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Wiley Rein’s Robert Smith and Maureen O’Brien Named 2015 Legal Eagles by Franchise Times

April 1, 2015

Robert A. Smith, chair of Wiley Rein’s Franchise Practice, and Maureen A. O’Brien, special counsel in the Practice, were named 2015 Legal Eagles for their transactional work by Franchise Times, one of the country’s leading news sources for the franchising industry. Mr. Smith also was named to the Legal Eagle list in 2013 and 2014.

The magazine asked the honorees to share their best advice for clients as part of the special feature, which named 193 lawyers in regions across the country. The Franchise Times describes those who made the list as “superior attorneys,” selected from nominations by their clients and peers, and the magazine’s editors. Franchise Times’ annual Legal Eagles issue has been published for 12 years running.

Wiley Rein’s Franchise Group provides a full range of legal services to meet the needs of franchisors. In addition to representing franchisors on a wide range of domestic matters, the group has handled franchise deals in over 70 countries.