Foley Attorneys Named 2011 New York Super Lawyers

20 September 2011 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Foley announced today that six New York office attorneys have been named 2011 New York Super Lawyers by New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition magazine. In addition, one attorney from the firm’s New York office has been named a 2011 New York Rising Star.

The New York office attorneys named 2011 New York Super Lawyers and their primary practices, as classified by Thomson Reuters, are:

  • Andrew Baum, Intellectual Property
  • Brian M. Cohen, Real Estate
  • Barry G. Felder, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Steven J. Rizzi, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Douglas E. Spelfogel, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Peter N. Wang, Business Litigation

The New York office attorney named a 2011 New York Rising Star and their primary practice, as classified by Thomson Reuters, are:

  • Akiva M. Cohen, Intellectual Property Litigation

Only five percent of the total attorneys in the state are selected for inclusion in the distinguished list of Super Lawyers. Attorneys who are named Rising Stars represent the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

To compile its annual list, the research team at Super Lawyers, which is part of the Thomson Reuters Legal division, undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff and a peer review of candidates by practice area. Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research.