Five lawyers, located at Reed Smith offices in District of Columbia and Richmond, Va., have gained recognition as top practitioners in updated lists from Super Lawyers. The lawyers are noted for their legal successes in the IT, contracting, securities/finance and labor/employment fields, as well as for their international work. They are listed below:


  • Gerard Stegmaier, Technology Transactions (Super Lawyer)
  • Jamie Lanphear, Products: Defense (Rising Star)
  • Paula Salamoun, International (Rising Star)


  • Brian Farmer, Securities & Corporate Finance (Super Lawyer)
  • Betty Graumlich, Employment & Labor (Super Lawyer)

Super Lawyers recognizes lawyers who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The Super Lawyers selection process is merit-based and comes from third-party validation of lawyers’ professional achievements. 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 is a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters. Visit the Super Lawyers website to learn more about its selection process.