Legends of the 500

Lawyers who have made the Lawdragon 500 at least 10 times.

Lawdragon 500: The Legends (21-30)

Mike McKool

McKool Smith - Dallas (Photo by Justin Clemons)

The fabulous and aptly named litigation star founded a law firm juggernaut while trying more than 100 jury trials for clients from Alcoa to Medtronic.

Ted Mirvis

Wachtell Lipton - New York (Photo by Hugh Williams)

A genius litigator and corporate governance expert who’s relied on by everyone from Bank of America to Ken Langone when every single one of the chips are on the line.

Gary Naftalis

Kramer Levin - New York (Photo by Erica Freudenstein)

The deeply respected white-collar defender has the back of everyone from Michael Eisner to Rajat Gupta to the oldest U.S. synagogue.

Steven Newborn

Weil - Washington, D.C. (Photo provided by the firm)

This legendary antitrust star has an unparalleled record of gaining antitrust approval for the largest companies in the world from Allergan to ExxonMobil to Johnson & Johnson.

Eileen Nugent

Skadden - New York (Photo by Hugh Williams)

One of the world’s top dealmakers and global co-head of Skadden’s Transactions Practices, Nugent handles billions in M&A and LBO deals on a daily basis.

Carter Phillips

Sidley Austin - Washington, D.C. (Photo provided by the firm)

This highly regarded appellate advocate also runs one of the world’s biggest law firms.

Joe Power

Power Rogers – Chicago (Photo by Michelle Nolan)

A true working class hero for the most badly injured Chicagoans, Power appeals to juries and judges alike with brains, persuasion, tenacity and heartfelt dedication.

Gordon Rather

Wright Lindsey - Little Rock, Ark. (Photo provided by the firm)

Mr. Arkansas is lauded as one of the nation’s great trial lawyers with a particular way with juries on behalf of his corporate clients, and a gracious manner noted by all.

Alison Ressler

Sullivan & Cromwell - Los Angeles (Photo by Amy Cantrell)

California Resources, Valeant and Ares all call upon this exceptionally gifted M&A and corporate governance lawyer who’s anchored Sullivan & Cromwell’s West Coast presence since 1984.

Paul Schnell

Skadden - New York (Photo by Laura Barisonzi)

This jaw-dropping global dealmaker and healthcare deal expert handled $450B in global deals in 2015 alone, including 23 exceeding $1B.

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