The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 Recognizes 24 Williams & Connolly Attorneys and Awards Six “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, D.C.

November 2016

The Best Lawyers in America© recognized 24 Williams & Connolly attorneys in their 2017 edition and awarded six “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, D.C. “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for specific practice areas and geographic locations. Only one lawyer is recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.

Williams & Connolly partners named “Lawyer of the Year” for Washington, D.C. in the following practice areas include:

Richard Cooper – FDA Law
Kevin Downey – Bet-the-Company Litigation
Mark Levinstein – Sports Law
Michael Sundermeyer – Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants
Stephen Urbanczyk – Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
John Villa – Banking and Finance

These Williams & Connolly attorneys were recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© in the following practice areas:

Kevin Baine – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, First Amendment Law, Media Law
Robert Barnett – Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Media Law
James Bruton – Tax Law
Dane Butswinkas – Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Robert Cary – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Richard Cooper – FDA Law
Kevin Downey – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Securities / Capital Markets Law
James Fuller III – Tax Law
Bruce Genderson – Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property
Thomas Hentoff – First Amendment Law, Intellectual Property
David Kendall – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, First Amendment Law, Media Law
Steven Kuney – Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation
Mark Levinstein – Sports Law
William McDaniels – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Medical Malpractice Law, Products Liability Litigation
Lon Musslewhite – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Kannon Shanmugam – Appellate Practice
Jerry Shulman – Corporate Law
Barry Simon – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Brendan Sullivan Jr. – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Michael Sundermeyer – Commercial Litigation, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Legal Malpractice Law
Stephen Urbanczyk – Personal Injury Litigation
John Vardaman – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Products Liability Litigation
John Villa – Banking and Finance Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Legal Malpractice Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
Paul Martin Wolff – Banking and Finance Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Real Estate Law
David Zinn – Criminal Defense: White-Collar

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