Industry experts have consistently acknowledged the high level of excellence at Steptoe with top rankings and awards. Our lawyers are consistently ranked as leaders in their fields by several professional publications, including the following:

The Best Lawyers in America 2016 

Lawyers of the Year:

  • Steven Brose — Washington DC Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Charles Cole — Washington DC Railroad Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Pat Derdenger — Phoenix Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • James Rocap III — Washington DC Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Roger Warin — Washington DC Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”

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The Best Lawyers in Belgium 2014

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Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013

Asia-wide: International Trade

  • Eric Emerson — International Trade/WTO (Asia-Pacific Region) and International Trade/WTO (International Firms) (China)
  • Susan Esserman — International Trade/WTO (Asia-Pacific Region)
  • Susan Munro — Dispute Resolution: Anti-Corruption (International Firms) (China)

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Chambers Europe 2015

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Chambers Global 2015

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  • Stewart Baker — International Trade: CFIUS Experts (US)
  • Steven Brose — Energy: Oil & Gas - Regulatory & Litigation (US)
  • Richard Cunningham — International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (US)
  • Eric Emerson — International Trade (Asia-Pacific Region) and International Trade: International Firms (China)  
  • Susan Esserman - International Trade (Asia-Pacific Region) and International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (US) 
  • Douglas Green - Energy: Electricity - Regulatory & Litigation (US)
  • Stephen Heifetz -  International Trade: CFIUS Experts (US)
  • Edward Krauland - International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (US)
  • Lucinda Low - International Trade: FCPA Experts (US)
  • Mark Moran - International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (US) 
  • Susan Munro - Corporate Investigations: Anti-Corruption - International Firms (China)
  • Daniel Poynor - Energy: Oil & Gas - Regulatory & Litigation (US)
  • David Raskin - Energy: Electricity - Regulatory & Litigation (US)
  • Steven Reed - Energy: Oil & Gas - Regulatory & Litigation (US)
  • Richard Roberts - Energy: Electricity - Regulatory & Litigation (US)
  • Angus Rodger - Insurance: Contentious Claims (UK)
  • Steven Ross - Energy: Electricity - Regulatory & Litigation (US)
  • Charles Schill - International Trade (Asia-Pacific Region) and International Trade: Intellectual Property - Section 337 (US)
  • James Searles - International Trade/WTO (Belgium) and International Trade/WTO (Europe-wide)
  • Mark Silverman - Tax: Corporate (US)
  • Reid Weingarten - Litigation: Trial Lawyers (US) 
  • Phillip West - Tax: International Tax (US)
  • Matthew Yeo - International Trade: International Firms - Foreign Expert (China), International Trade: Foreign Expert (US), and International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (US)

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Chambers UK 2015

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Chambers USA 2015

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Individuals:

  • Jason Abel - Government: Political Law (Nationwide)
  • William Abrams - Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (California) and Intellectual Property: Patent (California)
  • Steve Adkins - International Trade: Intellectual Property - Section 337 (Nationwide)
  • Joni Andrioff - Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Illinois)
  • Stewart Baker - International Trade: CFIUS Experts (Nationwide)
  • Floyd Bienstock - Litigation: General Commercial (Arizona)
  • Lon Bouknight - Energy: Electricity - Regulatory & Litigation) (Nationwide)
  • Steven Brose - Energy: Oil & Gas - Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Paul Charlton - Litigation: White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations (Arizona)
  • Betty Jo Christian - Transportation: Rail (Nationwide)
  • Richard Cunningham - International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (Nationwide)
  • Michael Dockterman - Litigation: General Commercial (Illinois)
  • Susan Esserman - International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (Nationwide)
  • Kenneth Ewing - Antitrust (DC)
  • Cecelia Fanelli - Leisure & Hospitality (Nationwide)
  • Harold Fox - Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution (DC)
  • Douglas Green - Energy: Electricity - Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Brian Heberlig - Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (DC)
  • Stephen Heifetz - International Trade: CFIUS Experts (Nationwide)
  • Antonia Ianniello - Insurance: Insurer (DC)
  • Walker Johnson - Tax: Controversy (Nationwide)
  • Lawrence Katz - Labor & Employment (Arizona)
  • Alice Kipel - International Trade: Intellectual Property - Section 337 (Nationwide)
  • Edward Krauland - International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (Nationwide)
  • Anthony LaRocca - Transportation: Rail (Nationwide)
  • Harry Lee - Insurance: Insurer (DC)
  • Lucinda Low - International Trade: FCPA Experts (Nationwide)
  • Michael McNamara - Litigation: General Commercial (California)
  • Pantelis Michalopoulos - Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (DC)
  • Michael Miller - Litigation: General Commercial (New York)
  • Mark Moran - International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (Nationwide)
  • Gary Morgans - Energy: Electricity - Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Jon Neumann - Litigation: General Commercial (Arizona)
  • Melanie Nussdorf - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (DC and Nationwide)
  • Jay Nuttall - Intellectual Property (Illinois)
  • Paul Ondrasik - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (DC) and ERISA Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Daniel Poynor - Energy: Oil & Gas - Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
  • David Raskin - Energy: Electricity - Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Steven Reed - Energy: Oil & Gas - Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Richard Roberts - Energy: Electricity - Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
  • James Rocap III - Insurance: Insurer (DC) and Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Nationwide)
  • Steven Ross - Energy: Electricity – Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Charles Schill - International Trade: Intellectual Property - Section 337 (Nationwide)
  • Mark Silverman - Tax (DC)
  • Scott Sinder - Government: Government Relations (Nationwide)
  • Samuel Sipe Jr. - Transportation: Rail (Nationwide)  
  • Roger Warin - Insurance: Insurer (DC) and Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Nationwide)
  • Reid Weingarten - Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (DC) and Litigation: Trial Lawyers (Nationwide)
  • Philip West - Tax (DC)
  • Steven Wheeless - Labor & Employment (Arizona)
  • Frank Winston - Insurance: Insurer (DC)
  • Matthew Yeo - International Trade: Trade Remedies and Trade Policy (Nationwide)

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DealMakers Award

  • Trade & Customs Law Firm of the Year (2010)

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Diversity Awards and Recognition

  • Steptoe was named to the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) Gold Standard Certification List.  Law firms with 300 or more practicing lawyers in the United States are eligible for the WILEF Gold Standard Certification if they successfully demonstrate that women represent a meaningful percentage of their equity partners, of their highest leadership positions, of their governance and compensation committees, and of their highly most compensated partners. (2015, 2014)
  • Steptoe was recognized as a "Top 10 Family-Friendly Firm" by Yale Law Women in 2010. The firm was applauded for its achievement in gender parity in partner promotions in 2013 and 2015.
  • Steptoe was awarded the "Thomas L. Sager Award" by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) for demonstrating sustained commitment to improving the hiring, retention and promotion of minority attorneys. (2014)
  • The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), a division of Working Mother magazine, and Flex-Time Lawyers named Steptoe as a "Best Law Firm for Women" (2012, 2011, 2009, 2008).
  • MultiCultural Law magazine recognized Steptoe in its “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity” (2012, 2010-2007).  In addition, the firm has been recognized in three specialized categories in 2012: "Top 50 Law Firms for Associates," "Top 100 Law Firms for Women," and "Top 25 Law Firms for African-Americans."  The publication also ranked Steptoe in the "Top 25 Law Firms for Native Americans" (2009, 2006).
  • Steptoe was awarded the “Law Firm Diversity Recognition Award” by Chevron Law Function (2011, 2009).
  • Steptoe was selected as a recipient of the inaugural “MCCA Innovator Award” in 2011, which was presented to US in-house legal departments, law firms, bar associations or legal organizations that have led the way with innovative best practices to assist diverse lawyers.  Steptoe’s Diversity and Inclusion Client Interview Project was recognized with this honor.

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Ethisphere Institute Attorneys Who Matter 2012 

Steptoe partner Lucinda Low, head of the firm’s FCPA/Anti-Corruption practice, was named to the Ethisphere Institute’s “Attorneys Who Matter” Hall of Fame.  This list recognizes individuals in a wide range of legal disciplines, from compliance specialists and in-house counsel to federal agencies, to the most accomplished ethics and compliance officers of major companies.  In its Hall of Fame category, which salutes the “best of the best” in corporate compliance, the institute recognizes lawyers who scored the highest in nine criteria including recognized experience, peer/client endorsements, high-profile litigation, number of cases won, high-profile clients, public service, legal community engagement, academic involvement, and other awards/recognitions.

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Expert Guides

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Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015

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Legal 500 UK 2014

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  • Matt Coleman – Dispute Resolution:  Public International Law
  • Jeff Cottle – Crime, Fraud and Licensing:  Corporate Crime (including fraud, bribery, and corruption)
  • Matt Farmer – Real Estate:  Commercial Property
  • Michael Fox – Corporate and Commercial:  M&A:  Mid-Market
  • Sam Kelly – Real Estate:  Commercial Property
  • Patrick Norton – Dispute Resolution:  Public International Law
  • Brendan Patterson – Real Estate:  Commercial Property
  • Patrick Rappo – Crime, Fraud and Licensing:  Corporate Crime (including fraud, bribery, and corruption)
  • Jonathan Raynes – Real Estate:  Construction
  • Angus Rodger – Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation; Insurance:  Corporate and Regulatory
  • Michael Thompson – Corporate and Commercial:  M&A:  Mid-Market

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Legal 500 US 2015

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  • Filiberto Augusti — Finance: Corporate Restructuring
  • Michael Allan — Intellectual Property: Trademarks -- Litigation
  • Joni Andrioff — Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Stewart Baker — Litigation:  International Trade; Media, Technology & Telecoms: Cyber Crime; Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast - Regulatory; Media, Technology & Telecoms:  Telecoms & Broadcast - Transactional
  • Pablo Bentes  — Litigation: International Trade
  • Chris Bjornson — Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast – Transactional
  • Daniel Blakey — Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense – Toxic Tort
  • Lon Bouknight — Energy: Litigation 
  • Steven Brose — Energy: Litigation; Energy: Regulatory
  • John Caracappa — Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – Full Coverage; Intellectual Property: Patent;  Litigation – International Trade Commission; Intellectual Property: Trademarks – Non-Contentious: Full Coverage 
  • Richard Cunningham — Leading Lawyer, Litigation: International Trade
  • Steve Davidson — Litigation: Commercial Litigation
  • Pat Derdenger — Tax: Domestic Tax – West Coast
  • Markham Erickson  — Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast - Regulatory; Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast - Transactional
  • Susan Esserman — Litigation: International Trade
  • Tom Filarski — Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – Full Coverage
  • Harold Fox — Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – International Trade Commission; Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution – Utility and Design Patents; Intellectual Property: Trademarks – Non-Contentious: Full Coverage 
  • Dawn Gabel — Tax: Domestic Tax
  • Caroline Gaudet — Energy: Regulatory
  • Doug Green —  Energy: Litigation; Energy: Regulatory
  • Brian Heberlig — Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Stephen Heifetz  — Media, Technology & Telecoms: Cyber Crime
  • Morgan Hodgson — Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
  • Rachel Hofstatter — Intellectual Property: Trademarks:  Non-Contentious
  • Toni Ianniello — Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • John Jacobus — Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • J. Walker Johnson — Tax: Tax Controversy
  • Seong Kim — Litigation: Commercial Litigation
  • Robert Kovelman – Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution – Utility and Design Patents
  • Ed Krauland — Litigation:  International Trade
  • Harry Lee — Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • Michelle Levin — Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Lucinda Low — Litigation: International Trade; Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Edward Mackiewicz — Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation; Labor & Employment:  Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Alfred Mamlet — Litigation: Commercial Litigation
  • Suzanne Ross McDowell — Leading Lawyer, Finance: Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations)
  • Mike McNamara — Finance: Corporate Restructuring (including Bankruptcy)
  • Pantelis Michalopoulos — Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms and Broadcast – Regulatory; Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms and Broadcast – Transactional
  • Mike Miller — Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
  • Mark Moran — Leading Lawyer, Litigation: International Trade
  • Jon Neumann — Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • Darryl Nirenberg — Government: Government Relations
  • Melanie Nussdorf — Leading Lawyer, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Paul Ondrasik — Leading Lawyer, Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
  • Will Pecau — Intellectual Property: Trademarks – Litigation
  • Daniel Poynor — Energy: Regulatory
  • Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov — Energy: Litigation; Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense – Toxic Tort
  • Dave Raskin — Energy:  Litigation;  Energy:  Regulatory
  • Steven Reed — Energy: Litigation; Energy: Regulatory
  • Gwen Renigar — Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
  • Michael Rips — Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
  • Robert Rizzi — Tax: Domestic Tax - East Coast; Tax:  International Tax
  • Richard Roberts — Energy: Litigation; Energy:  Regulatory
  • Jim Rocap — Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • Stephanie Roy — Media, Technology & Telecoms:  Telecoms & Broadcast - Regulatory; Media, Technology & Telecoms:  Telecoms & Broadcast - Transactional
  • Charles Schill — Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – International Trade Commission
  • Biz Scott — Energy: Regulatory
  • Eric Serron — Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
  • Mark Silverman — Tax: Domestic Tax - East Coast; Tax: Tax Controversy
  • Scott Sinder — Government: Government Relations
  • Karl Tilleman – Litigation: Commercial Litigation
  • Beth Tractenberg — Tax: Domestic Tax
  • Amanda Varma — Tax:  International Tax; Tax: Tax Controversy
  • Michael Vatis — Media, Technology & Telecoms: Cyber Crime; Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast – Regulatory
  • Roger Warin — Leading Lawyer, Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • Reid Weingarten — Litigation: Leading Trial Lawyers; Leading Lawyer, Litigation:  White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Jason Weinstein — Media, Technology & Telecoms: Cyber Crime
  • Don Wellington — Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Tax: Domestic Tax – West Coast
  • Philip West — Tax: Domestic Tax – East Coast; Tax: International Tax; Tax: Tax Controversy
  • Catherine Wilkinson — Finance: Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations)
  • Matthew Yeo — Litigation: International Trade
  • Lynda Zengerle — Labor & Employment: Immigration

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Legal Business

  • US Law Firm of the Year 2008 - Highly Commended

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 Legal Experts 2011

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UK Edition

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Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2014

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Pro Bono Awards and Recognition

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Super Lawyers 

Washington (2014)

Southwest (2015)

Southern California (2015)

Illinois (2015)

New York (2014)

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Washingtonian Best Lawyers 2011

White-Collar Criminal Defense

National Security

Insurance

International

Tax

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Who's Who Legal 2012 

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