53 Arent Fox Attorneys Named The Best Lawyers in America 2021

Fifty-three Arent Fox LLP attorneys have been rated as leaders in their profession by The Best Lawyers in America 2021.

The nation’s oldest peer-review directory for lawyers selected these attorneys from legal disciplines that span the firm’s litigation, regulatory, and transactional capabilities. Firmwide Managing Partner Cristina A. Carvalho was named Lawyer of the Year for Trademark Law.

This year, Best Lawyers also announced a new ranking ‘The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch,’ naming 26 Arent Fox attorneys as upcoming leaders in their field. 

The following attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch:

Advertising Law

  • Brian P. Waldman

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • Stewart F. Grossman
  • Aram Ordubegian
  • Mary Joanne Dowd

Commercial Litigation

  • Paul E. White
  • James Hulme
  • Barbara S. Wahl
  • Justin A. Kesselman* (Ones to Watch)
  • Franjo M. Dolenac* (Ones to Watch)
  • Andrew Dykens* (Ones to Watch)
  • Lee A. Pepper* (Ones to Watch)
  • Asra Syed* (Ones to Watch)

Construction Law

  • Mark A. Bloom
  • Andrew Ross

Copyright Law

  • Anthony V. Lupo

Corporate Law

  • Jay Halpern
  • Cynthia Weiss* (Ones to Watch)

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • Terree A. Bowers
  • Peter R. Zeidenberg
  • Alexander S. Birkhold* (Ones to Watch)

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • William R. Charyk
  • Quana C. Jew
  • Samantha K. Collins* (Ones to Watch)

Employment Law - Individuals

  • James E. O'Connell, Jr.

Employment Law - Management

  • Darrell S. Gay
  • Paul R. Lynd

Environmental Law

  • Stanley H. Abramson

Family Law

  • James E. O'Connell, Jr.


  • Stanley H. Abramson
  • Brian P. Waldman

Government Relations Practice

  • Craig Engle
  • Dan H. Renberg

Health Care Law

  • Gerald J. Billow
  • Sarah G. Benator
  • Lowell C. Brown
  • Thomas E. Jeffry, Jr.
  • Katie Heilman* (Ones to Watch)
  • Emily M. Leongini* (Ones to Watch)
  • Emily Baver Slavin* (Ones to Watch)
  • Kathryn L. Steffen* (Ones to Watch)
  • Laura Zell* (Ones to Watch)
  • Hillary M. Stemple* (Ones to Watch)

Insurance Law

  • Richard G. Liskov

Intellectual Property Law

  • David Yearwood* (Ones to Watch)
  • Jasjit S. Vidwan* (Ones to Watch)
  • Jenna Loadman* (Ones to Watch)
  • Peter L. Menchini* (Ones to Watch)

International Arbitration - Governmental

  • Lee Caplan

International Trade and Finance Law

  • Matthew J. Clark
  • Kay C. Georgi
  • David R. Hamill
  • Matthew M. Nolan

Labor and Employment Law – Employee

  • Alexandra M. Romero* (Ones to Watch)

Litigation - Bankruptcy

  • Mary Joanne Dowd

Litigation – Construction

  • Mark A. Bloom

Litigation - ERISA

  • Alison Lima Andersen
  • Caroline Turner English

Litigation - Intellectual Property

  • James R. Davis II
  • Anthony V. Lupo
  • Jeff Leung* (Ones to Watch)
  • Michael Scarpati* (Ones to Watch)

Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • Darrell S. Gay
  • Linda M. Jackson
  • Michael L. Stevens

Litigation - Patent

  • Anthony V. Lupo

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • Richard D. Bickelman

Patent Law

  • Anthony V. Lupo

Public Finance Law

  • Richard A. Newman
  • Davis V. R. Sherman

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

  • Andrew R. Levin

Real Estate Law

  • David L. Dubrow
  • Richard L. Brand
  • Jeremy B. Fox
  • Joseph M. Fries
  • Richard N. Gale
  • Mark M. Katz
  • Richard A. Newman
  • David M. Osnos
  • Laura Kaplan* (Ones to Watch)
  • Christina A. Wa* (Ones to Watch)
  • Sarah Cohn* (Ones to Watch)

Securities Regulation

  • Alexander S. Birkhold* (Ones to Watch)

Sports Law

  • Richard L. Brand

Tax Law

  • William R. Charyk

Trade Secrets Law

  • Dana J. Finberg

Trademark Law

  • Cristina A. Carvalho
  • Anthony V. Lupo

Trusts and Estates

  • Holly M. Bastian
  • Lynn K. Pearle
  • Raida Lopez* (Ones to Watch)
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