Choate Attorneys and Practice Groups Receive High Rankings in the 2022 Legal 500

The Legal 500 2022 recognized 31 Choate attorneys in their respective fields and 14 practice areas, with education and middle-market M&A receiving Tier 1 rankings.

Choate received a nationwide ranking in the following categories:

  • Education (Tier 1) – Lyndsey Kruzer, Joan Lukey, Alison Reif, Christine Savage and Justin Wolosz
  • Middle-Market M&A, Sub-$500M (Tier 1) –Brian Goldstein and John Pitfield (Leading Lawyer)
  • Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans, Transactional
  • Finance, Commercial Lending (Firm to Watch)
  • Insurance, Advice to Insurers – David Attisani (Hall of Fame), Kevin Finnerty (Rising Star), J.P. Jaillet (Next Generation Partner), and Robert Kole
  • Dispute Resolution, Corporate Investigations and White Collar (Firm to Watch)
  • Dispute Resolution, Leading Trial Lawyers – Joan Lukey
  • Intellectual Property, Patent Prosecution, Including Re-examination and Post-Grant Proceedings – Kristen Buteau, Brenda Herschbach Jarrell, Charles Lyon, John Rearick, and Stephanie Schonewald
  • Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters – Anita Spieth (Next Generation Partner)
  • Private Equity Buyouts – Lee Feldman, Brian Lenihan, T.J. Murphy, Michael Stick
  • Real Estate (Firm to Watch)
  • Restructuring, Including Bankruptcy, Corporate – Doug Gooding, Jonathan Marshall, Sean Monahan, and John Ventola
  • Tax, US Taxes, Non-Contentious – Judith Fiorini, Oliver Léger, Louis Marett, Ed Saad
  • Venture Capital and Emerging Companies – Brian Goldstein, Charles Lyon, and Tobin Sullivan

Each year, qualified journalists and researchers from The Legal 500 spend several months conducting in-depth research into the market through interviews with clients and lawyers across the world.