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19 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America

August 4, 2010, U.S. News & World Report

The Best Lawyers in America® has recognized 19 Caplin & Drysdale attorneys in eight practice areas. Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice." Below is Caplin & Drysdale's listing in the 2011 edition:

Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Elihu Inselbuch (2005)
Jeffrey A. Liesemer (2010)

Commercial Litigation
Elihu Inselbuch (2005)
Peter Van N. Lockwood (2010) 

Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Bernard Bailor (2010)
Scott D. Michel (2006)
Cono R. Namorato (1993) 

Employee Benefits Law
Patricia Gimbel Lewis (2003)
Richard W. Skillman (2006)

Government Relations Law
Joseph M. Birkenstock (2010)
Kirk L. Jowers (2010)
Trevor Potter (*)

Nonprofit/Charities Law
Marcus S. Owens (2008)

Tax Law
Mortimer M. Caplin (2010)
Patricia Gimbel Lewis (2003)
Scott D. Michel (2006)
Cono R. Namorato (1993)
Marcus S. Owens (2008)
Christopher S. Rizek (2005)
H. David Rosenbloom (1989)
Richard W. Skillman (2006)
Walter B. Slocombe (2010)
Richard E. Timbie (2001)

Trusts and Estates
Beth S. Kaufman (2003)
Michael G. Pfeifer (2010)

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed.
(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.


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Celebrating our 55th Anniversary in 2019, Caplin & Drysdale continues to be a leading provider of legal services to corporations, individuals, and nonprofits throughout the United States and around the world. We are also privileged to serve as legal advisors to accounting firms, financial institutions, law firms, and other professional services organizations.

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