We are pleased to announce that 19 Potomac Law partners have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. These attorneys represent a broad cross section of the firm’s practices, including administrative/regulatory, corporate, energy, immigration, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax.

Notably, partners David Dowd and Timothy Lundgren were recognized by Best Lawyers as a 2023 “Lawyer of the Year,” which is awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.

“We are delighted to nearly double the number of partners selected this year for the Best Lawyers in America distinction,” said Managing Partner Benjamin Lieber. “We also want to congratulate David and Tim on their well-deserved Lawyer of the Year awards.”

The lawyers and their practice groups are as follows:

Washington, DC

  • Derek Adams - Qui Tam Law
  • Peter Asaad - Immigration Law
  • David F. Dowd - Administrative/Regulatory Law
    • Named the Best Lawyers 2023 Administrative/Regulatory Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Washington, DC
  • Gregory Giammittorio - Corporate Law
  • Catherine Guttman-McCabe - Civil Rights Law
  • Mindy Herzfeld - Tax Law
  • Julia Anne Matheson - Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • John B. "Jay" Watkins - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law

New York

  • Senwan H. Akhtar - Corporate Law
  • Pablo D. Hendler - Litigation - Patent
  • Michael J. Lennon - Litigation - Intellectual Property


  • David Boundy - Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Anthony H. Dowling - Corporate Law/Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law


  • Laura A. Chappelle - Energy Regulatory Law
  • Timothy J. Lundgren - Energy Law; Energy Regulatory Law; Water Law
    • Named the Best Lawyers 2023 Energy Law and Energy Regulatory Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Lansing


  • Edward L. Wender - Real Estate Law


  • Susan V. Metcalfe - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Roberta Anderson Sutton - Insurance Law


  • Thomas A. Cawley Jr. - Litigation - Intellectual Property

For the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, more than 12.2 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 71,000 leading lawyers honored in the new edition.

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