Six lawyers from Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) have been named among The New York Area's Best Lawyers by New York Magazine. The listing names the top 1,371 lawyers in the New York Metro area, covering 51 practice areas, and is featured in a special section of the magazine published in cooperation with The Best Lawyers in America, a peer-review survey of lawyers in their respective practice areas, and American Lawyer Media.
The K&LNG lawyers named are: Rosemary Alito, William H. Hyatt Jr. and Brian S. Montag of the Newark, NJ office, and Warren H. Colodner, Jeffrey N. Rich and Donald W. Stever of the New York City office.
Anthony P. La Rocco, administrative partner of K&LNG Newark, commented: "Our Newark office has achieved significant growth in its five years of existence. As market leaders, Rosemary, Bill and Brian have contributed greatly to that growth, and we are pleased that they are being recognized for their like contributions to the reputation and excellence of New Jersey's legal community."
Woody Collins, administrative partner of K&LNG New York, said: "We agree that Warren, Jeff and Don fully deserve this recognition for their leadership and professional integrity, and for the outstanding contributions they have made to our firm and to our clients. We congratulate them on this achievement."
Kirkpatrick has welcomed John K. Williamson to its intellectual property practice. Mr. Williamson comes to Kirkpatrick from PPG Industries, Inc., where he was assistant general counsel for intellectual property.