The National Law Journal Names “The Most Influential Lawyers of the Decade”

NEW YORK--()--The National Law Journal, an ALM publication, today published “The Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers,” a select list honoring attorneys in 12 key legal areas whose work helped advance the practice of law from 2000-2009. The group was selected by the editors of The National Law Journal based on reporting over the decade and more than 100 nominations submitted by the legal community. It spans big law firms, academia, government and advocacy groups. Honorees were selected in the following practice areas: antitrust, appellate, bankruptcy, civil rights, corporate, energy & environmental; in house; intellectual property; labor & employment; legal education; litigation; and regulatory. Complete reporting is available in today’s issue of The National Law Journal and on www.nlj.com.

“These are lawyers who defined a decade,” said David Brown, editor in chief of The National Law Journal. “In every case, they have built practices or promoted causes that have advanced the legal profession.”

The attorneys will be honored at The National Law Journal’s annual dinner June 15 at Gotham Hall in New York City. For additional information on the event, contact Lisa Sharpe at (212) 457-7840 (lsharpe@alm.com) or visit www.contactalm.com/nlj2010.

“The Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers” are:

Antitrust:
Kevin Arquit, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
William Baer, Arnold & Porter
Joe Sims, Jones Day

Appellate:
Thomas Goldstein, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Maureen Mahoney, Latham & Watkins
Carter Phillips, Sidley Austin

Bankruptcy:
Corinne Ball, Jones Day
John Butler, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Jay Goffman, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Harvey Miller, Weil Gotshal & Manges
James Sprayregen, Kirkland & Ellis

Civil Rights:
Ruth Harlow, Linklaters
Neal Katyal, Principal Deputy Solicitor General
John Payton, NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Paul Smith, Jenner & Block

Corporate:
H. Rodgin Cohen, Sullivan & Cromwell
Edward Herlihy, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Jeffrey Rosen, Debevoise & Plimpton

Energy & Environmental:
C. Mark Baker, Fulbright & Jaworski
Edwin Feo, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Robert Wyman, Latham & Watkins

In House:
Mark Chandler, Cisco Systems
Roderick Palmore, General Mills
Thomas Sager, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.

Intellectual Property:
Morgan Chu, Irell & Manella
Donald Dunner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
Russell Frackman, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

Labor and Employment:
Nancy Abell, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
Paul Salvatore, Proskauer Rose
Joseph Sellers, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll

Legal Education:
Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School
David Van Zandt, Northwestern University School of Law
Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Law School

Litigation:
Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois
Mark Lanier, Lanier Law Firm
Brendan Sullivan, Williams & Connolly
Ted Wells Jr., Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Regulatory:
Charlene Barshefsky, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Giovanni Prezioso, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Richard Wiley, Wiley Rein

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Contacts

Peters & Feldman for ALM
Lee Feldman, 203-341-8922
lfeldman@alm.com