NEW YORK -- Eight Reed Smith lawyers earned places on the 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers list, and 10 more were named to the publication’s New York Metro Rising Stars list (for a total of 18), Super Lawyers announced Sept. 30. The international law firm showed its depth in litigation, with several lawyers being listed for their work in that field spanning several industry sectors.

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

  • Oliver Beiersdorf, Aviation and Aerospace
  • Paul Breene, Insurance Coverage
  • Cheryl Hader, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Ann Kramer, Insurance Coverage
  • Cindy Schmitt Minniti, Employment & Labor
  • Jordan Siev, Business Litigation
  • Louis Solomon, Business Litigation
  • Douglas Wood, Media and Advertising

Lawyers who appear on Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list are:

  • Jennifer Cheng, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Anthony Crawford, Insurance Coverage
  • Han Deng, Banking
  • James Faller, Creditor Debtor Rights: Consumer
  • Talia Fiano, Business Litigation
  • Mark Goldstein, Employment & Labor: Employer
  • Novika Ishar, Entertainment & Sports
  • Michael Margarella, Securities 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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