Choate Partners Named Lawyers of the Year

Karen Copenhaver and Peter Palladino Recognized

Choate Press Release

 | October 18, 2012

 | Karen Copenhaver and Peter Palladino

Choate announced today that Karen Copenhaver and Peter Palladino have been singled out as 2013 Boston “Lawyers of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America.  Ms. Copenhaver was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Copyright Law.  Mr. Palladino was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Securitization and Structured Finance Law.  Only one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” 

“Lawyers of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments Best Lawyers conducts with thousands of leading lawyers each year.  According to Best Lawyers, “Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.”

As a partner at Choate, Ms. Copenhaver’s practice emphasizes technology transfer and licensing of intellectual property, particularly in the areas of patent licensing and software licensing and open source business models.  She is also Director of Intellectual Property Strategy for the Linux Foundation.

As chairman of Choate’s Business Department, Mr. Palladino’s national finance practice includes leveraged cash flow (with an emphasis on private equity sponsored acquisitions), asset–based and asset securitization transactions.  His extensive commercial finance experience includes origination, workout and bankruptcy.  Mr. Palladino is also listed among the leading lawyers for business in America in Chambers USA, and is the only lawyer in Boston to be named at the top of his field for his work in finance every year from 2008 to 2012.  

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, and inclusion is considered a singular honor. 


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