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Two Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Attorneys Named "Lawyers of the Year" by Best Lawyers

October 20, 2011

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP is pleased to announce that partners Bruce Goldstein and William J. Murphy have been named “Washington, DC Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year” and “Baltimore Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year,” respectively, for 2012 by Best Lawyers, a peer-reviewed legal guide.‎

Best Lawyers awards the accolade “Lawyer of the Year” in a particular practice area to a single lawyer in the community. According to Best Lawyers, “The lawyers being honored as ‘Lawyers of the Year’ were selected because they received particularly high ratings from most of their peers … The selected lawyers have earned a high level of respect among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.” Click here to read more about the “Lawyers of the Year” selection process.

About Bruce Goldstein
Washington, DC Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year

Mr. Goldstein’s career spans more than 30 years; he has represented both debtors and creditors across a range of industries in large bankruptcy and insolvency-related proceedings. Mr. Goldstein also represents secured creditors, creditors’ committees, landlords, and other parties. He has served as a trustee in both the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia, and has represented trustees in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 proceedings. Mr. Goldstein has served on various bar committees, many of which relate to bankruptcy, reorganizations, and secured transactions.

About William J. Murphy
Baltimore Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year

Mr. Murphy is the only attorney in the state of Maryland honored by Best Lawyers for the “Bet-the-‎Company Litigation” category, which focuses on high-stakes business litigation. Mr. Murphy, a former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, represents businesses and individuals in civil litigation, white collar criminal matters, congressional investigations, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement proceedings, and appellate matters in Maryland and throughout the country. He represented outside attorneys for Enron in class action securities litigation and grand jury, SEC, and congressional investigations that followed the company’s collapse. He has also represented senior government officials in congressional and independent counsel investigations; national and regional law firms in professional malpractice litigation; and national and regional businesses and their officers and directors in complex commercial litigation. Mr. Murphy was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2002, and now serves as vice chair of the organization’s Maryland State Committee.