The following AP&S attorneys were named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America®:Joseph Avanzato, Richard R. Beretta, Robert P. Brooks, Paul A. Campellone, Susan Leach DeBlasio, Mark O. Denehy, Joseph R. DiStefano, Sarah T. Dowling, Stephen Geanacopoulos, Stanley J. Kanter, E. Hans Lundsten, Geoffrey W. Millsom, Joseph R. Marion, Elizabeth M. Noonan, James R. Oswald, David T. Riedel, Patricia K. Rocha, Alan M Shoer, Lori Caron Silveira, Robert I. Stolzman, John A. Tarantino, and Todd White.
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