New York, NY (September 1, 2011) — Twenty-two attorneys from Epstein Becker Green were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012.

The Firm has 12 lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers® for five or more years and three lawyers who have been listed for more than 20 years.

Best Lawyers® compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Following is the list of Epstein Becker Green attorneys chosen among The Best Lawyers in America® for 2012:*

Elder Law

Russel N. Adler (2007)
Peter J. Strauss (2007)

Franchise Law

Phillip Leslie Wharton (2009)

Health Care Law

Jeffrey H. Becker (1991)
Steven B. Epstein (2008)
Douglas A. Hastings (1995)
Andrew Lemons (2009)
David E. Matyas (2011)
Lynn Shapiro Snyder (2006)
Carrie Valiant (2006)

Immigration Law

Robert S. Groban, Jr. (2010)

Labor and Employment

Patrick G. Brady (2006)
John F. Fullerton III (2007)
David W. Garland (2006)
Ronald M. Green (1987)
Carmine A. Iannaccone (2011)
Matthew T. Miklave (2006)
William J. Milani (2009)
Peter M. Panken (1989)
Allen B. Roberts (2006)
Evan J. Spelfogel (1995)
Steven M. Swirsky (2006)

*In these lists, the first year the lawyer was ranked is shown in parentheses.

About Best Lawyers®:

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

It is important to note that the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers have no say in deciding which practice areas they are included in. They are voted into practice areas entirely as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. The subspecialties listed after their names are based on information from a variety of sources.

Since many state bar associations have a board certification process and rules governing legal specialties, please be aware that the practice areas and subspecialties listed in our publications are based on information from the general legal community and that a listed lawyer may or may not be board certified in a specialty or subspecialty. Clients are urged to check a lawyer's firm web page to determine whether he or she is board certified in the specialty or subspecialty.

About Epstein Becker Green

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is a national law firm with a primary focus on health care and life sciences; employment, labor, and workforce management; and litigation and business disputes. Founded in 1973 as an industry-focused firm, Epstein Becker Green has decades of experience serving clients in health care, financial services, retail, hospitality, and technology, among other industries, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Operating in locations throughout the United States and supporting domestic and multinational clients, the firm’s attorneys are committed to uncompromising client service and legal excellence.  For more information, visit

Media Contact

Jump to Page

Privacy Preference Center

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.