THREE BLEAKLEY PLATT PARTNERS RECOGNIZED BY THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA© 2019
Bleakley Platt is pleased to announce that three partners at the firm have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019:
- Joseph DeGiuseppe in the field of Labor and Employment Law
- Frances Pantaleo for Elder Law, for the fifth consecutive year
- Nancy Rudolph in the practice area of Trusts and Estates (Litigation)
Joseph DeGiuseppe leads the Labor and Employment and Immigration Practice Groups. He has over 35 years experience in representing and advising Fortune 500 companies and other corporate clients in labor, employment and immigration law, including 14 years of experience at Skadden and more than six years of experience at Jackson Lewis.
Mr. DeGiuseppe advises clients on all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment terminations and discipline, reductions-in-force, personnel policies and practices, employee benefit cases and collective bargaining negotiations. He has acted as lead counsel on significant employment discrimination law cases, wage and hour cases and collective actions, non-competition cases and arbitration proceedings.
He is rated an AV® Preeminent (5.0 out of 5) from Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in New York Metro Super Lawyers lists since 2013.
Frances M. Pantaleo is the head of the Elder Law Practice Group. She handles a broad range of matters with a particular emphasis on elder law, special needs planning, guardianship proceedings under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law and Article 17A of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act, drafting and administration of special needs trusts, estate planning, drafting of wills and trusts, and estate administration.
Ms. Pantaleo is the former Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association and a member of the Trusts and Estates Section. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is a member and has served as past-chair of the Elder Law Committees of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and the Westchester County Bar Association. She is co-author of a chapter on elder law in General Practice in New York, published by the West Publishing Company.
She is rated an AV® Preeminent (5.0 out of 5) from Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in New York Metro Super Lawyers lists since 2010.
Nancy J. Rudolph is a member of our Trusts and Estates and Real Estate Practice Groups. She has served in the public sector as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Office of the Special Prosecutor, handling white collar civil litigation related to Medicaid Fraud.
Ms. Rudolph concentrates her practice in the area of trusts and estates, estate administration, estate tax, and guardianship in the Surrogate’s Court, the Supreme Court, and before the United States Tax Court. Ms. Rudolph represents beneficiaries and fiduciaries, both individual and corporate, in judicial proceedings involving probate, administration, lost wills, construction, kinship, removal of fiduciaries, contested accountings, uncontested accountings, and in real estate transactions. Ms. Rudolph also represents individuals and corporate fiduciaries as trustees of supplemental or special needs trusts.
Ms. Rudolph has been included in the New York Metro Super Lawyers lists since 2013.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. 83,000 industry leading attorneys are eligible to vote (from around the world) and has received over 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”