United States: Best Lawyers 2018 Recognizes 132 Proskauer Lawyers
Last Updated: August 22 2017

August 16, 2017 (NEW YORK) – One hundred thirty-two Proskauer lawyers across the Firm's U.S. offices have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 guide.

In addition, five of our lawyers were recognized as Lawyers of the Year, which is awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.

Lawyers of the Year include:

  • Mark Batten: Labor Law – Management (Boston)
  • Stuart Coleman: Mutual Funds Law (New York)
  • Kathleen McKenna: Employment Law – Management (New York)
  • Charles Sims: Litigation – First Amendment (New York)
  • Bart Williams: Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Los Angeles)

The full list of Proskauer lawyers recognized includes:

Advertising Law
Brendan O'Rourke (New York)
Lawrence Weinstein (New York)

Betsy Plevan (New York)

Steven Obus (New York)

Banking & Finance
Steven Weise (Los Angeles)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization
Peter Antoszyk (Boston)
Martin Bienenstock (New York)
Michael Kessler (New York)
Jeffrey Levitan (New York)
Jeff Marwil (Chicago)
Paul Possinger (Chicago)
Mark Thomas (Chicago)

Fangli Chen (Boston)

Commercial Litigation
Michael Cardozo (New York)
Scott Cooper (Los Angeles)
Ralph Ferrara (Washington, D.C.)
Michael Firestein (Los Angeles)
Gregg Mashberg (New York)
Timothy Mungovan (Boston)
Stephen Ratner (New York)
Bart Williams (Los Angeles)

Corporate Law
Julie Allen (New York)
Robert Cantone (New York)
Steven Ellis (Boston)
Jeffrey Horwitz (New York)
Arnold Jacobs (New York)
Steven Kirshenbaum (New York)
Joseph Leccese (New York)
Bruce Lieb (New York)
Robin Painter (Boston)
Ronald Papa (New York)
Vincenzo Paparo (New York)
Kathy Rocklen (New York)
Christopher Wells (New York)
Michael Woronoff (Los Angeles)

Corporate Compliance Law
Ralph Ferrara (Washington, D.C.)

Corporate Governance Law
Ralph Ferrara (Washington, D.C.)

Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & ERISA Law
Rory Judd Albert (New York)
Michael Album (New York)
Ira Bogner (New York)
Jacob Friedman (New York)
Paul Hamburger (Washington, D.C.)
Colleen Hart (Los Angeles)
Neal Schelberg (New York)
Michael Sirkin (New York)

Employment Law – Management
Neil Abramson (New York)
Rory Judd Albert (New York)
John Barry (Newark)
Mark Batten (Boston)
Bob Batterman (New York)
Joseph Baumgarten (New York)
Allan Bloom (New York)
Elise Bloom (New York)
Harold Brody (Los Angeles)
Erika Collins (New York)
Zachary Fasman (New York)
Howard Ganz (New York)
Deidre Grossman (New York)
Steven Hurd (New York)
Kathleen McKenna (New York)
Anthony Oncidi (Los Angeles)
Betsy Plevan (New York)
Bernard Plum (New York)
Gregory Rasin (New York)
Paul Salvatore (New York)
Lawrence Sandak (Newark)
Howard Shapiro (New Orleans)
Allan Weitzman (Boca Raton)

Entertainment Law – Music
Charles Ortner (New York)

Environmental Law
Robert Kafin (New York)
Gail Port (New York)

Equipment Finance Law
Steven Weise (Los Angeles)

Health Care
Monte Dube (Chicago)
Robert Kaufman (New York)
Edward Kornreich (New York)
David Manko (New York)
Ellen Moskowitz (New York)
Richard Zall (New York)

Immigration Law
David Grunblatt (Newark)

Information Technology Law
Jeffrey Neuburger (New York)

Insurance Recovery & Counselling
Nancy Sher Cohen (Los Angeles)
Steven Gilford (Chicago)
John Gross (New York)
Marc Rosenthal (Chicago)
Seth Schafler (New York)

Labor Law – Management
Neil Abramson (New York)
Mark Batten (Boston)
Bob Batterman (New York)
Joseph Baumgarten (New York)
Zachary Fasman (New York)
Howard Ganz (New York)
Bernard Plum (New York)
Paul Salvatore (New York)
Mark Theodore (Los Angeles)
Allan Weitzman (Boca Raton)

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lauren Boglivi (New York)
Steven Peck (Boston)

Litigation – Bankruptcy
Martin Bienenstock (New York)
Michael Kessler (New York)
Jeff Marwil (Chicago)
Paul Possinger (Chicago)
Mark Thomas (Chicago)

Litigation – Environmental
Gail Port (New York)

Litigation – ERISA
Stacey Cerrone (New Orleans)
Nicole Eichberger (New Orleans)
Howard Shapiro (New Orleans)

Litigation – First Amendment
Charles Sims (New York)

Litigation – Intellectual Property
Steven Bauer (Boston)
Brendan O'Rourke (New York)
Kenneth Rubenstein (New York)
Charles Sims (New York)

Litigation – Labor & Employment
John Barry (Newark)
Mark Batten (Boston)
Allan Bloom (New York)
Harold Brody (Los Angeles)
Zachary Fasman (New York)
Howard Ganz (New York)
Anthony Oncidi (Los Angeles)
Betsy Plevan (New York)
Paul Salvatore (New York)
Lawrence Sandak (Newark)
Howard Shapiro (New Orleans)
Allan Weitzman (Boca Raton)

Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
Ralph Ferrara (Washington, D.C.)
Gregg Mashberg (New York)

Litigation – Patent
Steven Bauer (Boston)
Kenneth Rubenstein (New York)

Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Andrew Katzenstein (Los Angeles)
David Pratt (Boca Raton)
Jay Waxenberg (New York)

Steven Obus (New York)

Mutual Funds Law
Stuart Coleman (New York)
Janna Manes (New York)
Robert Plaze (Washington, D.C.)
David Stephens (New York)

Patent Law
Steven Bauer (Boston)
Joseph Capraro Jr. (Boston)
Kenneth Rubenstein (New York)

Private Investment Funds
Howard Beber (Boston)
Scott Jones (Boston)
Mary Kuusisto (Boston)
Bruce Lieb (New York)
Arnold May (Boston)
Stephen Mears (Boston)
Malcolm Nicholls III (Boston)
Robin Painter (Boston)
David Tegeler (Boston)

Real Estate
Perry Cacace (New York)
Peter Fass (New York)
Douglas Frank (Los Angeles)
Richard Goldstein (New York)
Kevin Hackett (New York)
Steven Lichtenfeld (New York)
Wendy Schriber (New York)
Ronald Sernau (New York)
David Weinberger (New York)

Securities / Capital Markets
Michael Choate (Chicago)
Ralph Ferrara (Washington, D.C.)

Securities Litigation
Ralph Ferrara (Washington, D.C.)
Edward Kwalwasser (New York)
Gregg Mashberg (New York)

Securities Regulation
Ralph Ferrara (Washington, D.C.)
Edward Kwalwasser (New York)

Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Sandra Lee Montgomery (Los Angeles)

Sports Law
Bob Batterman (New York)
Howard Ganz (New York)
Wayne Katz (New York)
Joseph Leccese (New York)
Bradley Ruskin (New York)

Tax Law
Michael Fernhoff (Los Angeles)
Mitchell Gaswirth (Los Angeles)
Leslie Loffman (New York)
Scott Jones (Boston)
Arnold May (Boston)
David Miller (New York)
Amanda Nussbaum (New York)
Jamiel Poindexter (Boston)
David Pratt (Boca Raton)

Technology Law
Robert Cantone (New York)
Daryn Grossman (New York)

Trusts and Estates
Scott Bowman (Boca Raton)
Mitchell Gaswirth (Los Angeles)
Albert Gortz (Boca Raton)
Andrew Katzenstein (Los Angeles)
Henry J. Leibowitz (New York)
David Pratt (Boca Raton)
Philip Susswein (New York)
Jay Waxenberg (New York)

White Collar Defense & Investigations
Mark Biros (Washington, D.C.)
Robert Cleary (New York)
Mark Harris (New York)
Dietrich Snell (New York)
Bart Williams (Los Angeles)

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