Magazine Names Kirkpatrick PartnersAmong Nation's Top Litigators

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 01:00

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) partners Peter J. Kalis and Michael DeMarco have been listed by Los Angeles-based Lawdragon Magazine among the 500 Leading Litigators in America.

The listing is based on the nominations and evaluations of judges, plaintiffs, defense counsel, in-house lawyers, law firm managers, corporate executives and other legal service providers in the United States.

Mr. Kalis provides strategic litigation advice to many of the nation's largest corporations. He works extensively with chief executive officers, boards of directors, and general counsel in the development and execution of proactive or defensive litigation strategies and strategies to preserve and access corporate insurance programs in response to a variety of novel and substantial claims.

Mr. DeMarco is a trial lawyer who has tried approximately 100 jury cases in multiple areas, including civil litigation; insurance; product liability, and criminal/white collar law.

Kirkpatrick partner Anthony P. La Rocco has been named a Knight in the Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope Benedict XVI in recognition of his dedication and service to the church and to his community. Of the five pontifical orders of knighthood in the Catholic Church, this order is the highest a layman can attain.

Administrative partner of K&LNG's Newark, NJ office, Mr. La Rocco's practice consists of complex litigation and commercial disputes involving corporations and religious institutions.