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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.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
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 schertlerlaw.com

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 http://mallonandmccool.com

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 schertlerlaw.com

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


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