It is a fascinating list.
Anyone who follows the US legal market will know most of these names, although there’s one or two surprise entries.
How did the NLJ choose these particular lawyers?
The NLJ explained:
“It’s one thing to win cases, close deals and teach torts. It’s entirely another to create real change. The National Law Journal has chosen 100 lawyers in the United States who have shaped the legal world through their work in the courtroom, at the negotiating table, in the classroom or on in government.
They have taken on major legal battles and orchestrated the biggest corporate deals. They’ve tackled unpopular causes and helped run giant international companies.
We selected these top performers based on five qualities: political clout, legal results, media penetration, business credibility and thought leadership. All winners have a little bit of each quality and are exceptional in some.”