Sheehan Phinney Labor and Employment Group Earns Top Rankings

(June 1, 2017, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney’s Labor and Employment Law Group has once again received the highest rankings in New Hampshire for 2017 by Chambers USA, a prestigious directory of the country’s top law firms. Sheehan Phinney is the only firm in New Hampshire to be ranked Band 1 (highest ranking) in the state for all areas, which include Corporate/Commercial (including Tax), Environment, Labor & Employment, Litigation and Real Estate.

In addition, 4 Sheehan Phinney attorneys from the group were recognized as among the nation’s top lawyers in their respective fields:

Elizabeth A. Bailey – Labor & Employment
Alan P. Cleveland – Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
David W. McGrath – Labor & Employment
James P. Reidy – Labor & Employment

Chambers USA comments:

What the team is known for: Recommended for its representation of clients across New England in labor and employment law. Knowledge and experience working in both an advisory capacity and in defending clients in the courtroom. Expertise covers areas such as employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge and whistle-blower violations.

One client praises the firm as having “a very strong labor and employment section.” Another client comments: “They do a great job on labor and employment work.”

Key Attorneys:

Alan Cleveland is a highly regarded attorney whose practice focuses on the ERISA space, including both public and private pension plans.

James Reidy has extensive experience representing management clients in employment law matters. He has been lead partner on many of Sheehan’s most notable cases and is described by one interviewee as “very good, top-notch.”

Elizabeth Bailey is an experienced lawyer focusing on employment litigation. She is praised for her practicality and her ability to “communicate effectively” and to “talk through problems, particularly with opposing counsel.”

David McGrath focuses on employment litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Sources describe him as “brilliant,” noting that “he’s very cost-efficient. He always comes up with a solution.”

About Chambers USA

Each year Chambers USA researchers conduct thousands of interviews with attorneys and clients across the United States in order to rank attorneys based on their reputation in the market. The rankings are based on qualities such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment. For each firm referenced in the directory, Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers, provides detailed quotations from clients and peers, a list of practice strengths, an overview of recent work and a client listing. The guide is available on-line at

About the Firm

Sheehan Phinney is a full service business law firm representing local, national and international clients with innovative approaches and practical solutions. Founded in 1937, Sheehan Phinney has grown to over 60 attorneys with four offices throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts and is known for professional excellence, practical counsel and commitment to both its clients and the communities it serves. Sheehan Phinney is the exclusive member in New Hampshire of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of premier independent law firms.