The Best Lawyers in America® 2009

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    Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. is pleased to announce that more than 120 of its lawyers are listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2009. We were also awarded #1 rankings based on the number of lawyers recognized in these fields:


    • No. 1 in the United States for Public Finance Law.
    • No. 1 in Arizona for Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Public Finance Law.
    • No. 1 in Florida for International Arbitration.
    • No. 1 in New York for Public Finance Law.
    • No. 1 in Ohio for Education, Environmental, Government Relations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Public Finance, Sports and Tax Law.

    Our recognized lawyers are:

    Antitrust, Competition & International Trade
    Shanker A. Singham – International Trade and Finance Law

    Bankruptcy & Restructuring
    Craig D. Hansen – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
    Jordan A. Kroop – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
    Stephen D. Lerner – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
    Jeffrey A. Marks – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
    G. Christopher Meyer – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
    Thomas J. Salerno – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

    Corporate Transactions, Finance & Governance
    Daniel G. Berick – Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law
    Carolyn J. Buller – Corporate Law
    Joseph M. Crabb – Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    Barry G. Craig – Corporate Law
    Patrick J. Dugan – Banking Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    Christopher D. Johnson – Corporate Law, Securities Law
    Mary Ann Jorgenson – Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    Gordon S. Kaiser, Jr. – Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    Daniel M. Maher – Corporate Law
    Thomas R. McGuigan – Corporate Law
    James E. Morgan III – Banking Law, Corporate Law
    Richard R. Murphey, Jr. – Corporate Law
    Frank M. Placenti – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law
    Joseph P. Richardson – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law
    Richard W. Rubenstein – Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
    Fred A. Summer – Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    Nicholas Unkovic – Corporate Law
    Robert B. Webb III – Corporate Law
    David A. Zagore – Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law

    Energy & Utilities
    Charles A. Guyton – Energy Law

    Environmental, Health & Safety
    Geoffrey K. Barnes – Environmental Law
    David W. Burchmore – Environmental Law
    Van Carson – Environmental Law
    Wendlene M. Lavey – Environmental Law
    Douglas A. McWilliams – Environmental Law
    Kenneth C. Moore – Environmental Law
    Craig A. Sturtz – Environmental Law
    Christopher D. Thomas – Environmental Law
    Karen A. Winters – Environmental Law

    Financial Services
    James J. Barresi – Banking Law
    Guy F. Guinn – Banking Law
    Osborne Mills, Jr. – Banking Law
    JoEllen M. Minchak – Banking Law
    Gary P. Timin – Insurance Law

    Health Care
    David W. Grauer – Health Care Law
    John M. Kirsner – Health Care Law, Insurance Law

    International Dispute Resolution & Non-US Litigation
    Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga – Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration
    C. Ryan Reetz – Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration

    Labor & Employment
    D. Lewis Clark, Jr. – Labor and Employment Law
    Susan M. DiMickele – Education Law, Labor and Employment Law
    W Michael Hanna – Education Law, Labor and Employment Law, Workers' Compensation Law
    David J. Millstone – Education Law, Labor and Employment Law
    William A. Nolan – Education Law, Labor and Employment Law
    Timothy J. Sheeran – Education Law, Labor and Employment Law
    Jeffrey Wedel – Workers' Compensation Law

    Litigation
    David W. Alexander – Commercial Litigation
    James H. Broderick, Jr. – Commercial Litigation
    Donald T. Bucklin – Commercial Litigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense
    Howard J. C. Nicols – Commercial Litigation
    Charles F. Clarke – Personal Injury Litigation
    Philomena M. Dane – Commercial Litigation
    Alvin B. Davis – Commercial Litigation
    Steven A. Friedman – Commercial Litigation, Construction Law
    John R. Gall – Commercial Litigation
    Richard S. Gurbst – Commercial Litigation
    Thomas S. Kilbane – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation
    Peter M. Kramer – Commercial Litigation
    Patricia E. Lowry – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law, Mass Tort Litigation, Product Liability Litigation
    Damond R. Mace – Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation
    Lewis F. Murphy – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Securities Law
    Frederick R. Nance – Commercial Litigation, Securities Law, Sports Law
    Rebekah J. Poston – Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense, White-Collar Criminal Defense
    Mark J. Ruehlmann – Commercial Litigation
    James D. Thomas – Commercial Litigation
    Robin G. Weaver – Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation
    David C. Weiner – Commercial Litigation
    C. Craig Woods – Commercial Litigation

    Maritime
    Juan A. Anduiza – Maritime Law
    Douglas R. Burnett – Maritime Law
    Brian D. Starer – Maritime Law

    Public Finance
    Jeffrey A. Bomberger – Public Finance Law
    Jackson B. Browning, Jr. – Public Finance Law
    Albert A. Del Castillo – Public Finance Law
    Ernie K. Demanelis – Public Finance Law
    Christopher J. Franzmann – Public Finance Law
    D. Bruce Gabriel – Public Finance Law
    David S. Goodman – Public Finance Law
    Barbara L. Hawley – Public Finance Law
    John C. Henry – Public Finance Law
    Charles E. James, Jr. – Public Finance Law
    F. Barry Keefe – Public Finance Law
    Robert Labes – Public Finance Law
    Alexandra M. MacLennan – Public Finance Law
    Richard Manoloff – Public Finance Law
    Robert L. Matia – Banking Law, Public Finance Law
    Timothy E. Pickrell – Corporate Law, Public Finance Law
    Luis Reiter – Public Finance Law
    Alex Shumate – Administrative Law, Corporate Law, Government Relations Law
    Edward S. Sinick – Public Finance Law
    Gregory W. Stype – Corporate Law, Public Finance Law, Securities Law

    Real Estate
    Jeffrey Drew Butt – Real Estate Law
    Lynn M. Gattozzi – Real Estate Law
    David W. Kreutzberg – Real Estate Law
    K. David Lindner – Real Estate Law
    Stephen J. Mitchell – Real Estate Law
    Michael D. Saad – Real Estate Law
    Norman C. Storey – Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
    Terence L. Thomas – Real Estate Law

    Tax & Benefits
    Carol F. Dakin – Employee Benefits Law
    Alan S. Doris – Tax Law
    Carl A. Draucker – Employee Benefits Law
    Joseph D. Edwards – Employee Benefits Law
    Robert J. Eidnier – Tax Law
    Michael G. Meissner – Tax Law
    Steven F. Mount – Tax Law
    James P. Oliver – Trusts and Estates
    Terrence G. Perris – Tax Law
    John F. Shelley – Trusts and Estates
    Fredric L. Smith – Tax Law
    Mitchell S. Thompson – Tax Law
    Gregory J. Viviani – Employee Benefits Law
    Lee A. Wendel – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

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