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Twenty-Nine Wiley Rein Attorneys Recognized Across 22 Practice Areas in the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers

August 18, 2014

Twenty-nine Wiley Rein attorneys—more than ever before—have been ranked at the top of their profession by The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest peer-review directory for attorneys.  The firm’s lawyers are ranked in the Washington, DC area across 22 areas of the law. In addition, two of the firm’s lawyers were named “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, DC for 2015: James H. Wallace, Jr. for Intellectual Property Litigation and George R. Pitts for Bankruptcy Litigation.

The Wiley Rein attorneys who were named 2015 Best Lawyers are listed below:

  • Rand L. Allen (Government Relations)
  • Thomas W. Brunner (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law)
  • Ralph J. Caccia (Criminal Defense: White Collar)
  • James N. Czaban (FDA Law)
  • Laura A. Foggan (Insurance Law)
  • H. Jason Gold (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation)
  • Jennifer D. Hindin (Communications Law)
  • Bruce G. Joseph (Copyright Law)
  • Alexander M. Laughlin (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • 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)
  • George R. Pitts (Bankruptcy Litigation)
  • 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)
  • Lawrence M. Sung (Biotechnology Law)
  • Michael E. Toner (Government Relations)
  • Dylan G. Trache (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Nancy J. Victory (Communications Law)
  • James H. Wallace, Jr. (Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation)
  • John B. Watkins (Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law)
  • David B. Weinberg (Environmental Law)
  • Richard E. Wiley (Administrative/Regulatory Law, Communications Law, Media Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys; the 2015 edition is based on nearly 5 million evaluations.  The Wiley Rein attorneys included in Best Lawyers reflect the breadth and depth of the firm’s areas of specialty.

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