The following honorees are acknowledged for their influence in their practice areas in New York and beyond, developing unique practice niches, employing creative uses of technology, amassing robust books of business, demonstrating strong leadership qualities, showing expertise in litigation or transactional work, contributing to the improvement of their institutions, and committing themselves to pro bono, charitable and professional volunteer work.

Jennifer Banner Sobers, associate, Pomerantz

Ting S. Chen, partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Melissa Colón-Bosolet, partner, Sidley Austin

Anne Cortina Perry, partner, Jenner & Block

Alejandro Cruz, partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler

Alexander C. Drylewski, partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Brandilyn Dumas, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Morgan Fraser Mouchette, partner, Blank Rome

Susannah Geltman, partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Leah Godesky, partner, O’Melveny & Myers

Helene Hechtkopf, partner, Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney

Alexia Korberg, partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Justin D. Lee, partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Duane Loft, partner, Boies Schiller Flexner

Julia Malkina, partner, Sullivan & Cromwell

Jeffrey Mok, principal, Fish & Richardson 

Harris Mufson, partner, Proskauer Rose

Shivani Poddar, partner, Herrick, Feinstein

Ina C. Popova, partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

Sasha Rosenthal-Larrea, partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Katherine M. Sinderson, partner, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann

Tiffany J. Smith, partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Marisa Sotomayor, partner, Paul Hastings

James Valentino, partner, Clayman & Rosenberg

Brian Wolfe, partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Ji Hye You, partner, Proskauer Rose

Gabriella Ziccarelli, director, legal, The We Company

Thanks to our panel of judges for this award: Christopher Harwood, partner, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello; Jessica Lee, partner, Loeb & Loeb; Judy Mok, of counsel, Ballard Spahr; Alan Tarter, managing partner, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin; Carmen Pacheco, founding partner, Pacheco & Lugo; Jerry Goldfeder, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan; Gary Rosenberg, Rosenberg & Estis; Arthur Siegel, general counsel and member, Bond Schoeneck & King; and Aviva Will, co-chief operating officer, Burford Capital.