Eleven Thompson Hine Lawyers Recognized by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

WASHINGTON--()--Eleven lawyers from Thompson Hine LLP, representing nearly one-third of its 36-lawyer Washington, D.C. office, were recently selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®. The lawyers represent the firm’s Business Litigation, Construction, Government Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Trade & Customs and Transportation practices. Super Lawyers, which distinguishes the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state in more than 70 practice areas, recognizes those who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Every partner in Thompson Hine’s nationally ranked Transportation practice was included on this year’s Super Lawyers list.

Thompson Hine’s Washington office has grown significantly with the addition of venerable trial lawyer Ugo A. Colella and accomplished litigator Eric N. Heyer; highly respected construction and government contract litigators John T. Bergin and Lawrence M. Prosen, who are supported by Daniel P. Broderick and Christian F. Henel; experienced antitrust lawyer Daniel F. McInnis; well-regarded intellectual property and IP litigation lawyers Clifton E. McCann, John W. Ryan and Thomas M. Haas; and the prominent transportation and international trade law team of Charles A. Hunnicutt, Brent Connor and Patricia N. Snyder.

The lawyers included on this year’s Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list are:

John T. Bergin (Construction, Government Contracts) – Bergin represents owners, contractors and design professionals in complex, multiparty construction and government contract disputes. He has defended clients’ interests in connection with business torts alleging conspiracy, defamation, fraud, negligent misrepresentation and intentional interference within contractual and business relationships.

Karyn A. Booth (Transportation) – Booth, who leads the firm’s Transportation practice group, represents multinational corporations, industrial interests, trade associations and transportation intermediaries, such as 3PLs and NVOCCs, in domestic and international matters involving multimodal transportation and logistics services. Her practice covers regulatory, commercial, policy and litigation matters involving the carriage of goods by vessel, rail, motor and air carriers.

Sandra L. Brown (Transportation) – Brown represents bulk commodity shippers and other users of transportation services, such as Fortune 500 companies, electric utilities, state and local government entities, and ports, that buy, sell or move coal, aggregates, chemicals, crude oil and other hazardous materials by rail. Prior to entering private practice she was an attorney with the Interstate Commerce Commission.

Nicholas J. DiMichael (Transportation) – DiMichael assists shippers in developing arrangements to satisfy their domestic and international transportation needs and in complex transportation-related litigation. He has participated in many major proceedings before the Surface Transportation Board and its predecessor, the Interstate Commerce Commission, as well as before the Department of Transportation, Federal Maritime Commission and other agencies concerned with transportation.

Charles A. Hunnicutt (International Trade, Transportation) – Hunnicutt focuses his practice on all aspects of transportation and logistics, with particular emphasis on government regulatory matters and international policy. His background includes extensive experience in transportation policy and international trade, having served with the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce.

Clifton E. McCann (Intellectual Property) – McCann is a registered patent attorney and a trial and appellate attorney, with a focus on chemical, mechanical, biological and business method technologies. He counsels clients on patent procurement, licensing, enforcement and defense; provides validity and infringement opinions; initiates and defends against patent infringement challenges in the federal courts; and handles post-grant proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also represents clients on trade secret, trademark and other intellectual property matters.

Jeffrey O. Moreno (Transportation) – Moreno provides guidance on commercial transportation and regulatory matters, with a heavy focus on rail and truck transportation. He represents major utility, petrochemical, mining, agricultural, metals, automotive and other industrial interests. He advises shippers and transportation intermediaries on contract matters, service issues, loss and damage claims, hazardous materials liability, rail line purchase and construction, rail abandonments, rail car leases and a host of related issues, and represents their interests in litigation or arbitration.

John W. Ryan (Intellectual Property) – Ryan is a registered patent attorney who represents major companies in the pharmaceutical, biochemical and chemical fields. While he primarily focuses on patent litigation and infringement and validity opinions, he also handles a wide range of other matters, such as IP due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, portfolio management, and IP audits and risk analysis.

David A. Wilson (Business Litigation) – Wilson, who is partner-in-charge of the Washington, D.C. office, focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, internal and government investigations, and securities enforcement matters. He has led or otherwise been involved in many internal corporate investigations, including audit committee and special committee investigations.

The lawyers included on this year’s Washington, D.C. Rising Stars list are:

Christian F. Henel (Construction, Government Contracts) – Henel assists clients in resolving disputes involving government contracts and construction-related issues through litigation in federal and state courts and alternative dispute resolution. He has considerable experience with bid protests, procurement-related disputes, Contract Disputes Act claims, False Claims Act matters and international development disputes involving foreign government entities under bilateral investment treaties.

Eric N. Heyer (Business Litigation) – Heyer’s experience encompasses a broad range of matters including contract disputes, business torts, employment matters, insurance claims, trademark and copyright litigation, challenges of federal government agency actions and consumer finance claims. He has represented clients’ interests in numerous jury and bench trials in federal and state courts around the country, as well as in private arbitrations.

About Thompson Hine LLP. Established in 1911, Thompson Hine is a business law firm dedicated to providing superior client service. The firm has been ranked among the top four in the country for “Value for the Dollar” and “Commitment to Help” by in-house counsel, and among the top ten firms for client service excellence, according to The BTI Client Service A-Team: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance. With offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, New York and Washington, D.C., Thompson Hine serves premier businesses worldwide. For more information, please visit www.ThompsonHine.com.


Thompson Hine LLP
Sheila Turner, 202-263-4132

Release Summary

Eleven lawyers from Thompson Hine LLP, representing nearly one-third of its 36-lawyer Washington, D.C. office, were selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®.


Thompson Hine LLP
Sheila Turner, 202-263-4132