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Proskauer Litigators Recognized in 2017 Benchmark Litigation Guide

October 26, 2016 (NEW YORK) – Benchmark Litigation has once again recognized multiple Proskauer litigators as "Stars" in its 2017 guide to the leading litigation firms and lawyers in the United States. The Firm was ranked nationally for its appellate, insurance and intellectual property practice areas. Twenty-two Proskauer lawyers in total were recognized by Benchmark Litigation across a range of categories: Stars, Top 10 Stars, Future Stars, Top 250 Women in Litigation and Top Litigators Under 40.

The following lawyers were named as 2017 Litigation Stars:

  • Steven Bauer (Intellectual Property)
  • James Shalek (Intellectual Property)
  • Martin Bienenstock (Bankruptcy)
  • Mark Harris (Appellate)
  • Nancy Sher Cohen (Insurance)

In addition, several lawyers were named among the Top 10 Stars in the U.S. within their practice areas:

  • Martin Bienenstock (Bankruptcy) 
  • Nancy Sher Cohen (Insurance)

The following lawyers were named as 2017 Local Litigation Stars:


  • Nancy Sher Cohen (Insurance)
  • Scott Cooper (Antitrust, White Collar Crime)
  • Bart Williams (General Commercial)


  • Steven Bauer (Intellectual Property)

New Orleans:

  • Howard Shapiro (ERISA)

New York:

  • Martin Bienenstock (Bankruptcy)
  • Elise Bloom (Class Action, Health Care, Labor & Employment)
  • Robert Cleary (Antitrust, General Commercial, White Collar Crime)
  • Mark Harris (Appellate)
  • Gregg Mashberg (General Commercial, Securities Litigation)
  • Brendan O’Rourke (General Commercial, Intellectual Property, Lanham Act)
  • Betsy Plevan (Labor & Employment)
  • Stephen Ratner (General Commercial, Securities)
  • Bradley Ruskin (Antitrust, General Commercial)
  • James Shalek (Intellectual Property)
  • Larry Weinstein (General Commercial, Intellectual Property, Lanham Act)

Washington, D.C.:

  • Ralph Ferrara (Securities, White Collar Crime)

Several lawyers were once again recognized as 2017 Future Stars:

  • Margaret Dale
  • Michael Mervis

Partners named among the Top 250 Women in Litigation are:

  • Elise Bloom
  • Nancy Sher Cohen
  • Betsy Plevan

In the new category of Top Litigators Under 40, Firm honorees include:

  • Tanya Dmitronow
  • Kimberly Mottley