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September 4, 2014

AZ Business Magazine

Greenberg Traurig attorneys earn recognition

The 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America lists 27 Phoenix attorneys from the international law firm Greenberg Traurig. In addition, three Phoenix attorneys are recognized as “Lawyer of the Year.” Only one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area receives this recognition.

The Greenberg attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year” are:

  • Jerry Fellows, Patent Law
  • Brigitte Finley Green, Public Finance Law
  • Gil Rudolph, Financial Services Regulation Law

For the eighth consecutive year, Greenberg Traurig – with over 350 attorneys listed from across its U.S. offices – is ranked No. 1 by Best Lawyers in America for having the highest number of attorneys listed in the 2015 edition of its publication.

The attorneys in the Phoenix office named to the Best Lawyers list and their first year listed are:

    • Laurent Badoux (2014) Labor Law – Management
    • Brian H. Blaney (2010) Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital
    • Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Venture Capital Law
    • Mary E. Bruno (2013) Employment Law – Management
    • Rebecca Lynne Burnham (1999) Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
    • Michael Cafiso (2007) Public Finance Law
    • David D. Cleary (2012) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
    • John E. Cummerford (2003) Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law
    • William R. DeHaan (2007) Public Finance Law
    • Gerald L. Fellows (2005) Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
    • Karl A. Freeburg (2013) Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law
    • Harry J. Friedman (1999) Tax Law
    • Stacey F. Gottlieb (2010) Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    • Brigitte Finley Green (2007) Public Finance Law
    • Jean E. Harris (2010) Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
    • Robert S. Kant (2003) Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
    • Les A. Klein (2006) Employee Benefit (ERISA) Law
    • Bruce E. Macdonough (2009) Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
    • Kevin J. Morris (2012) Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
    • Pamela M. Overton (2009) Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • James M. Nelson (2012) Employment Law – Management
    • David M. Paltzik (2008) Real Estate Law
    • Gil Rudolph (2003) Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
    • Brian J. Schulman (2012) Litigation – Securities, Securities Regulation
    • Lesa J. Storey (2003) Real Estate Law
    • Jeffrey H. Verbin (1995) Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
    • E. Jeffrey Walsh (2005) Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate
    • Quinn P. Williams (1995) Corporate Law, Franchise Law, Venture Capital Law

“We are proud that year after year Best Lawyers continues to recognize the quality work done at the firm,” said John E. Cummerford, co-managing shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix office. “The recognition is particularly significant when you consider the rankings are based solely on peer feedback. That’s a testament to our excellent team here in Phoenix.”

According to Best Lawyers, the “Top Listed” designation is given to the firm with the most listed lawyers in a particular location and practice area. The award is based exclusively on number of listed attorneys.