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Chambers Recognizes 22 as Leaders in Their Field

May 31, 2016

Shipman & Goodwin’s Connecticut and Washington, DC offices have been recognized in 7 different areas of practice, and 22 of the firm’s attorneys have been recommended as “Leaders in Their Field” by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016, the nation’s preeminent guide to law firms and individual attorneys.

For the fourteenth 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, 22 Shipman & Goodwin attorneys have been recommended as “Leaders in Their Field” by Chambers USA. In Connecticut, these partners have been ranked in their respective areas: Corporate/M&A: John Lawrence and J. Dormer Stephen; Environment: John Wertam and Joseph Williams; Healthcare: Joan Feldman and John Lawrence; Labor & Employment: Brian Clemow, Robin Frederick, Gabriel Jiran and Daniel Schwartz; Litigation (General Commercial): Frederick Gold, Paul Sanson and Robert Wyld; Real Estate: Donald Gustafson, Barry Hawkins, Kent Nevins, William Rock and Christopher Smith; Real Estate (Zoning/Land Use): Timothy Hollister, Matthew Ranelli and Christopher Smith. From the firm’s Washington, DC office, James Ruggeri, partner, has received a Nationwide ranking for the sixth 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 by most clients. To learn more about Chambers as well as our firm and its rankings, please visit

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