Gray Plant Mooty’s Peter Klarfeld & Eric Yaffe Named DC Super Lawyers


WASHINGTON, DC (May 31, 2012) — The law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that Peter Klarfeld and Eric Yaffe—principals with the firm’s Washington, DC, office—have been named 2012 Washington DC Super Lawyers.

“Super Lawyers” are identified through a comprehensive, peer-reviewed evaluation process, which includes surveying thousands of attorneys and asking them to nominate the best attorneys they have personally observed in action. Nominees are scored based on the number of votes they receive, with more weight given to votes from outside their own firms. Only the top 5 percent of lawyers, from nearly 70 practice areas, are named “Super Lawyers.”

Klarfeld concentrates his practice on franchise litigation. He is one of the most experienced franchise trial and appellate lawyers in the country and has represented many of the largest franchisors in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Klarfeld is also a well-respected leader of the franchise bar, having served on the governing committee of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising from 2007 to 2010. Klarfeld received his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Virginia Law School.

Yaffe is the managing officer of Gray Plant Mooty’s Washington, DC, office and a senior member of the firm’s Business & General Litigation and Franchise & Distribution practice groups. He also leads the firm's White Collar Defense team. Previously, Yaffe served nine years as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. Yaffe received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

About GPM:

Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a 170-attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota, and Washington, DC. Our attorneys and staff provide exceptional client service and value to our clients, and directly or with our global affiliations, we provide comprehensive legal services on a regional, national, and global basis.