Virginia Business Magazine Names Eckert Seamans Lawyers Among 2022 Legal Elite
December 7, 2022
Virginia Business magazine selected five lawyers from Eckert Seamans’ Richmond, Va. office for the publication’s 2022 Legal Elite. Launched in 2000, the accolade identifies the top Virginia attorneys across 20 specialties in cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association. The results are based on peer reviews and feedback from more than 14,000 attorneys and more than 50 law firms.
The recognized Eckert Seamans attorneys and the specialties for which they were honored include:
- David Clarke – Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative
- Karen Elliott – Labor/Employment Law
- William Hurd – Appellate Law
- Eric Page – Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative
- Christopher Perkins – Bankruptcy/Creditor’s Rights
David Clarke’s practice blends general counsel representation of a variety of business interests with regulatory, administrative, and government relations matters before state regulatory bodies and agencies. He advises clients in the energy, technology, healthcare, and communications industries on key policy, legislative, and regulatory compliance advocacy matters.
Karen Elliott focuses her practice on labor and employment law and commercial litigation matters. She advises clients of all sizes in a range of industries, including healthcare, construction, entertainment, and retail, on reasonable business solutions for their human resource challenges, as well as complex investigations.
Bill Hurd specializes in federal and state appellate litigation, complex and high-stakes issues, and government and internal investigations. He has experience representing businesses under investigation by state attorneys general across the nation and served as the first solicitor general of Virginia (1999-2004). Hurd has also argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including the landmark decision in Virginia v. Black, upholding Virginia’s anti-Klan statute banning cross-burning with intent to intimidate.
Eric Page represents regulated and non-regulated utilities such as electric generation, transmission, and distribution companies, telecommunications carriers, natural gas distribution and pipeline companies, and water and sewer companies. He also handles a wide range of regulatory and administrative matters for insurance companies, producers, and agencies, as well as securities dealers and brokers, financial institutions, and other clients in licensing, enforcement, and registration proceedings.
Christopher Perkins focuses his practice on all aspects of bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, business reorganizations, receiverships, workouts, and commercial litigation. He represents Chapter 11 debtors, lenders, and other secured creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees, receivers, lessors and vendors on bankruptcy matters, as well as handles commercial litigation cases involving the Uniform Commercial Code, lender liability, fraudulent conveyance, and business torts, among others.