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Big Guns: Washington’s Top 800 Lawyers (2007)
Comments () | Published November 30, 2007
Scott L. Alberino, Akin Gump

Sam J. Alberts, White & Case

Michael St. Patrick Baxter, Covington & Burling

Michael Bernstein, Arnold & Porter

Paul Bennett Bran, Dickstein Shapiro

Daniel Carrigan, DLA Piper; Reston

Darrell W. Clark, Stinson Morrison Hecker

Nelson Cohen, Zuckerman Spaeder

Edward C. Dolan, Hogan & Hartson

Mary Joanne Dowd, Arent Fox

Norman Eisen, Zuckerman Spaeder

Alan D. Eisler, Stark, Meyers, Eisler, & Leatham; Rockville

Bradford F. Englander, Linowes and Blocher; Bethesda

Morton A. Faller, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker; Rockville

Larry G. Franceski, Fulbright & Jaworski

Roger Frankel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

H. Jason Gold, Wiley Rein

Craig Goldblatt, WilmerHale

Thomas P. Gorman, Tyler, Bartl, Gorman & Ramsdell; Alexandria

James M. Greenan, McNamee, Hosea, Jernigan, Kim, Greenan & Walker; Greenbelt

Lawrence A. Katz, Venable; Vienna

Brian F. Kenney, Miles & Stockbridge; McLean

David Kuney, Sidley Austin

Stephen E. Leach, Leach Travell Britt; McLean

Daniel M. Litt, Dickstein Shapiro

Valerie P. Morrison, Wiley Rein; McLean

William J. Perlstein, WilmerHale

Stanley Samorajczyk, Akin Gump

James R. Schroll, Bean, Kinney & Korman; Arlington

Jeffrey L. Tarkenton, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

Mark Taylor, Kilpatrick Stockton

James A. Vidmar Jr., Linowes and Blocher; Bethesda

Food and Drugs

These lawyers typically deal with the Food and Drug Administration—either working to make sure your food is safe or trying to get approval to put products on the shelves.

Ed Basile, King & Spalding

I. Scott Bass, Sidley Austin
Raymond Bonner, Sidley Austin

Bob Brady, Hogan & Hartson

Mark Brown, King & Spalding

Nancy Buc, Buc & Beardsley

Richard Cooper, Williams & Connolly

James Czaban, WilmerHale

Fred Degnan, King & Spalding

Ellen Flannery, Covington & Burling

Richard L. Frank, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz

Mark Heller, Goodwin Procter

Thomas Henteleff, Kleinfeld Kaplan & Becker

Peter Barton Hutt, Covington & Burling

Jonathan Kahan, Hogan & Hartson

Paul Kim, Foley Hoag

Richard Kingham, Covington & Burling

Dan Kracov, Arnold & Porter

Stephen Paul Mahinka, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Meredith Manning, Hogan & Hartson

Eugene Pfeifer, King & Spalding

James Phelps, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara

Peter Safir, Covington & Burling

Kathleen Sanzo, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

William Schultz, Zuckerman Spaeder

Stephen Terman, Olsson Frank

Dan Troy, Sidley Austin

William Vodra, Arnold & Porter

Ladd Wiley, Akin Gump

Green Like Me—or Not

Own a dry-cleaning company—or a house on a protected lake? If so, the Environmental Protection Agency can make you jump through hoops. These lawyers can help.

Virginia Albrecht, Hunton & Williams

William Anderson, Williams Mullen

Jane Barrett, Blank Rome

Lynn Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell

Blake Biles, Arnold & Porter

William H. Bode, Bode & Grenier

David Buente, Sidley Austin

Heidi Hughes Bumpers, Jones Day

Henry Diamond, Beveridge & Diamond

Carol Dinkins, Vinson & Elkins

Stephen C. Fotis, Van Ness Feldman

Theodore Garrett, Covington & Burling

Michael Goodstein, Resolution Law Group

Joel Gross, Arnold & Porter

Ridgeway M. Hall, Crowell & Moring

Michael Jones, Kirkland & Ellis

Daniel Joseph, Akin Gump

Laurence Kirsch, Goodwin Procter

Chuck Knauss, Bingham McCutchen

Roger Marzulla

David Menotti, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Thomas Milch, Arnold & Porter

Richard Penna, Van Ness Feldman

Patrick Raher, Hogan & Hartson

Kathy Rhyne, King & Spalding

Perry M. Rosen, Akin Gump

Judson Starr, Venable

Margaret Strand, Venable

William Wehrum, Hunton & Williams

On the Air

If you have business with the Federal Communications Commission, you might see some of these people appealing fines, getting new technologies authorized, or working to merge two satellite-radio networks.

Kathleen Abernathy, Akin Gump

Jim Baller, Baller Herbst Law Group

Eric Bernthal, Latham & Watkins
William Crispin, Crispin & Greenberg

Gary Epstein, Latham & Watkins

Charles Ferris, Mintz Levin

Theodore Frank, Arnold & Porter

Patrick J. Grant, Arnold & Porter

Jennifer Johnson, Covington & Burling

Andrew Lipman, Bingham McCutchen

Richard Metzger, Lawler, Metzger, Milkman & Keeney

John Rogovin, WilmerHale

Michael Senkowski, Wiley Rein

Bryan Tramont, Wilkinson Barker Knauer

Cheryl Tritt, Morrison & Foerster

Philip Verveer, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Richard Wiley, Wiley Rein

Kathryn Zachem, Wilkinson Barker Knauer

What’s the Big Idea?

Sometimes something you invented ends up being sold or used by someone you never talked to. Theft of intellectual property, from new windshield wipers to music to computer programs, is common. Some of these lawyers work cases involving millions of dollars and know their way around the Patent and Trademark Office. Many used to work there.

V. James Adduci, Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg

Cory Amron, Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease

Sherri Blount, Morrison & Foerster

Barry Bretschneider, Morrison & Foerster

Michael Clayton, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Donald R. Dunner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner

Mark Fox Evans, Stern Kessler

Ford Farabow, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner

E. Anthony Figg, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck

Alan Fisch, Kaye Scholer

Ann K. Ford, DLA Piper

Joel Freed, McDermott Will & Emery

Cecilia Gonzalez, Howrey

Lawrence J. Gotts, Paul Hastings

Edward Gray, Morrison & Foerster

Margaret Kavalaris, Cooley Godward Kronish

Roderick R. McKelvie, Covington & Burling

Richard McMillan Jr., Crowell & Moring

Larry S. Nixon, Nixon & Vanderhye

George Pappas, Covington & Burling

Joseph M. Potenza, Banner & Witcoff

Thomas Queen, Wiley Rein

Thomas Scott, Goodwin Procter

George Sirilla, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

James Slattery, Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch

Ybet Villacorta, Foley & Lardner

James Wallace Jr., Wiley Rein

William Wallace, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

W. Mack Webner, Sughrue Mion

School Daze

The Department of Education issues and oversees a maze of rules and regulations, which means lots of lawyers here represent school districts, colleges and universities, and sometimes individuals. A major fight now is whether public schools have to pay for private special-education programs if they don’t offer them. Here are people who can help.

Audrey Anderson, Hogan & Hartson

John F. Cafferky, Blankingship & Keith; Fairfax

Grady Carlson, Hunton & Williams; McLean

Thomas J. Cawley, Hunton & Williams; McLean

Alexander Dreier, Hogan & Hartson

Michael Jeffrey Eig; Chevy Chase

Elizabeth Meers, Hogan & Hartson

William B. Reichardt; Fairfax

Gerald S. Rugel; Herndon

Diana M. Savit, Savit & Szymkowicz; Bethesda

Arthur Schmalz, Hunton & Williams; McLean

Maree Sneed, Hogan & Hartson

Robert Wilkins, Venable

Do the Rights Thing

Civil-rights issues can revolve around race, gender, religion, language, disability, and more. Some of these lawyers handle such cases through their firms’ pro bono programs, which means a big-firm lawyer will often take an interesting or egregious case for free.

Roderic Boggs, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Patricia Brannan, Hogan & Hartson

Stephen Chertkof, Heller, Huron, Chertkof, Lerner, Simon & Salzman

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