Troutman Pepper Recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2023

Oct 13 2022

NEW YORK – Troutman Pepper and 32 attorneys with the firm have been recognized in the 2023 edition of Benchmark Litigation – United States, a guide that provides analysis of commercial and financial litigators and law firms across the country. Rankings and editorials are based on interviews with the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel.

Troutman Pepper earned a national Tier 2 ranking for its Product Liability and Recall practice and regional recognition in Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia for its Dispute Resolution and Labor and Employment practices. Thirty-two Troutman Pepper attorneys were recognized as Future Stars, Labor and Employment Stars, Litigation Stars, and among the 40 & Under Hot List based on their strong case records and positive client and peer feedback.

Future Litigation Star:
Jeremy Heep (Pennsylvania)

Labor and Employment Stars:
Matthew V. DelDuca (Princeton and Philadelphia)
Seth T. Ford (Atlanta)
Román D. Hernández (Portland)
Susan K. Lessack (Berwyn and Philadelphia)
Christopher J. Moran (Philadelphia)
Mark Payne (Orange County)

Litigation Stars:
Robert Angle (Virginia)
David Anthony (Virginia)
Michael Baughman (Pennsylvania)
Francis Devine III (Pennsylvania)
William Droze (Georgia)
Sean Fahey (Pennsylvania)
Thomas Gallagher (Pennsylvania)
Alison Grounds (Georgia)
James Lamberth (Georgia)
James Manley (Georgia)
Tim Mast (Georgia)
Thomas Reilly (Georgia)
Eric Rumanek (Georgia)
Doug Salyers (California and Georgia)
Angelo Stio (Princeton and New York)
Robin Sumner (Pennsylvania)
Jaime Theriot (Georgia)
John West (Virginia)
William Withrow (Illinois)

40 & Under Hot List:
Allison DeLaurentis (Health Sciences Litigation / Philadelphia)
Dave Gettings (Consumer Financial Services / Virginia Beach)
Puja Patel Lea (Intellectual Property / Atlanta)
Lindsey Mann (Business Litigation / Atlanta)
Eric Rumanek (Health Sciences Litigation / Atlanta)
Timothy St. George (Consumer Financial Services / Richmond)
Kevin Wallace (Construction / New York)

Benchmark Litigation identifies leading U.S. attorneys and firms at the local and national levels. Results are the culmination of a six-month research period, during which researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists, and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. Recent casework handled by firms is examined and sources are asked to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their state or national practice areas. Firms and individuals cannot pay to be recommended in the guide.

About Troutman Pepper
Troutman Pepper is a national law firm with more than 1,200 attorneys strategically located in 23 U.S. cities. The firm’s litigation, transactional, and regulatory practices advise a diverse client base, from startups to multinational enterprises. The firm provides sophisticated legal solutions to clients’ most pressing business challenges, with depth across industry sectors, including energy, financial services, health sciences, insurance, and private equity, among others. Learn more at

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