No. 1 for 12th Year: Greenberg Traurig has the Most Attorneys in Best…

For the 12th consecutive year, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has the most attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America than any other law firm in the guide. Nationwide, the guide lists 365 Greenberg Traurig attorneys (see full list here), and recognizes 30 of these as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practices and markets.

According to Best Lawyers, inclusion in its guide is completely based on peer-review and only one lawyer in each practice and designated metropolitan area is recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year.”

The Greenberg Traurig attorneys recognized as a 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” are:

  • Cesar L. Alvarez, International Trade and Finance Law, Miami
  • Ian C. Ballon, Information Technology Law, San Jose
  • Hilarie Bass,    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Miami
  • Bridget A. Berry, Employment Law – Management, West Palm Beach
  • Mark F. Bideau, Litigation – Labor and Employment Litigation – Securities, West Palm Beach
  • Brian H. Blaney, Venture Capital Law, Phoenix
  • Mark D. Bloom, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Miami
  • Thomas J. Bond, Administrative / Regulatory Law, Austin
  • Michael J. Bonner, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Las Vegas
  • John N. Brewer, Corporate Law, Las Vegas
  • Michael J. Cherniga, Health Care Law, Tallahassee
  • Lucia A. Dougherty, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Miami
  • Kyle K. Fox, Corporate Law, Austin
  • Glenn E. Goldstein, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Fort Lauderdale
  • Barbara A. Hall, Government Relations Practice, Fort Lauderdale
  • Susan L. Heller, Trademark Law, Los Angeles
  • Gregory W. Herbert, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Orlando
  • Harold N. Iselin, Health Care Law, Albany
  • Robert J. Ivanhoe, Real Estate Law, New York City
  • Roger B. Kaplan, Litigation – Antitrust, Newark
  • Martin L. Lepelstat, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Newark
  • Richard C. McCrea, Jr., Litigation - Labor and Employment, Tampa
  • David W. Oppenheim, Franchise Law, New York City
  • David C. Peck, Health Care Law, Fort Lauderdale
  • Samuel K. Skinner, Government Relations Practice, Chicago
  • Ben D. Tobor, Copyright Law, Houston
  • Mark G. Tratos, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Las Vegas
  • Andrew J. Velcoff, Entertainment Law – Music, Atlanta
  • John Voorhees, Litigation - Health Care, Denver
  • Charles Skip Watson, Appellate Practice, Austin

In addition, Greenberg Traurig was “Top Listed” in the following practice areas.

Practice Areas Nationwide:

  • Corporate Law
  • Entertainment Law – Music
  • Government Relations


  • Arizona: Venture Capital Law
  • Florida: Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Government Relations; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation – Securities; Public Finance Law; Securities/Capital Markets
  • Georgia: Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television; Entertainment Law - Music
  • Nevada: Copyright Law

Metro markets/Practices:

Those with most lawyers ranked in 2018, overall for that metro-market, plus any individual practices ranked:

  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL: Commercial Litigation; Copyright Law
  • Las Vegas, NV: Copyright Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Miami, FL: Litigation – Real Estate; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Tallahassee, FL: Government Relations; Health Care Law

Additional metro-markets with practice rankings:

  • Atlanta, GA: Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television; Entertainment Law - Music
  • East Palo Alto, CA: Information Technology Law
  • Florham Park, NJ: Employment Law - Management
  • McLean, VA: Immigration Law
  • Phoenix, AZ: Banking and Finance Law
  • West Palm Beach: Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Real Estate; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation - Securities

The “Top Listed” designation is given to the firm that has the most listed lawyers in a specific location and practice areas.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.

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