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PHOENIX – August 23, 2017 – The 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America lists 25 attorneys from the Phoenix office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Additionally, one Phoenix attorney was named “Lawyer of the Year,” and the firm was top-listed in the Public Finance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, and Venture Capital Law practice areas state-wide in Arizona and in the Phoenix metro market. The firm was also top-listed nationally for Entertainment Law, Corporate Law, and Government Relations.

Brian H. Blaney is listed as “Lawyer of the Year” for Securities Regulation. Only one lawyer in each practice and designated metropolitan area is recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year.”

This year, more than 360 Greenberg Traurig attorneys from across the firm’s U.S. offices are listed in the publication, with 26 of the firm’s attorneys named “Lawyers of the Year.” For the 11th consecutive year, Greenberg Traurig is top-listed by Best Lawyers for having the highest number of attorneys listed.

According to the Best Lawyers website, 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 Phoenix Greenberg Traurig attorneys listed in 2018 Best Lawyers in America are:

• Benjamin Aguilera – International Trade and Finance Law
• Brian H. Blaney – Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Venture Capital Law
Mary E. Bruno – Employment Law – Management
• Rebecca Lynne Burnham – Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
Michael Cafiso – Public Finance Law
David D. Cleary – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
John E. Cummerford - Copyright Law, Patent Law, Technology Law, Trademark Law
William R. DeHaan – Public Finance Law
Gerald L. Fellows – Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
Karl A. Freeburg – Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law
Harry J. Friedman – Tax Law
Robert M. Goldich – Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
• Brigitte Finley Green – Public Finance Law
• Jean E. Harris – Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
Robert S. Kant – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
Leslie A. Klein – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
• Bruce E. Macdonough – Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
Kevin J. Morris – Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
• James M. Nelson – Employment Law – Management
Pamela Overton Risoleo – Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Gil Rudolph – Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
• Brian J. Schulman – Litigation – Securities, Securities Regulation
Jeffrey H. Verbin – Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
E. Jeffrey Walsh – Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate
Quinn P. Williams – Corporate Law, Franchise Law, Venture Capital Law

The “Top Listed” designation is given to the firm that has the most listed lawyers in a particular location and practice area. The recognition is based exclusively on number of listed attorneys, according to Best Lawyers. Greenberg Traurig was top listed in both Arizona and the Phoenix metro area in the following practice area:

Public Finance Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Venture Capital Law

Additionally, Greenberg Traurig was also top listed in the Phoenix metro area in the following practice area:

Banking and Finance Law

About Greenberg Traurig's Phoenix Office

In Arizona, Greenberg Traurig counsels clients on a wide range of critical issues, such as litigation, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, securities, labor and employment, real estate, public finance, bankruptcy, and intellectual property matters.

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