Awards and Recognition

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:
    • Highest possible 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
    • Statewide ranking for Immigration
  • The most U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2023 “Best Law Firms” top-tier rankings in Western New York, including national rankings for our Corporate and Land Use & Zoning Law practice areas
  • Fifty attorneys selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 and nine attorneys selected by their peers for the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America
  • Eighteen attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list and 14 selected for recognition as 2022 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