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Steptoe Receives 26 Practice, 103 Individual Mentions in Legal 500 US 2015

June 4, 2015

Steptoe has received 26 practice mentions and 103 individual mentions in the 2015 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.  Now in its 28th year, The Legal 500 series is an independent guide that recommends firms and individuals purely on merit.

The following Steptoe practices are recommended:

  • Energy: Litigation
  • Energy: Regulatory
  • Energy: Transactions
  • Finance: Corporate Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy)
  • Finance: Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations)
  • Government: Government Relations
  • Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – Full Coverage
  • Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – International Trade Commission
  • Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution – Utility and Design Patents 
  • Intellectual Property: Trademarks – Litigation
  • Intellectual Property: Trademarks – Non-Contentious: Full Coverage
  • Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation 
  • Labor & Employment: Immigration
  • Litigation: Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation: International Trade 
  • Litigation: Leading Trial Lawyers – Reid Weingarten
  • Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense – Toxic Tort
  • Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense 
  • Media, Technology & Telecoms: Cyber Crime
  • Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast – Regulatory
  • Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast – Transactional
  • Tax: Domestic Tax
  • Tax: International Tax
  • Tax: Tax Controversy

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

  • Fil Agusti – Finance: Corporate Restructuring (including Bankruptcy)
  • Michael Allan – Intellectual Property: Trademarks – Litigation
  • Joni Andrioff – Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Art Bailey – Tax: Tax Controversy
  • 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
  • Steve 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 
  • Dick Cunningham – Leading Lawyer, Litigation: International Trade
  • Steve Davidson – Litigation: Commercial Litigation
  • Pat Derdenger – Tax: Domestic Tax
  • 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: Transactions
  • 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: Full Coverage
  • Toni Ianniello – Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • John Jacobus – Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • Ryan Jenny – Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
  • 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
  • Ed Mackiewicz – Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation; Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation 
  • 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: Cyber Crime; Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast – Regulatory; Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & 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 & Executive Compensation; Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
  • Paul Ondrasik – Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation; 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
  • Brooke Quist – Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution – Utility and Design Patents
  • Dave Raskin – Energy: Litigation; Energy: Regulatory; Energy: Transactions
  • Steve Reed – Energy: Litigation; Energy: Regulatory
  • Gwen Renigar – Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
  • Larry Riff – Litigation:  Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense – Toxic Tort
  • Michael Rips – Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
  • Robert Rizzi – Tax: Domestic Tax; Tax: International Tax
  • Rick Roberts – Energy: Litigation
  • 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: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation; Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
  • Mark Silverman – 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 – Tax: Domestic Tax
  • Phil West – Tax: Domestic Tax; 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

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.