The Legal Times Awards: Champions & Visionaries

The lawyers who have helped advance the practice of law in Washington.

The National Law Journal

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For the fifth year, we're recognizing Washington lawyers for work that has advanced the practice of law. The trailblazers profiled here have won cases at the U.S. Supreme Court and influenced policy at the Justice Department. They've charted new courses for their firms and in-house legal departments, and spent hundreds of hours on pro bono cases that made a difference. The results of their work often can be felt far beyond the Beltway.

Selections are made by the editors of The National Law Journal, based on nominations from the legal community as well as our own research and reporting. The selections have been divided into two categories: Champions, those who have upheld the profession's core values through public service, pro bono work and advocacy for civil liberties, and Visionaries, attorneys whose business foresight or legal acumen has expanded their firms, advanced the law or improved government.

We will celebrate their achievements at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22d St. N.W. in Washington, on Sept. 20. — David L. Brown, editor in chief

CHAMPIONS
These lawyers upheld the legal industry's professional mission of public duty. They took on community causes, fought to protect civil rights and campaigned for ethics in government.
 
HAROLD BAILEY JR.
Garvey Schubert Barer
PAUL SCHIFF BERMAN
Dean, George Washington University Law School
SHEILA CHESTON
General counsel, Northrop Grumman Corp.
ERIC DUBELIER
Reed Smith
MARY ELCANO
General counsel, American Red Cross
GEORGE GRANDISON
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
STEPHEN HANLON
Holland & Knight
JENNIFER LEVY
Kirkland & Ellis
ROBERT LONG
Covington & Burling
RYAN MALONE
Ropes & Gray
PATRICK MCGLONE
Sr. V.P. and general counsel, Ullico Inc.
TED OLSON
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
CAROLYN OSOLINIK
Mayer Brown
ABID QURESHI
Latham & Watkins
KANNON SHANMUGAM
Williams & Connolly
JOHN SHEPHERD JR.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
EARL SILBERT
DLA Piper
WILLIAM TREANOR
Dean, Georgetown University Law Center
TONY WEST
Acting U.S. associate attorney general
PETER WORK
Crowell & Moring



 

VISIONARIES
These attorneys saw further ahead. They guided firms through a stagnant economy, revamped public corruption prosecution efforts and guided federal agencies through legal thickets.
 
JAMIE BAKER
Baker Botts
JIM BRAMSON
General counsel, LivingSocial Inc.
GRAEME BUSH
Zuckerman Spaeder
CLAUDETTE CHRISTIAN
Hogan Lovells
JOHN FACCIOLA
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
SCOTT BLAKE HARRIS
General counsel and senior V.P., Neustar Inc.
PETER KEISLER
Sidley Austin
DANIEL LENNON
Latham & Watkins
MICHAEL LYLE
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
RONALD MACHEN JR.
U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia
MICHAEL McKEON
Fish & Richardson
R. BRUCE McLEAN
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
PAUL McNULTY
Baker & McKenzie
BRIAN MILLER
Executive V.P., general counsel, AES Corp.
ANNETTE NAZARETH
Davis Polk & Wardwell
ALFRED POLLARD
General counsel, Federal Housing Finance Agency
BERT REIN
Wiley Rein
EUGENE SCALIA
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
EVAN TAGER
Mayer Brown
SETH WAXMAN
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

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