Washington's Top Lawyers: Criminal Defense

By: Kim Eisler

Who to Call When You’re Under Investigation!

You don’t have to be a criminal to find yourself drawn into an awkward congressional investigation or, worse, a grand-jury inquiry by the Justice Department or the US Attorney’s Office. Here are people to call.

Bruce Baird, Covington & Burling
Robert S. Bennett, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Richard Ben-Veniste, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
K. Lee Blalack II, O’Melveny & Myers
Lanny Breuer, Covington & Burling
Michael Bromwich, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Carol Elder Bruce, Venable
Plato Cacheris, Baker & McKenzie
Ty Cobb, Hogan & Hartson
A.B. Culvahouse Jr., O’Melveny & Myers
Lloyd Cutler, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr
Joseph diGenova, diGenova & Toensing
David Dorsen, Wallace King Marraro & Branson
W. Neil Eggleston, Howrey Simon Arnold & White
Fred Fielding, Wiley Rein & Fielding
George Frampton Jr., Boies, Schiller & Flexner
Thomas Green, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood
James Hamilton, Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman
Eric Holder Jr., Covington & Burling
William Hundley, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Peter Isakoff, Weil, Gotshal & Manges
William Jeffress Jr., Baker Botts
Abbe David Lowell, Chadbourne & Parke
Michael Madigan, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
William E. McDaniels, Williams & Connolly
Laura Ariane Miller, Nixon Peabody
Irvin Nathan, Arnold & Porter
Carl Rauh, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Richard Sauber, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Earl Silbert, Piper Rudnick
Roger Spaeder, Zuckerman Spaeder
Jacob Stein, Stein, Mitchell & Mezines
Brendan V. Sullivan Jr., Williams & Connolly
William Taylor III, Zuckerman Spaeder
Dick Thornburgh, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart
Barbara Van Gelder, Wiley Rein & Fielding
F. Joseph Warin, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Reid Weingarten, Steptoe & Johnson
Theodore Wells Jr., Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Beth Wilkinson, Latham & Watkins
Roger Zuckerman, Zuckerman Spaeder

Who to Call When You’re Under Arrest!

Thomas Abbenante, Thomas Abbenante PC
David Albo, Albo & Oblon; Springfield
Philip H. Armstrong, Armstrong & Page; Rockville
E. Lawrence Barcella, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
Kathleen Behan, Arnold & Porter
Richard Beizer, Crowell & Moring
Fred W. Bennett, Bennett & Bair; Greenbelt
Judah Best, Debevoise & Plimpton
Anthony Bisceglie, Bisceglie & Walsh
Robert Bonsib, Marcus & Bonsib; Greenbelt
Lenard “Barry” Boss, Cozen O’Connor
Stephen Braga, Baker Botts
William Brennan Jr., Brennan, Trainor, Billman & Bennett; Upper Marlboro
Blair Brown, Zuckerman Spaeder
Preston Burton, Caplin & Drysdale
Joseph Cammarata, Chaikin & Sherman
Francis Carter, Law Office of Francis D. Carter
Thomas G. Connolly, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis
G. Allen Dale, Law Offices of G. Allen Dale
Lanny Davis, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Mitchell Ettinger, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Cary Feldman, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell
Jeffrey Freund, Bredhoff & Kaiser
Peter Greenspun, Greenspun & Mann; Fairfax
Bernard Grimm, Law Office of Bernard S. Grimm
Howard Gutman, Williams & Connolly
Julia Guttman, Baker Botts
Richard Hibey, Miller & Chevalier
Adam Hoffinger, Piper Rudnick
Roscoe Howard Jr., Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
John F. Hundley, Baker & McKenzie
N. Richard Janis, Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler
Ralph Johnson, Schmeltzer, Aptaker & Shepard
Paul Kemp, Venable; Rockville
John Kotelly, Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky
David Krakoff, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
Sheldon Krantz, Piper Rudnick
Alan Kriegel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Mark London, London & Mead
Nancy Luque, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich
Terence Lynam, Akin Gump
Thomas Peter Mann, Greenspun & Mann; Fairfax
William R. Martin, Blank Rome
Christopher Mead, London & Mead
Herbert Miller Jr., Baker Botts
William Moffitt, Cozen O’Connor
Paul Mogin, Williams & Connolly
John Nields, Howrey Simon Arnold & White
Jon W. Norris, Law Offices of Jon W. Norris
Greg Poe, Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck & Untereiner
David Povich, Williams & Connolly
Laura K. Rhodes, Albright & Rhodes; Rockville
Michele Roberts, Akin Gump
Mark Rochon, Miller & Chevalier
Amy Sabrin, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
David Schertler, Coburn & Schertler
Henry Schuelke III, Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler
Daniel Seikaly, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Jonathan Shapiro, Jonathan Shapiro PC; Alexandria
James Sharp, Sharp & Associates
Barry Simon, Williams & Connolly
DeMaurice Smith, Latham & Watkins
Mary Spearing, Baker Botts
Pamela B. Stuart, Pamela B. Stuart Attorney & Counsellor at Law
W. Randolph Teslik, Akin Gump
Harry J. Trainor Jr., Brennan, Trainor, Billman & Bennett; Upper Marlboro
Gerard Treanor, Venable
Randall Turk, Baker Botts
Robert Weinberg, Bredhoff & Kaiser
Pete White, Crowell & Moring
Robert Wilkins, Venable
John Kenneth Zwerling, Law Offices of John Kenneth Zwerling; Alexandria