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A lawyer, also known as an attorney, is a professional who is qualified to give legal advice and represent individuals and organizations in legal matters. Lawyers are trained to analyze legal issues, interpret laws and regulations, and apply them to specific situations.

They may represent clients in court, in negotiations, or in other legal proceedings. Lawyers can specialize in a wide range of areas, such as criminal law, civil law, family law, employment law, and intellectual property law.

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  • Partner William H. Frankel – Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Partner Jeffrey A. Handelman – Trademark Law
  • Partner Brad Lane – Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Partner James P. Naughton – Patent Law
  • Partner Mark H. Remus – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • Partner James R. Sobieraj – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law


  • Partner Sanders N. Hillis – Patent Law


  • Partner Clayton S. Friedman – Advertising Law

Los Angeles

  • Partner Jason C. Murray – Litigation – Antitrust

New York

  • Partner Kelly T. Currie – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Partner Stephanie Marcantonio – Health Care Law
  • Partner Brian T. McGovern – Health Care Law
  • Partner Holly A. Melton – Advertising Law, Media Law
  • Partner Paul W. Mourning – Health Care Law
  • Partner Rebecca Monck Ricigliano – Criminal Defense: White-Collar

San Francisco

  • Partner Gregory D. Call – Commercial Litigation
  • Partner Mark D. Plevin – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Insurance Law

Washington, DC

  • Partner Lauren Aronson – Advertising Law
  • Partner Troy A. Barsky – Health Care Law
  • Partner John T. Brennan, Jr. – Health Care Law
  • Partner John B. Brew – International Trade and Finance Law
  • Partner Christopher A. Cole – Advertising Law
  • Senior counsel John D. Conner, Jr. – Environmental Law
  • Partner Larry F. Eisenstat – Energy Law
  • Partner Clifton S. Elgarten – Insurance Law
  • Partner David J. Ervin – Advertising Law
  • Partner Cheryl A. Falvey – Advertising Law
  • Partner David J. Fischer – Tax Law
  • Partner Christopher Flynn – Health Care Law
  • Partner Laura A. Foggan – Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance
  • Partner Kent A. Gardiner – Antitrust Law, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Partner Alexis J. Gilman – Antitrust Law
  • Partner Eileen M. Gleimer – Equipment Finance Law
  • Partner Peter L. Gray – Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Partner Thomas A. Hanusik – Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation – Securities, Securities Regulation
  • Partner Harold J. Heltzer – Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
  • Partner Clifford B. Hendler – Insurance Law
  • Partner Philip T. Inglima – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Securities Regulation
  • Partner Shawn R. Johnson – Antitrust Law
  • Senior counsel W. Stanfield Johnson – Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Partner Elliott P. Laws – Environmental Law
  • Partner Thomas A. Lorenzen – Litigation – Environmental
  • Partner Michael D. Mann – Corporate Compliance Law, Litigation – Securities, Securities Regulation
  • Partner Stuart H. Newberger – Commercial Litigation, Mediation
  • Partner Teresa Stanek Rea – Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
  • Partner Wm. Randolph Smith – Antitrust Law
  • Partner Jeffrey L. Snyder – International Trade and Finance Law
  • Senior counsel John I. Stewart, Jr. – Technology Law
  • Partner Jeane A. Thomas – Antitrust Law
  • Partner Jennifer N. Waters – Energy Law
  • Partner Scott L. Winkelman – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Partner Clifford J. Zatz – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America


  • Associate Jafon Fearson – Intellectual Property Law
  • Counsel Emily Kappers – Intellectual Property Law
  • Counsel Andrew McElligott – Intellectual Property Law
  • Counsel Daniel Parrish – Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law
  • Associate Adam D. Sussman, Ph.D. – Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law

Los Angeles

  • Counsel Raija Horstman – Commercial Litigation

New York

  • Associate Robert B. Kornweiss – Commercial Litigation
  • Counsel Lisa Nicole Umans – Commercial Litigation


  • Associate Jillian Ambrose – Labor and Employment Law – Management
  • Counsel Brian C. Lewis – Antitrust Law
  • Counsel Justin Kingsolver – Health Care Law
  • Associate Nimrah Najeeb – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Associate Christopher Pinto – Health Care Law

The Best Lawyers in Americalists are compiled annually based on a peer–review evaluation in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

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