Steptoe Receives 18 Practice, 75 Individual Mentions in Legal 500 US 2014

June 30, 2014

Steptoe has received 18 practice mentions and 75 individual mentions in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500 United States.  In addition Dick Cunningham, Suzanne Ross McDowell, Mark Moran, Melanie Nussdorf, Paul Ondrasik, Roger Warin and Reid Weingarten have been named “Leading Lawyers” in their fields.  The Legal 500 series, now in its 27th year, is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit. 

The following Steptoe practices are recommended:

  • Energy: Litigation
  • Energy: Regulatory
  • Finance: Corporate Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy)
  • Finance: Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations)
  • Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • Intellectual Property: Patent litigation – International Trade Commission
  • Intellectual Property: Trademarks – Non-contentious (full coverage)
  • Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
  • Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Litigation: International Trade
  • Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense:  Toxic Tort
  • Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms and Broadcast – Regulatory
  • Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms and Broadcast – Transactional
  • Tax: Domestic Tax – East Coast
  • Tax: Domestic Tax – West Cost
  • Tax: International Tax
  • Tax: Tax Controversy 

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

  • Fil Agusti – Finance: Corporate Restructuring (including Bankruptcy)
  • Art Bailey – Tax: Tax Controversy
  • Stewart Baker – Litigation: International Trade; Media, Technology & Telecoms:  Telecoms & Broadcast – Regulatory; Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast - Transactional
  • Evan Barr – Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Pablo Bentes – Litigation: International Trade
  • Floyd Bienstock – Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • Steve Brose – Energy:  Litigation; Energy:  Regulatory
  • Paul Charlton – Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Bruce Converse – Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • Michelle Cooke – Intellectual Property:  Trademarks: Non-Contentious
  • Dick Cunningham – Leading Lawyer, Litigation: International Trade
  • Pat Derdenger – Tax: Domestic Tax – West Coast
  • Michael Durst – Tax: International Tax
  • Markham Erickson – Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast – Regulatory; Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast - Transactional
  • Susan Esserman – Litigation:  International Trade
  • Caroline Gaudet – Energy: Regulatory
  • Brian Heberlig – Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Joseph Hicks – Energy: Regulatory
  • Morgan Hodgson – Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
  • Rachel Hofstatter – Intellectual Property: Trademarks:  Non-Contentious
  • Toni Ianniello – Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • Robbin Itkin – Finance: Corporate Restructuring (including Bankruptcy)
  • J. Walker Johnson – Tax: Tax Controversy
  • Greg Kidder – Tax: Domestic Tax – East Coast
  • Alice Kipel – Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – International Trade Commission
  • Ed Krauland – Litigation: International Trade
  • Harry Lee – Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • Ed Mackiewicz – Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation;  Labor & Employment:  Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Alfred Mamlet – Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast – Regulatory; Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast - Transactional
  • Greg McCue – Litigation: International Trade
  • Suzanne Ross McDowell – Leading Lawyer, Finance: Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations)
  • Patrick Menasco – Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Pantelis Michalopoulos – Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast – Regulatory; Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast - Transactional
  • Mark Moran – Leading Lawyer, Litigation: International Trade
  • Melanie Nussdorf – Leading Lawyer, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Paul Ondrasik – Leading Lawyer, Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
  • Daniel Poynor – Energy: Regulatory
  • Dave Raskin – Energy:  Litigation; Energy: Regulatory
  • Steve Reed – Energy:  Litigation;  Energy: Regulatory
  • Larry Riff – Litigation:  Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Toxic Tort
  • Robert Rizzi – Tax: Domestic Tax – East Coast;  Tax: International Tax
  • Rick Roberts – Energy: Litigation; Energy:  Regulatory
  • Stephanie Roy – Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast – Regulatory; Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast – Transactional
  • Jane Ryan – Energy: Regulatory
  • Charles Schill – Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – International Trade Commission
  • Eric Serron – Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
  • Mark Silverman – Tax: Domestic Tax – East Coast; Tax: Tax Controversy
  • Amanda Varma – Tax: International Tax; Tax: Tax Controversy
  • Roger Warin – Leading Lawyer, Insurance:  Advice to Insurers
  • Reid Weingarten –Litigation:  Leading Trial Lawyers; Leading Lawyer, Litigation:  White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Jason Weinstein – Litigation: White Collar Criminal Defense; Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast – Regulatory; Media, Technology & Telecoms:  Telecoms & Broadcast - Transactional
  • Don Wellington – Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation; Tax: Domestic Tax – West Coast
  • Phil West - Tax: Domestic Tax – East Coast; Tax: International Tax; Tax: Tax Controversy
  • Catherine Wilkinson – Finance: Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations)
  • Frank Winston – Insurance: Advice to Insurers

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