Awards and Recognition

Our firm, its practice groups and our attorneys are consistently recognized for their accomplishments by well-established legal and business publications – both nationally and in various markets. Below is a list of awards and honors.

Firm Honors

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"Law Firm of the Year"

2022 – Securities Regulation (U.S. News – Best Lawyers)
2021 – Securities Regulation (U.S. News – Best Lawyers)

Practice Recognition

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Chambers USA

Financial Services Regulation: Broker-Dealer (Compliance & Enforcement) (Band 3)
 

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2021

 

National Tier 1

Litigation – Securities and Securities Regulation
 

National Tier 2

Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, and Securities / Capital Markets Law
 

National Tier 3

Banking and Finance Law
 

Metropolitan Tier 1

Securities Regulation – New York City
Securities Regulation – Richmond
Corporate Compliance Law – Washington, D.C.
Corporate Governance Law – Washington, D.C.
Litigation – Securities – Washington, D.C.
Securities Regulation – Washington, D.C.
 

Metropolitan Tier 2

Securities / Capital Markets Law – New York City
Administrative / Regulatory Law – Richmond
Corporate Law – Richmond
 

Metropolitan Tier 3

Banking and Finance Law – New York City
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BTI Litigation Outlook 2019

Securities and Finance Litigation (Honor Roll)
Complex Commercial Litigation (Honor Roll)
Complex Employment Litigation (Honor Roll)
Everyday Commercial Litigation (Honor Roll)

Individual Honors

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Best Lawyers in America

Lionel André: Criminal Defense, White-Collar (2020-2022)
Christian R. Bartholomew: Litigation – Securities, Securities Regulation (2011-2022)
Stephen J. Crimmins: Litigation – Securities, Securities Regulation (2007-2022)
Thomas A. Ferrigno: Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law (2009-2022)
Joseph I. Goldstein: Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Litigation – Securities, Securities Regulation (2007-2022)
Howard L. Kramer: Securities Regulation (2017-2022)
Thomas J. McGonigle: Litigation – Securities, Securities Regulation (2007-2022)
James A. Murphy: Administrative / Regulatory Law, Corporate Law, Securities Regulation (2010-2022)
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Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year"

James A. Murphy: Securities Regulation – Richmond, VA (2020, 2022)
Thomas J. McGonigle: Securities Regulation – Richmond, VA (2021)
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Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch"

Daniel M. Payne: Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Regulation Law, Securities Regulation (2021-2022)
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Chambers USA

Howard L. Kramer: Band 1, Financial Services Regulation: Broker-Dealer (Compliance) – Nationwide USA (2019-2021)
Matthew B. Comstock: Band 3, Financial Services Regulation: Broker-Dealer (Compliance) – Nationwide USA (2019-2021)
Stephen J. Crimmins: Band 3, Financial Securities Regulation – Enforcement (Nationwide) (2019-2021)
 

Super Lawyers New York

Sharon A. O'Shaughnessy: “Rising Star” (2017-2021)
 

Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Daniel M. Payne: “Up & Coming Lawyer” (2019)