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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that The Legal 500 United States 2022 has recognized 11 of the firm's practices and awarded individual recognition to 38 of our attorneys. We received two "Top-Tier Firm" rankings in Transportation: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance and Transportation: Rail and Road – Finance for the twelfth year in a row.

Four Vedder Price attorneys were awarded the publication's highest distinction, The Legal 500 United States "Hall of Fame," which highlights individuals who have received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence. Highlighting the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. Shareholders Michael A. Nemeroff, Geoffrey R. Kass and Danielle Meltzer Cassel have been named to the Hall of Fame for the third consecutive year. John T. Bycraft was also awarded the publication's highest distinction for the first time this year.

Practice Group Rankings

Top-Tier Firm/Tier 1:
  • Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - Finance
  • Transport: Rail and Road - Finance
 
Recommended/Tier 2:
  • Industry Focus - Transport: Shipping - Finance
  • M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
 
Recommended/Tier 3:
  • Investment Fund Formation and Management - Mutual/ Registered/ Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Labor and Employment - Labor-Management Relations
  • Labor and Employment - Workplace and Employment Counseling

Recommended/Tier 4:

  • Labor and Employment - Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design
  • Labor and Employment - Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense 
 
Recommended/Tier 5:
  • Securities Litigation: Defense
 
Recommended/Firms to Watch (“Tier 0”):
  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense

 

Attorney Accolades

Hall of Fame

  • John T. Bycraft: Transport: Rail and Road - Finance
  • Danielle Meltzer Cassel: Real Estate - Land Use/Zoning
  • Geoffrey R. Kass: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - Finance
  • Michael A. Nemeroff: M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)

Leading Lawyers

  • John Bradley: Transport: Shipping - Finance
  • Michael E. Draz: Transport: Rail and Road - Finance
  • Raviv Surpin: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - Finance
  • Jeffrey T. Veber: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - Finance

Next Generation Lawyers

  • Shelby E. Parnes: M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Clay C. Thomas: Transport: Rail and Road - Finance
  • Benjamin O. Williams: M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)

Rising Stars

  • Justine L. Chilvers: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - Finance
  • John Geager: Transport: Shipping - Finance
  • Jillian S. Greenwald: Transport: Rail and Road - Finance
  • Joel R. Thielen: Transport: Rail and Road - Finance

Recommended Lawyers

  • Nicholas Anaclerio: Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense
  • Adam R. Beringer: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - Finance
  • Eugene A. Boyle: Labor and Employment - Labor-Management Relations
  • John Bradley: Transport: Shipping - Finance
  • John T. Bycraft: Transport: Rail and Road - Finance
  • Thomas Cimino: Dispute Resolution - Securities Litigation: Defense
  • Justine L. Chilvers: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - Finance
  • Christopher Collins: Labor and Employment - Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design
  • Mark J. Ditto: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - Finance
  • Michael E. Draz: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - Finance; Transport: Rail and Road - Finance
  • Jason Faust: Labor and Employment - Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design
  • Cameron A. Gee: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - Finance
  • John Geager: Transport: Shipping - Finance
  • Jillian S. Greenwald: Transport: Rail and Road - Finance
  • Elizabeth N. Hall: Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense; Labor and Employment - Labor-Management Relations; Labor and Employment - Workplace and Employment Counseling
  • Thomas Hancuch: Labor and Employment - Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design
  • John Imhof Jr: Transport: Shipping - Finance
  • Geoffrey R. Kass: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - Finance; Transport: Rail and Road - Finance; Transport: Shipping - Finance
  • James Kilner: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - Finance
  • Randall M. Lending: Dispute Resolution - Securities Litigation: Defense
  • Michael A. Nemeroff: M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Cathy Gonzales O’Kelly: Investment Fund Formation and Management - Mutual/ Registered/ Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Cara Ottenweller: Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense
  • Shelby E. Parnes: M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Thomas Petrides: Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense
  • Bruce Rosenblum: Investment Fund Formation and Management - Mutual/ Registered/ Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Jeremy Senderowicz: Investment Fund Formation and Management - Mutual/ Registered/ Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Patrick W. Spangler: Labor and Employment - Labor-Management Relations
  • Kenneth F. Sparks: Labor and Employment - Labor-Management Relations
  • Kelly Starr: Labor and Employment - Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design
  • Raviv Surpin: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - Finance
  • Joel R. Thielen: Transport: Rail and Road - Finance
  • Clay C. Thomas: Transport: Rail and Road - Finance
  • Jeffrey T. Veber: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel - Finance; Transport: Rail and Road - Finance
  • Benjamin O. Williams: M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Candice Zee: Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense
  • Junaid A. Zubairi: Dispute Resolution - Securities Litigation: Defense



Professionals



John T. Bycraft

Shareholder



Danielle Meltzer Cassel

Shareholder



Geoffrey R. Kass

Shareholder



Michael A. Nemeroff

President and CEO



John E. Bradley

Shareholder



Michael E. Draz

Shareholder



Raviv Surpin

Shareholder



Jeffrey T. Veber

Shareholder



Shelby E. Parnes

Shareholder



Clay C. Thomas

Shareholder



Benjamin O. Williams

Shareholder



Justine L. Chilvers

Shareholder



John H. Geager

Associate



Jillian S. Greenwald

Associate



Joel R. Thielen

Associate



Nicholas Anaclerio

Shareholder



Adam R. Beringer

Shareholder



Eugene A. Boyle

Shareholder



Thomas P. Cimino, Jr.

Shareholder



Christopher T. Collins

Shareholder



Mark J. Ditto

Shareholder



Jason P. Faust

Associate



Cameron A. Gee

Shareholder



Elizabeth N. Hall

Shareholder



Thomas G. Hancuch

Shareholder



John F. Imhof Jr.

Shareholder



James Kilner

Shareholder



Randall M. Lending

Shareholder



Cathy Gonzales O'Kelly

Shareholder



Cara J. Ottenweller

Shareholder



Thomas H. Petrides

Shareholder



Bruce A. Rosenblum

Shareholder



Jeremy I. Senderowicz

Shareholder



Patrick W. Spangler

Shareholder



Kenneth F. Sparks

Shareholder



Kelly A. Starr

Shareholder



Candice T. Zee

Shareholder



Junaid A. Zubairi

Shareholder