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Firm Increases Number of Lawyers Listed in Super Lawyers for 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 23, 2015: Caplin & Drysdale is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers® has recognized the Firm's lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in Washington, D.C.  Moreover, Scott D. Michel and Trevor Potter are singled-out as among the "Top 100: 2015 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers."  Beth Shapiro Kaufman, the Firm's President, remarked, "We are honored to have more than half of Caplin & Drysdale's Members, including representatives from all of the Firm's core practice areas, listed in Super Lawyers® this year.  In 2013, Super Lawyers® listed 16 of our attorneys, and that number has now grown to 21.  We appreciate the recognition provided by our peers within the legal industry, and strive to offer outstanding and creative service to our clients."

The 2015 edition of Super Lawyers® for Washington, D.C., represents attorneys who have accomplished a high degree of professional achievement in their practice areas.  No more than 5% of lawyers from each state are chosen.  Candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including experience, bar and/or other professional activity, pro bono and community service as a lawyer, scholarly lectures and writings, education and employment background, and other outstanding accomplishments.

*Indicates "2015 Washington DC Rising Stars"

Attorney Practice Area(s)
Burmester, Kirsten* Tax
Hicks, Matthew C. Tax
Jowers, Kirk L. Legislative & Governmental Affairs
Kaufman, Beth S.  Estate Planning & Probate/Tax
Laughlin, Felix B. Tax
Lewis, Patricia Gimbel Tax/Employee Benefits
Liesemer, Jeffrey A. Bankruptcy/Business Litigation
Lockwood, Peter Van N. Bankruptcy
Maclay, Kevin C. Creditor Debtor Rights/Class Action/Mass Torts
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. Tax
Rosenbloom H. David Tax
Ruchelman, Charles M. Tax/Business Litigation
Sanderson, Matthew* Legislative & Governmental Affairs
Skillman, Richard W. Tax/Employee Benefits
Swett III, Trevor W. Bankruptcy/Business Litigation/Creditor Debtor Rights

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About Caplin & Drysdale
For half a century, Caplin & Drysdale has been a leading provider of a full range of tax, tax controversy, and related legal services to companies, organizations, and individuals throughout the United States and around the world.  With offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., the firm also provides counseling on matters relating to bankruptcy, political activity, exempt organizations, complex litigationemployee benefits, private client services, corporate law, and white collar defense. For more information, please visit us at


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