The National Law Journal‘s first-ever Hill Hot List includes a wide range of behind-the-scenes Capitol Hill counselors. These 15 lawyers, a mix of Democrats, Republicans and nonpartisan types, have helped guide legislation on everything from health care and intellectual property to judicial confirmations. Said one: “This job is the job of my life.” 

Seth Bloom 

Mike Bloomquist  

Kelly Buchanan

Aaron Cooper

Andrew Green

Nicole Gustafson

Mark Hadley

James Speers Hall

Joseph Harris Jr.

Serena Hoy

Jeremy Paris

Steve Pinkos

Russell Sullivan

Brandi Wilson White

Roger Zakheim