NEW YORK — Reed Smith today announced that pro bono counsel Jayne Fleming appeared on Forbes’ first annual list of America’s Top 200 Lawyers of 2024—a recognition “designed to spotlight an array of attorneys from a variety of backgrounds, specializations and geographic regions.”

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According to Forbes, the attorneys named to the list have “broken barriers to emerge as leaders in their fields and attorneys most respected by peers and clients. The outlet also called them “change agents in every corner of the profession—whether through breakthrough deals, blockbuster cases, societal reform, creating precedent or changing lives through public interest work.”

Fleming was profiled for her pioneering pro bono global refugee protection work with the firm's more than 100-attorney international Human Rights Team. As highlighted in Forbes:

Fleming has represented torture survivors, asylum seekers and traumatized children. She has developed human rights projects in Haiti, Latin America and the Middle East. Many of her cases have helped move the law forward in the area of gender-based violence.

Lawyers on the 2024 list were selected by an independent advisory board from thousands of names submitted by outside nominations, hundreds of interviews with industry insiders and other editorial research.