The lawyers who have helped advance the practice of law in Washington.
The National Law Journal
July 9, 2012
For the fifth year, we're recognizing Washington lawyers for work that has advanced the practice of law. The trailblazers profiled here have won cases at the U.S. Supreme Court and influenced policy at the Justice Department. They've charted new courses for their firms and in-house legal departments, and spent hundreds of hours on pro bono cases that made a difference. The results of their work often can be felt far beyond the Beltway.
Selections are made by the editors of The National Law Journal, based on nominations from the legal community as well as our own research and reporting. The selections have been divided into two categories: Champions, those who have upheld the profession's core values through public service, pro bono work and advocacy for civil liberties, and Visionaries, attorneys whose business foresight or legal acumen has expanded their firms, advanced the law or improved government.
We will celebrate their achievements at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22d St. N.W. in Washington, on Sept. 20. David L. Brown, editor in chief
These lawyers upheld the legal industry's professional mission of public duty. They took on community causes, fought to protect civil rights and campaigned for ethics in government.
HAROLD BAILEY JR. Garvey Schubert Barer
PAUL SCHIFF BERMAN Dean, George Washington University Law School
SHEILA CHESTON General counsel, Northrop Grumman Corp.
ERIC DUBELIER Reed Smith
MARY ELCANO General counsel, American Red Cross
GEORGE GRANDISON Steptoe & Johnson LLP
STEPHEN HANLON Holland & Knight
JENNIFER LEVY Kirkland & Ellis
ROBERT LONG Covington & Burling
RYAN MALONE Ropes & Gray
PATRICK MCGLONE Sr. V.P. and general counsel, Ullico Inc.
TED OLSON Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
CAROLYN OSOLINIK Mayer Brown
ABID QURESHI Latham & Watkins
KANNON SHANMUGAM Williams & Connolly
JOHN SHEPHERD JR. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
EARL SILBERT DLA Piper
WILLIAM TREANOR Dean, Georgetown University Law Center
TONY WEST Acting U.S. associate attorney general
PETER WORK Crowell & Moring
These attorneys saw further ahead. They guided firms through a stagnant economy, revamped public corruption prosecution efforts and guided federal agencies through legal thickets.
JAMIE BAKER Baker Botts
JIM BRAMSON General counsel, LivingSocial Inc.
GRAEME BUSH Zuckerman Spaeder
CLAUDETTE CHRISTIAN Hogan Lovells
JOHN FACCIOLA U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
SCOTT BLAKE HARRIS General counsel and senior V.P., Neustar Inc.
PETER KEISLER Sidley Austin
DANIEL LENNON Latham & Watkins
MICHAEL LYLE Weil, Gotshal & Manges
RONALD MACHEN JR. U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia
MICHAEL McKEON Fish & Richardson
R. BRUCE McLEAN Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
PAUL McNULTY Baker & McKenzie
BRIAN MILLER Executive V.P., general counsel, AES Corp.
ANNETTE NAZARETH Davis Polk & Wardwell
ALFRED POLLARD General counsel, Federal Housing Finance Agency