Spector Gadon Rosen Vinci P.C. Shareholder and Director George M. Vinci, Jr. has been selected as a 2019 Professional Excellence Award winner by The Legal Intelligencer, the oldest law journal in the United States. The Intelligencer’s panel selected Vinci as part of a group of only 10 winners across the Pennsylvania legal community in the category of Distinguished Leaders.
The category recognizes lawyers who achieved impressive results in the past year such as winning a notable case, and who demonstrate excellent leadership skills. Joining Vinci among the 10 honorees in his category is Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
In December 2018, Vinci secured a $100 million ($100,000,000) award against international accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP for its marketing of an abusive tax shelter. He successfully argued the case, which had 40 witnesses and more than 600 exhibits, from the trial court level to the Kentucky Supreme Court. As one of the highest verdicts ever obtained in that state, the precedent-setting ruling, which included an $80,000,000 punitive award, sent an important message.
Vinci and other Professional Excellence Award winners will be recognized in special editorial sections of The Legal Intelligencer and at an awards dinner set for Thursday, June 27 at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia.