February 01, 2019

Fifty-four Jenner & Block lawyers are named in the Illinois Super Lawyers’ 2019 guide to the “top 5 percent of attorneys in the state.”  In addition, the publication recognizes 10 lawyers as “Rising Stars.”  The list, to be published in the February 2019 issue of Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, recognizes lawyers through a comprehensive, peer-review-based evaluation process, which includes surveying thousands of lawyers and asking them to nominate the best lawyers they have personally observed in action.  “Rising Stars” are the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state who are 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

Partners Bradford P. Lyerla, Terri L. MascherinRonald R. PetersonCatherine L. Steege and Anton R. Valukas are recognized among the “Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers,” with Ms. Mascherin among the “Top 10.” In addition, Ms. Mascherin and Ms. Steege are recognized among the “Top 50 Women Illinois Super Lawyers.”

The following is a complete list of Jenner & Block lawyers recognized as 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers (listed by Super Lawyers’ primary area of practice):

Barry Levenstam

Carter H. Klein

Bankruptcy: Business
Vincent E. Lazar
Ronald R. Peterson
Melissa M. Root
Catherine L. Steege

Business Litigation
Debbie L. Berman
David J. Bradford
Peter J. Brennan
Ross B. Bricker
Michael T. Brody
Robert L. Byman
David M. Greenwald
William D. Heinz
Craig C. Martin
Terri L. Mascherin
Andrew F. Merrick
Joel T. Pelz
Richard P. Steinken
Andrew W. Vail
Anton R. Valukas
Daniel J. Weiss

Civil Litigation:  Defense
Matthew R. Devine

Construction Litigation
Joseph G. Bisceglia

Criminal Defense: White Collar
Gabriel A. Fuentes
Reid J. Schar
Charles Sklarsky
Robert R. Stauffer

Employee Benefits
Michael T. Graham
Matthew J. Renaud

Employment and Labor
Carla J. Rozycki

Robert L. Graham

Environmental Litigation
Gabrielle Sigel

Estate and Probate
Barbara R. Grayson

Family Law
James H. Feldman

Insurance Coverage
John H. Mathias, Jr.

Intellectual Property Litigation
Aaron A. Barlow
Louis E. Fogel
Richard J. Gray
Reginald J. Hill
Bradford P. Lyerla
Harry J. Roper
Terrence J. Truax
Steven R. Trybus

David P. Sanders

Mergers and Acquisitions
Joseph P. Gromacki
Thomas A. Monson

Professional Liability: Defense
Jeffrey D. Colman
John R. Storino

Real Estate
Donald I. Resnick

Securities Litigation
J. Kevin McCall
Howard S. Suskin

Christian E. Kimball
Gail H. Morse

The “Rising Stars” and their practice areas are as follows:
Partner Nicole A. Allen (Criminal Defense: White Collar); Partner Jason M. Bradford (Business Litigation); Associate Katharine Rachel Ciliberti (Professional Liability and General Litigation); Partner Sara Tonnies Horton (Intellectual Property Litigation);Partner Brienne M. Letourneau (Business Litigation); Partner Rachel S. Morse (Business Litigation); Partner April A. Otterberg (Professional Liability: Defense); Partner David P. Saunders (Business Litigation); Partner Allison A.  Torrence (Environmental); and Partner Sarah F. Weiss (General Litigation).