Eight Fox Rothschild Attorneys Named to Benchmark Litigation’s ‘40 & Under Hot List’

Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates eight partners – Larina Alton, Ryan Becker, Brian Berkley, Brett Berman, Maura Burke, James Clark, Nicholas Salter and Oksana Wright – on being named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List.”

The annual list recognizes emerging leaders in the law for their accomplishments in state and federal courts and arbitration forums.

Alton focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent disputes. In the last year, she won 10 separate proceedings before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board regarding several electrical and mechanical patents. The decisions in her client’s favor included trailblazing victories related to rarely considered arguments and procedural motions in the developing inter partes review patent forum.

Becker handles complex litigation and arbitration as well as white-collar compliance and defense matters. He also advises clients on handling data breach incidents, conducts internal investigations and advises individual and corporate clients in connection with issues related to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance.

Berkley is a trial lawyer with a focus on the financial services, higher education, software and technology, manufacturing and gaming industries. His practice includes trials and arbitration concerning breach of contract, trademark, trade secrets, business torts and noncompete disputes. He routinely litigates complex cases with many millions of dollars at stake. From 2013 to 2018, he was named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list.

Berman, named to the Under 40 Hot List for the third consecutive year, frequently represents clients in multimillion-dollar cases related to shareholder disputes and construction and real estate. Berman also has noteworthy experience representing taxi and transportation providers in litigation. In 2018, he was named among Pennsylvania’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer.

Burke handles a wide range of commercial and business-related matters involving pharmaceuticals, financial services, white-collar crime and bankruptcy-related litigation. She was a member of the trial team representing a Chapter 7 Trustee of a bank holding company that resulted in a $420 million judgment against the FDIC, and regularly counsels clients involved in multimillion-dollar disputes.

Clark, named to the Under 40 Hot List for the third consecutive year, focuses his practice on four main legal areas: financial services litigation; white-collar compliance and criminal defense; government and regulatory affairs; and insurance. He has worked with a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and individuals. In 2018, Benchmark also named Clark a “Future Star.”

Salter is an experienced trial attorney whose practice centers on complex commercial litigation, employment disputes and mass tort matters. He worked on a trial team that won summary judgment dismissal of a nationwide class action involving price fixing claims in the auto insurance market. In 2018, Benchmark also named him a “Future Star.”

Wright represents domestic and foreign clients in complex commercial litigation and arbitration disputes across a broad range of industries. Her recent representations include defending a financial institution against a near half-billion-dollar claim in a dispute involving complex interest rate swaps and securing victory for a Manhattan real estate developer for a multimillion-dollar redevelopment project in the Meatpacking District.

The publisher of Benchmark focuses exclusively on litigation, and its researchers gather information over a six-month period, conducting extensive interviews to identify the leading law firms and litigators.