The Daily Business Review is announcing its 14th annual Most Effective Lawyers recognizing their stellar achievements for clients in the past year.
By far the most competitive categories were class action/mass torts and complex/business litigation, reflecting the dominance of challenging and nuanced litigation as well as the mastery of its South Florida practitioners.
Attorneys handled everything from an appeal on $2 billion in utility cost recoveries to regulatory disclosures for a $3.6 billion entertainment industry merger.
Two categories — government relations/regulatory and products liability — had two sets of winners to recognize impressive work at a lofty level in their fields.
The award winners will be profiled along with the details of their extraordinary efforts in a special report to be published Dec. 10.
The honorees are:
- Appellate: Stuart Singer, Boies Schiller Flexner
- Bankruptcy: Paul Keenan Jr. and John Dodd, Greenberg Traurig
- Class actions/Mass Torts: Peter Prieto, Matthew Weinshall, John Gravante and Alissa Del Riego, Podhurst Orseck
- Complex/Business litigation: Michael Piscitelli and Brad Copenhaver, Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, and Lawrence Silverman and Gerald Cope Jr., Akerman
- Corporate securities: Jaret Davis and Drew Altman, Greenberg Traurig
- Criminal: David O. Markus, Margot Moss and Todd Yoder, Markus/Moss
- Employment: Jason Alderman, Kristy Johnson and Troy Tolentino, The Alderman Law Firm; and Carmen Manrara Cartaya and Beatriz Biscardi Andre, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Family/Probate: Jeff Fisher, Fisher Potter Hodas
- Government relations/Regulatory: Yolanda Cash Jackson, Becker; and Robert Lewis, LewisFox Law
- Insurance: Rory Jurman and Steven Cula, Fowler White Burnett
- International litigation: Gregory Baldwin, Eduardo Ramos and Ilene Pabian, Holland & Knight
- Intellectual property: Mark Raymond, Francisco Armada, Sara Klco and Kimberly Freedman, Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel
- International transactions: Colleen Grady, Alvarez & Diaz-Silveira
- Medical malpractice: Stephan LeClainche, Cohen Milstein
- Personal injury: Stuart Ratzan, Ratzan Law Group
- Privacy/Data security: Al Saikali, Shook, Hardy & Bacon
- Pro Bono: Diana Martin, Cohen Milstein
- Products liability: Pete DeMahy and Orlando Cabeza, DLD Lawyers; and John Uustal, Michael Hersh and Catherine Darlson, Kelley/Uustal
- Public interest: Randall Berg, Dante Trevisani and Erica Selig, Florida Justice Institute
- Real estate litigation: Robert Brochin, Clay Carlton and Ann Kerr Stewart, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius