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Twenty-One Wiley Rein Partners Recognized Across 18 Practice Areas in the 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers

August 22, 2012

Twenty one Wiley Rein partners—more than ever before— have been ranked at the top of their profession by Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review directory for attorneys. The firm’s lawyers are ranked in the Washington, DC area across 18 areas of the law.  Of note, this marks the 30th consecutive year that Wiley Rein Chairman Richard E. Wiley has been included as one of the nation's elite lawyers.

Included on the 2013 list are:

  • Rand L. Allen (Government Relations)
  • Thomas W. Brunner (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law)
  • Ralph J. Caccia (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
  • Laura A. Foggan (Insurance Law)
  • H. Jason Gold (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation)
  • Mark N. Lipp (Communications Law)
  • Andrew G. McBride (Appellate Practice, Communications Law)
  • Bruce L. McDonald (Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation)
  • Valerie P. Morrison (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation)
  • Kirk J. Nahra (Health Care Law)
  • Thomas W. Queen (Franchise Law)
  • Bert W. Rein (Administrative/Regulatory Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Communications Law, FDA Law)
  • Henry M. Rivera (Communications Law)
  • R. Michael Senkowski (Communications Law)
  • Robert A. Smith (Franchise Law)
  • Daniel J. Standish (Insurance Law)
  • Michael E. Toner (Government Relations)
  • Dylan G. Trache (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • James H. Wallace, Jr. (Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation)
  • David B. Weinberg (Environmental Law)
  • Richard E. Wiley (Administrative/Regulatory Law, Communications Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys; the 2013 edition is based on more than three million evaluations. The Wiley Rein attorneys included in Best Lawyers reflects the breadth and depth of the firm’s areas of specialty.

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Patricia O'Connell
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