Award Winning

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP has achieved unparalleled success over the past decade, securing extraordinary systemic changes in corporate America, and over a billion dollars for the Firm’s clients and the U.S. government. Below, is a list of our Firm’s awards:

AV-Rated Law Firm

AV Rated

AV Preeminent Rating Martindale-Hubbell

NLJ Trailblazer

National Law Journal Trailblazers

David Sanford was named a 2018 National Law Journal Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Trailblazer

Ed Chapin was named a 2019 National Law Journal Employment Trailblazer

california Trailblazer

California Trailblazers

Ed Chapin was named a 2020 California Trailblazer by The Recorder

NLJ Elite 2019

2019 National Law Journal Elite Lawyers

Sanford Heisler Sharp named 2019 Elite Lawyers in the categories of Employment Law and Discrimination.

Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation

Ranked nationwide and in five locations for Labor and Employment by Benchmark Litigation in 2020

David Sanford – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Jeremy Heisler – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Kevin Sharp – Labor & Employment Star – South

H. Vincent McKnight – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Ed Chapin – Labor & Employment Star – West

Russell Kornblith – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Deborah K. Marcuse – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Felicia Gilbert – Labor & Employment Star – West

Andrew Melzer – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Michael Palmer – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Kate Mueting – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Alexandra Harwin – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation

2020 Labor & Employment Employee-Side Firm of the Year

Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation

Ranked in six locations for Labor and Employment by Benchmark Litigation in 2019

David Sanford – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Jeremy Heisler – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Kevin Sharp – Labor & Employment Star – South

H. Vincent McKnight – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Ed Chapin – Labor & Employment Star – West

Russell Kornblith – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Deborah K. Marcuse – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Andrew Melzer – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Michael Palmer – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Kate Mueting – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Alexandra Harwin – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation

Ranked in four locations for Labor and Employment by Benchmark Litigation in 2018

David Sanford – Labor & Employment Attorney of the Year

Jeremy Heisler – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Kevin Sharp – Labor & Employment Star – South

H. Vincent McKnight – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Ed Chapin – Labor & Employment Star – West

Russell Kornblith – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Deborah K. Marcuse – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Andrew Melzer – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Kate Mueting – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

Alexandra Harwin – Labor & Employment Star – Northeast

American Bar Foundation

American Bar Foundation

David Sanford and Deborah H. Marcuse are Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

Lawdragon 500 2020 logo

2020 Lawdragon 500

The following attorneys were named to the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers list:
David Sanford

Jeremy Heisler

Kevin Sharp

H. Vincent McKnight

Ed Chapin

Russell Kornblith

Deborah K. Marcuse

Andrew Melzer

Michael Palmer

Kate Mueting

Saba Bireda

Attorney for Justice

2019 Attorney for Justice

Kevin Sharp was named the 2019 Attorney for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court

Legal Leaders

Legal Leaders 2019

David Sanford, Vince McKnight Jr., Altomease Kennedy, and Thomas J. Henderson named 2019 Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers

Chambers & Partners Ranked 2020

Chambers & Partners 2020

Ranked in USA by Chambers and Partners in 2020

David Sanford ranked as a Chambers USA 2020 Leader in the Field in New York for Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation

Chambers & Partners Ranked 2019

Chambers & Partners 2019

Ranked in USA by Chambers and Partners in 2019

David Sanford ranked as a Chambers USA 2019 Leader in the Field in New York for Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation

Chambers & Partners Ranked 2018

Chambers & Partners 2018

Ranked in USA by Chambers and Partners in 2018

David Sanford ranked as a Chambers USA 2018 Leader in the Field in New York for Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation

Legal Leaders

Legal Leaders 2018

David Sanford, Vince McKnight Jr., Altomease Kennedy, and Thomas J. Henderson named 2018 Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers

Lawdragon 500

2019 Lawdragon

David Sanford, Jeremy Heisler, H. Vincent McKnight, and Deborah K. Marcuse were selected for the 2019 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers list

Lawdragon 500

Lawdragon

David Sanford was named as one of the 2018 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers

VA Elite 2019

Virginia Business Legal Elite 2019

Of Counsel Johan Conrod named a 2019 Legal Elite in the category of appelate law by the Virigina Business magazine.

Top Rated Lawyers

Top Rated Lawyers

American Lawyer- Top Rated Employment Lawyers

Corporate Counsel- Top Rated Employment Lawyers

National Law Journal- Top Rated Employment Lawyers

Chambers & Partners Ranked 2017

Chambers & Partners 2017

Ranked in USA by Chambers and Partners in 2017

David Sanford ranked as a Chambers USA 2017 Leader in the Field in New York for Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation

Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers

David Sanford – DC and New York Metro Super Lawyer

Jeremy Heisler – New York Metro Super Lawyer

Judge Kevin Sharp – Mid-South Super Lawyer

H. Vincent McKnight Jr. – DC Super Lawyer

Ed Chapin – San Diego Super Lawyer; One of the Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers for 2008, 2009, 2015, 2017, 2018

Deborah K. Marcuse – Maryland Rising Star Super Lawyer

Russell Kornblith – New York Metro Rising Star Super Lawyer

Andrew Melzer – New York Metro Super Lawyer

Michael Palmer – New York Metro Super Lawyer

Kate Mueting – DC Rising Star Super Lawyer

Alexandra Harwin – New York Metro Rising Star Super Lawyer

Steven J. Kelly – Maryland Super Lawyer

Andrew Miller – DC Rising Star Super Lawyer

Leigh Anne St. Charles – Mid-South Rising Star Super Lawyer

Danielle Fuschetti – Northern California Rising Star Super Lawyer

Qiaojing Ella Zheng – Northern California Rising Star Super Lawyer

Altomease Kennedy – DC Super Lawyer

Best Law Firm 2021

Best Law Firm 2021

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP is ranked nationwide for its ERISA Litigation practice. It is also ranked in the following regions: its Employment Law practice in San Francisco; its Commercial Litigation practice in San Diego; its Employment Law, Commercial Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, and ERISA Litigation practices in Washington, DC; and its Employment Law practice in Nashville.

Best Law Firm 2020

Best Law Firm 2020

Ranked for its Employment Law practice in San Francisco; for its Commercial Litigation practice in San Diego; and for its Commercial Litigation practice in Washington, DC.

US Law Firms Ranked 2019

Best Law Firm 2019

Ranked for its Employment Law practice in San Francisco; for its Commercial Litigation practice in San Diego; and for its Commercial Litigation practice in Washington, DC.

US Law Firms Ranked 2018

Best Law Firm 2018

Ranked for its Employment Law practice in San Francisco; for its Commercial Litigation practice in San Diego; and for its Commercial Litigation practice in Washington, DC.

US Law Firms Ranked 2017

Best Law Firm 2017

Ranked for its Employment Law practice in San Francisco; for its Commercial Litigation practice in San Diego; and for its Commercial Litigation practice in Washington, DC.

Best Law Firm 2016

Best Law Firm 2016

Ranked for its Employment Law practice in San Francisco; for its Commercial Litigation practice in San Diego; and for its Commercial Litigation practice in Washington, DC.

Lawyers of Distinction

Lawyers of Distinction

David Sanford was named a 2018-20 Lawyer of Distinction

H. Vincent McKnight was named a 2019-20 Lawyer of Distinction

Deborah K. Marcuse was named a 2020 Lawyer of Distinction

TopVerdict.com 2019

TopVerdict.com

Named the 90th top verdict in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.com for the Beth Burns wrongful termination lawsuit

TopVerdict.com 2018

TopVerdict.com

Named the 62nd top civil rights violation verdict in the United States in 2018 by TopVerdict.com for the Ravina vs. Columbia University, et al.

TopVerdict.com 2017

TopVerdict.com

Named the 8th top class action settlement in California in 2017 by TopVerdict.com for the Google wage and hour class action settlement

TopVerdict.com 2016

TopVerdict.com

Named the 12th top settlement in California in 2016 by TopVerdict.com for the Qualcomm gender discrimination class action

Chambers & Partners Ranked 2016

Chambers & Partners 2016

Ranked in USA by Chambers and Partners in 2016

Law Firm of the Month 2016

Law Firm of the Month

San Diego Attorney Journal, February 2016

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Best Lawyers in America

David Sanford – Best Lawyers in America

Judge Kevin Sharp – Best Lawyers in America

H. Vincent McKnight Jr. – Best Lawyers in America

Ed Chapin – Best Lawyers in America

Kate Mueting – Best Lawyers in America

Leigh Anne St. Charles – Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch

Johan Conrod – Best Lawyers in America

Conor Ahern – Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch

Legal Leaders

Legal Leaders 2015

New York Area’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015 by New York Magazine

National Law Journal DC Rising Star

National Law Journal

Saba Bireda – 2019 DC Rising Star
Kate Mueting – 2017 DC Rising Star

Best Law Firm 2015

Best Law Firm 2015

US News Best Lawyers National Tier 1 Employment Firm, San Francisco

2015 Elite Trial Lawyers

2015 Elite Trial Lawyers

National Law Journal – Elite Trial Lawyers 2015

National Law Journal – Elite Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame Class 2015, David Sanford

2015 Litigation Boutique Hot List

2015 Litigation Boutique Hot List

National Law Journal – 2015 Litigation Boutique Hot List

CATLA NWHTL National Trial Lawyers Association

National Trial Lawyers Association

David Sanford – Top 25 Class Action Trial Lawyers

David Sanford – Top 10 Wage & Hour Trial Lawyers

Kevin Sharp – The National Trial Lawyers Top 100

Deborah K. Marcuse – The National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff – Top 100

Alexandra Harwin – Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in New York

2014 Elite Trial Lawyers

2014 Elite Trial Lawyers

National Law Journal – Elite Trial Lawyers 2014

2013 Litigation Boutique Hot List

2013 Litigation Boutique Hot List

National Law Journal – 2013 Litigation Boutique Hot List

Employment Litigation Department of the Year

Employment Litigation Department of the Year

National Law Journal/Legal Times – Washington, DC Employment Litigation Department of the Year

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