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Bert Rein and Andrew McBride Receive 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” Honor from Best Lawyers

September 12, 2012

Founding partner Bert W. Rein and Communications Litigation chair Andrew G. McBride have been named 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, DC by Best Lawyers.  Mr. Rein was singled out for his leading work in “Administrative/Regulatory Law,” while Mr. McBride received recognition as a standout in “Communications Law.”  Only one lawyer in a major metropolitan area and legal specialty receives the annual honor.

According to Best Lawyers, the award “reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.”

Earlier this year, The National Law Journal named Mr. Rein to a select group of “Visionary” Washington attorneys who have “advanced the practice of law” with results that extend “far beyond the Beltway.”  In selecting Mr. Rein, the publication reported he has “built a career as a classic Washington lawyer with a finger in antitrust, food and drug regulation, communications law and commercial litigation.”

Mr. McBride is a former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and served 10 years in the Department of Justice.  He specializes in litigation issues surrounding wireless technologies, the Internet and all forms of new media.  Mr. McBride led the team that secured a First Amendment victory earlier this week for the Wireless Industry in CTIA v. City and County of San Francisco.  The case was argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys; the 2013 edition is based on more than three million evaluations.

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