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2016 Guide to Most Powerful Employment Attorneys

LD Employment_BlackLawdragon is proud to present the 2016 Guide to the Most Powerful Employment Lawyers, the result of hundreds of law firm submissions and editorial research conducted over the past year. This is the ninth annual guide to leading corporate, defense-side employment lawyers we have produced in partnership with Human Resource Executive (HRE) magazine.

In addition to the 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers below, you can also view the Top 20 in Employee Benefits; the Top 20 in Traditional Labor & Employment Law; the Top 20 in Immigration40 Up and Comers in the field; and, for the fourth year, a Hall of Fame list.

Name Law Firm Location
Nancy L. Abell Paul Hastings Los Angeles
Rory Judd Albert Proskauer New York
Rosemary Alito K&L Gates Newark
Lorie E. Almon Seyfarth Shaw New York
Fred W. Alvarez Jones Day Palo Alto
Michael L. Banks Morgan Lewis Philadelphia
Paula A. Barran Barran Liebman Portland
Ned H. Bassen Hughes Hubbard New York
Mark Batten Proskauer Boston
Joseph Baumgarten Proskauer New York
Scott C. Beightol Michael Best Milwaukee
Charles S. Birenbaum Greenberg Traurig San Francisco
Elise M. Bloom Proskauer New York
James N. Boudreau Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia
Paul W. Cane Jr. Paul Hastings San Francisco
Mark Casciari Seyfarth Shaw Chicago
Charles S. Caulkins Fisher & Phillips Ft. Lauderdale
Apalla U. Chopra O’Melveny Los Angeles
Vincent A. Cino Jackson Lewis Morristown
Shauna Clark Norton Rose Fulbright Houston
Joseph T. Clees Ogletree Deakins Phoenix
William L. Cole Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp Los Angeles
John J. Coleman III Burr & Forman Birmingham
Catherine A. Conway Gibson Dunn Los Angeles
Harriet E. Cooperman Saul Ewing Baltimore
Joseph J. Costello Morgan Lewis Philadelphia
Barbara Jean D’Aquila Norton Rose Fulbright Minneapolis
Lisa J. Damon Seyfarth Shaw Boston
Mike Delikat Orrick New York
Lawrence C. DiNardo Jones Day Chicago
Dennis P. Duffy BakerHostetler Houston
Brian West Easley Jones Day Chicago
Kim F. Ebert Ogletree Deakins Indianapolis
Juan Enjamio Hunton & Williams Miami
Anne Marie Estevez Morgan Lewis Miami
Debra J. Fischman Sher Garner New Orleans
Mark J. Foley Drinker Biddle Philadelphia
Gary D. Friedman Weil New York
John P. Furfaro Skadden New York
Michael J. Gray Jones Day Chicago
Brian S. Greig Norton Rose Fulbright Austin
Elizabeth P. Hardy Kienbaum Opperwall Hardy & Pelton Birmingham
Gerald T. Hathaway Drinker Biddle New York
Lynne C. Hermle Orrick Menlo Park
Patrick H. Hicks Littler Las Vegas
Stephen J. Hirschfeld Hirschfeld Kraemer San Francisco
Robert W. Horton Bass Berry & Sims Nashville
Jerry M. Hunter Bryan Cave St. Louis
Maurice G. Jenkins Jackson Lewis Southfield
W. Carl Jordan Vinson & Elkins Houston
Ellen C. Kearns Constangy Boston
Jennifer P. Keller Baker Donelson Johnson City
Tracey A. Kennedy Sheppard Mullin Los Angeles
F. Curt Kirschner Jr. Jones Day San Francisco
Jeffrey S. Klein Weil New York
Jeffrey Kohn O’Melveny New York
Jay P. Krupin BakerHostetler Washington, D.C.
Matthew W. Lampe Jones Day New York
John B. Langel Ballard Spahr Philadelphia
Kevin B. Leblang Kramer Levin New York
Adam Levin Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp Los Angeles
John B. Lewis BakerHostetler Cleveland
Robert G. Lian Jr. Akin Gump Washington, D.C.
Joseph C. Liburt Orrick Menlo Park
Donald R. Livingston Akin Gump Washington, D.C.
Alison B. Marshall Jones Day Washington, D.C.
William C. Martucci Shook Kansas City
Matthew T. Miklave Robinson+Cole Stamford
Marko J. Mrkonich Littler Minneapolis
Daniel L. Nash Akin Gump Washington, D.C.
Michael Patrick O’Brien Jones Waldo Salt Lake City
Camille A. Olson Seyfarth Shaw Chicago
Anthony J. Oncidi Proskauer Los Angeles
William P. Perkins Seyfarth Shaw New York
Laura R. Petroff Winston & Strawn Los Angeles
Charles M. Poplstein Thompson Coburn St. Louis
Roger K. Quillen Fisher & Phillips Atlanta
Colleen M. Regan Seyfarth Shaw Los Angeles
D. Michael Reilly Lane Powell Seattle
Theodore O. Rogers Jr. Sullivan & Cromwell New York
Lawrence J. Rosenfeld Squire Patton Boggs Phoenix
Jeremy A. Roth Littler San Diego
Paul Salvatore Proskauer New York
Terry E. Sanchez Munger Tolles Los Angeles
Eugene Scalia Gibson Dunn Washington, D.C.
Jonathan A. Segal Duane Morris Philadelphia
Samuel S. Shaulson Morgan Lewis New York
Patrick W. Shea Paul Hastings New York
Dawn Siler-Nixon FordHarrison Tampa
Richard J. Simmons Sheppard Mullin Los Angeles
Grace E. Speights Morgan Lewis Washington, D.C.
Steven W. Suflas Ballard Spahr Cherry Hill
Nigel F. Telman Proskauer Chicago
Joseph E. Tilson Cozen O’Connor Chicago
Joseph J. Torres Winston & Strawn Chicago
Allan Weitzman Proskauer Boca Raton
A. Martin Wickliff Jr. Cozen O’Connor Houston
Kirby C. Wilcox Paul Hastings San Francisco
Robert M. Wolff Littler Cleveland
John F. Wymer III Sherman & Howard Atlanta

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