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Chambers Recognizes 24 as Leaders in their Field

May 23, 2014

The firm's Connecticut and Washington, DC offices have been recognized in 8 different areas of practice, and 24 of the firm’s attorneys have been recommended as “Leaders in Their Field” by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2014, the nation’s preeminent guide to law firms and individual attorneys.

For the twelfth consecutive year, the firm’s Connecticut law offices (Hartford, Stamford, Greenwich and Lakeville) have been recognized in multiple areas of practice: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions; Environment; Healthcare; Labor & Employment; Litigation (General Commercial); and Real Estate. The firm’s Washington, DC office has once again been recognized in the Insurance: Insurer practice area.

In addition, 24 Shipman & Goodwin attorneys have been recommended as “Leaders in Their Field” by Chambers USA. In Connecticut, these partners have been ranked in their respective practice areas: Corporate/M & A: John Lawrence and J. Dormer Stephen; Environment: Matthew Ranelli, John Wertam and Joseph Williams; Healthcare: Joan Feldman, John Lawrence and David Mack; Labor & Employment: Brian Clemow, Robin Frederick, Gabriel Jiran, Saranne Murray and Daniel Schwartz; Litigation (General Commercial): Frederick Gold, Paul Sanson and Robert Wyld; Real Estate: Donald Gustafson, Barry Hawkins, Timothy Hollister, Kent Nevins, William Rock and Christopher Smith. From the firm’s Washington, DC office, James Ruggeri, partner, has received a Nationwide ranking for the fourth consecutive year in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category; Mr. Ruggeri and partner Edward Parks have also been recognized in DC in the Insurance: Insurer category.

Chambers USA is published annually by London-based Chambers and Partners. The exhaustive selection process is based on interviews with in-house counsel and other attorneys and professionals around the country. The rankings are based on criteria such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities valued most by clients. To learn more about Chambers as well as our firm and its rankings, please visit

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