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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that a number of our attorneys and practice groups have been recognized by Legal 500 United States in 2020, including three Top-Tier Firm rankings- two in Transportation (Aviation and Air Travel - Finance; Rail and Road - Finance) for the tenth year in a row and M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle Market (Sub-$500M) for the seventh year in a row. Michael A. Nemeroff, Geoffrey R. Kass and Danielle Meltzer Cassel have also been named to the Legal 500 United States Hall of Fame, which highlights individuals who have received Leading Individual rankings for six consecutive years. 

Practice Group Rankings

Top-Tier Firm

  • Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance
  • Transport: Rail and Road – Finance
  • M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
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Recommended

  • Dispute Resolution - Securities Litigation – Defense
  • Transport: Shipping – Finance
  • Investment Funds – Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design
  • Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Transactions
  • Labor and Employment – Immigration
  • Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations
  • Real Estate – Land Use/Zoning
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Attorney Accolades

Hall of Fame 

  • 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)
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Leading Individuals

  • John T. Bycraft: Transport: Rail and Road – Finance 
  • Michael E. Draz: Transport: Rail and Road – Finance
  • Francis X. Nolan, III: Transport: Shipping – Finance
  • Jeffrey T. Veber: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance 

Recommended

  • Nicholas Anaclerio: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • Adam R. Beringer: Transport – Aviation and Air Travel – Finance
  • Amy L. Bess: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense; Labor and Employment – Labor Management Relations
  • Eugene A. Boyle: Labor and Employment – Labor Management Relations
  • John E. Bradley: Transport: Shipping – Finance
  • John T. Bycraft: Transport: Transport – Rail and Road – Finance
  • Danielle Meltzer Cassel: Real Estate – Land Use/Zoning
  • Thomas P. Cimino: Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation – Defense
  • Christopher T. Collins: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design; Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Transactions
  • Sara B. DeBlaze: Labor and Employment – Immigration
  • Thomas P. Desmond: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Transactions
  • Michael E. Draz: Transport: Transport – Rail and Road – Finance
  • Deborah Bielicke Eades: Investment Funds– Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Cameron A. Gee: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance; Transport – Rail and Road – Finance
  • Elizabeth N. Hall: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • Thomas G. Hancuch: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design
  • John F. Imhof: Transport: Shipping – Finance
  • Geoffrey R. Kass: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance;
  • Joseph H. Kye: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Daniel B. Lange: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Transactions; Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design
  • Randall M. Lending: Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation – Defense
  • Sadina Montani: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • Michael A. Nemeroff: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Francis X. Nolan, III: Transport: Shipping – Finance
  • Cathy Gonzales O’Kelly: Investment Funds – Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Shelby E. Parnes: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Thomas H. Petrides: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • Bruce A. Rosenblum: Investment Funds – Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Patrick W. Spangler: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense; Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations
  • Kenneth F. Sparks: Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations
  • Kelly A. Starr: Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design; Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Transactions
  • Mark L. Stolzenburg: Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations
  • Raviv Surpin: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance
  • Venu V. Talanki: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Clay C. Thomas: Transport: Rail and Road – Finance
  • Jacob C. Tiedt: Investment Funds– Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Jeffrey T. Veber: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance; Transport: Rail and Road – Finance
  • Thomas M. Wilde: Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) – Defense
  • Benjamin O. Williams: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – Middle Market (Sub-$500M)
  • Candice T. Zee: Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations 
  • Junaid A. Zubairi: Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation – Defense
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Next Generation Lawyers

  • Clay C.Thomas: Transport: Rail and Road – Finance
  • Shelby E. Parnes: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
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"Rising Star" Lawyers

  • Benjamin O. Williams: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle Market (Sub-$500M
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The Legal 500 United States is an independent guide. Firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit. More than 250,000 corporate counsel have been surveyed and interviewed globally in the past 12 months. Only a small number of firms in the United States have a truly national presence coupled with the capability to handle sophisticated and complex work; these are the firms that are chosen for the Legal 500 honors.

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Professionals



Nicholas Anaclerio

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Adam R. Beringer

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Amy L. Bess

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Eugene A. Boyle

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John E. Bradley

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John T. Bycraft

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Danielle Meltzer Cassel

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Thomas P. Cimino, Jr.

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Christopher T. Collins

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Sara B. DeBlaze

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Thomas P. Desmond

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Michael E. Draz

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Deborah Bielicke Eades

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Cameron A. Gee

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Elizabeth N. Hall

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Thomas G. Hancuch

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John F. Imhof Jr.

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Geoffrey R. Kass

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Joseph H. Kye

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Daniel B. Lange

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Randall M. Lending

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Michael A. Nemeroff

President and CEO



Francis X. Nolan, III

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Cathy Gonzales O'Kelly

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Shelby E. Parnes

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Thomas H. Petrides

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Bruce A. Rosenblum

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Patrick W. Spangler

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Kenneth F. Sparks

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Kelly A. Starr

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Mark L. Stolzenburg

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Raviv Surpin

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Venu V. Talanki

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Clay C. Thomas

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Jacob C. Tiedt

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Jeffrey T. Veber

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Thomas M. Wilde

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Benjamin O. Williams

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Candice T. Zee

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Junaid A. Zubairi

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