ArentFox Schiff Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch for 2023

ArentFox Schiff is pleased to announce that 121 attorneys have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2023, with an additional six attorneys highlighted as “Lawyers of the Year” and 41 attorneys listed as “Ones to Watch.”

Best Lawyers uses an extensive peer review process to capture a consensus opinion of the leading lawyers in each geographic area. The “Lawyer of the Year” recognition goes to the attorney who received the highest overall peer feedback for his or her area of specialty, and only one is recognized in each specialty and location each year.

The firm was also included in Best Lawyers’ new “Top-Listed Report,” which designates firms with the most recognized lawyers in a specific location and practice area. ArentFox Schiff was Top-Listed in both Illinois and Chicago for Litigation – Trusts and Estates.

The 2023 “Lawyers of the Year” are:

  • Susan T. Bart - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Thomas M. Crispi - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Mary Joanne Dowd - Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Richard A. Newman - Public Finance Law
  • Christine R. W. Quigley - Trusts and Estates
  • Debra L. Stetter - Litigation - Trusts and Estates

The 2023 “Best Lawyers” are:

Advertising Law

  • Brian P. Waldman

Antitrust Law

  • Robert J. Wierenga

Appellate Practice

  • Frederick J. Sperling

Banking and Finance Law

  • Scott E. Pickens
  • Peter L. Rossiter

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • Mary Joanne Dowd
  • Aram Ordubegian
  • David J. Reier
  • Steven Wilamowsky

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

  • Susan T. Bart

Commercial Litigation

  • Lawrence H. Heftman
  • Bernice K. Leber
  • Andrew R. Levin
  • James H. Hulme
  • Frederick J. Sperling
  • Barbara S. Wahl
  • Paul E. White

Construction Law

  • Mark A. Bloom
  • Andrew Ross

Copyright Law

  • Ross J. Charap
  • Anthony V. Lupo

Corporate Governance Law

  • Peter L. Rossiter

Corporate Law

  • Jack R. Bierig
  • Jay L. Halpern
  • Alexis J. Schostak

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • Terree A. Bowers
  • Craig Engle
  • Maggie Hickey
  • Michelle J. Shapiro
  • Peter R. Zeidenberg
  • William P. Ziegelmueller

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • William R. Charyk
  • Quana C. Jew
  • Edward Spacapan, Jr.

Employment Law – Individuals

  • Henry Morris, Jr.
  • Jennifer A. Yelen

Employment Law – Management

  • Derek G. Barella
  • Darrell S. Gay
  • Paul R. Lynd
  • Valerie C. Samuels
  • Jennifer A. Yelen

Energy Law

  • Owen E. MacBride
  • Gabriel M. Rodriguez

Entertainment Law – Music

  • Ross J. Charap

Environmental Law

  • Stanley H. Abramson
  • Amy Antoniolli
  • Stephen J. Bonebrake
  • Jane E. Montgomery
  • Joshua R. More
  • Gabriel M. Rodriguez

Equipment Finance Law

  • J. Mark Fisher

FDA Law

  • Stanley H. Abramson
  • Brian P. Waldman

Franchise Law

  • Paula J. Morency

Government Relations Practice

  • Craig Engle
  • Dan H. Renberg

Health Care Law

  • Sarah G. Benator
  • Jack R. Bierig
  • Gerald J. Billow
  • Lowell C. Brown
  • Rachel Hold-Weiss
  • Thomas E. Jeffry, Jr.
  • Anne M. Murphy
  • Jill A. Steinberg

Insurance Law

  • Antony S. Burt
  • Richard G. Liskov
  • Catherine M. Masters
  • David M. Spector

International Arbitration – Governmental

  • Lee M. Caplan

International Trade and Finance Law

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

Litigation – Bankruptcy

  • George P. Angelich
  • Mary Joanne Dowd

Litigation – Construction

  • Mark A. Bloom

Litigation – Environmental

  • Amy Antoniolli
  • Gabriel M. Rodriguez

Litigation – ERISA

  • Alison Lima Andersen
  • Caroline Turner English

Litigation - Intellectual Property

  • Imron T. Aly
  • Anthony V. Lupo

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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

Litigation - Patent    

  • Anthony V. Lupo
  • Sailesh K. Patel

Litigation - Real Estate

  • Frederick J. Sperling

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

  • Tom W. Abendroth
  • David C. Blickenstaff
  • David R. Hodgman
  • Debra L. Stetter

Litigation and Controversy – Tax

  • Joanne B. Faycurry
  • Samuel J. McKim III

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

  • Thomas M. Crispi
  • Marci A. Eisenstein
  • Joseph J. Krasovec III
  • Catherine M. Masters
  • David C. Scott
  • Paul A. Scrudato

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

  • Sarah A. W. Fitts
  • Robert J. Minkus
  • Lynn J. Watkins

Nonprofit / Charities Law

  • Jack R. Bierig

Patent Law

  • Imron T. Aly
  • Anthony V. Lupo
  • Kevin M. Nelson
  • Sailesh K. Patel

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

  • Thomas M. Crispi

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

  • Joseph J. Krasovec III
  • Andrew R. Levin

Public Finance Law

  • David L. Dubrow
  • Les Jacobowitz
  • Paul C. Marengo
  • Richard A. Newman
  • Davis V. R. Sherman

Real Estate Law

  • Richard L. Brand
  • David L. Dubrow
  • Richard N. Gale
  • Russel T. Hamilton
  • Mindy Pittell Hurwitz
  • Janet M. Johnson
  • Mark M. Katz
  • Faige P. Klein
  • Paul G. Mackey
  • David M. Martin
  • Daniel L. Monger
  • Ivan W. Moskowitz
  • Richard A. Newman
  • M.J. Pritchett
  • Kimberly A. Wachen
  • Eleanor D. Zappone

Sports Law

  • Richard L. Brand
  • Maidie E. Oliveau

Tax Law

  • Tom W. Abendroth
  • William R. Charyk
  • Christian M. McBurney

Trade Secrets Law

  • Matthew F. Prewitt

Trademark Law

  • Cristina A. Carvalho
  • Anthony V. Lupo

Trusts and Estates

  • Tom W. Abendroth
  • Susan T. Bart
  • Holly M. Bastian
  • Jessica J. Birnbaum
  • Harmon A. Brown
  • David R. Hodgman
  • Brian K. Janowsky
  • Stephen Liss
  • Kevin Matz
  • Michael K. Moyers
  • Lynn K. Pearle
  • Robert R. Pluth, Jr.
  • Christine R. W. Quigley
  • Sarah Kerr Severson
  • Debra L. Stetter

The “Ones to Watch” are:

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • Justin A. Kesselman
  • Christopher K.S. Wong

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

  • Sarah Roscioli

Commercial Litigation

  • Robert D. Boley
  • Elise H. Yu
  • Justin A. Kesselman
  • Adam L. Littman
  • Meredith R.W. DeCarlo
  • Robert A.H. Middleton
  • Michael K. Molzberger
  • Daniel J. Schufreider
  • Anthony-Ray Sepúlveda
  • Franjo M. Dolenac

Corporate Law

  • Gary D. Brophy

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • Robert D. Boley
  • Anthony-Ray Sepúlveda
  • Alexander S. Birkhold

Energy Law

  • Christina Campbell Rather

Entertainment and Sports Law

  • Justin A. Goldberg
  • Zachary D. Welsh

Environmental Law

  • Alex Garel-Frantzen
  • Robert A.H. Middleton
  • Pascal F. Naples

Health Care Law

  • Emily M. Leongini
  • Emily Baver Bowie
  • Katie Heilman
  • Kathryn L. Steffen
  • Hillary M. Stemple
  • Laura Zell

Intellectual Property Law

  • Helen H. Ji
  • Lindsay Korotkin
  • David Yearwood
  • Jasjit S. Vidwan

Labor and Employment Law – Employee

  • Alexandra M. Romero

Litigation - Intellectual Property

  • Helen H. Ji
  • Jeff Leung

Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • Adam L. Littman
  • Andrew Baskin

Litigation – Patent

  • Helen H. Ji

Litigation – Securities

  • Adam L. Littman

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

  • Jonathan P. Dean
  • Michael K. Molzberger

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

  • Jonathan P. Dean

Real Estate Law

  • Cynthia M. Thomas
  • Sarah H. Cohn
  • Kristin E. Niver
  • Christina Campbell Rather

Tax Law

  • Evgeny Magidenko
  • Raida Lopez
  • Allison K. Pfeifle

Trusts and Estates

  • Raida Lopez
  • Kristen Hosack Pace
  • Allison K. Pfeifle
  • Sarah Roscioli
  • Tracy McLaughlin
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ArentFox Schiff LLP is internationally recognized in core industries where business and the law intersect. With more than 650 lawyers and policy professionals, the firm serves as a destination for an international roster of companies, governments, individuals, and trade associations.

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