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Three Whiteford Lawyers on Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hotlist

July 11, 2018

Baltimore – Three lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been named to the Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hotlist: Aaron Casagrande, L. Katherine Good and Christopher Samis.  Each has been identified by peers and clients as being among the most notable up-and-coming litigation attorneys in the United States.  Mr. Casagrande is one of only five lawyers to have been selected for this national ranking in Maryland.  Ms. Good and Mr. Samis are two of only nine Delaware lawyers chosen, and Mr. Samis is the only lawyer also to be recognized as a Future Star. Additional recent honorees include Maryland-based litigator Todd Brooks.

Aaron Casagrande. A partner in the Baltimore office and a Co-Chair of the firm’s Electronic Discovery Practice Group, Mr. Casagrande’s practice includes a broad array of business litigation matters, including representing companies, creditors, and trustees in connection with investigations and litigation involving director and officer liability claims, mismanagement and business fraud, government investigations, and other business-related claims.  He also represents companies, creditors, and trustees in financial restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

L. Katherine Good. A partner in the Delaware office, Ms. Good focuses on corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.  She represents debtors, secured lenders, committees, asset purchasers, liquidation trusts and other parties in chapter 11 cases, as well as foreign representatives and other parties in chapter 15 ancillary proceedings.  She is currently Co-Chair (Corporate) of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section and serves on the Advisory Committee of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, Delaware Network. 

Christopher Samis.  A partner in the Delaware office, Mr. Samis focuses on corporate bankruptcy, business restructuring and other insolvency-related matters.  He routinely represents debtors, official committees, individual creditors and other parties-in-interest in chapter 11 and chapter 7 bankruptcy cases before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.  His bankruptcy and restructuring representations span a wide variety of industries, including retail, manufacturing, restaurants, telecommunications, publishing, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, biotech, energy, finance, transportation, real estate and construction.  He is the Chair of the Bankruptcy Litigation Subcommittee, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association.


About Benchmark Litigation: Benchmark Litigation focuses exclusively on the North American litigation market and conducts extensive interviews each year to identify leading lawyers in each state and nationally.  The “highly recommended” listings identify the firms deemed “dominant” in the state, based on the interviews with clients and peers.

About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP: With over 170 attorneys, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston provides a comprehensive range of sophisticated, cost-effective business law and litigation services to clients ranging from innovative start-ups to middle market companies to global enterprises.  Our growing Mid-Atlantic footprint includes sixteen offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.