Bayard Director Stephen B. Brauerman and Associates Justin R. Alberto and Kara M. Swasey were selected as 2014 Delaware Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.
Steve Brauerman is a director at Bayard who concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, commercial and intellectual property litigation in Delaware’s state and federal courts. In 2014, he was also recognized by Chambers USA as a “Leader in [His] Field” in the areas of both Chancery and Intellectual Property. Steve currently serves as Vice-chair of the Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, and Alternative Entities Subcommittee and Membership chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He is also secretary of the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
Justin Alberto is an associate at Bayard who focuses his practice on corporate bankruptcy and restructuring, including representation of debtors, creditors, committees, and other interested parties in complex bankruptcy proceedings. Justin currently serves as a board member for the Federal Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Law Section and as a contributing writer to the Monthly Bankruptcy Law Circuit Updates. He also is a member of the Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court and serves as a member of its Pro Bono Committee. In 2013, he was selected to participate in the Federal Trial Practice Seminar sponsored by the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.
Kara Swasey, an associate at Bayard, concentrates her practice in family law including divorce, property division, custody, child support, guardianships and protection from abuse. Kara provides litigation support to the Firm’s corporate, real estate, and commercial law practices. She is the Chair of the Family Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. She is also a member of the Melson Arsht Inn of Court and serves on its executive committee.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The Rising Stars list is developed using the same patented multiphase selection process used for the Super Lawyers list, but attorneys included in Rising Stars must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Additionally, while up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named as Rising Stars.