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2018 Most Powerful Corporate Employment Lawyers

Lawdragon is proud to present the 2018 Guide to the Most Powerful Corporate Employment Lawyers, the result of hundreds of law firm submissions and editorial research conducted over the past year. This is the 11th 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 sixth year, a Hall of Fame list.

Name Law Firm City
Nancy L. Abell Paul Hastings Los Angeles
Paul Lancaster Adams Ogletree Deakins Philadelphia
Rory Judd Albert Proskauer New York
Rosemary Alito K&L Gates Newark
Lorie E. Almon Seyfarth Shaw New York
Michael L. Banks Morgan Lewis Philadelphia
Mario Barrera Norton Rose Fulbright San Antonio
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
Sarah Bouchard Morgan Lewis Philadelphia
James N. Boudreau Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia
Robert Brooks Adler Pollock Providence
Paul W. Cane Jr. Paul Hastings San Francisco
Mark Casciari Seyfarth Shaw Chicago
Charles S. Caulkins Fisher & Phillips Ft. Lauderdale
Terri Chase Jones Day New York
Apalla U. Chopra O’Melveny Los Angeles
Vincent A. Cino Jackson Lewis Morristown, N.J.
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
Karen Corman Skadden Los Angeles
Joseph J. Costello Morgan Lewis Philadelphia
M. Carter Crow Norton Rose Fulbright Houston
Lisa J. Damon Seyfarth Shaw Boston
Mike Delikat Orrick New York
Dennis P. Duffy BakerHostetler Houston
Brian West Easley Jones Day Minneapolis
Juan Enjamio Hunton & Williams Miami
Anne Marie Estevez Morgan Lewis Miami
Mark J. Foley Drinker Biddle Philadelphia
Gary D. Friedman Weil New York
Michael J. Gray Jones Day Chicago
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, Mich.
Wendy Johnson Lario Greenberg Traurig Florham Park, N.J.
Jennifer P. Keller Baker Donelson Johnson City, Tenn.
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
Matthew W. Lampe Jones Day New York
Kevin B. Leblang Kramer Levin New York
Adam Levin Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp Los Angeles
Robert G. Lian Jr. Akin Gump Washington, D.C.
Joseph C. Liburt Orrick Menlo Park
Jeffrey Londa Ogletree Deakins Houston
David Long-Daniels Greenberg Traurig Atlanta
Alison B. Marshall Jones Day Washington, D.C.
William C. Martucci Shook Washington, D.C.
Terence McCourt Greenberg Traurig Boston
Matthew T. Miklave Robinson+Cole Stamford, Conn.
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
Jessica Perry Orrick Menlo Park
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
Michael Roche Winston & Strawn Chicago
Theodore O. Rogers Jr. Sullivan & Cromwell New York
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.
David Schwartz Skadden New York
Jason Schwartz Gibson Dunn Washington, D.C.
Jonathan A. Segal Duane Morris Philadelphia
Todd  Shadle Godwin Bowman & Martinez Dallas
Samuel S. Shaulson Morgan Lewis New York
Patrick W. Shea Paul Hastings New York
Dawn Siler-Nixon FordHarrison Tampa
Grace E. Speights Morgan Lewis Washington, D.C.
Jonathan Stoler Sheppard Mullin New York
Julianne Story Husch Blackwell Kansas City, Mo.
Steven W. Suflas Ballard Spahr Denver
Nigel F. Telman Proskauer Chicago
Joseph E. Tilson Cozen O’Connor Chicago
Joseph J. Torres Winston & Strawn Chicago
Julie Totten Orrick Sacramento
Jeff Weintraub Fisher & Phillips Memphis
Robert M. Wolff Littler Cleveland