Global law firm Reed Smith announced today that 10 Texas-based lawyers, located in the firm’s Houston and Dallas offices, have been featured in Super Lawyers’ list of Texas attorneys.

This year’s class is an increase on the nine Reed Smith lawyers featured in 2022, with the inclusion this year of first-time nominee Nicole Soussan Caplan.

This year’s class illustrates the firm’s continuing strength in business transactions and litigation, as well as in tax and insurance matters. It is also the 21st time that appellate partner Alan York and the 10th time that finance partner Omar Alaniz, the managing partner of the firm’s Dallas office, have been included by the publication.

The full list of recognized lawyers includes:

  • Efren Acosta (Houston), Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Omar Alaniz (Dallas), Bankruptcy: Business
  • Peter Chassman (Houston), IP
  • James Cooper (Houston), Insurance Coverage
  • Erin England (Dallas), Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Mark Johansen (Dallas), Business Litigation
  • Stan Perry (Houston), Class Action
  • Robert Phillpott, Jr. (Houston), Tax
  • Nicole Soussan Caplan (Houston), Business Litigation
  • Alan York (Houston), Appellate

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In March this year, Super Lawyers also included three Reed Smith lawyers on its Texas Rising Stars list.