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Honors and Rankings: Individual Honors

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellows

  • Lanny Breuer
  • Robert Haslam
  • Carolyn Kubota
  • John Nields
  • George Pappas
  • C. William Phillips
  • Robert Sayler

The American Lawyer - “Dealmakers of the Year” (2016)

  • David Fagan and Mark Plotkin

Asian Legal Business - Client Choice Top 20 Lawyers in China (2014)

  • Shaoyu Chen

Business Insurance “Women to Watch”

  • Anna Engh (2012)
  • Marialuisa Gallozzi (2014)

The BTI Client Service All-Stars

  • Alan Blankenheimer (2011)
  • William Greaney (2011)
  • Timothy Hester (2012)
  • Gregg Levy (2008)
  • David Martin (2006, 2010, 2013, 2015) 
  • John Nields (2017)
  • Jeannie Perron (2015)
  • Michael Riella (2015)
  • David Rosinus (2004)
  • Peter Schwartz (2015) 
  • David Schwartzbaum (2015)
  • Jonathan Sperling (2018)
  • Henriette Tielemans (2013)
  • Allan Topol (2018)

Cablefax - Top Lawyer (2017-2018)

  • Yaron Dori
  • Robyn Polashuk

The California State Bar’s Antitrust & Unfair Competition Section -  Antitrust Lawyer of the Year (2014)

  • Phillip Warren

Chambers Asia-Pacific (2018)

  • Corporate Investigations: Eric Carlson 
  • Corporate/M&A: Ralph Voltmer
  • Intellectual Property: Chang Sik Kim and Scott Schrader
  • International Trade/WTO: Tim Stratford
  • Life Sciences: Shaoyu Chen and Weishi Li
  • TMT: Jason Goldberg

Chambers Global (2018)

  • Arbitration (International): Nicole Duclos and Miguel López Forastier (Latin America-wide)
  • Banking & Finance: Stuart Stock (USA)
  • Capital Markets: Donald Murray (USA)
  • Competition/Antitrust: Thomas Barnett and Deborah Garza (USA)
  • Competition/European Law: Peter Camesasca, Miranda Cole, and Johan Ysewyn (Belgium)
  • Corporate Investigations: Lanny Breuer (Latin America-wide) 
  • Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms): Eric Carlson (China)
  • Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts: Daniel Greenwald (United Arab Emirates)
  • Corporate/M&A: Ralph Voltmer (India); Rubén Kraiem and Gabriel Mesa (Latin America-wide); David Schwartzbaum and Scott Smith (USA)
  • Dispute Resolution: Daniel Greenwald (United Arab Emirates)
  • Energy (Electricity): William Massey and Mark Perlis (USA)
  • FCPA: Lanny Breuer and Donald Ridings (USA)
  • Insurance: Richard Mattick (UK)
  • Intellectual Property: Chang Sik Kim and Scott Schrader (South Korea); Robert Haslam and George Pappas (USA)
  • International Arbitration: Marney Cheek, Nicole Duclos, Eugene Gulland, and Miguel López Forastier (USA)
  • International Trade: Timothy Stratford (Asia-Pacific Region and China); David Lorello (Europe-wide); Maureen Browne, Damara Chambers, Stuart Eizenstat, David Fagan, Peter Flanagan, Corinne Goldstein, Peter Lichtenbaum, Mark Plotkin, Sturgis Sobin, Kimberly Strosnider, and John Veroneau (USA)
  • Life Sciences: Peter Bogaert, Grant Castle, John Hurvitz, and Richard Kingham (Global-wide)
  • Litigation: Ed Rippey (USA)
  • Outsourcing: Nigel Howard (USA)
  • Privacy & Data Security: Mark Plotkin (USA)
  • Projects: Agnieszka Klich (UK)
  • Projects & Energy: Ben Donovan and Agnieszka Klich (Africa-wide); Richard Keenan and Agnieszka Klich (Middle East-wide)
  • Public International Law: Miguel López Forastier (Global-wide)
  • Tax: Robert Culbertson (USA)

Chambers Latin America (2017)

  • Corporate/M&A: Rubén Kraiem and Gabriel Mesa
  • Fraud & Corporate Investigations: Lanny Breuer
  • International Arbitration: Latin America-wide: Nicole Duclos and Miguel López Forastier

Chambers UK (2018)

  • Banking Litigation: Craig Pollack 
  • Corporate/M&A - Mid-Market: Paul Claydon    
  • Data Protection and Information Law: Daniel Cooper and Mark Young
  • Fraud - Civil: Ian Hargreaves 
  • Insurance - Mainly Policyholders: Richard Mattick
  • International Arbitration: Jeremy Wilson    
  • Life Sciences - Regulatory: Grant Castle   
  • Life Sciences - Transactional: Paul Claydon, James Gubbins, James Halstead, Lucinda Osborne, and Daniel Pavin    
  • Litigation: Ian Hargreaves and Craig Pollack   
  • Parliamentary & Public Affairs - Public Affairs: Lisa Peets   
  • Private Equity - Venture Capital Investment: James Gubbins and Louise Nash   
  • Projects: Agnieszka Klich

Chambers USA (2018)

  • Antitrust: Thomas Barnett and Deborah Garza (Nationwide)
  • Antitrust: Anita Stork and Phillip Warren (CA)
  • Antitrust: Thomas Barnett, Deborah Garza, and Alan Wiseman (DC)
  • Appellate Law: Robert Long Jr. (Nationwide)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Michael St. Patrick Baxter (DC)
  • Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Don Murray (Nationwide)
  • Corporate/M&A: David Schwartzbaum, Scott Smith, and J. D. Weinberg (NY)
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity: Rusty Conner, Catherine Dargan, and W. Andrew Jack (DC)
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation: Richard Shea (Nationwide)
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation: Marianna Dyson, Michael Lloyd, Robert Newman, and Richard Shea (DC)
  • Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation): William Massey and Mark Perlis (Nationwide)
  • Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation): William Massey (Nationwide)
  • Environment: Wendy Feng (CA)
  • Environment: E. Donald Elliott (DC)
  • FCPA: Lanny Breuer and Donald Ridings (Nationwide)
  • Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance): Mark Plotkin, Stuart Stock, and Ed Yingling (Nationwide)
  • Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations): Stuart Stock and D. Jean Veta (Nationwide)
  • Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation): Eric Mogilnicki (Nationwide)
  • Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions (M&A): Rusty Conner (Nationwide)
  • Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation: Miriam Guggenheim (Nationwide)
  • Government: Government Contracts: Ray Biagini, Jay Carey, Fred Levy, and Alan Pemberton (Nationwide)
  • Government: Government Relations: Holly Fechner (Nationwide)
  • Government: Political Law: Robert Kelner and Robert Lenhard (Nationwide)
  • Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory: Richard Kingham, Michael Labson, and Peter Safir (DC)
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder: Don Brown, John Buchanan, Mitchell Dolin, David Goodwin, William Greaney, and Benedict Lenhart (Nationwide)
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder: David Luttinger (NY)
  • Insurance: Policyholder: Lawrence Hobel, Marty Myers, and René Siemens (CA)
  • Insurance: Policyholder: John Buchanan, Mitchell Dolin, Anna Engh, Marialuisa Gallozzi, Saul Goodman, William Greaney, Benedict Lenhart, and Seth Tucker (DC)
  • Intellectual Property: Litigation: Kevin Collins and George Pappas (DC)
  • Intellectual Property: Patent: Robert Fram and Robert Haslam (CA)
  • International Arbitration: Marney Cheek and Miguel López Forastier (Nationwide)
  • International Trade: CFIUS Experts: Damara Chambers, David Fagan, and Mark Plotkin (Nationwide)
  • International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions: Peter Flanagan, Corinne Goldstein, Peter Lichtenbaum, and Kim Strosnider (Nationwide)
  • International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337): Maureen Browne, Alex Chinoy, and Sturgis Sobin (Nationwide)
  • International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy: John Veroneau (Nationwide)
  • IT & Outsourcing: Transactions: Suzanne Bell (CA)
  • Latin American Investment: Rubén Kraiem (NY)
  • Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial: John Hurvitz and Emily Leonard (Nationwide)
  • Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial: Emily Leonard (CA)
  • Life Sciences: Regulatory/Compliance: Denise Esposito and Peter Safir (Nationwide)
  • Litigation: E-Discovery: Edward Rippey (Nationwide)
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: Carolyn Kubota and W. Douglas Sprague (CA)
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: Stephen Anthony, Lanny Breuer, Steve Fagell, and Mythili Raman (DC)
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: Nancy Kestenbaum and Alan Vinegrad (NY)
  • Media & Entertainment: Jennifer Johnson and Kurt Wimmer (DC)
  • Media & Entertainment: Regulatory: Mace Rosenstein (DC)
  • Outsourcing: Nigel Howard (Nationwide)
  • Privacy & Data Security: Kurt Wimmer(Nationwide)
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts: Mike Imbroscio, Phyllis Jones, and Paul Schmidt (Nationwide)
  • Real Estate: Robert Gage and Heather Haberl (DC)
  • Securities: Regulation: Advisory: Keir Gumbs (Nationwide)
  • Securities: Regulation: Enforcement: Bruce Baird and David Kornblau (Nationwide)
  • Sports Law: Ben Block, Douglas Gibson, Gregg Levy, and Peter Zern (Nationwide)
  • Tax: Michael Caballero, Robert Culbertson, Dan Luchsinger, Samuel Maruca, and Emin Toro (DC)
  • Tax: Controversy: Samuel Maruca (Nationwide) 
  • Technology & Outsourcing: Nigel Howard (NY)
  • Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Yaron Dori, Jennifer Johnson, and Mace Rosenstein (DC)
  • Transportation: Rail (for Railroads): Michael Rosenthal (Nationwide)

Chambers USA - Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)

  • Paul Tagliabue

Chambers USA - Women in Law Awards (2012)

  • Up and Coming Real Estate Lawyer of the Year: Heather Haberl

China Business Law Journal “A-List” (2016)

  • Weishi Li

Daily Journal - California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year

  • Jeffrey Davidson (2018)
  • Thomas Garten (2018)
  • Robert Haslam (2012)
  • Laura Muschamp (2018)
  • Michael Plimack (2018)
  • Stanley Young (2014)

Daily Journal - Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in California

  • Gretchen Hoff Varner (2017)

Daily Journal - Top 100 Lawyers in California

  • Donald Brown (2009)   
  • David Goodwin (2013-2014)

Daily Journal - Top IP Lawyers in California

  • Kurt Calia (2016) 
  • Robert Fram (2008-2011)
  • Robert Haslam (2008-2011; 2014)
  • Michael Plimack (2018) 
  • Clara Shin (2014)

Daily Journal - Top Labor and Employment Lawyers (2016)

  • Emily Henn

Daily Journal - Top Women Lawyers

  • Emily Henn (2015-2016)
  • Carolyn Kubota (2018)
  • Emily Leonard (2011)
  • Robyn Polashuk (2015-2018)
  • Clara Shin (2017)
  • Amy Toro (2013)
  • Sonya Winner (2012-2013; 2016-2018)

Daily Journal - Top Women Litigators

  • Anita Stork (2009)
  • Sonya Winner (2007-2010) 

Ethisphere Magazine - Attorneys Who Matter

  • Antitrust: Alan Wiseman (2011)
  • Corporate Monitor: Alan Vinegrad (2010)
  • Environmental: Ted Garrett (2009); Lawrence Hobel (2013)   
  • Government Star: Mythili Raman (2013)
  • Hall of Fame: Lanny Breuer (2015)
  • Private Practice: Lanny Breuer (2016)
  • Top Guns: Lanny Breuer (2014); John Nields (2011-2012); Alan Vinegrad (2009)

Ethisphere Magazine - 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics (2012)

  • Lanny Breuer

Euromoney - Americas Women in Business Law Awards

  • Best in Antitrust & Competition: Deborah Garza (2013)
  • Best in Insolvency & Restructuring: Dianne Coffino (2015)  
  • Best in Mergers & Acquisitions: Catherine Dargan (2014)
  • Best in Patent: Andrea Reister (2015)

Euromoney - Europe Women in Business Law Awards

  • Best in Copyright: Lisa Peets (2011-2018)
  • Best in Investment Funds: Hillary Prescott (2013)
  • Best in Mergers & Acquisitions: Louise Nash (2015-2017)
  • Best in Patent: Morag Peberdy (2016)
  • Best in Real Estate: Hillary Prescott (2015)

Global Competition Review - Women in Antitrust

  • Miranda Cole (2016)
  • Deborah Garza (2013; 2016)

Global Competition Review - 40 Under 40 (2015)

  • Anne Lee

 Global Investigations Review - 40 Under 40 (2014)

  • Eric Carlson

Global Investigations Review - Women in Investigations

  • Sarah Crowder (2018)
  • Nancy Kestenbaum (2015)
  • Mythili Raman (2015)

Latinvex - “Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers”

  • Gabriel Mesa (2014-2018)
  • Nicole Duclos (2017-2018)

Latinvex - “Top 100 Female Lawyers” (2016-2017)

  • Nicole Duclos

Law360 - Appellate A-List (2014)

  • Bob Long

Law360 - Influential Women in IP Law (2014)

  • Shara Aranoff

Law360 - Most Admired Attorneys (2010)

  • Competition: Deborah Garza
  • Insurance: Donald Brown

Law360 - Most Valuable Players

  • Appellate: Robert Long (2012)
  • Competition: Rob Wick (2014)
  • Energy: Steven Rosenbaum (2012)
  • Food & Beverage: Jessica O'Connell (2016)
  • Government Contracts: Ray Biagini (2015, 2017); Jay Carey (2016)    
  • Insurance: David Goodwin (2011); Marty Myers (2016); William Skinner (2011)
  • International Trade: Shara Aranoff (2016); David Fagan (2014); Peter Lichtenbaum (2012); Mark Plotkin (2013, 2015, 2017)
  • Life Sciences: John Hurvitz (2012)
  • Media & Entertainment: Doug Gibson (2014)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Scott Smith (2011)
  • Privacy & Consumer Protection: Eric Bosset (2011)
  • Product Liability: Michael Imbroscio (2012, 2016); Phyllis Jones (2015); Paul Schmidt (2014)
  • Sports: Derek Ludwin (2016)
  • Tax: Jeremy Spector (2017)
  • Trials: Ben Razi (2017)
  • White Collar: Nancy Kestenbaum (2015); Alan Vinegrad (2011)

Law360 - Rising Stars

  • Cybersecurity & Privacy: Libbie Canter (2017)
  • International Arbitration: David Pinsky (2016)
  • International Trade: Marney Cheek (2012) and David Fagan (2010)
  • Media & Entertainment: Peter Zern (2013)
  • Product Liability: Shankar Duraiswamy (2017); Phyllis Jones (2014); Paul Schmidt (2010)
  • White Collar: Ben Razi (2013)

Legal 500 US - Leading Lawyers (2017)

  • Thomas Barnett 
  • Donald Brown
  • Ellen Corenswet
  • Rob Culbertson 
  • Mitchell Dolin 
  • David Fagan
  • Peter Flanagan
  • James Garland
  • Deborah Garza
  • Doug Gibson
  • Saul Goodman
  • William Greaney
  • Nigel Howard
  • John Hurvitz
  • Jeffrey Huvelle
  • Richard Kingham
  • Benedict Lenhart
  • Peter Lichtenbaum
  • Robert Long
  • Mace Rosenstein
  • Peter Safir
  • Richard Shea
  • William Skinner
  • Sturgis Sobin
  • Phillip Warren
  • Peter Zern

Los Angeles Business Journal - Most Influential Lawyers (2015)

  • Dan Shallman "White Collar and Cyber Crime"

Los Angeles Business Journal - Most Influential Intellectual Property Attorneys (2017)

  • Mitch Kamin

Los Angeles Business Journal - Most Influential Minority Lawyers 

  • Wade Ackerman (2018) 
  • Aaron Lewis (2016; 2018)

Los Angeles Business Journal - Most Influential Women Lawyers (2017)

  • Robyn Polashuk

Mergers & Acquisitions - The Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A (2016-2017)

  • Catherine Dargan

Multichannel News - Women to Watch (2018) 

  • Robyn Polashuk

NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund - Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award (2015)

  • Eric Holder

National Association of Corporate Directors - Directorship 100 People to Watch (2011-2012)

  • Keir Gumbs

National Bar Association's Trailblazers Under 40 (2014)

  • Keir Gumbs

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty - Outstanding Achievement Award (2016)

  • Eric Holder

National Law Journal - D.C. Rising Star 

  • Shankar Duraiswamy (2017) 
  • Keir Gumbs (2014)
  • Phyllis Jones (2015)
  • Daniel Suleiman (2015)

National Law Journal - Outstanding Women Lawyers (2015)

  • Catherine Dargan

National Law Journal - Trailblazers 

  • Cybersecurity & Data Privacy: David Fagan (2015)
  • Energy & Environmental: Gary Guzy (2017) 
  • Regulatory and Compliance: Mark Plotkin (2015)
  • White Collar Crime: Mythili Raman (2015)

National Law Journal - Washington's Most Influential Women Lawyers (2010)

  • Deborah Garza

National Legal Aid & Defender Association - Justice John Paul Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award (2016)

  • Eric Holder

Politico - Women Who Shape Brussels 

  • Miranda Cole (2017)

The Recorder - 50 Lawyers on the Fast Track

  • Ingrid Rechtin (2012)

The Recorder - Game Changers

  • Clara Shin (2017)

The Recorder - Women Leaders in Tech Law

  • Ingrid Rechtin (2017) 

San Francisco Business Times - 40 Under 40

  • Jeffrey Davidson (2018)

Silicon Valley Business Journal - Women of Influence 

  • Emily Henn (2017)
  • Emily Leonard (2018)

SportsBusiness Journal - 40 Under 40 (2008-2009; 2012)

  • Peter Zern

SportsBusiness Journal - Lifetime Achievement Award (2012)

  • Paul Tagliabue

SportsBusiness Journal - 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business (2016)

  • Doug Gibson
  • Gregg Levy 

SportsBusiness Journal - Power Players: Outside Counsel (2016)

  • Doug Gibson
  • Gregg Levy
  • Bruce Wilson
  • Peter Zern

The Hill - Top Lobbyists

  • Howard Berman (2016-2017)
  • Holly Fechner (2013-2017)
  • Jon Kyl (2016-2017)
  • Bill Wichterman (2015-2017)

Variety - 50 Game-Changing Attorneys (2012)

  • Jason Goldberg

Washington Business Journal - LGBTQ Business Leader Awards (2018)

  • D. Jean Veta

Washington Business Journal - Legal Champions (2014)

  • Mythili Raman