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James Ruggeri Receives National Recognition from "Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers"

The Conn. & D.C. Firm Honored in 8 Categories, and 14 Attorneys Named "Leaders in Their Field"

July 15, 2011

James P. Ruggeri, a Partner with Shipman & Goodwin LLP’s Washington, D.C. office, has received a 2011 National recognition from Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers, the nation’s preeminent guide to law firms and individual attorneys. In addition, Shipman & Goodwin LLP’s Washington, D.C. and Connecticut offices have been recognized in eight different areas of practice, and 14 of the firm’s attorneys have been recommended as “Leaders in Their Field”.
Ruggeri is the first attorney with Shipman & Goodwin LLP to ever receive a ranking in the “Nationwide” category, and this is the second consecutive year that he has been recognized with this honor. Ruggeri was recognized for his outstanding national practice work in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category. Both he and Shipman & Goodwin LLP’s D.C. office also were recognized in the Insurance: Insurer category.
As long-time national counsel for complex insurance coverage matters for The Hartford Financial Services Group and its affiliates, Ruggeri focuses principally in the areas of litigation, including trial and appellate matters involving general commercial, bankruptcy, and insurance coverage litigation. He practices actively in federal and state courts in the nation’s capital and around the country. Prior to joining Shipman & Goodwin LLP in 2010, Ruggeri was a partner at Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C.
In addition to Chambers USA’s 2011 recognition of Ruggeri and Shipman & Goodwin LLP’s D.C. office, the firm’s Connecticut law offices (Hartford, Stamford, Greenwich and Lakeville) have been recognized in multiple areas of practice for the ninth consecutive year. The practice areas are: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions; Environment; Healthcare; Labor & Employment; Litigation: General Commercial; and Real Estate.
The 14 Shipman & Goodwin LLP attorneys recommended as “Leaders in Their Field” by USA Chambers are: Corporate/M&A: John Lawrence; Environment: John Wertam; Healthcare: Joan Feldman; Labor & Employment: Brian Clemow and Robin Frederick; Litigation (General Commercial): Frederick Gold, Paul Sanson, and Robert Wyld; Real Estate: Donald Gustafson, Barry Hawkins, Timothy Hollister, Kent NevinsWilliam Rock and Christopher Smith.
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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