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Top row (L-R): Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Bob Traurig, Gandolfo ‘Vince’ DeBlasi, Gabriel MacConaill, and Stephen Shapiro. Bottom row(L-R): Judge Stephen Reinhardt, Melvyn Weiss, Christine Beshar, Robert Young, and Stephen Goodman.

Perhaps now more than ever, the legal profession is in the spotlight for its role in upholding—or, in some cases, defying—the rule of law, as a politically tumultuous year comes to a close. Here we highlight some of the profession’s most notable leaders, from the “liberal lion of the federal court” Judge Stephen Reinhardt to Mayer Brown’s Stephen Shapiro whose life was tragically cut short, who passed away in 2018.

Christine Beshar

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Meghan Tribe

Meghan Tribe is a reporter covering the changing face of Big Law, from lateral moves and work-from-home programs to diversity initiatives. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @TribeMeghan

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