From the 500 Vault: Nancy Abell

Photo by Dave Lauridsen

NANCY ABELL, global chair of Paul Hastings' employment law group and member of our Lawdragon 500 guide, as well as of our recently posted Guide to World-Class Employment Lawyers.     We did not go too far back into the Vault for our latest selection but instead chose a photo from our 2012 Magazine, taken by Dave Lauridsen. Abell was on our mind this week as we posted our guide to employer-side employment lawyers that we produce in partnership with Human Resource Executive Magazine. She has long since been one of the obvious … [Read more...]

From the 500 Vault: David Kendall

Photo by Hugh Williams

DAVID KENDALL, a veteran partner at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. and regular member of the Lawdragon 500 for his prominence in high-stakes civil and criminal litigaiton.   The longtime Williams & Connolly partner has one of the best beginnings of a web bio that we've come across, stating that he "has had a checkered legal career" and pointing out that "he was arrersted several times (but convicted only once) in Mississippi during the summer of 1964 while attempting to register voters." The … [Read more...]

From the 500 Vault: David Katz

Photo by Hugh Williams

DAVID KATZ, partner at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz in New York and a longtime member of the Lawdragon 500 guides for his handling of large and complex mergers and acquisitions.    Nothing screams for the weekend like the photograph of an attorney behind a pile of papers. We have taken many of these over the years. Katz, one of the nation's top dealmakers, was photographed in New York by Hugh Williams just about six years ago. Katz is also a regular commenator on corporate legal issues. You can read a sampling of … [Read more...]

From the 500 Vault: John Quinn

Photo by Hugh Williams

JOHN QUINN, a senior lawyer and name partner of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in Los Angeles, a regular 500 member and leader of the still-growing litigation firm.      The fierce litigator and friendly photo subject was photographed here by Hugh Williams in 2007, and then by Dave Lauridsen for our 2011 Magazine. Quinn's firm has been in the news recently for its acquisition of high-profile lateral partners and other expansion plans, as well as for its work for AIG against Bank of … [Read more...]

From the 500 Vault: Sergio Galvis

Photo by Hugh Williams

SERGIO GALVIS, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, regular member of our Lawdragon 500 guides for being one of the top international dealmakers, with a focus on Latin America.      We are a sucker for New York city shots, and this one by Hugh Williams for our 2007 magazine captures the stunning view at Sullivan & Cromwell's downtown offices. M&A master Galvis heads the firm's Latin American group, which is regularly honored for its work. The firm announced in March that the team won a pair of … [Read more...]

From the 500 Vault: Kenneth Feinberg

Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan

KENNETH FEINBERG of Feinberg Rozen, a regular on our Lawdragon 500 guides for work in setting up and managing victim compensation funds from some of the worst tragedies in recent history, including the Boston marathon bombings.   D.C.-based photographer Eli Meir Kaplan took this shot of Feinberg for our 2011 magazine. Feinberg had been in the news consistently for administration of the victim funds of the Sept. 11 attacks and also for the BP oil spill. As has been reported in many outlets, Feinberg, a Brockton native, is now … [Read more...]

From the 500 Vault: Sri Srinivasan


SRI SRINIVASAN, Principal Deputy Solictor General of the U.S., initially making our Lawdragon 500 guide for his appellate practice at O'Melveny & Myers, now at the Office of the Solicitor General.     Photographer Sean McCormick took this great shot of Sri Srinivasan in 2011, when he was an appellate partner at O'Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C. He made our 2012 Lawdragon 500 guide as a deputy solictor general, and is now President Obama's choice to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. … [Read more...]

From the 500 Vault: Tom Demetrio

Photo by Hugh Williams

TOM DEMETRIO, name partner of Corboy & Demetrio in Chicago, a regular on our Lawdragon 500 lists for his legendary status and continued excellence in plaintiffs' litigation.   It was appropriate for photographer Hugh Williams to capture legal legend Tom Demetrio behind airplane models, given his prominence in the area of aviation litigation. He also has been at the top of the Chicago bar in medical malpractice and product liability litigation. Dememtrio was photographed here in 2007. Another take: … [Read more...]

From the 500 Vault: Ted Olson

Photo by Hugh Williams

TED OLSON, appellate lawyer at Gibson Dunn, perenial member of our Lawdragon 500 guides for his high-profile Supreme Court work, including representing opponents of Prop. 8.  It was hard to ignore our many Vault photos of Gibson Dunn's Ted Olson, who is in the news this week for his Supreme Court advocacy for the opponents of California's gay-marriage ban. Hugh Williams took these for our 2009 Magazine. The work of Olson and his Bush v. Gore opponent David Boies also was detailed by Lawdragon publisher Katrina Dewey, in an … [Read more...]

From the 500 Vault: Brad Brian

Photo by Hugh Williams

BRAD BRIAN, veteran litigation partner at Munger Tolles & Olson in Los Angeles and regular member of the Lawdragon 500, currently showcasing his talents in the BP oil spill trial in New Orleans.   While we don't need a news hook for our From the Vault selections, Brad Brian's name came up as we followed the BP oil spill civil case currently in trial in New Orleans. Brian, a veteran of Munger Tolles & Olson, one of Los Angeles' venerable firms, is reprensting Transocean in the case.  These photos were taken by … [Read more...]