Chambers USA

Three of the firm's practices were ranked among the top practice areas in the Chambers 2024 USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Corporate/M&A Shareholder Activism (New York) – Band 1
Real Estate: Mainly Dirt (New York) – Band 5
Litigation: General Commercial: (New York) Highly Regarded – Band 5

Nine attorneys were ranked in the annual listing of the top law firms and attorneys. 

Steve Wolosky – Corporate/M&A Shareholder Activism, Senior Statespeople
Andrew Freedman – Corporate/M&A Shareholder Activism, Band 1
Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman – Corporate/M&A Shareholder Activism, Band 2
Ryan Nebel – Corporate/M&A Shareholder Activism, Band 3
Meagan Reda – Corporate/M&A Shareholder Activism, Band 3
Thomas Kearns – Real Estate: Mainly Dirt, Band 4
Nina Roket – Real Estate: Mainly Dirt, Band 4
Lori Marks-Esterman – Litigation: General Commercial, Band 5
Andrew Lustigman – Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory, Band 2

The Legal 500 US 

Olshan has been recognized as a Leading Law firm in The Legal 500 US 2024 in the area of Shareholder Activism (Tier 1). 

Six attorneys in the Shareholder Activism group were ranked. 

Leading Lawyers: Steve Wolosky, Andrew Freedman, Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman
Next Generation Partner: Ryan Nebel
Recommended Lawyer: Meagan Reda, Kenneth Mantel

Three attorneys in the Advertising group were ranked. 

Leading Lawyer: Andrew Lustigman
Recommended Lawyers: Scott Shaffer, Morgan Spina

Steve Wolosky Included in The Legal 500’s Inaugural M&A Powerlist – USA Region 2022.

The Best Lawyers in America 2024®

Olshan has been recognized as “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News-Best Lawyers® for Securities/Capital Markets, Real Estate, Commercial Litigation, Advertising, Trusts & Estates and Employee Benefits.

Eight of the firm’s lawyers were recognized as The Best Lawyers in America© 2024 along with the selection of three lawyers to the “Ones to Watch” list.

Nina Roket named to Real Estate Law
Andrew Lustigman named to Advertising Law
Thomas Kearns named to Real Estate Law
Mary Grieco named to Copyright Law
Thomas Fleming named to Commercial Litigation
Stephen Ferszt named to Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Trust & Estates
Dov Brandstatter named to Real Estate Law
Samuel Ross named to Real Estate Law
Jessica Stanton named to “Ones to Watch” in Real Estate Law
Richard Quatrano named to “Ones to Watch” in Corporate Law
Katherine Mateo named to “Ones to Watch” in Litigation - Securities

Super lAwyers

38 attorneys named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers® 2023 list.

Top legal advisor in shareholder activism

Olshan’s Shareholder Activism Practice has again been named the leading legal adviser to activist investors around the globe in the Bloomberg Activism Advisory League Tables 2022, a position it has held since the inception of the league tables.

London Stock Exchange Group Ranks Olshan as #1 Legal Advisor in Shareholder Activism Globally for 2022.

Steve Wolosky, Andrew Freedman, and Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman named among the top-13 attorneys in the shareholder activism space, according to Business Insider.

Olshan’s Shareholder Activism Practice has again been ranked #1 by FactSet’s Flashwire Advisor Quarterly 4Q 2022 as Olshan led the law firm category with 92 activist campaigns, a position held since the inception of the rankings. 

Olshan’s Shareholder Activism Practice was recently highlighted in a feature by The Deal entitled “Who’s Helping Whom ’22: Legal Advisors,” which focused on the most prominent law firms in the activist space during the second half of 2022.

Olshan’s Activist Practice Ranked as the #1 Law Firm in Shareholder Activism by Insightia for 8th Consecutive Year.

Deal of the year

Olshan Named a Finalist in Two M&A Advisor "Deal of the Year" Categories in 2022. The firm was selected as finalist for the “Private Equity Deal of the Year (between $500MM - $1B)" and “M&A Deal of the Year (between $500 MM - $1B) at the 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards.

Top 100 Restructuring Professionals

Adam Friedman Named A Top Restructuring Professional in the Global M&A Network’s list of Top 100 Restructuring Professionals in 2022. 

notable diverse leaders in law

Nina Roket, Lori Marks-Esterman and Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman named to Crain’s New York 2022 list of “Notable Diverse Leaders in Law.”

Notable Women in Law

Nina Roket and Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman Named to Crain’s New York  “Notable Women in Law” in 2023.

Top Women in Dealmaking

Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman Named Among Top Women in Dealmaking 2023 by The Deal.


Many of our attorneys are AV rated, the highest rating possible by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading nationwide legal directory for ranking the abilities of attorneys and law firms throughout the United States.

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