurance Coverage
  • Han Deng, Banking
  • James Faller, Creditor Debtor Rights: Consumer
  • Christina Fasitta, Real Estate: Business
  • Talia Fiano, Business Litigation
  • Mark Goldstein, Employment & Labor: Employer
  • Michael Margarella, Securities Litigation
  • Spencer Wein, Business Litigation
  • Jennifer White, Tax: Business
  • Geoffrey Young, Business Litigation

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 either be 40 years old or younger, or have been in practice for 10 years or fewer.

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