Legends of the 500
Lawyers who have made the Lawdragon 500 at least 10 times.
As a legendary prosecutor, he took down governors and international terrorists, and now works on the highest of high-profile and confidential matters as one of Skadden’s most coveted partners.
This New Orleans born and raised powerbroker leads the new crop of ``lawyers to know`` in Louisiana, representing the state in its biggest battle – against coastal erosion.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The one. The only. Look away in shame as you must because you are not her. But say thanks anyway. Rarely does someone of such intense intellect, composure and dedication pass our way.
One of the most intelligent and erudite litigators to emerge over the past 20 years, he’s called upon by Volkswagen, Enron, the New York Giants, and – given his partnership at America’s leading financial law firm – every bank you can name.
Among the most feared corporate litigators, the first female chair of litigation at Cravath has litigated more than $500 billion in disputed deals in the past five years alone.
You don’t become the longtime co-executive chairman of the world’s most elite law firm for nothing, as this banking M&A major domo proves over and over again.
One of the world’s leading authorities on securities litigation, Kasner has defended and made ‘good’ law for illustrious companies claimed to have wronged their investors.
The esteemed former acting solicitor general of the U.S. has deftly argued more high court cases than any racial minority attorney – except Thurgood Marshall. Oyez.
The legendary New Orleans divorce lawyer is also managing partner of his famous firm after years of leading class actions and representing the ACLU to ensure marriage equality and equal rights.
He’s the olive in the cocktail, the Frank Sinatra of the Rat Pack. Which is to say, he’s supremely that guy – the politico, legal genius and community activist without whom there’s only a bunch of separate voices.