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Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers Listed Among D.C.'s Most Prominent Practitioners

April 27, 2017, Super Lawyers

More than 20 lawyers in Caplin & Drysdale’s Washington, D.C., office—representing nearly 60% of the Firm’s shareholders—have been acknowledged with a listing in the 2017 edition of Super Lawyers®. Furthermore,  Beth Shapiro Kaufman, the Firm’s President and a leading member of its Private Client Group, earned a listing in the publication’s “Top 50 Women” lawyers in Washington, D.C., “who ranked top of the list in the 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers nomination, research, and blue ribbon process.” Below is a complete list of Caplin & Drysdale’s D.C. Super Lawyers® .

*Indicates “2017 Washington D.C. Rising Stars.”


Practice Area(s)

Hicks, Matthew C.


Kaufman, Beth S.

Estate Planning & Probate/Tax

Laughlin, Felix B.


Lewis, Patricia Gimbel

Tax/Employee Benefits

Liesemer, Jeffrey A.

Bankruptcy/Business Litigation

Maclay, Kevin C.

Creditor Debtor Rights/Class Action/Mass Torts

Matthews, Mark E.

Tax/Criminal Defense: White Collar

Mehany, Dianne C.*


Michel, Scott D.

Tax/Criminal Defense: White Collar

Namorato, Cono R.

Tax/Criminal Defense: White Collar/Professional Liability Defense

O’Brien, Anne J.

Estate Planning & Probate

Pfeifer, Michael G.

Tax/International/Estate Planning & Probate

Phillips, Todd E.*

Bankruptcy/Business Litigation/Creditor Debtor Rights

Potter, Trevor

Legislative & Governmental Affairs

Rizek, Christopher S.


Rosenbloom, H. David


Ruchelman, Charles M.

Tax/Business Litigation

Sanderson, Matthew T.*

Legislative & Governmental Affairs

Skillman, Richard W.

Tax/Employee Benefits

Smiley, Stafford


Swett III, Trevor W.

Bankruptcy/Business Litigation/Creditor Debtor Rights


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Celebrating our 55th Anniversary in 2019, Caplin & Drysdale continues to be a leading provider of legal services to corporations, individuals, and nonprofits throughout the United States and around the world. We are also privileged to serve as legal advisors to accounting firms, financial institutions, law firms, and other professional services organizations.

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