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Steptoe Receives 28 Practice, 114 Individual Mentions in Legal 500 US 2017

(June 2, 2017, Washington, DC) — Steptoe has received 28 practice mentions and 114 individual mentions in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 United States. In addition, Steve Brose, Dick Cunningham, Suzanne Ross McDowell, Mark Moran, Melanie Nussdorf, Paul Ondrasik, Dave Raskin, Steve Reed, Jim Rocap, Steve Ross, Eric Serron, Roger Warin and Reid Weingarten have been named “Leading Lawyers” in their fields. Matthew Bathon, Pablo Bentes and Alan Cohn have been designated as “next generation lawyers” – The Legal 500 US 2017’s guide to up-and-coming lawyers nationwide. Now in its 30th year, The Legal 500 series is an independent guide that recommends firms and individuals purely on merit.

The following Steptoe practices are recommended:

  • Dispute resolution: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
  • Dispute resolution: General commercial disputes
  • Dispute resolution: International litigation
  • Dispute resolution: International trade
  • Dispute resolution: Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
  • Finance: Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)
  • Government: Government relations
  • Industry focus: Energy litigation: conventional power
  • Industry focus: Energy litigation: oil and gas
  • Industry focus: Energy regulatory: conventional power
  • Industry focus: Energy regulatory: oil and gas
  • Industry focus: Environment: litigation
  • Industry focus: Insurance: advice to insurers
  • Industry focus: Transport: aviation and air travel
  • Industry focus: Transport: rail and road
  • Intellectual property: Patent litigation: full coverage
  • Intellectual property: Patent litigation: international trade commission
  • Intellectual property: Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
  • Intellectual property: Trademarks: litigation
  • Labor and employment: ERISA litigation
  • Labor and employment: Employee health and retirement plans
  • Labor and employment: Immigration
  • Media, technology and telecoms: Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)
  • Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
  • Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
  • Tax: International tax
  • Tax: US taxes: contentious
  • Tax: US taxes: non-contentious

The following Steptoe lawyers are recommended or mentioned in the guide:

  • Bill Abrams – Intellectual property: Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
  • Michael Allan – Intellectual property: Patent litigation: international trade commission; Intellectual property: Trademarks: litigation
  • Stewart Baker – Dispute resolution: International trade; Media, technology and telecoms: Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)
  • Michael Baratz – Dispute resolution: International litigation
  • Jim Barnette – Government: Government relations
  • Matthew Bathon – Next Generation Lawyer, Intellectual property: Patent litigation: international trade commission
  • Pablo Bentes – Next Generation Lawyer, Dispute resolution: International trade
  • Chris Bjornson – Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
  • Steve Brose – Industry focus: Energy litigation: oil and gas; Leading Lawyer, Industry focus: Energy regulatory: oil and gas
  • John Caracappa – Intellectual property: Patent litigation: full coverage; Intellectual property: Patent litigation: international trade commission; Intellectual property: Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
  • Paul Charlton – Dispute resolution: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
  • David Coburn – Industry focus: Energy regulatory: oil and gas; Industry focus: Transport: rail and road
  • Alan Cohn – Next Generation Lawyer, Media, technology and telecoms: Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)
  • Dick Cunningham – Leading Lawyer, Dispute resolution: International trade
  • Steve Davidson – Dispute resolution: International litigation
  • Pat Derdenger – Tax: US taxes: contentious
  • Michael Dockterman – Dispute resolution: General commercial disputes
  • Laurie Edelstein – General Commercial Disputes
  • Markham Erickson – Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory; Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
  • Susan Esserman – Dispute resolution: International trade
  • Harold Fox – Intellectual property: Patent litigation: full coverage; Intellectual property: Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
  • John Frey – Dispute resolution: Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
  • Jeremy Goldkind – Dispute resolution: Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
  • Carol Gosain – Industry focus: Transport: aviation and air travel
  • Doug Green – Industry focus: Energy litigation: conventional power
  • Micah Green – Government: Government relations
  • Ed Gregory – Labor and employment: ERISA litigation
  • Zvi Hahn – Finance: Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations); Tax: International tax
  • Brian Heberlig – Dispute resolution: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
  • Tony Hopp – Industry focus: Environment: litigation
  • Toni Ianniello – Industry focus: Insurance: advice to insurers
  • Dane Jaques – Industry focus: Transport: aviation and air travel
  • J. Walker Johnson – Tax: US taxes: contentious
  • Bill Karas – Industry focus: Transport: aviation and air travel
  • Joel Kaufman – Dispute resolution: International trade
  • Jennifer Key – Industry focus: Energy litigation: conventional power; Industry focus: Energy regulatory: conventional power
  • Greg Kidder – Tax: US taxes: contentious
  • Erik Kitchen – Dispute resolution: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
  • Rob Kovacev – Tax: US taxes: contentious
  • Liz LaRocca – Labor and employment: Immigration
  • Tony LaRocca – Industry focus: Transport: rail and road
  • Harry Lee – Industry focus: Insurance: advice to insurers
  • Michelle Levin – Dispute resolution: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
  • Alice Loughran – Industry focus: Transport: rail and road
  • Lucinda Low – Dispute resolution: International trade
  • Ruth Madrigal – Finance: Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)
  • Alfred Mamlet – Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
  • Suzanne Ross McDowell – Leading Lawyer, Finance: Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)
  • Patrick Menasco – Labor and employment: Employee health and retirement plans
  • Pantelis Michalopoulos – Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory; Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
  • Mike Miller – Dispute resolution: General commercial disputes; Dispute resolution: International litigation
  • Charles Mills – Industry focus: Energy litigation: conventional power; Industry focus: Energy regulatory: conventional power
  • Mark Moran – Leading Lawyer, Dispute resolution: International trade
  • Chris Niewoehner – Dispute resolution: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
  • Darryl Nirenberg – Government: Government relations
  • Melanie Nussdorf – Leading Lawyer, Labor and employment: Employee health and retirement plans
  • Paul Ondrasik – Leading Lawyer, Labor and employment: Employee health and retirement plans; Leading Lawyer, Labor and employment: ERISA litigation
  • Will Pecau – Intellectual property: Trademarks: litigation
  • Daniel Poynor – Industry focus: Energy litigation: oil and gas
  • Dave Raskin – Leading Lawyer, Industry focus: Energy litigation: conventional power; Leading Lawyer, Industry focus: Energy regulatory: conventional power
  • Meredith Rathbone – Dispute resolution: International trade
  • Steve Reed – Industry focus: Energy litigation: oil and gas; Leading Lawyer, Industry focus: Energy regulatory: oil and gas
  • Gwen Renigar – Labor and employment: Employee health and retirement plans; Labor and employment: ERISA litigation
  • Robert Rizzi – Tax: International tax; Tax: US taxes: contentious; Tax: US taxes: non-contentious
  • Rick Roberts – Industry focus: Energy litigation: conventional power
  • Jim Rocap – Leading Lawyer, Industry focus: Insurance: advice to insurers
  • Steve Ross – Leading Lawyer, Industry focus: Energy litigation: conventional power
  • Stephanie Roy – Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory; Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
  • Eric Serron – Labor and employment: Employee health and retirement plans; Leading Lawyer, Labor and employment: ERISA litigation
  • Bob Shuftan – Dispute resolution: Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense; Industry focus: Environment: litigation
  • Scott Sinder – Government: Government relations
  • Sam Sipe – Industry focus: Transport: rail and road
  • Derek Smith – Dispute resolution: Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
  • Marc Spitzer – Industry focus: Energy litigation: conventional power; Industry focus: Energy regulatory: conventional power
  • Karl Tilleman – Dispute resolution: General commercial disputes; Dispute resolution: International litigation; Industry focus: Insurance: advice to insurers
  • Amanda Varma – Tax: International tax
  • Michael Vatis – Media, technology and telecoms: Cyber law (including data protection and privacy); Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory; Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
  • Roger Warin – Leading Lawyer, Industry focus: Insurance: advice to insurers
  • Reid Weingarten – Leading Lawyer, Dispute resolution: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense; Leading Lawyer, Leading trial lawyers
  • Jason Weinstein – Dispute resolution: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
  • Phil West – Tax: International tax; Tax: US taxes: contentious
  • Catherine Wilkinson – Finance: Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)
  • Matthew Yeo – Dispute resolution: International trade
  • Lisa Zarlenga – Tax: US taxes: contentious; Tax: US taxes: non-contentious

Read more on the recommendations in The Legal 500 United States.

For more information on Steptoe's presence in the professional community, see the Honors & Rankings page.

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.