Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, was once again widely recognized by Chambers & Partners, the worldwide leader in law firm and attorney rankings, in the Chambers USA 2020 America’s Leading Lawyers in Business.  In total, a market-leading 24 attorneys from Harter Secrest & Emery were recognized, including Managing Partner Craig S. Wittlin, a Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions lawyer, who continues to be the only attorney in Upstate New York in any practice area to be recognized as an Eminent Practitioner.  Eminent Practitioners are highly influential lawyers in a particular practice area who are recognized for their key role in both management and client relationship duties.

In addition to the individual attorney rankings, Chambers USA also recognized six practice groups at Harter Secrest & Emery.  The firm’s Immigration practice is the only practice based in Western New York to receive statewide recognition in the Immigration category. The firm also earned high rankings in the Upstate New York market for its Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Environment, Labor & Employment, Litigation, and Real Estate practices.

Among all Upstate New York law firms, Harter Secrest & Emery has the most recognized attorneys and the most recognized attorneys in both the Corporate and Litigation practice areas.  Chambers USA rankings are the result of extensive research and interviews with in-house counsel and corporate executives.

The Harter Secrest & Emery attorneys featured in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA are as follows:


Labor & Employment

Thomas R. Anderson

Jeffrey J. Calabrese

Mario C. Fallone

David M. Kresock

William A. Hoy IV

Robert C. Weissflach

James M. Jenkins

Alexander R. McClean


Christine M. O’Connor

Peter H. Abdella

Edward J. Snyder

Jerauld E. Brydges

Craig S. Wittlin (Eminent Practitioner)

F. Paul Greene


John G. Horn


Erika N.D. Stanat

Paul D. Sylvestri

Sheldon K. Smith


Jeffrey A. Wadsworth



Margaret A. Catillaz (Senior Statespeople)

Real Estate

Frank A. Novak

John A. Anderson


Kelly A. Pronti


Patrick J. Quigley

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