Best Lawyers in America has named three Manatt attorneys “Lawyer of the Year” for 2022—Michael Berger in Los Angeles; Barry Lee in San Francisco; and James Lytle in Albany.
2022 Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year, Los Angeles
A senior counsel in the firm’s appellate practice, Berger is one of California’s preeminent appellate lawyers, and one of the top land use and condemnation lawyers in the United States. His practice covers planning, zoning, eminent domain, various kinds of business litigation, landslides, contract, due process, equal protection, defective construction, nuisance, insurance and environmental law.
2022 Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants Lawyer of the Year, San Francisco
Barry Lee is a partner in the civil trial and appellate practice and is resident in the firm's San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. He focuses on commercial litigation and has extensive jury and bench trial experience encompassing a variety of areas, including antitrust/unfair competition, banking/lender liability, construction, consumer class actions, employment, environmental, financial services and enforcement, insurance coverage, probate, products liability, real estate and securities.
2022 Government Relations Practice Lawyer of the Year, Albany
Jim Lytle oversees the firm’s New York State government, regulatory policy and government contracts practice and is a member of Manatt Health. He represents a broad array of clients before the Legislature, the executive branch and the courts, both within New York State and beyond, generally regarding issues at the intersection of the public and private sectors for heavily regulated industries.
View Manatt’s full list of attorneys recognized in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America report here.