Pierce Bainbridge Lands 15 Lawyers on the 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

We are thrilled to announce that fifteen Pierce Bainbridge lawyers in the firm’s New York office have been named to the 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. This annual list selects only five percent of total lawyers in the area based on peer review and the publication’s independent research.

Meet our 2019 NY Super Lawyers!

Eric Creizman – White Collar
Eric Creizman is a versatile litigator who focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense matters and co-chairs the firm’s practice. From individuals to corporations, Creizman has successfully represented them all in high-profile prosecutions. It’s no surprise that Creizman is no stranger to this list – he’s been rated by Super Lawyers every year since 2012.

Jonathan Kortmansky – General Litigation
Jonathan Kortmansky is another seasoned veteran of the Super Lawyers List (2013 – present) and rightly so. Kortmansky has over 25 years of experience representing clients in high stakes litigation and trials. It’s obvious to see why senior management consistently seek his advice regarding litigation, business, and regulatory risks and strategy.

Brian Slater – Intellectual Property Litigation
From toner cartridges and vending machines to sleep aids and medical devices, Slater’s extensive portfolio makes him an IP force to be reckoned with. With over 25 years of IP experience and as co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences Practice, Slater successfully leads trial teams, performs due diligence and counsels companies to protect and monetize their IP assets. If that’s not enough for you, feel free to read any of the numerous publications he has on the subject.

Franklin Velie – Business Litigation
You’d be hard pressed to find another litigator with as much experience on either side of the government as Frank Velie.  On the public side, Velie served as an Assistant United States Attorney and an Assistant Chief of the Criminal Division for the Southern District of New York. As a litigator in private practice, Velie handles anything a business may encounter, from products liability to insurance and bankruptcy.

The following Pierce Bainbridge attorneys are recognized on the 2019 New York Rising Stars list:
Yavar Bathaee – Civil Litigation
Craig Bolton – General Litigation
Douglas Curran – Business Litigation
Krissie Darr – White Collar
Elizabeth DeGori – General Litigation
Shira Lauren Feldman – Business Litigation
Claiborne H.– Class Action & Mass Torts
David Hecht – Intellectual Property
Christopher LaVigne – White Collar
Melissa Madrigal – White Collar
Caroline Polisi – White Collar

Pierce Bainbridge is extremely proud to have these lawyers featured on the 2019 New York Super Lawyers List and we can’t wait to see what else they achieve.