Harter Secrest & Emery enjoys an impeccable reputation among our clients and colleagues, as evidenced by the numerous awards and recognitions received by the firm. Our reputation stems from exacting legal standards and our collegial, collaborative and integrated approach. Recognition of our work includes: 

Firm Honors

  • Market-leading 31 attorneys with individual rankings in Chambers USA 2021 America’s Leading Lawyers in Business
  • In addition to the individual attorney rankings, Chambers USA also recognized six practice groups at Harter Secrest & Emery.  The firm’s Immigration practice is the only practice based in Western New York to receive statewide recognition in the Immigration category. The firm also earned high rankings in the Upstate New York market for its Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Environment, Labor & Employment, Litigation, and Real Estate practices
  • The most U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2021 “Best Law Firms” top-tier rankings in Western New York, including:
    • National ranking for our Corporate and Land Use & Zoning Law practice areas
  • 49 attorneys selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in 2021 and 7 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

  • 28 attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list and 19 selected for recognition as 2019 Upstate New York Rising Stars

  • “Peer Review Rated” for ethical standards and legal ability by Martindale-Hubbell

  • 32 of the firm’s attorneys have received “AV” ratings from Martindale-Hubbell

  • Named to World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) 2020 edition
  • Named to Vault "Top 150 Under 150" list

  • Named top Intellectual Property law firm in Rochester by readers of the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record as part of the publications’ 2017 Reader Rankings survey

  • Awarded the 2017 Western New York Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York Diversity Award

  • Awarded the 2017 United Way of Greater Rochester's President’s Award

  • Awarded ACG® New York 2014 “Champion’s Energy Deal of the Year Award” by ACG New York and The M&A Advisor

  • Awarded “Diversity Law Firm of the Year” and “Mid Market Law Firm of the Year” in New York State by ACQ Global in 2013

  • Awarded Acquisitions International M&A Award for USA Leading Dealmaker for its representation of Eastman Kodak Company in connection with the sale of its image sensor business to a Platinum Equity Portfolio Company

  • Awarded National Law Journal’s “Midsized Hot List” recognition for 2012


This website presents only general information not intended as legal advice. Although we encourage calls, letters and emails from prospective clients, please keep in mind that merely contacting Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (HSE) does not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. Confidential information should not be sent to HSE until you have been notified in writing by HSE that a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Information sent to us before then may not be treated as confidential by HSE or the court.

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