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Chambers Recognizes 22 as Leaders in Their Field

May 26, 2017

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 2017, the nation’s preeminent guide to law firms and individual attorneys.

For the fifteenth 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: Andrew Davis, Aaron Levy, John Wertam and Joseph Williams; Healthcare: Joan Feldman; Labor & Employment: Brian Clemow, Gabriel Jiran and Daniel Schwartz; Litigation (General Commercial): Frederick Gold, Paul Sanson and Robert Wyld; Real Estate: Donald Gustafson, Barry Hawkins, Kent Nevins and William Rock; Real Estate (Zoning/Land Use): Timothy Hollister and Christopher Smith. From the firm’s Washington, DC office, James Ruggeri, partner, has received a Nationwide ranking for the seventh 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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