Nine BakerHostetler Attorneys Named 2022 BTI Client Service All-Stars

BakerHostetler is in the top 1% of law firms honored

Press Releases / February 8, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Feb. 8, 2022 — BakerHostetler proudly announces that nine firm attorneys were recognized in the 21st edition of BTI Client Service All-Stars. Compiled by BTI Consulting Group, Inc., this report highlights the attorneys that continue to step up client service to world class levels. These attorneys earn the respect and recommendation from top legal decision makers around the globe.

This year partners Casie D. Collignon, Patrick H. Haggerty, Suzanne K. Hanselman, Craig A. Hoffman, Andreas T. Kaltsounis, Paul G. Karlsgodt, Theodore J. Kobus III, Lynn Sessions and associate Amy E. Beverlin were recognized as attorneys that, “know how to step in to provide the best help at the right time.” This is the eighth consecutive year that BakerHostetler attorneys have been highlighted in the report. Three firm attorneys – Hoffman, Kobus and Beverlin – are recognized as Super All-Stars, meaning they are among just 27 attorneys who received commendation from more than 1 client.

“BakerHostetler is home to 9 BTI Client Service All-Stars in 2022, placing the firm in the top 1% of all law firms. The firm boasts more BTI Super All-Stars than any other law firm. Considering the demanding environment this strong showing is especially impressive,” says Michael B. Rynowecer, President at The BTI Consulting Group, who has directed this study for more than 20 years.

Casie D. Collignon

A leading professional services firm nominated Collignon, who is named to the list for the first time. She is a Partner in the firm’s Privacy and Digital Risk Class Action and Litigation team and leads the Denver office’s Digital Assets and Data Management practice group. Collignon is recognized for her breadth of knowledge and experience in identifying risks.

Patrick H. Haggerty

A major retailer nominated Haggerty for this recognition. A Partner in BakerHostetler’s Digital Risk Advisory and Cybersecurity team, clients turn to him for his experience and insights gained from helping organizations address hundreds of security incidents to develop prioritized privacy and cybersecurity strategies, effectively respond to data security incidents and defend regulatory actions. This is his first year on the list.

Suzanne K. Hanselman

Nominated by a leading chemicals company, this is the second year Hanselman was named to this prestigious list, making her an All-Star MVP. A Partner in the firm’s Corporate Governance team, Hanselman advises companies on day-to-day corporate issues, ensures compliance with federal securities law and provides guidance to general counsel.

Craig A. Hoffman

A major food company and prominent retailer nominated Hoffman, making it him a Super All-Star. Honored for the third year, also making him an All-Star MVP, clients noted that Hoffman is, “very effective, practical and responsive.” He is a; Partner at BakerHostetler and co-leads the Digital Risk Advisory and Cybersecurity team.

Andreas T. Kaltsounis

Kaltsounis was nominated by a prominent multi-national client for his “deep knowledge in cybersecurity.” A Partner at BakerHostetler, he co-leads the firm’s national Digital Risk Advisory and Cybersecurity Team and serves as the Seattle Digital Assets and Data Management Office Practice Group Leader.

Paul G. Karlsgodt

Nominated by a large retailer, Karlsgodt serves as the leader of BakerHostetler’s Privacy and Digital Risk Class Action and Litigation team as is recognized as a “master of his craft.” Also on the list for the first time, he has significant experience defending class actions in the complex and cutting-edge area of data privacy on behalf of companies and organizations in a variety of industries, including the insurance, health care, consumer and education sectors.

Theodore J. Kobus III

A Super All-Star, Kobus was recognized by both a major professional services firm and a large health insurer. He is recognized for managing “the fallout from a major data breach” and for his “connections and depth of knowledge.” Kobus is a Partner at BakerHostetler and leads the firm’s Digital Assets and Data Management Practice Group.

Lynn Sessions

Sessions was nominated by a pharmaceutical company for being exceptionally responsive and is on the list for the first time. She is a Partner and leads the Healthcare Privacy and Compliance team as well as the firm’s Healthcare Industry team.

Amy E. Beverlin

Beverlin earned nominations from multiple clients, including a Fortune 100 wholesaler, making her a Super All-Star. This year marks the first year she appears on the list. Clients remark that Beverlin, “has great depth of experience” and “understands all of the issues.” An associate in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, she works closely and proactively with employers to develop and implement creative and pragmatic ways to prevent, litigate and resolve employment-related and other business disputes and issues.


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