Burns & Levinson announced today that three of the firm’s partners, Joseph Maraia, Laura Studen and Ellen Zucker, have been recognized as “leading lawyers” in Chambers USA 2017 in their respective fields.

Maraia, listed for Intellectual Property in Massachusetts, focuses on strategic business counseling for clients. He counsels clients in the engineering arts and biotechnology sectors, with particular emphasis on medical devices, LED lighting solutions, semiconductor equipment, power supplies, lasers, image processing devices, optical components, plasma systems, alternative energy technologies, financial services, multimedia, multivariate analysis techniques, and software and telecommunications systems. Maraia is listed as an “IP Star” in Managing Intellectual Property, The Best Lawyers in America and Massachusetts Super Lawyers.

Studen, listed for Labor & Employment in Massachusetts, has handled complex disputes, including litigation in multiple venues and jurisdictions. She has been lead counsel in matters involving employment disputes including discrimination, wrongful discharge, workplace harassment, executive compensation and employment contract negotiations. Studen is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and Employment Law, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, and was named a “Top Woman of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2013.

Zucker, listed for Labor & Employment in Massachusetts, has successfully litigated and resolved a wide range of employment matters and obtained favorable results for clients in business litigation. Her clients include executives and professionals, as well as construction workers, private businesses and public charities. She has been lead counsel for clients with disputes in several jurisdictions. Zucker is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, and was named a “Top Lawyer of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2009.

Chambers’ rankings are based on the findings of its independent research team. The rankings data is culled from in-depth interviews with thousands of clients and lawyers across the country, with greater weight given to the views of the clients. Ranking criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

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