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Shipman & Goodwin’s Connecticut and Washington, DC offices have been recognized in 6 different areas of practice, and 17 of the firm’s lawyers have been recommended as “Leaders in Their Field” by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2021, the nation’s preeminent guide to law firms and individual attorneys.

 The firm made an impressive jump in rankings landing in Band 1 for Real Estate in Connecticut this year.  The Healthcare group also received a notable Band 1 ranking once again this year.

For the nineteenth consecutive year, Shipman’s Connecticut law offices have been recognized in multiple areas of practice: Corporate/M&A, Environment; Healthcare; Labor & Employment; Litigation (General Commercial); and Real Estate. The firm’s Washington, DC office has once again been recognized in the Insurance: Insurer practice area.

The following lawyers were ranked in Band 1 in their respective geographical areas: Brian Clemow in Labor and Employment; Kent S. Nevins in Real Estate; and Jim Ruggeri in Insurance: Insurer.  Jim Ruggeri, Shipman’s Co-Managing Partner, is also ranked Nationwide in Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer.

The following Shipman lawyers have been recommended as “Leaders in Their Field” by Chambers USA and recognized in their respective areas:


Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer
James P. Ruggeri


Corporate M&A
John H. Lawrence, Jr.
J. Dormer Stephen

Andrew N. Davis
Aaron D. Levy

Joan W. Feldman
Vincenzo Carannante
William J. Roberts

Labor & Employment
Brian Clemow
Gabriel J. Jiran
Daniel A. Schwartz

Litigation (General Commercial)
Jill M. O’Toole

Real Estate
Donald R. Gustafson
Barry C. Hawkins
Kent S. Nevins
William G. Rock


Insurance: Insurer
James P. Ruggeri
Edward B. Parks II

Chambers USA is published annually by London-based Chambers and Partners. The exhaustive selection process is based on interviews with in-house counsel and other attorneys and professionals around the country. The rankings are based on criteria such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities valued by most clients. To learn more about Chambers, please visit

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