Six lawyers from Reed Smith’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices have been included in 2023 lists published by Super Lawyers; three were included on the publisher’s Super Lawyers list and three were recognized as Rising Stars.

The listings show the firm’s strength in employment, intellectual property and in litigation, including appeals. The following four lawyers appeared on the Super Lawyers list.

  • Katherine Basile, IP
  • Raymond Cardozo, Appellate
  • Michele Haydel Gehrke, Employment & Labor

The following three lawyers made it onto the Rising Star list.

  • Justine Lee, IP
  • Emily Lynch, Business Litigation
  • Julia Peng, Class Action

The organization gives the annual Rising Star designation to lawyers under 40 years of age or who have fewer than 10 years in practice and demonstrate outstanding career accomplishments.

Super Lawyers selects lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement through independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Visit for more information about the selection process.