Nine Texas-based lawyers at three Reed Smith offices were featured in Super Lawyers’ list of Texas Super Lawyers, the publisher announced today. This year’s class illustrates the firm’s strength in business transactions and litigation, as well as in tax and insurance-related matters. This year’s list marks the 20th time appellate partner Alan York has been recognized by Super Lawyers; and it marks the 19th time energy and natural resources partner Kenneth Broughton has been selected.

Here's the full list of recognized lawyers:

  • Efren Acosta (Houston), Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Danielle Ahlrich (Austin), Tax
  • Omar Alaniz (Dallas), Bankruptcy: Business
  • Kenneth Broughton (Houston), Business Litigation
  • James Cooper (Houston), Insurance Coverage
  • Mark Johansen (Dallas), Business Litigation
  • Stan Perry (Houston), Class Action
  • Robert Phillpott, Jr. (Houston), Tax
  • Alan York (Houston), Appellate

Super Lawyers selects lawyers through a multiphase process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers is a division of Thomson Reuters. Four other Reed Smith attorneys were included in Super Lawyers’ Texas Rising Stars list earlier this year.

In May 2019, Reed Smith opened its Dallas office, with strength in financial services, commercial disputes, corporate/securities, and energy and natural resources. The firm opened its Austin office in 2018, adding depth to its life sciences and health care practices. Most recently, the firm on Sept. 12 announced plans to relocate its Houston office to the newly updated LyondellBasell Tower.

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