Harter Secrest & Emery enjoys an impeccable reputation among our clients and colleagues, as evidenced by the numerous awards and recognitions received by the firm. Our reputation stems from exacting legal standards and our collegial, collaborative and integrated approach. Recognition of our work includes: 

Firm Honors

  • Market-leading 32 attorneys with individual rankings in Chambers USA 2022 America’s Leading Lawyers in Business, including:

    • Upstate New York group rankings for Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Environment, Labor & Employment, Litigation, and Real Estate practices
    • Managing Partner Craig S. Wittlin is the only attorney in Upstate New York in any practice area to be recognized as an Eminent Practitioner
    • Partner and Chair of the firm’s Government and Internal Investigations practice group, Brian M. Feldman, is the only attorney in New York State outside of New York City to be recognized in Litigation: White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations
    • The firm’s Immigration practice is the only practice based in Western New York to receive statewide recognition in the Immigration practice
  • The most U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2022 “Best Law Firms” top-tier rankings in Western New York, including:
    • National ranking for our Corporate and Land Use & Zoning Law practice areas
  • Forty-seven attorneys selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 and ten attorneys selected by their peers for the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America
  • Twenty-four attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list and 16 selected for recognition as 2021 Upstate New York Rising Stars
  • Named to World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) 2020 edition
  • Winner of the 2017 Western New York Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York Diversity Award
  • Named top Intellectual Property law firm in Rochester by readers of the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record as part of the publications’ 2017 Reader Rankings survey
  • Awarded the 2017 United Way of Greater Rochester's President’s Award


This website presents only general information not intended as legal advice. Although we encourage calls, letters and emails from prospective clients, please keep in mind that merely contacting Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (HSE) does not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. Confidential information should not be sent to HSE until you have been notified in writing by HSE that a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Information sent to us before then may not be treated as confidential by HSE or the court.

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