For an eleventh consecutive year since the list was first published, FWRV attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers. The 2016 New York Metro edition lists partners Steven Beer, Richard Beyman, Elliot Brown, Eric Brown, Nick Gordon, Matthew Lefferts, Neil Rosini, Michael Rudell, Rose Schwartz, Daniel Wasser and Ken Weinrib in the Entertainment and Sports area of practice. FWRV’s newest partner, Jake Levy and associate, Julie Angell, were selected as New York Metro Rising Stars in the same category.
According to Super Lawyers, attorneys are selected in a four-step process beginning with nominations by their peers. They are then evaluated by independent researchers across “12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.” In the third step, a “highly credentialed Blue Ribbon Panel” narrows the list. Final selection is based on “highest point totals” in four categories based on firm size.
Super Lawyers states that the “final published list represents no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state.”
The selection process for Rising Stars is the same except “a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less…[and] no more than 2.5 percent [of lawyers in a state] are named to the Rising Stars list.”