PRINCETON – International law firm Reed Smith announces that five of its lawyers have been included in 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists, highlighting the firm’s wide array of strengths.

Diane Bettino, based in Princeton, was named a New Jersey Super Lawyer for Business Litigation. Four other Reed Smith lawyers from the Princeton office were included in the 2021 New Jersey Rising Stars list: Ethan Buttner for Civil Litigation Defense; Melissa Ferrara for Employment and Labor; Alyssa Hogan for Business & Corporate; and Gregory Speier for Aviation and Aerospace. To be selected as a Rising Star, lawyers must either be 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or fewer. 

Super Lawyers® selects lawyers through a multiphase process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. A description of the selection process can be found at