Resources - 2014


Schwartz Hannum PC Attorneys Named To Super Lawyers® List

The Firm is thrilled to announce that three of our attorneys were named to the 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers® List! We believe that this honor is a team effort that comes from the excellent work of every employee at the Firm.

Sara Goldsmith Schwartz, William E. Hannum III, and Jaimie A. McKean were selected for inclusion in the 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers® list in the area of Employment & Labor Law. Sara and Will were first acknowledged by Super Lawyers® in 2004. This is Jaimie’s third year of being selected for inclusion, after previously being named to the Rising Stars List from 2008-2013.

Schwartz Hannum is proud of our Super Lawyers and we congratulate each of them on this achievement. We also extend our gratitude to the entire Schwartz Hannum team for their continued hard work and service.

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Schwartz Hannum PC Recognized As A “Best Law Firm” In U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2017 Rankings

Schwartz Hannum is pleased to announce it has been ranked in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The Firm was recognized in the following areas for the Boston area:

  • Labor Law – Management (Tier 1)
  • Employment Law – Management (Tier 3)
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment (Tier 3)

The 2017 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas. Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for its abilities, its professionalism and its integrity.

This is the first year the Firm has been recognized in these prestigious listings. We would like to thank the entire Schwartz Hannum team and our clients for their continued support.

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Schwartz Hannum PC Recognized By Chambers USA

Schwartz Hannum PC is thrilled to announce that Sara Goldsmith Schwartz and William E. Hannum III have been recognized by Chambers and Partners as leading attorneys in labor and employment law in Massachusetts. This is the eleventh consecutive year that Sara has been honored and Will’s fourth year acknowledged by Chambers.

We are also thrilled that Chambers has listed the Firm as a “Noted Firm” and Jessica L. Herbster as a “Recognized Partner.”

The rankings were published in the recent Chambers USA 2016 guide.

Chambers publishes guides world-wide, ranking law firms and lawyers, and is a recognized leader in its field. Congratulations to Sara, Will, Jessica, and the Firm! And thank you to the entire Schwartz Hannum team for their excellent work supporting all of our clients.

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Schwartz Hannum PC Recognized By Diversity Business
Schwartz Hannum PC has once again been distinguished as one of the top entrepreneurs in the country by Diversity Business.

Schwartz Hannum PC was ranked:

  • 9 on the list of Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses in Massachusetts;
  • 20 on the list of Top 50 Diversity-Owned Businesses in Massachusetts;
  • 32 on the list of Top 50 Privately-Held Businesses in Massachusetts; and
  • 373 on the list of Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses in the U.S.

These awards are the foundation of’s annual Top Business List, which Diversity Business describes as a comprehensive look at America’s privately-held companies and a widely recognized and respected compilation of companies that truly differentiate themselves in the economy today.

The Firm thanks its clients, employees and colleagues for making this achievement possible.

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Schwartz Hannum PC Named To The BTI Brand Elite Honor Roll
Schwartz Hannum PC is thrilled to announce that the Firm has been named to the BTI Brand Elite Honor Roll for the second consecutive year. The list is published by the BTI Consulting Group, the leading provider of strategic research to the legal community.

The BTI Brand Elite list is determined solely on in-depth interviews with 639 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. GC’s are polled on which firms they recommend most as a primary law firm, which firms are the safest choice for high-risk work, how likely a firm is to be an industry leader over the long term, and changes a firm makes to improve the client experience.

BTI Consulting Group also listed Schwartz Hannum PC on its 2016 Client Service A-Team list, and William E. Hannum III was recently named a 2016 Client Service All-Star MVP.

The Firm thanks its clients, employees and colleagues for making this achievement possible.

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Schwartz Hannum PC is proud to support Boston Bar Foundations’ Summer Jobs Program
Schwartz Hannum PC was a King Sponsor of the Boston Bar Foundation’s Casino Night fundraiser to help fund summer jobs for Boston teens. Held on Thursday, March 31st, Casino Night raised over $45,000 which will allow the Boston Bar Foundation to provide 10 paid summer internships for Boston Public School students at area non-profits, government offices and the courts through the BBA Summer Jobs Program. The program, which is a collaboration among the BBA, Boston Public Schools, the Mayor’s Office and law firms throughout Boston, has provided more than 750 summer employment opportunities for young people since 1993.

We are so excited to have been a part of this wonderful evening and we can’t wait to hear all about the accomplishments of this year’s Summer Jobs Class!

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William E. Hannum III Is A BTI Client Service All-Star MVP
Schwartz Hannum PC is proud to announce that Will Hannum has been named a BTI Client Service All-Star for the second consecutive year!  Will received an “All-Star MVP” designation as one of only 61 attorneys on the 2016 list recognized for outstanding client service two or more years in a row.

Published by The BTI Consulting Group, the 2016 BTI Client Service All-Stars report recognizes 312 attorneys for demonstrating excellence in client service. The only way for an attorney to be a BTI Client Service All-Star is to be nominated by corporate counsel for standout client service. An attorney or law firm cannot self-nominate. In the report, corporate counsel cite six attributes in identifying a BTI Client Service All-Star: client focus, innovative thought leadership, unmatched business understanding, legal skills, outsized value, and outstanding results.  Congratulations to Will, and many thanks to each member of the team at Schwartz Hannum who has provided All Star service to clients during 2015!