To have clout is to be able to land a blow — to shape the world and the way it works. 
 
In compiling this year’s edition of The National Law Journal’s Most Influential Lawyers list, we looked for attorneys who demonstrated that ability in 10 specific practice areas during the past five years.
 
We weighed nominations from our readers and conducted extensive research before selecting 34 attorneys who are shaping the law, the economy, the physical fabric of the United States and the world.
 
We plan to honor these attorneys during the NLJ’s annual dinner, scheduled for June 8 at Gotham Hall in New York. We hope that you’ll join us
 
Michael Moline, assistant managing editor
 
ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
 
FINANCE AND CAPITAL MARKETS
 
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
 
HEALTHCARE
 
IN-HOUSE ATTORNEYS FOR PRIVATE COMPANIES
 
LAW FIRM LEADERSHIP
 
MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
 
REAL ESTATE
 
TRUSTS AND ESTATES
 
WHITE-COLLAR DEFENSE
 
 
Amanda Bronstad, Jenna Greene, Karen Hudson, David Ingram, Leigh Jones, Michael Moline, Mike Scarcella, Karen Sloan and Zoe Tillman contributed to this report.