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One Hundred Mintz Attorneys Ranked as Leaders by Best Lawyers 2020

Best Lawyers named 100 Mintz attorneys to its list of The Best Lawyers in America for 2020.

In addition, four Mintz attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” award recipients for distinguished work in their respective practice areas:

  • Joseph R. Dunn – Litigation – Bankruptcy (San Diego): Mintz Member Joseph R. Dunn’s broad-ranging litigation and restructuring practice draws on his significant experience with complex creditor rights litigation, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, and transactional work outside of insolvency. He has a long track record of successfully representing bankruptcy trustees and other fiduciaries, chapter 11 debtors, purchasers of distressed assets, franchisors, and equity holders. He is highly skilled at asset recovery, judgment enforcement, and litigation in the insolvency arena.
  • Jeremy D. Glaser – Mergers and Acquisitions Law (San Diego): Mintz Member and Co-chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice Jeremy D. Glaser has over three decades of experience guiding life sciences and technology companies in their growth and financing strategies. He routinely assists his clients in mergers and acquisitions involving both public and private companies. He also assists clients in public and private offerings, angel and venture capital financings, and SEC compliance. His experiences as an executive at a technology company and an investment fund facilitates his ability to provide practical business as well as legal advice. Mr. Glaser also drives content for the MintzEdge website, an online resource for entrepreneurs.
  • Kenneth E. Jenkins – Patent Law (San Diego): Mintz Member Kenneth E. Jenkins, PhD is an intellectual property attorney who is highly regarded for his patent prosecution and counseling work for life sciences, chemical, and energy technology companies. He helps companies and research institutions secure patents on strategic innovations and manage patent portfolios.
  • Scott M. Stanton – Securities/Capital Markets Law (San Diego): Mintz Member Scott M. Stanton is a corporate attorney with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. His experience includes: structuring and negotiating M&A deals of all sizes; leading public and private securities transactions; serving as primary outside counsel to public and private companies; and advising clients on SEC compliance and other governance matters.

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review. The publication employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. The “Lawyer of the Year” recognition is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. A highly competitive honor, only one lawyer is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.

The following Mintz attorneys were selected in their respective practice areas for 2020:


  • Lisa J. Adams – Patent Law; Trademark Law
  • Nancy D. Adams – Insurance Law
  • Peter A. Biagetti – Commercial Litigation
  • Alden J. Bianchi – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Daniel S. Bleck – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Joseph G. Blute – Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Dianne J. Bourque – Health Care Law
  • Meghan B. Burke – Public Finance Law
  • Elizabeth B. Burnett – Commercial Litigation
  • Thomas R. Burton III – Corporate Law
  • Allan Caggiano – Real Estate Law
  • Kathleen B. Carr – Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Ralph A. Child – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • William L. Coffman – Immigration Law
  • Susan J. Cohen – Immigration Law
  • David G. Conlin – Copyright Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent Law; Trademark Law
  • Peter F. Corless – Patent Law
  • Nicholas C. Cramb – Insurance Law; Litigation - Insurance
  • Thomas S. Crane – Health Care Law
  • Deborah A. Daccord – Health Care Law
  • Michael L. Fantozzi – Corporate Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Susan M. Finegan – Commercial Litigation
  • Scott C. Ford – Commercial Litigation; Real Estate Law
  • Eric J. Freeman – Real Estate Law
  • Daniel O. Gaquin – Real Estate Law
  • Matthew J. Gardella – Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law
  • William C. Geary III – Trademark Law
  • H. Joseph Hameline – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Ian A. Hammel – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Douglas D. Hauer – Immigration Law
  • Brent L. Henry – Health Care Law
  • William M. Hill – Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
  • Ellen L. Janos – Health Care Law
  • William W. Kannel – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Jennifer M. Kiely – Real Estate Law
  • Jonathan L. Kravetz – Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation; Technology Law
  • Cynthia J. Larose – Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Rebecca A. Lee – Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
  • Kim V. Marrkand – Insurance Law
  • H. Andrew Matzkin – Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Kevin R. McNamara – Immigration Law
  • Peter M. Miller – Trusts & Estates
  • Laurence P. Naughton – Corporate Law
  • Marilyn Newman – Environmental Law
  • M. Daria Niewenhous – Health Care Law
  • Stuart A. Offner – Real Estate Law
  • Edwin C. Pease – Corporate Law
  • Susan P. Phillips – Environmental Law
  • John R. Pomerance – Corporate Law
  • R. Robert Popeo – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance Law; Criminal Defense: White Collar; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Jeffrey R. Porter – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • John F. Quill – Immigration Law
  • Paul J. Ricotta – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Mark E. Robinson – Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Adam P. Samansky – Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Gregory A. Sandomirsky – Public Finance Law
  • Samuel M. Tony Starr – Construction Law; Litigation - Construction
  • Kurt R. Steinkrauss – Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Henry A. Sullivan – Commercial Litigation
  • John F. Sylvia – Litigation - Securities
  • Reena I. Thadhani – Trusts and Estates
  • Adrienne K. Walker – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Kevin J. Walsh – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Stephen M. Weiner – Health Care Law
  • William T. Whelan – Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
  • Nicholas A. Zachariades Ph. Dr. – Patent Law


Los Angeles

  • Ralph A. Campillo – Product Liability Litigation - Defendants


New York

  • Richard H. Block – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Robert I. Bodian – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Litigation - Securities
  • Charles Carey – Public Finance Law
  • Peter A. Chavkin – Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Jason P.W. Halperin – Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • David R. Lagasse – Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Jeffrey A. Moerdler – Real Estate Law
  • Joel I. Papernik – Corporate Law
  • Brian J. Platton – Health Care Law
  • David M. Siegal – Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Nili Yolin – Health Care Law

San Diego

  • James P. Cleary – Trademark Law
  • Micha Mitch Danzig – Employment Law – Management
  • Joseph R. Dunn – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Jeremy D. Glaser – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Venture Capital Law
  • Kenneth E. Jenkins – Patent Law
  • Randy K. Jones – Commercial Litigation
  • Daniel T. Pascucci – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Mass-Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Natalie Prescott – Litigation – Insurance
  • Sean T. Prosser – Commercial Litigation; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Litigation – Securities
  • Scott M. Stanton – Mergers and Acquisitions; Securities/Capital Markets Law


San Francisco

  • Gregory Chin – Corporate Law
  • Paul Churchill – Real Estate Law
  • Daniel J. Herling – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Jon Welner – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental; Natural Resources Law; Real Estate Law


Washington, D.C.

  • Tara M. Corvo – Communication Law
  • Hope S. Foster – Health Care Law
  • Russell H. Fox – Communications Law
  • Laurence J. Freedman – Health Care Law
  • Christopher J. Harvie – Communications Law
  • O'Kelly E. McWilliams III – Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Bruce D. Sokler – Antitrust Law
  • Laura A. Stefani – Communications Law 


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