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TroyGould Announces Two Attorneys Included in 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® Third Consecutive Year

LOS ANGELES – (August 25, 2022) – TroyGould, a nationally recognized business and securities law firm, announced today that two of its attorneys were included in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America,® the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed company in the legal profession. 2023 marks the third consecutive year that both attorneys Christopher R. Lilly and David L. Ficksman have been selected for this recognition. Mr. Ficksman also received a 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” designation by The Best Lawyers in America.

The 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America recognizes only the top 5.3 percent of elite lawyers in the nation across 150 practice areas. More than 12 million evaluations were considered to identify this year’s exclusive group of Best Lawyers honorees.

The two selected TroyGould attorneys are:

  • Christopher A. LillyBest Lawyers in the fields of Labor and Employment Law.
  • David L. FicksmanBest Lawyers and “Lawyer of the Year” in the fields of Securities/Capital Markets Law.

The “Lawyer of the Year” is awarded to the attorney that receives the highest voter feedback from their peers in a particular practice area and region indicative of a stellar reputation and work ethic. David Ficksman received the highest voter feedback from his peers in Los Angeles for Securities / Capital Markets Law.

“This is an important recognition for our industry and we are grateful to have Chris and David recognized by peers for their great work,” said Aaron Bloom, Managing Member of TroyGould. “On the heels of celebrating 50 years of success, we are honored to have a solid team who are all dedicated to providing such a superior level of service to our clients.”

Mr. Lilly is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in employment, securities and finance, and entertainment, as well as appellate matters. He is chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee. Before joining TroyGould, he was an associate with Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he worked extensively on the defense of securities fraud and wage and hour class action cases.

Mr. Ficksman’s practice focuses on securities, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. He also assists clients in preparing for and responding to investigations and litigation. He represents US and international clients in a wide variety of industries, including life sciences, gaming, aerospace, telecommunications, technology, publishing, environmental and financial services.


About TroyGould

Celebrating 50 years of success as one of Southern California’s leading business law firms, TroyGould is recognized in the U.S. and abroad for its success in helping both U.S. and non-U.S entities and individuals achieve their business goals.  The firm’s transactional and litigation clients range from emerging companies to middle-market and Fortune 500 companies across a diverse set of industries including technology, life sciences, healthcare, entertainment/media, renewable energy, manufacturing, food and beverage, real estate and consumer products. For more information, visit


About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers awards are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe.


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