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ADVERTISING ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT SUPPLEMENT2018WA 2 S0 H1I N 7 G T OM NE , T DR . CO.IN THE NEWS page 7A Small Firm with Colossal Success cover line Regan Zambri & Long and its attorneys go the distance to deliver justice to all their clients. page 18LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARDSpage 16SPECI A L A DV ERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE WA SHING TON POS T, THE NE W YORK TIMES A ND THE WA LL S TREE T JOURN A L1919 M Street NW, Suite 350 | Washington, D.C. 20036 |phone202 .4 63 . 3030 | w w w.reganfirm.comBPHOTO BY LAURIE DEWITTig firm resources, small firm attention, and guidance: Regan Zambri Long PLLC leverages its deep bench of legal knowledge to bring more than 100 combined years of collective experience to bear for its personal injury clients, many of whom come to the firm facing extraordinary medical and financial challenges. The key, says President and Senior Partner Patrick M. Regan, is to prepare each case for trial with only one result in mind. “We position our cases for winning in the courtroom,” he says. “Our clients know we are true client advocates, not just a firm focused on quick settlements in order to drive quantity.”back row, left to right :AMY S. GRIGGS, PATRICK M. REGAN, SALVATORE J. ZAMBRI, VICTOR E. LONG, JUANITA S. LAWSON seated, left to right : PAUL J. CORNONI, JACQUELINE T. COLCLOUGH, CHRISTOPHER J. REGANWhat does drive the firm, of course, is quality. It is apparent at every step of the way, from case intake through resolution. Regan says his colleagues work together to aggressively pursue winning strategies, from utilizing its extensive network of experts to conducting no-stone-left-unturned investigations to build cases that are tough to beat in the courtroom. Indeed, says Regan, this resultsoriented seven-attorney boutique regularly obtains verdicts that reach into the multi-millions; in one case involving legal malpractice, a jury awarded $7.3 million—one of the largest such verdicts in District of Columbia history—to a young woman who was paralyzed in an accident and had filed suit against her original lawyer. The firm is comfortable with a broad spectrum of plaintiffs’ personal injury matters, including wrongful death, traumatic injuries, defective products, medical malpractice, and more. “It’s simple,” Regan says. “Regardless of the particulars of individual matters, each case is about seeking accountability against negligent individuals, corporations, or systems in order to trigger change.” The firm routinely goes up against well-defended, well-funded corporate behemoths— and wins. In 2016, for example, it won a $6.5 million personal injury verdict against Sam’s Club; in another matter, the firm obtained a $6.2 million verdict—eventually upheld by the Virginia Supreme Court—for a skier who suffered a traumatic brain injury. “We don’t give up,” Regan says. “We’re driven by a deep sense of justice and of right versus wrong. Each case is unique, and we find the best path to resolution depending on its individual circumstances.” It’s no wonder, then, that lawyers and judges alike frequently refer cases to Regan Zambri Long. It’s also no wonder that its attorneys are consistently recognized by their peers for their professional achievements and excellence, earning consistent placement on Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers lists. They also collectively belong to dozens of legal and professional organizations, underscoring their commitment to promoting excellence in the legal industry. “We are advocates in the truest sense of the word,” Regan says. “Making a difference for people in need is our mission, and we will never waver from it.”CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: STEVEN NAIFEH PRESIDENT: PHILLIP GREER DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGING EDITOR: ELIZABETH PETIT DIRECTOR OF PUBLICATIONS & CREATIVE SERVICES: MEREDITH HINSHAW-CHANEY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE: ALYSA CARMICHAEL, CPA FINANCE/HR COORDINATOR: HOLLY BOYNTON ACCOUNTS PAYABLE COORDINATOR: NICHOLAS ELSTON ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE COORDINATOR: PERSA RHODEN BUSINESS MARKETING ANALYST ZACH PEARSON CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST JESSICA LE EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: JULIA YIP BEST LAWYERS RESEARCH MANAGER: KRISTEN GREER COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: LISA SPIRES SENIOR EDITOR & TRAINING COORDINATOR: DE’ANDREA YOUMANS U.S. EDITORS: JAMES MILEY KAYLA PRUITTE MICHAELLA GRISSETT INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY COORDINATORS: EMMA BROWN NATHANIEL FOUTCH INTERNATIONAL EDITOR: ALLIS YANG BEST LAW FIRMS COORDINATOR: VALERIE SMITH BEST LAW FIRMS SENIOR EDITOR: REBECCA BLACKWELL BEST LAW FIRMS EDITOR: JENNIFER GILMORE MEDIA RELATIONS MANAGER: KATIE MORGAN R&D CONTENT EDITOR: KYLE SEMONES PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSISTANT: RIDDHI PATEL PUBLICATIONS MANAGER: CHERYL RUCKER PUBLICATIONS MANAGING EDITOR: NICOLE ORTIZ PUBLICATIONS DESIGN MANAGER: ELENI TZINAKOS SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER: WILLIAM LOCASTO PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: ROBYN CARTER IT MANAGER: LARRY MEADOWS SOFTWARE ENGINEERS: CAROLINE CHONKO GORDON CREEL SHERMAN CULLER KIMBERLY JACKSON CHRIS MORGAN KENNY QI PROGRAMMING INTERN: SHAFARAZ HASSAN LEGAL MEDIA SPECIALISTS: KELLY BROWN MANNY CANDAL, SALES STRATEGIST THOMAS FOSS ROBERT GAULT DONOVAN HESLOP ANTHONY POLITO CORINNE LANG JOSH RUPALL, TEAM LEAD NEW YORK OFFICE PUBLICATIONS & SALES 45 MAIN STREET SUITE 820 BROOKLYN, NY 11201 718.509.6095 SOUTH CAROLINA OFFICE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 237 PARK AVENUE, SW SUITE 101 AIKEN, SC 29801 803.648.03002018WA SHINGTON , D.C .IN THIS ISSUE7IN THE NEWS8BEST LAWYERS LISTED BY PRACTICE AREA16WASHINGTON, D.C.’S, 2018 LAWYER OF THE YEAR HONOREESCOVER STORY18A roundup of notable news of listed lawyers in Washington, D.C.Featuring Celia Roady and Marc Sorin.A SMALL FIRM WITH COLOSSAL SUCCESSRegan Zambri & Long and its attorneys go the distance to deliver justice to all their clients.SCAN TO ACCESS INTERACTIVE DIGITAL VERSIONB E S T L AW Y E R S ® . P U R E LY P E E R R E V I E W T M . Woodward/White Inc. has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list but does not warrant or represent that the information contained herein is complete or accurate. Woodward/White Inc. (and its affiliates, employees, officers, directors or agents) does not assume, and hereby expressly disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause. This magazine includes paid attorney advertising. Consumers should contact the state bar for verification and additional information prior to securing the legal services of any attorney, and nothing herein should be construed as the provision of legal advice. This publication is an excerpt of The Best Lawyers in America 2018 ® edition, which is available from the publisher, and does not constitute a complete list. For more information email or visit “The Best Lawyers in America” and “Best Lawyers” are registered trademarks of Woodward/White, Inc.The Wall Street Journal News Organization was not involved in the creation of this content. 4 |WASHINGTON, D.C.TWO GENERATIONS OF TRIAL LAWYERS TWO GENERATIONSOF ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED BYBEST LAWYERS®Recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s, top trial firms, Paulson & Nace has been representing those injured through no fault of their own for more than 40 years. With the two largest individual jury verdicts in Washington, D.C., history, Barry Nace continues to build upon his unparalleled courtroom experience and record success alongside the firm’s next generation of attorneys — Christopher Nace and Matthew Nace. Christopher is the President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Matthew Nace serves as the Secretary of the Counsellors.Medical MalpracticePersonal InjuryBirth InjuriesDrug LiabilityProduct LiabilityWrongful DeathMotor Vehicle AccidentsWHEN YOU NEED A TRIAL LAWYER, OUR FAMILY WILL FIGHT FOR YOUR FAMILY.PAULSON& NACE, PLLC ATTORNEYS AT LAW1025 Thomas Jefferson St., NW, Suite 810, Washington, DC 20007 202.463.1999 I www.paulsonandnace.com2018WA SHINGTON , D.C .FEATURING  4,608 LAWYERS IN THE PRACTICE AREAS OF:DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WASHINGTONVIRGINIAMETRO MAP This map shows the Best Lawyersdesignated “metro areas” in this publication. In order to collect feedback on firm and attorney work within specific regions, Best Lawyers curates “metro areas.” For research purposes, smaller and more rural cities located within a reasonable distance to larger cities are combined into single geographical regions— metro areas—to help us collect as much feedback and data for specific individuals, firms, and practice areas, as possible. We also award “Lawyer of the Year” accolades through these metro area distinctions.MARYLANDALEXANDRIA ANNANDALE ARLINGTON CENTREVILLE CHANTILLY DUNN LORING FAIRFAX FAIRFAX STATION FALLS CHURCH FREDERICKSBURG GREAT FALLS HERNDON LEESBURG MANASSAS MCLEAN MIDDLEBURG OAKTON PRINCE WILLIAM RESTON TYSONS CORNER VIENNA WARRENTON WINCHESTER WOODBRIDGE WOODSTOCKBETHESDA BOWIE CHEV Y CHASE COLLEGE PARK GAITHERSBURG GERMANTOWN GLEN ECHO GREENBELT LANHAM LAUREL POTOMAC ROCKVILLE SILVER SPRING SUITLAND TAKOMA PARK UPPER MARLBOROFor more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have been compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on our lists. Best Lawyers’ peer-reviewed listings are now published in almost 70 countries around the world, and our presence has grown substantially in the international legal community. In the U.S. alone, Best Lawyers lists reach more than 17 million readers through newspapers and regional magazines. The 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2018) includes 58,108 attorneys in 145 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 7.4 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.ABOUT BEST LAWYERSMETHODOLOGY1 NOMINATION Lawyers can be nominated by anyone but themselves.2 PEER REVIEW Current listed lawyers provide feedback on the nominee’s work.3 ANALYSIS OF FEEDBACK Results are calculated and feedback is reviewed.4 ELIGIBILITY CHECK Nominees are confirmed to be in good standing with their local bar associations.5 RESULTS RELEASED Firms are informed of results and the list is published.Questions? 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Abeles followed proper protocol and received email approval to take leave for the holiday, but upon her return, she was suspended for five days and had been labeled as “AWOL.” Abeles felt a hostile work environment had been created, which forced her to retire early. Lewin has filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari on her behalf.►Miller & Chevalier: The law firm has been awarded the Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award at the D.C. Bar’s Celebration of Leadership on June 14. The firm completed over 13,700 hours of pro bono work amongst its staff of 111 attorneys.►Regan Zambri Long: Patrick M. Regan (medical malpractice law – plaintiffs; personal injury litigation – plaintiffs, 2006) was representing several plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the D.C. Metro and the District of Columbia after an electrical malfunction led a train to fill with smoke in 2015. In the incident, one person died and more than 80 others became sick, making this the first fatality on the train system since 2009 when a crash killed nine people. A federal judge dismissed the case, saying that “first responders were not mandated to take any specific actions that day,” according to NBC, and that D.C. is protected by “sovereign immunity.”HONORABLE MENTION►Buckley Sandler: Andrew L. Sandler (banking and finance law; financial services regulation law; litigation – banking and finance; litigation – securities, 2010) welcomed Marshall T. Bell and Antonio J. Reynolds as partners to the firm. According to Citybizlist, Sandler said, “These are two outstanding lawyers who continually deliver high-quality legal work and exemplify Buckley Sandler’s core principles. We are grateful for their dedication to the firm and our clients.”►Miller & Chevalier: Anthony F. Shelley (employee benefits [ERISA] law; litigation – ERISA, 2011) has stepped down from his role as chair of the firm after 10 years serving on the executive committee, which included six years as chair. Marc J. Gerson, member and vice chair of the tax department, will take over his role.►Sedgwick: The law firm received a new honor by Chambers USA as a “Recognized Practitioner” for its construction practice in the District of Columbia.►Sidley Austin: James W. Lowe (antitrust law; litigation – antitrust, 2009) has joined Sidley Austin in its Washington, D.C., office in their antitrust/competition practice.WASHINGTON, D.C. ITN FEATUREJared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Consult with AttorneysISTOCK .COM/ERHUI1979►T H E N E W SNorton Rose Fulbright: Abbe David Lowell (criminal defense: white-collar, 2006) is representing Jared Kushner and has had a confidential relationship with Ivanka Trump as a result of that. Lowell will be representing Kushner as he testifies and is investigated by Congress and Special Counsel Robert Mueller after it was revealed Kushner held meetings with Russian officials before the election. The couple had first hired Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr’s Jamie Gorelick (bet-the-company litigation; commercial litigation; criminal defense: white-collar; government relations practice; litigation – antitrust; litigation – regulatory enforcement [SEC,telecom, energy], 2005). Back in May, Gorelick had said Kushner will comply with Congress and share any requested information for meetings he had been a part of. Once Robert Mueller had been appointed to oversee the investigation, Gorelick said, “After the appointment of our former partner Robert Mueller as special counsel, we advised Mr. Kushner to obtain the independent advice of a lawyer with appropriate experience as to whether he should continue with us as his counsel,” according to The Hill. At this point, Kushner and Ivanka obtaining lawyers is standard procedure in moving forward in their investigations.Compiled by Nicole Ortiz NOTE Lawyers listed in Best Lawyers are indicated by their selected practice area(s) in parentheses along with the first year they were included in the Best Lawyers list. To be included in next year’s In the News feature, please email us your news at: W W.BESTL AW Y ERS.COM| 7Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.75COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD83,110 12+ m 140LAWYERS EVALUATIONS OF LAWYERS BY THEIR PEERS2018 S U RV E Y R E S U LT S WASHINGTON, D.C.PRACTICE AREASO’CONNOR WASHINGTON, D.C., METRO AREA COZEN Marc J. Fink, Jeffrey F. Lawrence,DELANEY MCKINNEY Margaret J. McKinney (M) DLA PIPER David H. Bamberger (A) FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER Nigel Blackaby (A) FRIED, FRANK, HARRIS, SHRIVER & JACOBSON Elliot E. Polebaum (A) GAVIN ADR Donald G. Gavin (A, M) HOLLAND & KNIGHT Andrew W. Stephenson (A, M) ITTIG & ITTIG Judith B. Ittig (A, M) JAMS James Robertson (A, M), Linda R. Singer (A, M), Dennis M. Sweeney (A, M), Curtis E. von Kann (A) LANE LAW SERVICES David G. Lane (A, M) LAW OFFICES OF LARRY D. HARRIS Larry D. Harris Sr. (A, M) PECKAR & ABRAMSON Adrian L. Bastianelli III (A, M), Stephen M. Seeger (A) REINSTEIN, GLACKIN, PATTERSON & HERRIOTT Paul J. Reinstein (M) SCHNADER HARRISON SEGAL & LEWIS Timothy K. Lewis (A, M) SEYFARTH SHAW MAYER BROWN Richard McKim Preston (A) MAYER BROWN David F. Dowd SIDLEY AUSTIN Carmine R. Zarlenga page 31 Stanimir A. Alexandrov (A) page 31 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS SMITH PACHTER MCWHORTER PERKINS COIE Andrew D. Lipman Mark E. Hanson (M), Val S. Barry J. Reingold MORVILLO McWhorter (A, M), Richard F. Smith REED SMITH Richard J. Morvillo (A, M), Brian J. Vella (A, M) John P. Feldman NOSSAMAN STANLEY SPORKIN, ESQ. VENABLE Steven P. Quarles Stanley Sporkin (M) Roger A. Colaizzi, Gary D. Hailey, PAT S. CONTI, ESQ. STEPTOE & JOHNSON Stuart P. Ingis, Jeffrey D. Knowles, Pat S. Conti Roger E. Warin (A, M) Amy Ralph Mudge, Randal M. Shaheen THE LAW OFFICES OF KENNETH R. REES BROOME FEINBERG WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE Joel M. Birken Kenneth R. Feinberg (A, M) AND DORR page 25 D. Reed Freeman, Jr. THOMPSON HINE SANDLER REIFF LAMB ROSENSTEIN Thomas O. Mason (M) & BIRKENSTOCK ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE Joseph E. Sandler RESOLUTION WATT, TIEDER, HOFFAR & FITZGERALD SCHNADER HARRISON SEGAL & BEVERIDGE & DIAMOND Lewis J. Baker (A, M) LEWIS Benjamin F. Wilson (A) Timothy K. Lewis WHITE & CASE BICKERMAN DISPUTE RESOLUTION Abby Cohen Smutny (A, M) SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER &am
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