PRINCETON, N.J. – Ten Reed Smith lawyers based in the Garden State have been included in legal publisher Super Lawyers’ 2022 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists, the global law firm announced today.

Business litigation partner Diane Bettino, based in Princeton, was included in the publisher’s New Jersey 2022 Super Lawyers list. Bettino is the managing partner of the Princeton office, and is a co-leader of the firm’s financial services litigation team. She concentrates on financial services litigation, including residential mortgage lending, credit cards, auto finance, insurance products and equipment finance.

Being selected as a Super Lawyer is proof that one has “attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement,” according to the publisher.

Nine other lawyers from Reed Smith’s Princeton office earned mention in the 2022 New Jersey Rising Stars list, highlighting the firm’s wide array of strengths. Listed with their Super Lawyers® field-of-law category, they are:

  • Ethan Buttner, Civil Litigation: Defense;
  • Melissa M. Ferrara, Employment & Labor;
  • Leidy Gutierrez, Banking;
  • Alyssa Hogan, Business & Corporate;
  • Wayne Janke, Mergers & Acquisitions;
  • David Murphy, Banking;
  • Gregory Speier, Aviation and Aerospace;
  • Saranne Weimer, Employment Litigation: Defense; and
  • M. Bassam Zohny, Real Estate

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