Wilkinson Barker Knauer Proudly Announces 29 Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers Lists for 2021

WASHINGTON AND DENVER — Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP (WBK) is proud to announce that 29 attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers lists in the 2021 Edition of “Best Lawyers in America.” Twenty-two attorneys were named Best Lawyers in their respective practice areas while seven attorneys were named in the inaugural Ones to Watch category — a new recognition given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice. Ones to Watch recipients typically have been in practice between five and nine years.

In WBK’s Denver office, Ray Gifford (5-year milestone) and Phil Roselli were named “Best Lawyers” in communications law. In Washington, DC, Doc Bodensteiner, Tim Cooney, Christine Crowe, Russ Hanser, Chuck Keller (5), Adam Krinsky, Bill Maher (15), Phil Marchesiello, Larry Movshin (10), Brian Murray (5), Ken Satten (10), John Scott III, Paul Sinderbrand (10), David Solomon (10), Anne Swanson (10), and Cheryl Tritt (15) were named “Best Lawyers” in communications law. Howard Liberman was named “Best Lawyer” in media law. Overall, three WBK attorneys were named “Best Lawyers” in multiple practice areas — Kelly Donohue (communications law and copyright law), David Oxenford (10) (communications law and media law) and Bryan Tramont (10) (communications law and media law).

In the inaugural Ones to Watch category, Brett Johnson (corporate law), Matthew Larson (energy law), Caitlin Shields (communications law) and Mark Wiranowski (communications law) represent WBK’s Denver office. In Washington, DC, Sean Conway, Emilie de Lozier and Rachel Wolkowitz were named to the list for communications law.

“In these challenging times, it is heartening to see a record number of WBK lawyers recognized by their peers and our clients as outstanding practitioners,” said WBK Managing Partner Bryan Tramont. “It is a source of particular pride that the Denver and DC offices were each recognized for their “Ones to Watch” — these young leaders are the Firm’s future and we are honored to have them recognized publicly for their accomplishments in the same way we have long recognized their extraordinary contributions internally.”

The Best Lawyers in America is the oldest peer-review directory for attorneys and has been identifying the top attorneys in a region and practice area since 1983. This edition marks the most Wilkinson Barker Knauer attorneys ever recognized by Best Lawyers as both “Best Lawyers” and “Ones to Watch.” Those included reflect the firm’s strength and depth in the areas of communications, media, energy, and intellectual property law.

Visit Best Lawyers to see the rankings and for information on the methodology of these rankings.