Five Proskauer Partners Recognized as Washington DC Super Lawyers 2012
April 30, 2012 (Washington, DC) –– Five partners from Proskauer's Washington, DC, office were recognized in Washington DC Super Lawyers 2012, an annual guide to the top lawyers in the region featured in the April 29, 2012, issue of the Washington Post Magazine.
The lawyers and the practice areas in which they were named are:
Mark J. Biros
(Criminal Defense: White Collar) – A co-founder of Proskauer's Corporate Defense & Investigations Group
, Mr. Biros is a former federal prosecutor whose involvement with complex federal investigations began with the "Watergate Committee" as Assistant Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities. He has represented scores of companies and individuals around the world in connection with various white collar matters and regulatory compliance issues, as well as congressional inquiries. In February 2011, he was named an Officer of the Criminal Law Committee of the International Bar Association to serve as its North American Regional Representative. He has been named to Super Lawyers
for the third year in a row.
Trevor J. Chaplick
(Mergers & Acquisitions) – Mr. Chaplick is a member of the firm's Corporate Department
and head of Proskauer's Washington, DC, office. He represents technology and growth companies, underwriters, private equity firms and venture capital funds in a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and financings, as well as in general corporate and securities law matters. He has represented numerous companies in raising venture capital and other private financing from institutional investors across many industries, including software, communications, the Internet, alternative energy, entertainment and media, semiconductors and biotechnology. This is the third consecutive year that he has been named to Super Lawyers
Paul M. Hamburger
(Employee Benefits/ERISA) – As head of Proskauer's Washington, DC, Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation Practice Center
and a member of the firm's Health Care Reform Task Force
, Mr. Hamburger advises employers on all aspects of their employee benefit programs, including matters affecting tax-qualified retirement plans. In addition, he advises employee benefit plan trustees and service providers on ERISA and employee benefit plan-related matters. As an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Hamburger teaches the LL.M. tax course on ERISA Health and Welfare Benefit Plans. He has been named to Super Lawyers
six years in a row.
Lawrence Z. Lorber
(Employment & Labor) – Mr. Lorber is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Law Department
and focuses on counseling and representing employers in connection with all aspects of labor and employment law. He advises employers on equal employment opportunity issues, affirmative action, wage and hour issues, employment aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions, employee discipline and the preparation of employee handbooks and human resource policies. He has testified before Congress on a wide variety of proposed employment legislation, including various employment and benefit initiatives. This is the fourth time that he has been named to the Super Lawyers
Richard H. Rowe
(Securities & Corporate Finance) – A nationally recognized authority on securities law and a member of Proskauer's Corporate Governance
, Broker-Dealer & Investment Management Regulation
and Capital Markets
groups, Mr. Rowe possesses an impressive background in both government and the private sector. He represents Proskauer clients in all related areas, including accounting-related SEC regulations and international securities matters. For 15 years, he served in various positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission, ending his tenure as Director of the Division of Corporate Finance before joining the firm in 1979. He also served as Vice President of Shareholders Management Company (Mutual Fund Management). He has been named to Super Lawyers
for six consecutive years.
The lawyers featured in Super Lawyers are selected through a rigorous, multiphase process that includes peer nominations and evaluations that are combined with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement in the following categories: verdicts and settlements; transactions; representative clients; experience; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; position within law firm; bar and or other professional activity; pro bono and community service as a lawyer; scholarly lectures and writings; education and employment background; and other outstanding achievements.