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Lawyer Limelight: Mark Lanier

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Photo by Felix Sanchez. In legal and corporate circles, Mark Lanier is known as one of the nation’s top trial…

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Lawyer Limelight: Anne van Leynseele

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Lawyer Limelight: Steven Lane

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Photo by Sara Essex Bradley. If there is a lawyer who knows how to handle a crisis, it’s Herman Herman…

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Lawyer Limelight: Walter Lack

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Photo by Amy Cantrell. It is hard to find a more gracious, intelligent and admired lawyer than Walter Lack. And…

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Being There: David Boies’ First 50 Years in Court

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Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser. Artwork by Stephanie Blackman.  It’s Vegas, baby, and the tables are warming up. But first, let’s…

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Lawyer Thomas Ajamie on His Work for the Super Bowl Host Committee

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. The Houston Texans may have lost to the New England Patriots in the divisional round, but…

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Lawyer Limelight: Ted Mirvis

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi.  Ted Mirvis tiptoed up the stairs to the attic in his family’s new home at 158…

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Lawyer Limelight: Patrick Jones

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Photo provided by the firm. A trial lawyer in his 38th year, Pat Jones practices primarily in Massachusetts and Rhode Island….

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Lawyer Limelight: Gayle Klein

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Photo by Dave Cross. When one of the nation’s top trial lawyers joins one of the most successful trial law…

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Lawyer Limelight: Stuart Singer

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Photo by Josh Ritchie. It’s the sport of champions – legally speaking. Just ask more than a few members of…

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Lawyer Limelight: Karen Patton Seymour

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. Karen Patton Seymour‘s remarkable tenure at Sullivan & Cromwell has been interrupted not once, but twice,…

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Lawyer Limelight: William “Bill” T. Reid IV and Lisa s. Tsai

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Photo by Justin Clemons. It’s tough to find a newly-formed plaintiff’s firm that’s achieved greater success in the last decade than…

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Lawyer Limelight: Cynthia Arato and Alexandra Shapiro

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Photo of Alexandra Shapiro (left) and Cynthia Arato by Laura Barisonzi.  Keeping up with law school classmates can pay dividends…

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Lawyer Limelight: Glenn Gerstell

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Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan. Practicing at a large law firm for 39 years may not seem like the most…

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Lawyer Limelight: Robert Bingle

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Photo by Michelle Nolan.  Serendipity is cast in the lead role when you ask Robert Bingle how he landed a coveted…

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Lawyer Limelight: Todd Smith

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Photo by Michelle Nolan. We could just as easily be reading about Todd Smith as one of the nation’s leading…

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Lawyer Limelight: Martin Lueck

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Photo by Thomas Strand. There may be just two places the Chairman of Robins Kaplan likes more than his Minnesota…

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Lawyer Limelight: Brian Pastuszenski

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Photo by Ken Richardson. Financial institutions caught up in the economic crisis that hit in 2007 have faced an avalanche…

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Lawyer Limelight: Wayne B. Mason

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Photo by Justin Clemons. It will surprise no one that Wayne B. Mason “always wanted to be a trial lawyer,”…

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Lawyer Limelight: David Ring

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David Ring admires the courage of sexual abuse victims who come forward to pursue claims against the perpetrators and the…

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Lawyer Limelight: Steve Molo

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Photo by Greg Endries. Steven Molo acknowledges that it may have appeared a little crazy to start a law firm…

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Lawyer Limelight: Steve Berman

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A key component in plaintiff-side litigators making the Lawdragon 500 guide is the impact of their cases. In this assessment, it’s…

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Lawyer Limelight: Joel Laitman and Christopher Lometti

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Photo of Christopher Lometti (left) and Joel Laitman by Laura Barisonzi.  After the financial crisis, the loss of trillions of dollars…

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Writer Limelight: Graham Moore

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Writer Graham Moore discusses his new book, “The Last Days of Night,” with Lawdragon CEO Katrina Dewey. (Photo ©2016 David Lubarsky) Graham…

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Lawyer Limelight: Blair Nicholas

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Photo by Philip Ferrari.  Blair Nicholas didn’t have to look very far to find a role model for his life…

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Lawyer Limelight: Donald Migliori

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Photo by Bryce Vickmark. Donald Migliori may one day open that Italian restaurant he’s dreamed of owning, but for now…

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Lawyer Limelight: James Goldston

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James Goldston occasionally misses trying his own cases, which is not surprising given the success he’s had in court. In…

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Lawyer Limelight – Guantanamo: Brig. Gen. John Baker

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Marine Brig. Gen. John Baker is now one year into his role as Chief Defense Counsel for the military commissions at…

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Lawyer Limelight: Ricky LeBlanc

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Ricky LeBlanc discussed his work for mesothelioma victims on The Balancing Act® on Lifetime Television. The motivation for Ricky LeBlanc’s plaintiff-side…

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Lawyer Limelight: Patty Glaser

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A decision to come out West for the first time in her life for a federal clerkship brought Patty Glaser…

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Lawyer Limelight: Kathy Love

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Like many of her fellow Lawdragon 500 members, Kathy Love embodies the philosophy of taking cases that make a difference….

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Lawyer Limelight: William Fogg

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. Few firms offer the depth of Cravath’s Corporate department, which boasts 44 partners who regularly are…

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Lawyer Limelight – Guantanamo: David Glazier

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Those who knew Prof. David Glazier during his college days at Amherst assumed he would go to law school, and…

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Lawyer Limelight: Stephen Cirami

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It would be hard to find a lawyer who has worked on more big-ticket class or mass action disputes than…

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Lawyer Limelight: James Clark

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. For Jim Clark, a chance experience as a courtroom witness sparked an interest in law school…

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Lawyer Limelight: Michael Kelly

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Photo provided by the firm. Knowing that he wanted to make the world a better place, Michael Kelly saw three…

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Lawyer Limelight – Guantanamo: Brig. Gen. Mark Martins

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Brig. Gen. Mark Martins spoke at a Feb. 26 Guantanamo Bay press conference and took additional questions from Lawdragon the next morning. Photo provided by…

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Lawyer Limelight: David Lash

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Photo by Amy Cantrell. Article by Jeffrey Anderson.  The Justice Gap in America forms one of the more serious social and…

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Lawyer Limelight: Randi McGinn

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Photo by Kip Malone. There’s trial-lawyer tough, and then there’s Randi McGinn tough – the little extra something that makes…

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Lawyer Limelight: Douglas Wigdor

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If Douglas Wigdor looks familiar to you, there’s a good reason: He is frequently in the news, including on television, for his…

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The Producers: Nicholas Gravante of Boies Schiller

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. Lawdragon is presenting a series looking at lawyers who produce vast amounts of business for their…

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Lawyer Limelight – Guantanamo: James Connell

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(Photo by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.) As one of the lead lawyers for the five men facing the death…

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Lawyer Limelight: Jamie Boucher and Todd Freed

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. Jamie Boucher and Todd Freed took notably different paths to get to Skadden: Boucher spent time…

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Lawyer Limelight: Parker Folse

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Photo by Jeffrey Luke. Parker Folse says he’s lived a charmed life, and talking to him in Susman Godfrey’s Seattle office,…

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Lawyer Limelight: William Isaacson

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Photo by Stephen Voss. William Isaacson would have done just fine at his old firm, but he’s happy he made…

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Lawyer Limelight: Amy Fisch Solomon

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Photo by Amy Cantrell. It will surprise no one that Amy Fisch Solomon devised her own pre-law major as an…

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Lawyer Limelight: Skip Keesal

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Photo by Thomas Wasper. As a young lawyer, Skip Keesal decided to set up shop in Long Beach, reasoning that…

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Lawyer Limelight: Antony Ryan

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. In the era of vastly complex financial litigation, it’s good to be one of the most…

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Lawyer Limelight: Jayne Fleming

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Photo by Sheridan Minwalla. After getting her law degree from Boalt Hall in 2000, Jayne Fleming joined a large law firm for…

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Lawyer Limelight: Jeffrey Bleich

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Photo by Edward Caldwell. Jeffrey Bleich understands the value of how things work together – whether it’s relationships, parts of…

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Lawyer Limelight: Harriet Pearson

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Photo by Stephen Voss. Hogan Lovells scored big in 2012 when Harriet Pearson joined the firm’s Washington, D.C., office after…

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Lawyer Limelight: William Savitt

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. He’s just another rock ‘n roll singer-cab driver who studied jury dynamics of 19th-Century France and…

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Lawyer Limelight: Thomas Ajamie

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. The reason why you may see Thomas Ajamie’s face more than most other Lawdragon 500 members…

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Lawyer Limelight: Raoul Cantero

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Photo by Josh Ritchie. A love of fiction writing as a college student – and the influence of one writing…

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Lawyer Limelight: Alison Ressler

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Photo by Amy Cantrell. The clear majority of transactional lawyers on the Lawdragon 500 are based in New York, where…

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Lawyer Limelight: Adam Streisand

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Photo by Amy Cantrell. Donald Sterling’s days as the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers may have been numbered after…

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Lawyer Limelight: Morgan Chu

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Photo by Dave Lauridsen. There is a weightlessness to Morgan Chu, wise and exuberant all at once. Perhaps that’s fitting…

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Lawyer Limelight: John Tarantino

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Photo by Ken Richardson. In the legal world, John Tarantino is simply Mr. Rhode Island. Despite a brief flirtation with…

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Lawyer Limelight: Jamie Wine

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Photo by Greg Endries. The world’s largest financial and accounting firms can thank Latham’s “unassigned system” – allowing young associates…

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Lawyer Limelight: David Tolbert

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. David Tolbert’s passion for human rights and his interest in forging a legal career were rooted in…

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Lawyer Limelight: Mark Lebovitch

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. It’s been a rapid ascent for Mark Lebovitch in the world of corporate governance litigation, from a Delaware…

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Lawyer Limelight: Cheryl Little

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Photo by Josh Ritchie. To say that Cheryl Little and her organization have an uphill battle in today’s political environment…

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Lawyer Limelight: Bruce Yannett

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. Like many masters of the defense bar, Bruce Yannett gained much of his early experience on…

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Lawyer Limelight: Wally Martinez

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. Proving that youth is no barrier to success at large global law firms, Wally Martinez became…

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Lawyer Limelight: Jodi Westbrook Flowers

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Photo by Jack Alderman. Fourteen years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, many victims and their families are still waiting…

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Lawyer Limelight: Stephen Susman on NYU Law’s Civil Jury Project

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Photo by Hugh Williams To call Steve Susman legendary is like saying the sky is blue. Or Texas is big….

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Lawyer Limelight: Doug Hallward-Driemeier

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Photo by Stephen Voss As a veteran of the Solicitor General’s office and the Justice Department’s civil appellate team, Doug…

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Lawyer Limelight: Leopold Sher and James Garner 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

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Photo of James Garner (left) and Leopold Sher by Sara Essex Bradley. Leopold Sher and James Garner have been through…

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Lawyer Limelight: Nancy Shilepsky

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Photo by Ken Richardson. On the employee side of the employment bar, few lawyers have accomplished as much as Nancy…

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Lawyer Limelight: Christopher Seeger

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Photo by Gregg Delman. In his early days, Chris Seeger never expected to even go to college, never mind end…

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Lawyer Limelight: Suzzanne Uhland

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Suzzanne Uhland once wrote that she started out her legal career “believing that ‘professionalism’ was equated with ‘toughness’ and maintaining…

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Lawyer Limelight: Wendi Lazar

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. Wendi Lazar, a partner and co-chair of the Executive and Professionals Practice Group at Outten &…

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Lawyer Limelight: Michael Geibelson

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Michael Geibelson is one of those people who inspires confidence. Whether he’s spotting another rock climber descending from a cragged granite…

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Lawyer Limelight: Joseph Siprut

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Photo provided by the firm. Joseph Siprut has been in the news on a regular basis since starting his own…

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Lawyer Limelight: Jane Michaels

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Photo by William Thach. Jane Michaels may have come out West on a “whim,” but the Boston University School of…

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Lawyer Limelight: Adam Klein

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi As head of Outten & Golden’s employment class action practice, perennial Lawdragon 500 member Adam Klein…

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Lawyer Limelight: Kyle Bachus and Darin Schanker

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Kyle Bachus (left) and Darin Schanker. Photo provided by the firm. Since setting out on their own in 1996, Kyle…

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Lawyer Limelight: Noah Hagey

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Photo provided by the firm. Noah Hagey’s intense, competitive streak – he enjoys doing a few triathlons a year –…

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Lawyer Limelight: Lynne Bernabei

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Photo by Hugh Williams. Lynne Bernabei has always been a passionate advocate for social justice. The Washington, D.C.-based attorney co-founded…

Lawyer Limelight: Michael Cardamone

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Michael Cardamone discusses what he finds professionally satisfying in the practice of Workers’ Compensation and how his career path led…

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Lawyer Limelight: Stuart Liner

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Photo provided by the firm. In this era of legal innovation, we thought it was time to talk to Stuart…

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Lawyer Limelight: Joseph Re

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Photo provided by Julie Diebolt Price. Our 10th anniversary edition of the Lawdragon 500 is bound to have an impressive…

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Lawyer Limelight: Carlos Mendez-Penate

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Photo by Greg Endries. President Obama’s Dec. 17 announcement on changes in U.S.-Cuba relations caught most Americans off guard. Carlos…

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Lawyer Limelight: Naomi Roht-Arriaza

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Related: Check out Lawdragon’s International Justice page for more articles. Much has changed since Naomi Roht-Arriaza, as a UC Berkeley law student,…

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Jonathan E. Lowy, Director of Legal Action Project of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, poses for a portrait on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the center's headquarters in Washington, DC.

Lawyer Limelight: Jonathan Lowy

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Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan There are a significant number of people in the United States who would say that…

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Thomas Perrelli poses for a portrait on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Jenner & Block LLP in Washington, DC.

Lawyer Limelight: Thomas Perrelli

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Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan Thomas Perrelli may be better known for his forays into public service than he is…

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Lawyer Limelight: Charla Aldous

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Photo by Justin Clemons In her 28 years as a trial lawyer, Dallas attorney Charla Aldous has earned just about…

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Lawdragon Limelight: Joan Lukey

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Photo by Ken Richardson It is not exaggeration to call Joan Lukey the doyenne of the Boston Bar, and she…

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Lawyer Limelight: Gerald Silk

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi As the leading plaintiffs’ securities litigation firm in the nation, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann is…

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