Harter Secrest & Emery Earns High Rankings In Chambers USA 2023 Guide

HSE has the most recognized attorneys among all Upstate New York law firms

Rochester, New York, June 1, 2023 – 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 2023 America’s Leading Lawyers in Business. Among Upstate New York law firms, the firm has the most recognized attorneys overall, and the most recognized attorneys in the Corporate, Labor & Employment, and Litigation practice areas. In total, a market-leading 32 attorneys from Harter Secrest & Emery were recognized as leaders in their field. 

Highlights of the firm’s recognition includes:

  • Managing Partner Craig S. Wittlin, a Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions lawyer, continues to be the only attorney in Upstate New York in any practice area to be recognized as an Eminent Practitioner.  
  • The firm’s Immigration practice is the only practice based in Western New York to receive statewide recognition in Immigration.
  • 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.
  • Partner and Chair of the firm’s Insurance Coverage practice, Patrick M. Tomovic, is the only attorney in New York State outside of New York City to be recognized in Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer.

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.

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 2023 edition of Chambers USA are: 

USA Guide: New York


  • Susanne C. Heubel
  • Frank A. Novak
  • Glenn R. Schieck

Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer

  • Patrick M. Tomovic

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

  • Brian M. Feldman

USA Guide: New York: Upstate

Corporate /M&A

  • Thomas R. Anderson
  • Phillip A. Delmont
  • Matthew A. Eldred
  • Mario C. Fallone
  • William A. Hoy IV
  • Alexander R. McClean
  • Craig S. Wittlin (Eminent Practitioner)


  • Paul D. Sylvestri
  • Thomas M. Tuori

Labor & Employment

  • Jeffrey J. Calabrese
  • Amy L. Hemenway
  • David M. Kresock
  • Benjamin E. Mudrick
  • Robert C. Weissflach
  • Luke P. Wright


  • Peter H. Abdella
  • Jerauld E. Brydges
  • Megan K. Dorritie
  • F. Paul Greene
  • John G. Horn
  • Sheldon K. Smith
  • Erika N.D. Stanat
  • Jeffrey A. Wadsworth

Real Estate

  • John A. Anderson
  • Sarah A. Pellerin
  • Kelly A. Pronti
  • Patrick J. Quigley

About Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is a full-service business law firm providing legal services to clients ranging from individuals and family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies and major regional institutions. With offices in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, Corning, and New York City, New York, the firm is a recognized leader in litigation, corporate, employee benefits, environmental and land use, health care, higher education, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, and trusts and estates law. Harter Secrest & Emery has the most U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2023 “Best Law Firms” top tier metropolitan practice group rankings—more Western New York rankings than any other law firm. The firm has been honored by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A, Environment, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Immigration, and Real Estate law and 50 attorneys are recognized as The Best Lawyers in America© for 2023. For more information visit

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