Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Named to The National Law Journal's Midsize Hot List for Fourth Consecutive Year
According to The National Law Journal, the 2013 Midsize Hot List represents firms “with 51 to 150 attorneys that have demonstrated creative, innovative strategies to stay competitive.”
“We’re particularly pleased to be included in this year’s Midsize Hot List, which emphasizes firms that have excelled in their competitive strategies,” said firm chairman Graeme W. Bush. “It is an affirmation of the success we’ve had with our approach of taking on complex cases with highly efficient and aggressive teams of senior attorneys, and with our ongoing strategic expansion in New York.”
In its profile of the firm, The National Law Journal noted, “Up against much larger firms, 90-attorney Zuckerman Spaeder is known nationwide for defending high-profile clients and landing key lateral hires. Already a fixture in Washington for 35 years, Zuckerman Spaeder expanded its New York office in 2011 with top criminal defense lawyers.”
The profile also emphasized the firm’s focus on lean, efficient, partner-driven representation, and its commitment to strategic growth—particularly in its New York office, where it has added Steven M. Cohen, former senior advisor to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo; former federal judge Barbara S. Jones; Paul Shechtman, a highly experienced New York attorney who also served as Director of Criminal Justice under Gov. George Pataki; Andrew E. Tomback, an accomplished litigator with extensive regulatory experience; and Mitra Hormozi, former head of the New York State Commission on Public Integrity and of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
The National Law Journal also singled out recent cases as part of the basis for the firm’s inclusion in the Midsize Hot List. These included the dismissal of all charges against Fannie Mae Chief Financial Officer J. Timothy Howard; the resolution of the civil suit against former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn related to criminal sexual assault charges—against which the firm successfully defended Mr. Strauss-Kahn in 2011; and the acquittal of all criminal charges against JF Lomma Inc. and New York Crane and Equipment Corp. arising from the collapse of a tower crane at a Manhattan high-rise construction site.