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Steptoe Receives 80 Individual Mentions in Best Lawyers 2017

Three partners named ‘lawyer of the year’

(August 15, 2016, Washington, DC) — Steptoe has received 80 individual mentions in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which nearly 83,000 lawyers globally are eligible to vote on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.  For the 2017 edition of the US guide, some 7.3 million votes were cast.

In addition, three Steptoe partners have been named “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2017 edition.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year.”  The lawyers being named as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in this year’s survey by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

The following Steptoe partners are recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practices in Washington:

  • Charles Mills – Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Paul Ondrasik – Litigation: ERISA
  • Steve Reed – Natural Resources Law

The following Steptoe lawyers are listed:

  • Bill Abrams – Litigation: Intellectual Property; Litigation: Patent; Technology Law
  • Kim Allen – Aviation Law
  • Joni Andrioff – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Brigida Benitez – Employment Law: Management
  • Floyd Bienstock – Insurance Law
  • Steve Brose – Energy Law; Natural Resources Law; Oil & Gas Law
  • Paul Charlton – Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Native American Law
  • Betty Jo Christian – Transportation Law
  • Chuck Cole – Railroad Law
  • Bruce Converse – Litigation: Intellectual Property
  • Ben Cooper – Appellate Practice
  • Dick Cunningham – International Trade and Finance Law
  • Pat Derdenger – Litigation & Controversy: Tax; Tax Law
  • Michael Dockterman – Commercial Litigation; Litigation: Intellectual Property
  • Laurie Edelstein – Commercial Litigation
  • Eric Emerson – International Trade and Finance Law
  • Susan Esserman – International Trade and Finance Law
  • Ken Ewing – Antitrust Law
  • Tom Filarski – Patent Law
  • Harold Freilich – Project Finance Law
  • Doug Green – Energy Law; Natural Resources Law
  • Brian Heberlig – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Toni Ianniello – Insurance Law; Legal Malpractice Law: Defendants
  • Walker Johnson – Tax Law
  • Larry Katz – Employment Law: Management; Labor Law: Management
  • Ed Krauland – International Trade and Finance Law
  • Anthony LaRocca – Railroad Law; Transportation Law
  • Harry Lee – Insurance Law
  • Lucinda Low – International Arbitration: Governmental; International Trade and Finance Law
  • Pantelis Michalopoulos – Communications Law
  • Charles Mills – Derivatives and Futures Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Mark Moran – International Trade and Finance Law
  • Chris Niewoehner – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Melanie Nussdorf – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation: ERISA
  • Paul Ondrasik – Litigation: ERISA
  • Dave Raskin – Energy Law; Natural Resources Law
  • Steve Reed – Natural Resources Law; Oil & Gas Law
  • Rick Roberts – Energy Law
  • Jim Rocap – Insurance Law
  • Charles Schill – International Trade and Finance Law; Litigation: Patent
  • Eric Serron – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation: ERISA
  • Mark Silverman – Corporate Law; Litigation & Controversy: Tax; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Tax Law
  • Sam Sipe – Railroad Law; Transportation Law
  • Linda Stein – Transportation Law
  • Karl Tilleman – Insurance Law
  • Beth Tractenberg – Trusts and Estates
  • Roger Warin – Arbitration; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Legal Malpractice Law: Defendants; Mediation
  • Reid Weingarten – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Phil West – Litigation & Controversy: Tax; Tax Law
  • Steve Wheeless – Labor Law: Management; Litigation: Labor & Employment
  • Nancy White – Corporate Law

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About Steptoe

Steptoe & Johnson LLP is an international law firm widely recognized for vigorous advocacy in complex litigation and arbitration, successful representation of clients before governmental agencies, and creative and practical advice in guiding business transactions.  The firm has more than 500 lawyers and other professionals in offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, Phoenix and Washington.  For more information, visit www.steptoe.com.