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The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 175 Ballard Spahr Attorneys in 2022 Edition

August 19, 2021

The 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 175 Ballard Spahr attorneys nationwide. Cumulatively, Ballard Spahr attorneys received 282 total recognitions.

Of the 175 Ballard Spahr attorneys on the list, 10 were also named 2022 Lawyers of the Year for their practices and locations. Only one attorney can receive the designation in each location for each practice area.

The Best Lawyers listings include a “Ones to Watch” category for attorneys who have been in private practice less than 10 years. Forty-four Ballard Spahr attorneys were recognized a total of 65 times in this category.

The Best Lawyers methodology involves annual surveys asking lawyers across the nation to evaluate their peers based on legal skill, professionalism, and integrity. From the results of those extensive surveys, the publication chooses the top attorneys in the most high-profile practices. Lawyers of the Year received the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.

LAWYERS OF THE YEAR

  • Amy L. Arndt—Mergers and Acquisitions Law—Sioux Falls
  • Michael Berry—Litigation-First Amendment—Philadelphia
  • Joseph A. Fanone—Public Finance Law—Washington, D.C.
  • Theodore J. Hartl—Litigation-Bankruptcy— Denver
  • Jon M. Laria—Real Estate Law—Baltimore
  • Karen C. McConnell—Securities/Capital Markets Law—Phoenix
  • Richard S. Perelman—Equipment Finance Law—Philadelphia
  • William C. Rhodes—Public Finance Law—Philadelphia
  • Charles D. Tobin—First Amendment Law—Washington, D.C.
  • Robert Tunheim—Corporate Law—Minneapolis

BEST LAWYERS

Administrative/Regulatory Law

  • Julian W. Friedman—New York
  • Marjorie J. Peerce—New York

Advertising Law

  • David Bodney—Phoenix

Antitrust Law

  • Jay N. Fastow—New York

Appellate Practice

  • Leita Walker

Banking and Finance Law

  • Jeremy T. Rosenblum—Philadelphia
  • Kevin R. Cunningham—Philadelphia
  • Mark C. Dietzen—Minneapolis
  • Maulin S. Vidwans—Philadelphia
  • Richard S. Perelman—Philadelphia
  • Ronald K. Vaske—Minneapolis
  • Scott A. Coleman—Minneapolis
  • Valarie J. Allen—Philadelphia

Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • Dean C. Waldt—Phoenix
  • George H. Singer—Minneapolis
  • Katherine Anderson—Phoenix
  • Matthew G. Summers—Baltimore
  • Rosetta B. Packer—Philadelphia
  • Theodore J. Hartl—Denver
  • Timothy McCormack—Baltimore
  • Tobey M. Daluz—Delaware
  • Vincent J. Marriott III—Philadelphia
  • William A. Slaughter—Philadelphia
  • William P. Wassweiler—Minneapolis

Bet-the-Company Litigation

  • David H. Pittinsky—Philadelphia

Commercial Litigation

  • Aliza R. Karetnick
  • Andrew Petrie—Denver
  • Brian Schulman—Phoenix
  • Christopher J. Willis—Atlanta
  • Daniel R. Fritz—Sioux Falls
  • David H. Pittinsky—Philadelphia
  • Jay N. Fastow—New York
  • John G. Kerkorian—Phoenix
  • Laura E. Krabill—Philadelphia
  • M. Norman Goldberger—Philadelphia
  • Mark S. Stewart—Philadelphia
  • Matthew A. White—Philadelphia
  • Robert R. Baron, Jr.—Philadelphia
  • Stephen J. Kastenberg—Philadelphia

Copyright Law

  • Lawrence K. Nodine—Atlanta
  • Lynn E. Rzonca—Philadelphia

Corporate Compliance Law

  • Charles R. Moran—Baltimore
  • Henry E. Hockeimer—Philadelphia

Corporate Governance Law

  • Charles R. Moran—Baltimore
  • Robert C. Kim—Las Vegas
  • Todd A. Reece—Salt Lake City

Corporate Law

  • Alan S. Kaplinsky—Philadelphia
  • Barbara Rummel—Minneapolis
  • Charles R. Moran—Baltimore
  • David J. Margules—Delaware
  • Douglas M. Fox—Baltimore
  • Justin P. Klein—Philadelphia
  • Karen C. McConnell—Phoenix
  • Richard J. Braemer—Philadelphia
  • Robert C. Kim—Las Vegas
  • Robert Tunheim—Minneapolis
  • Stephen M. Savage—Phoenix
  • Thomas F. Dougherty—Minneapolis

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • Beth Moskow-Schnoll—Delaware
  • Eugene R. Licker—New York
  • Henry E. Hockeimer—Philadelphia
  • John F. Hundley—Washington, D.C.
  • Marjorie J. Peerce—New York
  • Peter D. Hardy—Philadelphia

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • Brian M. Pinheiro—Philadelphia
  • Edward I. Leeds—Philadelphia
  • Edward J. Wegerson—Minneapolis
  • Joshua T. Natzel—Minneapolis
  • Robert J. Hartman—Minneapolis

Employment Law – Management

  • Brian D. Pedrow—Philadelphia
  • David S. Fryman—Philadelphia
  • Denise M. Keyser—New Jersey
  • Jay A. Zweig—Phoenix
  • Kenneth M. Jarin—Philadelphia
  • Mary M. O’Brien—Minneapolis
  • Ronald J. Stolkin—Phoenix
  • Shannon D. Farmer—Philadelphia
  • Steven W. Suflas—New Jersey

Environmental Law

  • Brendan K. Collins—Philadelphia
  • David J. Armstrong—Phoenix
  • Harry R. Weiss—Philadelphia

Equipment Finance Law

  • Richard S. Perelman—Philadelphia

Financial Services Regulation Law

  • Alan S. Kaplinsky—Philadelphia
  • Scott A. Coleman—Minneapolis

First Amendment Law

  • Charles D. Tobin—Washington, D.C.
  • David A. Schulz—New York
  • Michael Berry—Philadelphia
  • Seth D. Berlin—Washington, D.C.

Gaming Law

  • Michael D. Fabius—Philadelphia

Health Care Law

  • Beth Moskow-Schnoll—Delaware

Insurance Law

  • Brian Schulman—Phoenix
  • Daniel R. Fritz—Sioux Falls

International Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Karen C. McConnell—Phoenix
  • Stephen M. Savage—Phoenix

Labor Law – Management

  • Brian D. Pedrow—Philadelphia
  • David S. Fryman—Philadelphia
  • Denise M. Keyser—New Jersey
  • Kenneth M. Jarin—Philadelphia
  • Ronald J. Stolkin—Phoenix
  • Steven W. Suflas—New Jersey

Land Use and Zoning Law

  • Jon M. Laria—Baltimore
  • Matthew N. McClure—Philadelphia

Litigation – Antitrust

  • Jay N. Fastow—New York

Litigation – Banking and Finance

  • Alan S. Kaplinsky—Philadelphia
  • Christopher J. Willis—Atlanta

Litigation – Bankruptcy

  • Rosetta B. Packer—Philadelphia
  • Theodore J. Hartl—Denver
  • William A. Slaughter—Philadelphia

Litigation – Construction

  • Brian Schulman—Phoenix
  • Jonathan M. Bye—Minneapolis

Litigation – Environmental

  • Brendan K. Collins—Philadelphia

Litigation – First Amendment

  • Ashley I. Kissinger—Denver
  • Burt M. Rublin—Philadelphia
  • Charles D. Tobin—Washington, D.C.
  • David A. Schulz—New York
  • David J. Bodney—Phoenix
  • Jay Ward Brown—Washington, D.C.
  • Michael Berry—Philadelphia
  • Paul J. Safier—Philadelphia
  • Seth D. Berlin—Washington, D.C.

Litigation – Intellectual Property

  • Brian W. LaCorte—Phoenix
  • Chittam U. Thakore—Atlanta
  • David J. Margules—Delaware
  • Laura E. Krabill—Philadelphia
  • Lawrence K. Nodine—Atlanta
  • Louis P. Petrich—Los Angeles
  • Lynn E. Rzonca—Philadelphia

Litigation – Labor and Employment

  • David S. Fryman—Philadelphia
  • Jay A. Zweig—Phoenix
  • Mary M. O’Brien—Minneapolis
  • Steven W. Suflas—New Jersey

Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions

  • David J. Margules—Delaware
  • M. Norman Goldberger—Philadelphia

Litigation – Patent

  • Brian W. LaCorte—Phoenix
  • Laura E. Krabill—Philadelphia
  • Lawrence K. Nodine—Atlanta
  • Lynn E. Rzonca—Philadelphia

Litigation – Real Estate

  • Anthony C. Kaye—Salt Lake City
  • Brian Schulman—Phoenix
  • Jonathan M. Bye—Minneapolis
  • Michael Sklaroff—Philadelphia

Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

  • M. Norman Goldberger—Philadelphia

Litigation – Securities

  • M. Norman Goldberger—Philadelphia
  • Stephen J. Kastenberg—Philadelphia

Litigation – Trusts and Estates

  • Regina O’Brien Thomas—Philadelphia

Media Law

  • Charles D. Tobin—Washington, D.C.
  • David A. Schulz—New York
  • David J. Bodney—Phoenix
  • Jay Ward Brown—Washington, D.C.
  • Michael Berry—Philadelphia
  • Seth D. Berlin—Washington, D.C.

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

  • Amy L. Arndt—Sioux Falls
  • Barbara Rummel—Minneapolis
  • John D. Wambold—Minneapolis
  • Justin P. Klein—Philadelphia
  • Karen C. McConnell—Phoenix
  • Richard J. Braemer—Philadelphia
  • Robert C. Kim—Las Vegas
  • Robert Tunheim—Minneapolis

Nonprofit/Charities Law

  • Ann T. Loftus—Philadelphia
  • Kendis Key Muscheid—Phoenix

Patent Law

  • Chittam U. Thakore—Atlanta
  • Lynn E. Rzonca—Philadelphia
  • Mitchell A. Katz—Atlanta

Public Finance Law

  • Anastasia G. Khokhryakova—Denver
  • Charles S. Henck—Washington, D.C.
  • Joseph A. Fanone—Washington, D.C.
  • Kevin R. Cunningham—Philadelphia
  • Kimberly Casey Reed—Denver
  • Michele L. Bax—Phoenix
  • P. Andrew Spicknall—Washington, D.C.
  • Steve T. Park—Philadelphia
  • Valarie J. Allen—Philadelphia
  • William C. Rhodes—Philadelphia

Real Estate Law

  • Alan S. Ritterband—Philadelphia
  • Amy McClain—Baltimore
  • Anna Mahaney—Baltimore
  • Bart I. Mellits—Philadelphia
  • Brian Schulman—Phoenix
  • Craig Solomon Ganz—Phoenix
  • Desmond D. Connall, Jr.—Washington, D.C.
  • Dominic J. De Simone—Philadelphia
  • James R. Walston—Minneapolis
  • Jon M. Laria—Baltimore
  • Kelly M. Wrenn—Philadelphia
  • Mark Pollak—Baltimore
  • Mark S. DePillis—Philadelphia
  • Maulin S. Vidwans—Philadelphia
  • Michael J. Ostermeyer—Phoenix
  • Michael Sklaroff—Philadelphia
  • Raymond G. Truitt—Baltimore
  • Roger D. Winston—Baltimore
  • Thomas A. Hauser—Baltimore
  • Thomas G. Bennett—Salt Lake City
  • Thomas F. Dougherty—Minneapolis
  • Tina R. Makoulian—Philadelphia

Securities/Capital Markets Law

  • April Hamlin—Minneapolis
  • Brian D. Doerner—Philadelphia
  • Gerald J. Guarcini—Philadelphia
  • Justin P. Klein—Philadelphia
  • Karen C. McConnell—Phoenix

Securities Regulation

  • Gerald J. Guarcini—Philadelphia
  • Karen C. McConnell—Phoenix

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

  • Thomas A. Hauser—Baltimore

Tax Law

  • Jonathan R. Flora—Philadelphia
  • Kendis Key Muscheid—Phoenix
  • Peter D. Hardy—Philadelphia
  • Wendi L. Kotzen—Philadelphia

Trademark Law

  • Brian W. LaCorte—Phoenix
  • Lawrence K. Nodine—Atlanta
  • Lynn E. Rzonca—Philadelphia

Trusts and Estates

  • Ann T. Loftus—Philadelphia
  • Heike K. Sullivan—Philadelphia
  • Lindsey Ermey—Philadelphia
  • Marilyn C. Sanborne—Philadelphia
  • Regina O’Brien Thomas—Philadelphia
  • Thomas Woessner—Minneapolis

ONES TO WATCH

Antitrust Law

  • Matthew I. Vahey—Philadelphia

Appellate Practice

  • J. Matt Thornton—Denver

Banking and Finance Law

  • Brianne Boyle—Baltimore
  • Tyler M. Cobb—Phoenix

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • Michael A. DiGiacomo—Phoenix

Commercial Litigation

  • Elanor A. Mulhern—Philadelphia
  • J. Matt Thornton—Denver
  • Jessica Case Watt—Delaware
  • Jonathon A. Talcott—Phoenix
  • Justin E. Kerner—New Jersey
  • Kahlil C. Williams—Philadelphia
  • Mary K. Treanor—Philadelphia
  • Matthew Cate—Washington, D.C.
  • Michael R. McDonald—Philadelphia
  • Nathan R. Marigoni—Salt Lake City
  • William H. Rooks—Atlanta

Communications Law

  • Jacquelyn N. Schell—New York

Corporate Governance and Compliance Law

  • William H. Rooks—Atlanta

Corporate Law

  • Neal K. Rasmussen

Criminal Defense: White Collar

  • Alicia M. Went—Philadelphia
  • Brad Gershel—New York
  • Brittany M. Giusini-Tsoflias—Delaware
  • Christopher Hatfield—Washington, D.C.
  • Daniel A. Arellano—Phoenix
  • Emilia McKee Vassallo—Philadelphia
  • Jessica Case Watt—Delaware
  • Kahlil C. Williams—Philadelphia
  • Matthew I. Vahey—Philadelphia

Environmental

  • Lea A. Phillips—Phoenix

Government Relations Practice

  • Daniel A. Arellano—Phoenix

Intellectual Property Law

  • Alan White—Atlanta
  • Benjamin Simler—Philadelphia
  • Jonas Jarvholm Ph.D.—Atlanta
  • Matthew J. Littlefield—Atlanta

Land Use Law

  • Jennifer L. Feden—Philadelphia

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

  • Neal K. Rasmussen

Litigation – Bankruptcy

  • Laurel D. Roglen—Delaware

Litigation – Intellectual Property

  • Benjamin Simler—Philadelphia
  • Jonathan Talcott—Phoenix
  • Sarah E. Pruett—Minneapolis

Litigation – Labor and Employment

  • Daniel A. Arellano—Phoenix

Litigation – Patent

  • Alan White—Atlanta

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

  • Joseph M. Wiltse—Sioux Falls
  • Neal K. Rasmussen—Minneapolis
  • Ryan D. Heck—Minneapolis

Patent Law

  • Alan White—Atlanta
  • Matthew J. Littlefield—Atlanta

Project Finance Law

  • John C. Wheatley—Washington, D.C.
  • Katie Leesman—Washington, D.C.

Real Estate Law

  • Andrew I. Almand—Washington, D.C.
  • Ashley E. DeLuca—Philadelphia
  • Garland W. Gantt III—Washington, D.C.
  • Jennifer L. Feden—Philadelphia
  • Jeremy T. Poryes—Phoenix
  • John C. Wheatley—Washington, D.C.
  • Joseph M. Wiltse—Sioux Falls
  • Joseph W. Weill—New Jersey
  • Kyle A. DeThomas—Washington, D.C.
  • Ryan W. Horka—Baltimore
  • Sonja (Sunny) Beddow—Minneapolis
  • Steven P. Mehr—Los Angeles

Securities/Capital Markets Law

  • Joseph M. Wiltse—Sioux Falls

Tax Law

  • Alicia M. Went—Philadelphia
  • John C. Wheatley—Washington, D.C.

Technology Law

  • Alan White—Atlanta

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