Legends of the 500

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

Lawdragon 500: The Legends (2017)

One of the best decisions we ever made at Lawdragon was launching “The Legends” guide in 2015, our 10th year anniversary. Each year, when making our final selections, it is painfully obvious how hard it is to make the Lawdragon 500 – which represents far less than one percent of all U.S. lawyers.

What, then, to say about the lawyers who have made our guide 10 times? The challenge is highlighted by this year’s tight-knit group. After 50 attorneys to initially make the inaugural guide, we added 41 last year and just 17 for this year. Whatever the size, it’s an astonishing group that represents the very best of the profession.


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Scott Barshay

Paul Weiss – New York (Photo provided by the firm)

The global head of Paul Weiss’ M&A practice has worked on an incredible array of multibillion-dollar deals over his career, including Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $107B acquisition of SABMiller.

Scott Edelman

Milbank – New York (Photo by Hugh Williams)

Many corporations and individuals trust their biggest cases to the steady Edelman, who wins case after case while also chairing his firm.

Jay Eisenhofer

Grant & Eisenhofer – New York (Photo by Hugh Williams)

It’s hard to find a more sought after plaintiffs’ litigator for complex securities and corporate governance matters. Over the years, Eisenhofer has brought in many billions in recoveries for his clients.

Patricia Glaser

Glaser Weil – Los Angeles (Photo by Amy Cantrell)

Quite simply the go-to litigator in Los Angeles for business litigation and other high-profile cases for clients like Kirk Kerkorian, Paula Deen, Miley Cyrus, Conan O’Brien and many more.

Jamie Gorelick

WilmerHale – Washington, D.C. (Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan)

Jared Kushner was merely the latest in a long line of prominent clients to turn to one of Washington’s most admired litigators, who is a former Pentagon General Counsel and long-serving Deputy Attorney General.

Mark Greene

Cravath – New York (Photo provided by the firm)

The head of Cravath’s corporate department and international practice has taken the lead on many deals of the firm's elite client roster, long since earning the reputation as one of his generation’s best transactional attorneys.

Nina Gussack

Pepper Hamilton – Philadelphia (Photo provided by the firm)

Since Lawdragon opened its doors in 2005, no attorney has been better than Gussack at defending pharmaceutical and medical device companies in complex litigation.

Kenton King

Skadden – Palo Alto (Photo provided by the firm)

When people think of the world’s most powerful law firm and the Silicon Valley, they think of Kenton King – master dealmaker in the technology and semiconductor worlds.

Colleen Mahoney

Skadden – Washington, D.C. (Photo provided by the firm)

Individuals and company boards make Mahoney their first call for investigations by the SEC, where she spent 15 years, and for handling internal investigations.

Pat McGroder

Gallagher & Kennedy – Phoenix (Photo by Eric Cassee)

In the Southwest, McGroder’s name is synonymous with passion, justice and integrity. The fierce litigator has well over 100 verdicts and settlements worth in excess of $1M.

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