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Shannon Liss-Riordan Shannon Liss-Riordan, Lichten & Liss-Riordan. Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM

As a plaintiffs lawyer, Shannon Liss-Riordan has taken on Starbucks, Harvard University, American Airlines and most prominently, Uber. She is derided by corporations and lauded by workers for her employment practice. And she is hoping that her reputation as a fighter can translate into a Democratic primary upset in Massachusetts, where she’s running to unseat Ed Markey in 2020.

Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at pasmith@alm.com or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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