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Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers: Criminal Defense, White Collar

Celebrities, pols, Wall Street titans, and corporations count on these white-collar defense lawyers.
Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers: Criminal Defense, White Collar
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FEATUREDDanny OnoratoOnorato is a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial attorney. As a defense attorney, Onorato has successfully represented individuals in a wide variety of complex criminal and civil matters, including many high profile white collar criminal offenses. Read more. Washington, DC 202-628-4199

Steven McCoolSteven McCool is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The National Law Journal has named him one of 50 lawyers in the United States who has made his mark in white collar litigation. In Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, his peers commended Mr. McCool for his willingness to “fight for his clients.” Read more. Washington, D.C., Baltimore 202-393-7088, 410-727-7887

FEATURED David SchertlerSchertler, a former federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., founded Schertler & Onorato in 1996. He has tried a wide variety of criminal and civil cases with impressive results. Read more. Washington, DC 202-628-4199

Henry Asbill. Jones Day

Michael Barta. Baker Botts

Kirby Behre. Paul Hastings

Robert Bennett. Hogan Lovells

James Bensfield. Miller & Chevalier

Joshua Berman. Katten Muchin Rosenman

Barry Boss. Cozen O’Connor

Lanny Breuer. Covington & Burling

Mary Patrice Brown. O’Melveny & Myers

Carol Elder Bruce. K&L Gates

Preston Burton. Poe & Burton

Plato Cacheris. Trout Cacheris

Robert Cary. Williams & Connolly

Barry Coburn. Coburn & Greenbaum

James Cole. Sidley Austin

Thomas Connolly. Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis

Colleen Conry. Ropes & Gray

Frederick Cooke Jr. Rubin, Winston, Diercks, Harris & Cooke

James W. Cooper Arnold & Porter

Kevin Downey. Williams & Connolly

Whitney Ellerman. Katten Muchin Rosenman

Alice Fisher. Latham & Watkins

Jamie Gorelick. WilmerHale

Bernard Grimm.

Brent Gurney. WilmerHale

Julia Guttman. Baker Botts

Brian Heberlig. Steptoe & Johnson

Richard Hibey. Miller & Chevalier

Adam Hoffinger. Shulte Roth & Zabel

Eric Holder Jr. Covington & Burling

Mark Hopson. Sidley Austin

Philip Inglima. Crowell & Moring

William Jeffress Jr. Baker Botts

Paula Junghans. Zuckerman Spaeder

David Krakoff. Buckley Sandler

Barry Wm. Levine. Dickstein Shapiro

Michael Levy. Paul Hastings

Abbe Lowell. Chadbourne & Parke

Robert Luskin. Paul Hastings

Ronald Machen. WilmerHale

Billy Martin. Miles & Stockbridge

Mark Mendelsohn. Paul Weiss

Christopher Mead. London & Mead

Gregory Poe. Poe & Burton

Barry Pollack. Miller & Chevalier

Karen Popp. Sidley Austin

Therese Pritchard. Bryan Cave

Carl Rauh. Hogan Lovells

Stanley Reed. Lerch Early & Brewer

Mark Rochon. Miller & Chevalier

Kathryn Ruemmler. Latham & Watkins

Steven Salky. Zuckerman Spaeder

Henry Schuelke III. Blank Rome

Mary Spearing. Baker Botts

Brendan Sullivan Jr. Williams & Connolly

William Taylor III. Zuckerman Spaeder

George Terwilliger III. MorganMcGuireWoods

Robert Trout. Trout Cacheris & Janis

Randall Turk. Baker Botts

Barbara “Biz” Van Gelder. Dickstein Shapiro

Lance Wade. Williams & Connolly

Kenneth Wainstein. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

F. Joseph Warin. Gibson Dunn

Reid Weingarten. Steptoe & Johnson

Baruch Weiss. Arnold & Porter

Peter White. Schulte Roth & Zabel

Beth Wilkinson. Paul Weiss

Andrew Wise. Miller & Chevalier

David Zinn. Williams & Connolly

Roger Zuckerman. Zuckerman Spaeder