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Big Guns: Washington's Top 800 Lawyers (2007)
Comments () | Published November 30, 2007
David Cole, Georgetown University Law Center

Mark Dann, Gebhardt & Associates

Marc Fleischaker, Arent Fox

Kristen Galles; Alexandria

Elizabeth Sara Gere, Ross, Dixon & Bell

Marcia Greenberger, National Women’s Law Center

Wade Henderson, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Harriet Lipkin, DLA Piper

William Mertens; Bethesda

John Payton, WilmerHale

John Relman, Relman & Dane

Kerry Scanlon, Kaye Scholer

David Wachtel, Bernabei & Wachtel

Christine Webber, Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll

Not-So-Golden Years

Advancing age brings issues related to Social Security, retirement, nursing homes, and more. Here’s a group knowledgeable about the laws that especially affect older people.

Elliott Andalman, Andalman & Flynn; Silver Spring

Robert Bullock, Elder & Disability Law Center

Jacqueline D. Byrd, Byrd & Byrd; Bowie

Kathleen R. Cossa; Fairfax

Jeffrey J. Downey, DMG Group

William Fralin, Estate Planning and Elder Law Firm; Arlington

Morris Klein; Bethesda

Blowing the Whistle

Reporting your company or agency for wrongdoing can get you fired, and it can get you rewarded. Handling whistleblower suits is a specialized legal practice. Most of these attorneys also practice general employment law.

John Boese, Fried Frank

Alan C. Brown, Enterprise Business Law Group

David Colapinto, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto

Robert B. Fitzpatrick

Myrrel Hendricks, Gebhardt & Associates

Michael Kohn, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto

Stephen Kohn, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto

Mona Lyons

David Marshall, Katz, Marshall & Banks

Kathleen McDermott, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal

John Phillips, Phillips & Cohen

Rick Robinson, Fulbright & Jaworski

Shelley R. Slade, Vogel, Slade & Goldstein

Jason Zuckerman, Employment Law Group

In Uniform

Military life has it own set of challenges—and laws. Here are people who know their way around them.

Eugene Fidell, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell

Matthew Freedus, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell

Charles Gittins; Middletown, Va.

Mary T. Hall; Hollywood, Md.

Jonathan Katz, Marks & Katz; Silver Spring

James Klimaski

William Koegel Jr., Steptoe & Johnson

Matthew MacLean, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

F. Whitten Peters, Williams & Connolly

Neal A. Puckett

Douglas Rosinski, Ogletree Deakins

Stephen Saltzburg, George Washington University Law School

David P. Sheldon

Where’s Your Green Card?

The threat of terrorism has complicated life for everyone—especially for foreign nationals and people doing business internationally. These lawyers can help straighten things out.

Serge Bauer

Andres Benach, Maggio & Kattar

Sam Hsien-Cheng Chang, Wasserman, Mancini & Chang

Rajan Paul Eapen, Eapen Law
Thomas Elliot, Elliot & Maycock

Roberta Freedman, Duane Morris

Andrew Greenfield, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy

Carl Hampe, Baker & McKenzie

Dev A. Kayal, Kayal & Ghosal; Silver Spring

Michael Maggio, Maggio & Kattar

Mark Mancini, Wasserman, Mancini & Chang

Sahlu Mikael

Amy Marmer Nice, Dickstein Shapiro

Eleanor Pelta, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

José Pertierra

Beth Peters, Hogan & Hartson

Elizabeth Quinn, Maggio & Kattar

Denyse Sabagh, Duane Morris

Elizabeth Espin Stern, Baker & McKenzie

Paul W. Virtue, Hogan & Hartson

Aseged Yimer; Silver Spring

Dealing With the World

Few lawyers log more miles than the ones who negotiate trade agreements and settle disputes between parties in different nations.

Charlene Barshefsky, WilmerHale

Mark Clodfelter, Winston & Strawn

John Corette, DLA Piper

Mark Cymrot, Baker Hostetler

Raul Herrera, Arnold & Porter

Michael Kantor, Mayer Brown

Carolyn Lamm, White & Case

Daniel Plaine, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Paul Reichler, Foley Hoag

Ed Rubinoff, Akin Gump

Jonathan Schiller, Boies, Schiller & Flexner

Stephen Schwebel

Running for Office

It’s a practice tailor-made for Washington: advising political candidates and groups on how to run for office and advocate change without running afoul of campaign-finance and ethics laws.

Jan Witold Baran, Wiley Rein

Robert Bauer, Perkins Coie

Joe Birkenstock, Caplin & Drysdale

Bobby Burchfield, McDermott Will & Emery

William Canfield, Williams & Jensen

Marc Erik Elias, Perkins Coie

Craig Engle, Arent Fox

Sonia Fois, Arnold & Porter

Ben Ginsberg, Patton Boggs

Laurence Gold, Lichtman, Trister & Ross

Lee Goodman, LeClairRyan

Ken Gross, Skadden

Ki Hong, Skadden

Brett Kappel, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease

John Keeney Jr., Hogan & Hartson

Rob Kelner, Covington & Burling

Carol Laham, Wiley Rein

James Lamb, Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg

Cleta Mitchell, Foley & Lardner

Lawrence Noble, Skadden

Lawrence Norton, Womble Carlyle

Trevor Potter, Caplin & Drysdale

Neil Reiff, Sandler, Reiff & Young

Joseph Sandler, Sandler, Reiff & Young

Scott Thomas, Dickstein Shapiro

Michael Toner, Bryan Cave

Lyn Utrecht, Ryan, Phillips, Utrecht & MacKinnon

Jill Holtzman Vogel

Don’t Stop the Presses!

Washington has more journalists than any other city—and more lawyers to protect them. Here are the people savvy reporters call.

Kevin Baine, Williams & Connolly

Robert Bernius, Nixon Peabody

Bruce Brown, Baker Hostetler

Laura Handman, Davis Wright Tremaine

Thomas Hentoff, Williams & Connolly

David Kendall, Williams & Connolly

Lee Levine, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz

Mark Lynch, Covington & Burling

Thomas McLish, Akin Gump

Theodore B. Olson, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Terence Ross, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Bruce Sanford, Baker Hostetler

Paul Smith, Jenner & Block

Michael Sullivan, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz

Charles Tobin, Holland & Knight

Let’s Make a Deal

Some Washington lawyers have done very well acting as agents for media and sports clients.

Kenneth Adams, Dickstein Shapiro (poker issues)

Robert Ades (sports, radio)
Lon Babby, Williams & Connolly (sports)

Robert Barnett, Williams & Connolly (literary agent)

John Cassidy, Baker Botts (NASCAR)

Gregg Levy, Covington & Burling (NFL)

Gail Ross, Lichtman, Trister & Ross (media law, literary agent)

James Tanner, Williams & Connolly (sports)

You Want to Build What?

Washington has lots of lawyers who deal with zoning, land use, and anything else having to do with real estate and development in an area complicated by multiple jurisdictions. One thing all these lawyers combined can’t do: build a skyscraper in the District.

Stanley D. Abrams, Abrams & West; Bethesda

Richard Bar, Galland, Kharasch, Greenberg, Fellman & Swirsky

John Braswell, Redmon, Peyton & Braswell; Alexandria

Douglas Bregman, Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday; Bethesda

Kenneth Brown, Nichols Zauzig Sandler; Woodbridge

Antonio Calabrese, Cooley Godward Kronish; Reston

Joseph Corish, Bean, Kinney & Korman; Arlington

Thomas Dunigan, Curtin Law Roberson Dunigan & Salans

Maureen Dwyer, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

John Engel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Jay Epstien, DLA Piper

Robert Falb, Arent Fox

Wendy Fields, Katten Muchin Rosenman

Brian Frosh, Karp, Frosh, Lapidus, Wigodsky & Norwind; Bethesda

Ronald Gart, Powell Goldstein

Kenneth Gelfarb, Tenenbaum & Saas

Robert Glenn, Holland & Knight; McLean

Michael Goodwin, Arnold & Porter

Warren Gorrell, Hogan & Hartson

Robert Gottlieb, Venable

Jan K. Guben, Venable

John D. Hagner, Womble Carlyle

Daniel Hodin, Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg, Eig & Cooper; Bethesda

Philip Horowitz, Venable

E. Peter Kane, Hunton & Williams; McLean

Carol Weld King, Hogan & Hartson

Jonathan Kinney, Bean, Kinney & Korman; Arlington

Frederick Klein, DLA Piper

Joel Kline, Miller, Miller & Canby; Rockville

Kenneth Logwood, Womble Carlyle

Marianne Loman, Furey, Doolan & Abell; Chevy Chase

Francis McDermott, Hunton & Williams; McLean

Anne K. Planning, Spartin Planning; Alexandria

Whayne Quin, Holland & Knight

Elsie Reid, Furey, Doolan & Abell; Chevy Chase

Michael Ruane, Holland & Knight

Debbie Spartin, Spartin Planning; Alexandria

Chad Tiedemann, Holland & Knight

Martin D. “Art” Walsh, Walsh Colucci Lubeley Emrich & Walsh; Arlington

Sheldon Weisel, Goulston & Storrs

Wendelin White, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Roger Winston, Ballard, Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll

Honey, It’s Over

Divorce hurts. These people can help. Prenuptially, too.

Sanford K. Ain, Ain & Bank

Rita Bank, Ain & Bank

Beth A. Bittel; Fairfax

David Bulitt, Joseph, Greenwald & Laake; Greenbelt

Cynthia Callahan, Dragga, Callahan, Hannon Hessler & Wills; Rockville

Mark Carlin, Ain & Bank

Robin Clark, Clark & Glass; Rockville

Richard J. Colten, Colten Cummins Watson & Vincent; Fairfax

Joseph Condo, Condo Roop Kelly & Byrnes; McLean

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

James Ray Cottrell, Gannon & Cottrell; Alexandria

Jonathan Dana, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell

Linda Delaney, Delaney McKinney; Bethesda

Faith Dornbrand, Pasternak & Fidis

Patrick Dragga, Dragga, Callahan, Hannon Hessler & Wills; Rockville

Kathleen Dumais, Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg, Eig & Cooper; Bethesda

Darryl Feldman, Ain & Bank

Jo Benson Fogel; Rockville

Keenan Goldsby, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell

Ilona Freedman Grenadier, Grenadier, Anderson, Simpson, Starace & Duffett; Alexandria

Linda Haspel, Haspel & McLeod

Hadrian Hatfield, Strickler, Sachitano & Hatfield; Bethesda

Cheryl Lynn Hepfer; Rockville

Heather Hostetter, Strickler, Sachitano & Hatfield; Bethesda

Walter W. Johnson Jr.; Silver Spring

James Korman, Bean, Kinney & Korman; Arlington

Armin “Rick” Kuder, Kuder, Smollar & Friedman

Glenn Lewis

Robert Liotta, Liotta, Dranitzke & Engel

David Masterman, Masterman & Graham; McLean

Margaret McKinney, Delaney McKinney

Gwendolen Lesh McLeod, Haspel & McLeod; Rockville

Martha McQuade, McQuade & Hite; Alexandria

Theresa Mihalik, Kuder, Smollar & Friedman

Eleanor “Susie” Nace, Delaney McKinney

Cheryl New, Sandground New & Lowinger; Vienna

Ronald Ogens, Deckelbaum Ogens & Raftery; Bethesda

Joseph Paradiso, Paradiso, Taub, Sinay & Owel; Bethesda

Mary Pence, Feldesman Tucker Leifer & Fidell

Linda Ravdin, Pasternak & Fidis; Bethesda

Paul Reinstein, Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher; Upper Marlboro

Deborah Reiser, Lerch, Early & Brewer; Bethesda

Bryan Renehan, Brodsky, Greenblatt, Renehan & Pearlstein; Gaithersburg

Nancy Sachitano, Strickler, Sachitano & Hatfield; Bethesda

Betty Moore Sandler, Nichols Zauzig Sandler; Woodbridge

Carol Schrier-Polak, Bean, Kinney & Korman; Arlington

Wendy H. Schwartz; Fairfax

Richard Shadyac Jr., Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell; Falls Church

Lauren Shea, Ain & Bank

Darcy Shoop, Stein, Sperling, Bennett, De Jong, Driscoll & Gr eenfeig

Robert Shoun, Shoun, Bach, Walinsky & Curran; Fairfax

Paul Smollar, Kuder, Smollar & Friedman

Howard Soypher, Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg, Eig & Cooper; Bethesda

Arlene Starace, Grenadier, Anderson, Simpson, Starace & Duffett; Alexandria

Scott Strickler, Strickler, Sachitano & Hatfield; Bethesda

Robin Taub, Paradiso, Taub, Sinay & Owel; Bethesda

Betty A. Thompson; Arlington

Marna Tucker, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell

Donna Van Scoy; Rockville

Edna Ruth Vincent, Colten Cummins Watson & Vincent; Fairfax

Edward Walinsky, Shoun, Bach, Walinsky & Curran; Fairfax

Vincent Wills, Dragga, Callahan, Hannon, Hessler & Wills; Rockville

Sarah J. Zimmerman, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell

All the Way to the Supreme Court!

These constitutional lawyers, most of them former Supreme Court clerks, will take your case to the top.

Donald Ayer, Jones Day

Richard Bress, Latham & Watkins

Beth Brinkmann, Morrison & Foerster

Charles Cooper, Cooper & Kirk

Drew Days, Morrison & Foerster

Walter Dellinger, O’Melveny & Myers

Roy Englert Jr., Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber

Miguel Estrada, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

H. Bartow Farr III, Farr & Taranto

David Frederick, Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel

Kenneth Geller, Mayer Brown

Thomas Goldstein, Akin Gump

Neal Katyal, Georgetown University Law Center

Michael Kellogg, Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd Evans & Figel

John Kester, Williams & Connolly

Jeff Lamken, Baker Botts

Christopher Landau, Kirkland & Ellis

Nathan Lewin, Lewin & Lewin

Robert Long, Covington & Burling

Maureen Mahoney, Latham & Watkins

Glen Nager, Jones Day

Carter Phillips, Sidley Austin

Nina Pillard, Georgetown University Law Center

Andrew Pincus, Mayer Brown

Lawrence Robbins, Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber

Paul Smith, Jenner & Block

Evan Tager, Mayer Brown

Richard Taranto, Farr & Taranto

Donald Verrilli Jr., Jenner & Block

Seth Waxman, WilmerHale

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