BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2015) - Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP announced today that 52 attorneys at the firm -- 79 percent of the firm's equity partners -- have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. Best Lawyers® is based on over six million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers, and is "regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence." Attorneys are included in Best Lawyers based entirely on peer-review and listings cannot be purchased.

Many of Choate's 52 Best Lawyers were named in multiple categories below, and five attorneys were named "Lawyer of the Year" in Boston in their practice areas. The "Lawyers of the Year" winners are chosen for receiving the highest overall peer feedback on ability, professionalism, and integrity.

  • Antitrust Law - Robert M. Buchanan, Jr. (Lawyer of the Year, Boston)

  • Appellate Practice - A. Hugh Scott

  • Banking and Finance Law - Lyman G. Bullard, Jr., James A. McDaniel, Peter M. Palladino, and John F. Ventola

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law - Douglas R. Gooding, Kevin J. Simard, and John F. Ventola

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation - Jack Cinquegrana, Joan A. Lukey, and A. Hugh Scott

  • Biotechnology Law - Brenda Herschbach Jarrell, Ph.D. (Lawyer of the Year, Boston), Fangli Chen, and Eric J. Marandett

  • Business Organizations - William P. Gelnaw, Jr.

  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law - William P. Gelnaw, Jr.

  • Commercial Litigation - Mark D. Cahill, Jack Cinquegrana, Robert S. Frank, Jr., Michael T. Gass, Joan A. Lukey, John A. Nadas, E. Macey Russell, A. Hugh Scott, and Daniel C. Winston

  • Corporate Law - Stephen M. L. Cohen, William P. Gelnaw, Jr., Robert V. Jahrling III, Charles J. Johnson, Brian P. Lenihan, John A. Meltaus, Laurence P. Naughton, Peter M. Palladino, and Andrew E. Taylor, Jr.

  • Corporate Compliance Law - William B. Asher, Jr. (Lawyer of the Year, Boston), Michael T. Gass, and Robert V. Jahrling III

  • Corporate Governance Law - Jack Cinquegrana, Michael T. Gass, and Robert V. Jahrling III

  • Criminal Defense: White Collar - Jack Cinquegrana, Diana K. Lloyd, A. Hugh Scott, and Melissa Bayer Tearney

  • Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar - Jack Cinquegrana and Diana K. Lloyd

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law - Arthur S. Meyers

  • Employment Law: Individuals - Joan A. Lukey and Thomas E. Shirley

  • Employment Law: Management - Arthur S. Meyers, Alison F. Reif, and Thomas E. Shirley

  • Healthcare Law - Julia Hesse and Christine G. Savage

  • Information Technology Law - Karen F. Copenhaver (Lawyer of the Year, Boston)

  • Insurance Law - David A. Attisani, Mark D. Cahill, John A. Nadas, and A. Hugh Scott

  • Labor Law: Management - Gregory C. Keating and Thomas E. Shirley

  • Litigation: Bankruptcy - Douglas R. Gooding and John F. Ventola

  • Litigation: ERISA - Arthur S. Meyers

  • Litigation: First Amendment - Joan A. Lukey

  • Litigation: Intellectual Property - Michael Bunis, Robert S. Frank, Jr., Eric. J. Marandett, and Daniel C. Winston

  • Litigation: Labor & Employment - Joan A. Lukey and Thomas E. Shirley

  • Litigation: Patent - Robert S. Frank, Jr. and Eric J. Marandett

  • Litigation: Personal Injury (Plaintiffs) - Joan A. Lukey

  • Litigation: Product Liability (Defendants) - Joan A. Lukey

  • Litigation: Securities - Jack Cinquegrana

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law - Stephen M. L. Cohen, William P. Gelnaw, Jr., Robert V. Jahrling III, and Charles J. Johnson

  • Non-Profit/Charities Law - Charles A. Cheever

  • Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law - Louis J. Marett and Andrew E. Taylor, Jr.

  • Project Finance Law - James A. McDaniel and Peter M. Palladino

  • Real Estate Law - David B. Currie and Michael S. Sophocles

  • Securities/Capital Markets Law - Robert V. Jahrling III

  • Securities Regulation - John R. Pitfield (Lawyer of the Year, Boston)

  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law - Peter M. Palladino

  • Sports Law - Lyman G. Bullard, Jr.

  • Tax Law - Louis J. Marett

  • Trusts & Estates - Kristin T. Abati, Charles A. Cheever, John Cornish, Michael L. Fay, A. Silvana (Nan) Giner, William A. Lowell, Brian W. Monnich, and Jennifer C. Snyder

  • Venture Capital Law - Brian D. Goldstein, Brian P. Lenihan, and John A. Meltaus

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, one of the nation's leading law firms, is consistently recognized for excellence by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, World's Leading Lawyers, International Who's Who of Lawyers, and Expert Guides. With all of its lawyers under one roof, Choate focuses on a core group of areas where it represents clients across the United States and internationally and provides exceptional efficiency, service and value. Choate's areas of focus include corporate/M&A, venture capital, private equity, insurance/reinsurance, high-stakes litigation, intellectual property, life sciences, finance & restructuring, tax, government enforcement & compliance, and wealth management.

Contact Information:

Kristen Weller
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
(617) 248-4001

Amy Blumenthal
Blumenthal & Associates
(617) 879-1511