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Big Guns: Washington's Top 800 Lawyers (2007)
Comments () | Published November 30, 2007
Joseph M. Sellers, Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll

Debra Soltis, Kiyonaga & Soltis

Linda Thatcher; Greenbelt

Barry Weintraub; Stafford

Joel Zuckerman, Maxwell & Barke; Rockville

Defending the Employer

Aggrieved employees have their attorneys, so it only makes sense that employers have theirs, too.

Connie Bertram, Winston & Strawn

Mark Blondman, Blank Rome

Barbara B. Brown, Paul Hastings

Theresa Connolly, Isler Dare Ray Radcliffe & Connolly; Vienna

R. Mark Dare, Isler Dare Ray Radcliffe & Connolly; Vienna

Edward Lee Isler, Isler Dare Ray Radcliffe & Connolly; Vienna

Linda M. Jackson, Venable; McLean

Douglas B. Mishkin, Patton Boggs

Sara Z. Moghadam, DLA Piper

Stephen V. Robinson, McGuireWoods

Grace E. Speights, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Greetings From the IRS . . .

When you hear from the Internal Revenue Service and it’s not about a refund, you want a lawyer who knows tax law. Here are some well versed in both personal and corporate tax matters.

Bernard Bailor, Caplin & Drysdale

Peter Baumbusch, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Herbert N. Beller, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan

John Bray, King & Spalding

James A. Bruton III, Williams & Connolly

Rita A. Cavanagh, Latham & Watkins

William Charyk, Arent Fox

Peter Daub, Baker & McKenzie

H. Stewart Dunn Jr., Ivins, Phillips & Barker

Michael C. Durney

Susan T. Edlavitch, Venable
Gerald A. Feffer, Williams & Connolly

Miriam L. Fisher, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Eric Fox, Ivins, Phillips & Barker

James T. Fuller, Williams & Connolly

Lawrence Gibbs, Miller & Chevalier

Kenneth W. Gideon, Skadden

Fred T. Goldberg Jr., Skadden

G. Michael Green, Dickstein Shapiro

Theodore Groom

Michael D. Jackley, Joseph, Greenwald & Laake; Greenbelt

Quana Jew, Arent Fox

James P. Joseph, Arnold & Porter

Paula M. Junghans, Zuckerman Spaeder

Gerald A. Kafka, Latham & Watkins

R. Scott Kilgore, WilmerHale

Julian Y. Kim, Latham & Watkins

Kenneth Klein, Mayer Brown

Martin Lobel, Lobel, Novins & Lamont

John B. Magee, McKee Nelson

Scott Michel, Caplin & Drysdale

Lon E. Musslewhite, Williams & Connolly

Cono Namorato, Caplin & Drysdale

Eileen O’Connor, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Roger C. Ohlrich, Gardner, Ohlrich & Vlach

Arthur Pasternak, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Sam Roberson, Curtin Law Roberson Dunigan & Salans

Blake Rubin, McDermott Will & Emery

Michael I. Sanders, Powell Goldstein

Jennifer A. Sincavage, Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler

Richard Skillman, Caplin & Drysdale

Justin Thornton

Stefan F. Tucker, Venable

Arthur C. Walker Jr., Mayer Brown

Bradley S. Waterman

Protecting Your Heirs

One of the great finds in a financially successful life is a smart estate-and-probate lawyer. Here are some of the best.

W. Shepherdson Abell, Furey, Doolan & Abell; Chevy Chase

Gary Altman, Altman & Associates; Rockville

Ronald D. Aucutt, McGuireWoods; McLean

William L. Babcock Jr.; Alexandria

Frank S. Baldino, Lerch, Early & Brewer; Bethesda

Leigh-Alexandra Basha, Holland & Knight, McLean

Edward Beckwith, Baker and Hostetler

Doris Blazek-White, Covington & Burling

Thomas Campbell, Yates, Campbell, Christopher & Yates; Fairfax

Earl Colson, Arent Fox

John P. Cummins III, Colten Cummins Watson & Vincent; Fairfax

Michael Curtin, Curtin Law Roberson Dunigan & Salans

William E. Davis; Ross, Marsh & Foster

Wayne Eig, Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg, Eig & Cooper; Bethesda

Jay Eisenberg, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker; Rockville

Nancy G. Fax, Pasternak & Fidis; Bethesda

Dena Feeney, Feeney & Kuwamura; Silver Spring

Marc R. Feinberg, West & Feinberg; Bethesda

Donna Fincher, Vaughan, Fincher & Sotelo; Vienna

Ellen Harrison, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

A. Everett Hoeg, Venable; Vienna

Beth Shapiro Kaufman, Caplin & Drysdale

Don Kozusko, Kozusko Harris Vetter & Wareh

Richard L. Lyon
Rhonda J. MacDonald; Vienna

Robert E. Madden, Powell Goldstein

Mary Ann Mancini, Bryan Cave

Virginia A. McArthur

James E. McNair, Patton Boggs; McLean

Philip O’Donoghue, Furey, Doolan & Abell; Chevy Chase

Lloyd Leva Plaine, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan

Ronald E. Recht; Bethesda

Thomas W. Richardson, Arnold & Porter

Paul F. Riekhof, Joseph, Greenwald & Laake; Greenbelt

Alban Salaman, Holland & Knight

Laurence Salans, Curtin Law Roberson Dunigan & Salans

Lewis J. Saret, Moore & Bruce

Douglas L. Siegler, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan

Frederick Tansill; McLean

Kelly A. Thompson; Arlington

Robert E. Ward; Bethes da

Munford Yates, Yates, Campbell, Christopher & Yates; Fairfax

Stocks and Trades

If you run—or own lots of stock in—a public company, the Securities and Exchange Commission can complicate your life. It rarely happens to ordinary people, but when it does, you want the best.

William R. Baker III, Latham Watkins

David Becker, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Gregory Bruch, Foley & Lardner

Stephen J. Crimmins, Mayer Brown

Charles Davidow, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

James Doty, Baker Botts

Ralph Ferrara, Dewey & LeBoeuf

Joseph Goldstein, Mayer Brown

Karl A. Groskaufmanis, Fried Frank

Bruce Hiler, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

John J. Huber, Latham & Watkins

Paul Huey-Burns, Dechert

Dixie L. Johnson, Fried Frank

Colleen P. Mahoney, Skadden

Michael Mann, Richards Kibbe & Orbe

David B.H. Martin, Covington & Burling

William R. McLucas, WilmerHale

Christian Mixter, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Richard J. Morvillo, Mayer Brown

John F. Olson, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Harvey Pitt, Kalorama Legal Services

Irving Pollack, Fulbright & Jaworski

Therese Pritchard, Bryan Cave

Richard Rowe, Proskauer Rose

Howard Schiffman, Dickstein Shapiro

John Sturc, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Michael D. Trager, Arnold & Porter

Harry J. Weiss, WilmerHale

Laura S. Wertheimer, WilmerHale

Samuel “Sandy” Winer, Foley & Lardner

To Merge or Not to Merge

Antitrust lawyers do most of their business at the Justice Department trying to get approval for mergers, but they also can be helpful to business owners threatened by a giant.

William Baer, Arnold & Porter

Leiv Blad, Clifford Chance

Robert Bloch, Mayer Brown

George Cary, Cleary Gottlieb

Deborah L. Feinstein, Arnold & Porter

Kathy Fenton, Jones Day

Claudia Higgins, Kaye Scholer

Joseph Kattan, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Donald C. Klawiter, Mayer Brown

William J. Kolasky, WilmerHale

Mark Leddy, Cleary Gottlieb

Daryl Libow, Sullivan & Cromwell

Janet L. McDavid, Hogan & Hartson

A. Douglas Melamed, WilmerHale

Glenn A. Mitchell, Stein, Mitchell & Mezines

Tim Muris, O’Melveny & Myers

John M. Nannes, Skadden

Steven Newborn, Weil, Gotschal & Manges

Richard Parker, O’Melveny & Myers

R. Hewitt Pate, Hunton & Williams

Phillip Proger, Jones Day

Charles “Rick” Rule, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

Joseph Simons, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Joe Sims, Jones Day

Tefft W. Smith, Kirkland & Ellis

Michael Sohn, Arnold & Porter

Christine Varney, Hogan & Hartson

Paul Yde, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Margaret M. Zwisler, Latham & Watkins

Got to Get Reorganized?

You’ve done everything you can, but you need shelter from creditors. As with the tax attorneys, the bankruptcy lawyers in Maryland and Virginia are more likely to help individuals, while those in the big downtown DC firms are more likely to work for corporations.

Lisa F. Al-Bashir, WilmerHale

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