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LOS ANGELES – Aug. 16, 2016 – The 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America lists 29 attorneys from the California offices of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLPSusan L. Heller is also listed as “Lawyer of the Year” for Trademark Law. Only one lawyer in each practice and designated metropolitan area is recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year.”

This year, more than 350 Greenberg Traurig attorneys from across the firm’s U.S. offices are listed in the publication, with 23 of the firm’s attorneys named “Lawyers of the Year.” For the 10th consecutive year, Greenberg Traurig is top-listed by Best Lawyers for having the highest number of attorneys listed.

According to the Best Lawyers website, the attorneys are selected based upon a peer-review process, in an effort to capture a general consensus from leaders in the legal field regarding their peers’ accomplishments and capabilities.

The California Greenberg Traurig attorneys listed in 2017 Best Lawyers in America are:

  • Ian C. Ballon, Information Technology Law, East Palo Alto and Los Angeles
  • Daniel H. Black, Entertainment Law, Los Angeles
  • Charles S. Birenbaum, Employment Law, San Francisco
  • Nicholas A. Brown, Litigation – Patent, San Francisco
  • Vincent H. Chieffo, Entertainment Law, Los Angeles
  • Jay L. Cooper, Entertainment Law, Los Angeles
  • Donald S. Davidson, Securities Regulation, San Francisco
  • G. Michelle Ferreira, Tax Law, San Francisco
  • Francoise Gilbert, Privacy and Data Security Law, East Palo Alto, CA
  • William J. Goines, Commercial Litigation, East Palo Alto, CA
  • Lawrence H. Heller, Trusts & Estates, Los Angeles,
  • Jeffrey C. Joy, Tax Law, Irvine
  • Steven Katleman, Entertainment Law, Los Angeles
  • Mark D. Kemple, Labor and Employment, Los Angeles
  • Jeffrey Leacox, Technology Law, Sacramento
  • Mark C. Lee, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Sacramento
  • Raymond A., Lee, Corporate Law, Irvine
  • Richard I. Leher, Entertainment Law, Los Angeles
  • Gene Livingston, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Sacramento
  • James Mattesich, Government Relations Practice, Sacramento
  • Frank E. Merideth, Commercial Litigation, Los Angeles
  • James M. Nelson, Employment Law, Sacramento
  • Sanford C. Presant, Tax Law, Los Angeles
  • Paul J. Schumacher, Securities Regulation, Los Angeles
  • Alan U. Schwartz, Entertainment Law, Los Angeles
  • Jeff E. Scott, Commercial Litigation, Los Angeles
  • Randall C. Single, Real Estate Law, East Palo Alto
  • Gary Stiffelman, Entertainment Law, Los Angeles

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.