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Lawyer Limelight: Daniel Brockett

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The problem was academic, really. Academic in the sense that the career opportunities open to Daniel Brockett after he completed…

Grab ‘Em By The Verdict: Genie Harrison Takes on Sexual Harassment and Abuse

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Genie Harrison once dreamt of prosecuting war criminals. She found her calling taking on sexual harassment. Photo provided by the…

Lawyer Limelight: Sean Domnick

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Sean Domnick, name partner at the West Palm Beach personal injury firm Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, is a respected and…

Lawyer Limelight: Stuart Z. Grossman

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Photo by Josh Ritchie. Stuart Z. Grossman is a celebrated personal injury attorney based in Florida who has spent a…

Lawyer Limelight: Josh Bruckerhoff

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Photo by Laura Crosta. Josh Bruckerhoff is swiftly making a name for himself in the world of financial litigation, as…

Lawyer Limelight: Jeff Kichaven on His Mediation Practice During the Pandemic

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In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kichaven has moved his practice entirely online, which he thinks may become a permanent option for mediation work even after the lockdown is lifted.

Lawyer Limelight: Judy Livingston and Tom Moore

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi.  Tom Moore and Judy Livingston have worked alongside each other for over three decades, achieving personal…

Lawyer Limelight: Thomas Giuffra

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Thomas Giuffra exemplifies the pattern of excellence and personal dedication required for inclusion on Lawdragon’s guide to Leading Plaintiff Consumer…

Lawyer Limelight: Robert A. Clifford

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Photo by Michelle Nolan. Robert A. Clifford, a renowned personal injury lawyer in Chicago, is a paragon of integrity with…

Poetic Justice: How Keller Lenkner is Turning the Tables on Defendants and Shaking Up the Plaintiffs’ Bar

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Photos by Michelle Nolan. Judge William Alsup has presided over legal disputes born and bred from the gristle and grind…

Lawyer Limelight: Jordan Goldstein

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Jordan Goldstein occupies a unique niche at the intersection of finance and law. After securing an MBA from Harvard Business…

Lawyer Limelight: Steve Hurdle

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Working at the intersection of media and technology, Steve Hurdle, a partner in Loeb & Loeb’s Los Angeles office, guides…

Lawyer Limelight: Stephen Garcia

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Photo by Amy Cantrell. Stephen Garcia has spent his life fighting for the rights of elders, winning over $1 billion…

Lawyer Limelight: Jason Sultzer

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Photo by Josh Ritchie. A flair for self-expression and the ability to attract crowds might have led some college students…

Lawyer Limelight: Lawrence Zweifach

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Once you’ve taken down the kingpins of international narcotics smuggling conspiracies, racketeers, and elite con artists, maybe the rest of…

Lawyer Limelight: Maria Ginzburg

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Maria Ginzburg is one of the visionary attorneys who broke out of Big Law to form Selendy & Gay, the…

Lawyer Limelight: Ryan Dzierniejko

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Photo by Jay Gunning / Owl Bridge Media.  Companies often hire Skadden not to implement an obvious or preset course…

Law Firm Limelight: Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith

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Joseph Landy, Gary Lesser and Michael “Mickey” Smith. Some boys dream of becoming astronauts or basketball stars. Gary Lesser dreamed…

Lawyer Limelight: Erica Harris

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Remember those personality tests from high school that guided you toward your most aptitude-worthy career?  Like figuring out what folds…

Lawyer Limelight: Craig Boneau

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Photo by Laura Crosta. Craig Boneau was added to Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers last year, and it’s no…

Lawyer Limelight: Lisa Laukitis

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Photo by Jay Gunning / Owl Bridge Media. Skadden partners successfully handle an expansive range of complex deals and cases…

Lawyer Limelight: Diane Cafferata

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When she’s not in a courtroom tackling any number of complex commercial cases, Diane Cafferata can be found behind the…

Lawyer Limelight: Donna L. Wilson

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Photo by Amy Cantrell.  The thing about Donna Wilson is you don’t know what just hit you. Blue-collar to her…

AbstoneLalley Advises Stephen Pugh on Move to Burke Warren

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Photo of Stephen Pugh provided by the firm. Networks start with people whose lives intersect. Classmates from high school, perhaps,…

Lawyer Limelight: Michael Sorich

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A former prosecutor in Chicago, Michael Sorich made the transition to plaintiff work and has since built a robust personal…

Lawyer Limelight: Natasha Harrison

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Photo by Chris Renton. Passing the leadership torch is never easy for major legal institutions, particularly when a firm’s founding…

Lawyer Limelight: Adam Leitman Bailey

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It’s not an exaggeration to say that Adam Leitman Bailey and fellow attorneys at his namesake firm have reshaped New…

Lawyer Limelight: Maya Saxena

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Maya Saxena knows how to beat the odds. She formed the securities litigation firm Saxena White in 2006 with partner…

Selendy & Gay Fuses Values With Results to Disrupt the Law Firm Model

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Photo of David Elsberg and Jennifer Selendy by Jay Gunning / Owl Bridge Media. The powerhouse corps of lawyers who…

Lawyer Limelight: Michael Kelly, Richard Schoenberger and Doris Cheng

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Photo of Doris Cheng, Richard Schoenberger and Michael Kelly by Rory Earnshaw. It would be challenging to find any three…

Lawyer Limelight: Sean O’Shea

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Photo by Dave Cross. Sean O’Shea found it easy to separate the good guys from the bad guys. A hard-charging…

Standing Tall: Cravath’s 200 Years of Pro Bono

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Photo of Darin McAtee, Damaris Hernández, Peter Barbur, Julie North and Antony Ryan by Laura Barisonzi. If a tale of…

Lawyer Limelight: Betty S. W. Graumlich

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Betty Graumlich is a seasoned labor and employment lawyer, with clients among the top brass of a variety of industries,…

Lawyer Limelight: Lee Weinberg

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Success in the law typically follows when a chosen practice aligns seamlessly with a lawyer’s personality and interests. Such is…

Lawyer Limelight: Patricia Brown Holmes

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Photo by Michelle Nolan. “Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now” – the title of a Maya Angelou book derived…

Lawyer Limelight: Matt Cowie

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Photo by Chris Renton. Having a talented corps of lawyers with deep experience on the other side of the table…

Lawyer Limelight: Scott Liebman and Elizabeth Kim

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Scott Liebman and Elizabeth Kim work closely with their clients in the life sciences industry to bring new products to…

Lawyer Limelight: Tom Melsheimer

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Photo by Justin Clemons. Becoming one of the best trial lawyers of a generation takes a rare consistency of achievement…

Lawyer Limelight: Johnine P. Barnes

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Johnine P. Barnes takes a business-minded approach to her employment law practice, working closely with executives to implement structures and…

Lawyer Limelight: John C. Taylor and David Ring

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Photo of John C. Taylor (left) and Dave Ring by Amy Cantrell.  This is a story about what can happen…

Lawyer Limelight: Marissa Holob

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Kramer Levin’s excellent reputation in the area of employment law owes much to Marissa Holob, who chairs the Executive Compensation…

Lawyer Limelight: Ricardo Cedillo

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Photo by Josh Huskin. Ricardo Cedillo binge-watches trials the way some television viewers consume entire seasons of “Breaking Bad” or…

Lawyer Limelight: Lauren Angelilli

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. Handling the tax side of corporate deals is especially demanding at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where…

Lawyer Limelight: James D. Gotz

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It’s not every day you hear about a successful lawyer taking an 18-month hiatus to focus on a different kind…

Lawyer Limelight: Thomas Scolaro

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Thomas Scolaro, of Leesfield Scolaro, is an impassioned personal injury attorney with a strong track record in southern Florida. When…

Lawyer Limelight: Kenneth T. Lumb

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Photo by Michelle Nolan. Public service is often an inherent part of a plaintiffs’ practice, particularly at leading firms like…

Reid, Collins & Tsai Celebrates 10 Years of Success

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From left to right: Eric Madden, Lisa Tsai, Bill Reid, Nate Palmer, Jason Collins, Joshua Bruckerhoff, Rachel Fleishman and Craig…

Lawyer Limelight: Robert P. Brooks

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Robert Brooks has an employment practice closely attuned to the clients he represents. For companies in both the public and…

Lawyer Limelight: Lary Stromfeld

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Photo by Dave Cross. Lary Stromfeld has always been drawn to big challenges, whether it’s setting standards for the global…

Lawyer Limelight: Caitlin Halligan

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Photo by Jay Gunning / Owl Bridge Media. Few law firms operating at the top of the profession have ever…

Lawyer Limelight: Elaine Golin

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Many of the best lawyers we’ve written about knew they wanted to be lawyers at an early age, perhaps following…

Lawyer Limelight: Ellen Holloman

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Ellen Holloman knew from a very young age that she would be a doctor or a lawyer. Expectations were high…

Lawyer Limelight: Alexandra “Lexie” White

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Photo by Felix Sanchez. You don’t know Lexie. Hard to not think about stories discussing the dearth of women trial…

Lawyer Limelight: Milton Williams

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Photo by Dave Cross. Milton Williams has built a renowned white-collar defense practice with a focus on regulatory matters, internal…

Lawyer Limelight: Steven Eckhaus

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Steven Eckhaus is regularly called to the table by influential executives to hammer out compensation packages and other crucial employment…

Lawyer Limelight: Jeremy A. Lieberman

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. It’s hard to find a more compelling plaintiff securities litigator than Pomerantz Managing Partner, Jeremy A….

Lawyer Limelight: Anthony Shapiro

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Even in the elite air of Lawdragon 500 members, Anthony Shapiro’s unusual practice blend makes him something of a rarity…

Lawyer Limelight: Joshua White

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After a bicycling accident landed him in the hospital, Joshua White felt compelled to turn away from his practice as…

Lawyer Limelight: David Wachtel

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Dave Wachtel realized early in his career that he wanted to develop a practice aligned with his beliefs: supporting individuals…

Lawyer Limelight: David Kelley

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Few lawyers nationwide boast the high-profile track record that Lawdragon 500 member David Kelley has built over the course of…

Lawyer Limelight: Eric Posner On Joining MoloLamken

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Photo by Michelle Nolan. One can only imagine breakfast in the Posner household: “Son, give some thought to that box…

Lawyer Limelight: Jeroen van Kwawegen

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Photo by Jay Gunning / Owl Bridge Media. The most elite law firms stay on top by always getting better,…

Lawyer Limelight: Terry Pritchard and Lisa Mayhew

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Terry Pritchard (left) and Lisa Mayhew are co-chairs of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, an international 1,400-attorney firm that is the…

Lawyer Limelight: Megan Jones of Hausfeld

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Hausfeld partner Megan Jones excels at litigating enormous antitrust cases in court while also handling the nuances of negotiating settlements….

Lawyer Limelight: Kirk Stange

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Kirk Stange and his wife Paola founded Stange Law Firm, PC in 2007 with just a single office between them….

Lawyer Limelight: Nicholas Gravante Jr.

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Photo by Dave Cross. Nicholas Gravante was preparing for a summer party he and his family host each year at…

Lawyer Limelight: Samuel J. Cordes

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Pittsburgh-based employment lawyer Samuel Cordes works primarily on the plaintiff side, representing employees against firms of all sizes. His wins…

Bernstein Litowitz: Helping Fox Guard the Workplace

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Before #MeToo, Bernstein Litowitz’s Shareholder Lawsuit Against Fox’s Board Created a New Oversight Structure to Combat Harassment. Max Berger (left),…

Lawyer Limelight: Stacey Myers Garrett

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Stacey Myers Garrett’s practice is focused on banking, securities and privacy laws. She has seen several dozen cases to completion…

Lawyer Limelight: Brad Brian

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Photo by Amy Cantrell. Brad Brian had a choice early in life. The star baseball player could join the Baltimore…

Lawyer Limelight: Kosta Stojilkovic

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This year’s Lawdragon 500 contains an impressive crop of younger stars, and front and center in the trial space is…

Lawyer Limelight: Mark W. Lerner

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Mark Lerner enjoys watching his adversaries’ unique or flashy styles, but a straightforward and trustworthy approach is what has driven…

Lawyer Limelight: Kelley Cornish

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You know that feeling you get when you meet the real deal? It takes about 0.3 seconds to realize it….

Lawyer Limelight: Caroline Black

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Photo by Chris Renton. Dechert’s white-collar strength in the UK owes much to Caroline Black, who joined the firm in…

Lawyer Limelight: Marion Munley

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Marion Munley’s inspiration for becoming a trial lawyer came from her family. From an early age, her grandmother, the Honorable…

Lawyer Limelight: Bonny E. Sweeney

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Photo by Rory Earnshaw. Bonny E. Sweeney has built one of the nation’s top antitrust litigation practices by thriving on…

Lawyer Limelight: Hector Gonzalez

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi.  Hector Gonzalez describes his Queens upbringing as a “stereotypical” refugee experience, but his life since then…

Lawyer Limelight: Brian A. Ratner

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You may recognize Brian Ratner from his tough and successful negotiations with Kevin O’Leary on a recent episode of ABC’s…

Lawyer Limelight: Yechezkel “Chezky” Rodal

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Given his success in court, it’s hard to imagine Yechezkel “Chezky” Rodal doing anything else for a career. But the…

Lawyer Limelight: Vincent Cohen

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi.  Vincent H. Cohen Jr. had dreams of moving on to the NBA from Syracuse University, where…

Lawdragon Hall of Fame Limelight: Patrick McGroder

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Photo by Eric Cassee. Patrick McGroder’s grades in law school weren’t the sort that attracted offers from high-end firms. Struggling…

Lawyer Limelight: Charles Foster

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Charles Foster has built a celebrated immigration and employment practice by working with a roster of international clients throughout decades…

Lawyer Limelight: Brent Landau

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Brent Landau, Global Managing Partner of Hausfeld, balances a robust antitrust litigation practice with his management and leadership duties. The…

Lawyer Limelight: Bentley Stansbury

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Bentley Stansbury is a shareholder in the Long Beach office of Keesal, Young & Logan, where his practice centers on…

Lawyer Limelight: Steve Oshins

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Steve Oshins’ enthusiasm for estate planning is infectious. With a service-oriented manner and a client base of billionaires and other…

Appellate Lawyer Kannon Shanmugam Discusses Move to Paul Weiss

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Right place, right time. That seems to be the definition of Kannon Shanmugam’s move to head Paul Weiss’ Washington, D.C.,…

Lawyer Limelight: David Piper

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Keesal Young & Logan shareholder David Piper, or “trail boss” as his brothers called him growing up, is a problem-solver…

Lawyer Limelight: Michael Hausfeld

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Michael Hausfeld has always approached the law as a tool to improve the world. From working with Native Alaskans facing…

Lawyer Limelight: Jenny Martinez

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Jenny Martinez is a true Texas powerhouse. A self-made businesswoman and single mother of four, Martinez rose from humble roots…

Lawyer Limelight: George D. Kieffer

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There may be no lawyer who better embodies the ethos of Manatt than George Kieffer. From its freewheeling early days…

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