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Thirty-Three Vorys Attorneys included in 2022 Chambers USA Guide

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease is pleased to announce that 33 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized among the leading practitioners in the country in the 2022 edition of Chambers USAChambers USA researchers conduct in-depth research and ranks the leading firms and attorneys in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America.

Vorys attorneys ranked in 15 different practice areas for their technical legal skill, professional conduct and client service.  In addition to individual attorney rankings, Vorys is ranked as a leading Ohio law firm in 13 practice areas: antitrust, banking & finance, bankruptcy/restructuring, corporate/M&A, employee benefits & executive compensation, healthcare, immigration, labor & employment, litigation: general commercial, natural resources & environment, real estate, real estate: zoning/land use, retail and tax.

Attorneys David Cook, Dan Jaffe, Hani Kallas, Drew Parobek, Sachiyo Peterson, Jill Tangeman, Kristin Watt and James Wilson were individually ranked as band 1 attorneys, showcasing their preeminence in their particular fields.

Vorys also received a nationwide ranking for the firm’s retail practice.  According to the Chambers USA guide, Vorys was included in the national retail listing because the firm “continues to display a broad range of strengths in the retail sector and advises on matters such as data security, outsourcing, employment law and customs issues.”

All of the Vorys leading lawyers, listed with their field of practice and office are included below:

Antitrust (Ohio)

  • James Wilson, Columbus

Banking & Finance (Ohio)

  • Melvin Bedree (retired), Cincinnati
  • Martin S Gates, Cleveland
  • Megan Hoelle, Cincinnati
  • Hani R Kallas, Cincinnati
  • Travis J Wahl, Columbus
  • Nici Workman, Columbus

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Ohio)

  • Tiffany Cobb, Columbus
  • Jeffrey Marks (retired), Cincinnati
  • Drew Parobek, Cleveland

Corporate/M&A (Ohio: South & Central)

  • Adam Brandt, Columbus
  • Roger Lautzenhiser, Cincinnati

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Ohio)

  • Anthony Ciriaco, Columbus
  • Elizabeth Howard, Columbus
  • Christine Poth, Columbus

Health Care (Ohio)

  • Jolie Havens, Columbus
  • Lisa Reisz, Columbus
  • Suzanne Scrutton, Columbus

Immigration (Ohio)

  • David Cook, Columbus
  • Sachiyo Peterson, Columbus

Intellectual Property (Ohio)

  • Mark Watkins, Akron

Intellectual Property (Texas)

  • Carey Jordan, Houston

Labor & Employment (Ohio)

  • Mark Knueve, Columbus
  • Andrew Smith, Columbus
  • Janay Stevens, Columbus

Litigation: General Commercial (Ohio)

  • Anthony O’Malley, Cleveland
  • William Porter, Columbus

Natural Resources & Environment (Ohio)

  • Mark Norman, Cincinnati
  • Gregory Russell, Columbus
  • Kristin Watt, Columbus

Real Estate (Ohio)

  • J.  Theodore (Ted) Smith, Columbus

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Ohio)

  • Jill Tangeman, Columbus

Tax (Ohio)

  • Dan Jaffe, Columbus

About Vorys: Vorys was established in 1909 with just four attorneys and has grown to nearly 375 attorneys in eight offices in Ohio, Washington, D.C., Texas, Pennsylvania and California.  Vorys currently ranks as one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States according to American Lawyer magazine.  


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