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163 Sheppard Mullin Attorneys Named 2023 “Best Lawyers in America”

U.S. News and Best Lawyers
08.18.2022

163 Sheppard Mullin attorneys have been recognized in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America© and 81 have been recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. 

In addition, 13 Sheppard Mullin attorneys were selected as “Lawyer of the Year”:

Lisa A. Cottle (San Francisco)
Energy Law

Phillip A. Davis (Los Angeles)
Litigation – Real Estate

Darren M. Franklin (Los Angeles)
Litigation – Intellectual Property

Joseph M. Karp (San Francisco)
Utilities Law

Ori Katz (San Francisco)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Stephen R. LaSala (Del Mar)
Corporate Law

Aaron J. Malo (Orange County)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Lisa M. Martens (Del Mar)
Litigation – Intellectual Property

Scott R. Miller (Los Angeles)
Litigation – Patent

Stephen J. O’Neill (Los Angeles)
Litigation – Environmental

Thomas G. Reddy (San Francisco)
Banking and Finance Law

Michael W. Scarborough (San Francisco)
Antitrust Law

Karin Dougan Vogel (San Diego)
Appellate Practice

SHEPPARD MULLIN ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE 2023 EDITION OF BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA

Eric L. Altman (New York) 
Real Estate Law 

Edward V. Anderson (Silicon Valley) 
Litigation - Intellectual Property 

Edwin Astudillo (Del Mar)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Martin R. Bader (Del Mar)  
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent

Elizabeth S. Balfour (Del Mar)
Commercial Litigation

Charles F. Barker (Los Angeles)   
Employment Law – Management

Lawrence M. Braun (Los Angeles) 
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law 

John T. Brooks (San Diego) 
Insurance Law

Martin A. Bruehs (Washington, DC)
Patent Law

Richard W. Brunette, Jr. (Los Angeles) 
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy 

Laura M. Burson (Los Angeles)      
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent  

Craig P. Cardon (Century City)
Media Law
Privacy and Data Security Law

Steven W. Cardoza (Orange County)
Commercial Finance Law

Kenneth J. Carl (Los Angeles)
Real Estate Law

Peter H. Carson (San Francisco)   
Banking and Finance Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law 

Steven J. Chananie (New York)      
Health Care Law

David B. Chidlaw (San Diego)       
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment 

John W. Chierichella (Washington, D.C.)
Administrative / Regulatory Law 

Shaun C. Clark (Century City)       
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

Kevin M. Cloutier (Chicago)
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Michael P.A. Cohen (Washington, D.C.)
Antitrust Law

Lisa A. Cottle (San Francisco)
Energy Law

Joseph F. Coyne, Jr. (Los Angeles) 
Commercial Litigation 

Randal Crispen (San Diego) 
Insurance Law

Andre J. Cronthall (Los Angeles)
Insurance Law 

Jeffrey S. Crowe (Orange County)   
Litigation – Insurance

Aytan Dahukey (Century City)       
Health Care Law

Bryan D. Daly (Los Angeles)           
Criminal Defense: General Practice
Criminal Defense: White-Collar 

Charles A. Danaher (San Diego)   
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law 

Robert A. Darwell (Century City)   
Advertising Law
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

Brian M. Daucher (Orange County)   
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Health Care
Litigation - Intellectual Property

Phillip A. Davis (Los Angeles)
Litigation – Real Estate

MaryJeanette Dee (New York)       
Criminal Defense: White-Collar 

Gemma L. Descoteaux (Dallas)
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Brendan Dolan (San Francisco)
Employment Law – Individuals
Employment Law - Management

Domenic C. Drago (Del Mar)   
Real Estate Law 

Dana J. Dunwoody (Del Mar)          
Litigation - Banking and Finance
Litigation - Real Estate 

Chad R. Ensz (Del Mar)
Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law

Timothy L. Epp (Orange County)
Patent Law

Lawrence C. Eppley (Chicago)
Real Estate Law 

Alan M. Feld (Los Angeles)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Marc J. Feldman (San Diego)          
Insurance Law

Kendal Fletcher (Silicon Valley)
Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Jeffrey W. Forrest (San Diego)
Land Use and Zoning Law

Stephen E. Fox (Dallas)
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Alfred Fraijo, Jr. (Los Angeles)
Real Estate Law

Dwight M. Francis (Dallas)  
Commercial Litigation

Darren M. Franklin (Los Angeles)  
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent 

Geraldine Ann Freeman (San Francisco)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Arthur J. Friedman (San Francisco)        
Land Use and Zoning Law
Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Allison Fulton (Washington, D.C.)
FDA Law

Keith Garner (San Francisco)
Land Use and Zoning Law
Natural Resources Law

James G. Gatto (Washington, D.C.)
Patent Law

Jay E. Gerzog (New York)   
Health Care Law 

Ronald D. Getchey (San Diego)
Commercial Litigation

Katherine Gillespie (Chicago)
Energy Law

Anthony Girolami (San Diego)
Corporate Law

Robert Gorzelany (New York)
Real Estate Law

Jerry J. Gumpel (Del Mar)  
Real Estate Law

Guy N. Halgren (San Diego)           
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law – Management

Hal Hamersmith (Los Angeles)       
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction 

Paul Harner (New York)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law 
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Derek Havel
Employment Law – Management

Michael R. Heimbold (Century City)
Litigation – Intellectual Property

John R. Hempill (New York)           
Corporate Law 

David E. Hengstler (Orange County)
Real Estate Law

Sascha Henry (Los Angeles) 
Commercial Litigation  

Matthew W. Holder (Del Mar)
Commercial Litigation

Brent E. Horstman (Los Angeles)
Banking and Finance Law

Nancy E. Howard (Los Angeles)
Trusts and Estates

Gregory F. Hurley (Orange County)  
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

David M. Hymer (San Diego)  
Real Estate Law

Ronda D. Jamgotchian (Century City)
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Michelle Kahn (San Francisco)
Trademark Law

Joseph M. Karp (San Francisco)
Energy Law
Utilities Law

Martin D. Katz (Century City)
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television 

Ori Katz (San Francisco)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law 

Paul J. Kaufman (Del Mar)
Utilities Law

Thomas R. Kaufman (Century City)
Employment Law - Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Tracey A. Kennedy (Los Angeles)
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

John Keville (Houston)
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Trade Secrets Law

Peter H. Klee (San Diego)   
Insurance Law 

Eric A. Klein (Century City)
Health Care Law

Sheldon M. Kline (Washington, D.C.)
Labor Law – Management

Richard W. Kopenhefer (Century City)       
Employment Law – Individuals
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Stephen S. Korniczky (Del Mar)   
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Patent Law

Charles L. Kreindler (Los Angeles)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar 

Wendy Krog (Silicon Valley)
Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Stephen R. LaSala (Del Mar)           
Corporate Law 
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Michael M. Lauter (San Francisco)           
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Jennifer Lee (Los Angeles)
Venture Capital Law

Thomas Glen Leo (Century City)      
Banking and Finance Law
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

Brent R. Liljestrom (Orange County)       
Real Estate Law 

Scott Maberry (Washington, D.C.) 
International Trade and Finance Law

Aaron J. Malo (Orange County)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Raymond C. Marshall (San Francisco)      
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Lisa M. Martens (Del Mar)  
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Trademark Law

Alan H. Martin (Orange County)       
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Barrett Marum (San Diego) 
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation

William B. Mateja (Dallas)  
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation – Securities

Kyle J. Mathews (Los Angeles)       
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Candace Matson (Los Angeles)
Construction Law

Theodore C. Max (New York)
Copyright Law

James L. McGinnis (San Francisco)           
Antitrust Law

Michael G. McKinnon (Orange County)       
Corporate Law

James A. Mercer III (Del Mar)
Corporate Law

Linda Giunta Michaelson (Century City)   
Corporate Law
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

Scott R. Miller (Los Angeles)           
Litigation – Patent

Scott A. Morehouse (Orange County) 
Real Estate Law

Jennifer L. Nassiri
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Barclay R. Nicholson (Houston)
Insurance Law

Sean P. O'Connor (Orange County)   
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law - Management

Mark T. Okuma (Los Angeles)       
Real Estate Law

Stephen J. O’Neil (Los Angeles)
Litigation – Environmental 

Jeffrey J. Parker (Los Angeles)       
Environmental Law
Litigation – Environmental

Jill M. Pietrini (Century City)           
Copyright Law
Litigation – Intellectual Property

John E. Ponder (San Diego) 
Land Use and Zoning Law
Real Estate Law

Neil A.F. Popović (San Francisco)
Commercial Litigation

Fred R. Puglisi (Century City)          
Commercial Litigation

Kent R. Raygor (Century City)
Litigation – First Amendment       
Media Law

Thomas G. Reddy (San Francisco)
Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law

Jennifer Redmond (San Francisco)
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Nancy Baldwin Reimann (Los Angeles)   
Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Trusts and Estates

Timothy J. Reimers (Los Angeles)
Health Care Law

Jennifer E. Renk (San Francisco)   
Real Estate Law

Michelle Replogle (Houston)
Litigation – Intellectual Property

Allison Martin Rhodes (San Francisco)
Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Tamar R. Rosenberg (New York)
Health Care Law

Whitney Jones Roy (Los Angeles)
Litigation – Environmental

Jack Rubens (Los Angeles)
Land Use and Zoning Law
Real Estate Law 

David H. Sands (Los Angeles)       
Corporate Law

Robert G. Sbardellati (San Diego)  
Corporate Law

Michael W. Scarborough (San Francisco)
Antitrust Law
Litigation – Antitrust

Eric Schlichter (Houston) 
Litigation - Intellectual Property 
Litigation - Patent

Daniel E. Schnapp (New York)
Privacy and Data Security Law
Technology Law

Steven G. Schortgen (Dallas)           
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Patent Law

Ira M. Schulman (New York)
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

David A. Schwarz (Century City)
Litigation – First Amendment
Litigation – Securities

Nancy T. Scull (San Diego)  
Real Estate Law

Richard J. Simmons (Los Angeles) 
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Martin J. Smith (Los Angeles)       
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

John P. Stigi (Century City)
Litigation – Securities

Adam F. Streisand (Century City)   
Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Robert J. Stumpf, Jr. (San Francisco)       
Appellate Practice

Gail Suchman (New York)
Energy Law
Environmental Law 

Mark F. Sundback (Washington, D.C.)   
Energy Law

Christine L. Swanick (New York)
Native American Law

Dave Thomas (Washington, D.C.)  
Communications Law

Liisa M. Thomas (Chicago)
Privacy and Data Security Law

John D. Tishler (Del Mar)
Corporate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law

David C. Ulich (Century City)           
Tax Law

Robert J. Uram (San Francisco)      
Land Use and Zoning Law
Natural Resources Law
Water Law

Nicholas J. Van Brunt (Los Angeles)          
Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Trusts and Estates

Carlo Van den Bosch (Orange County)
Trademark Law

Doug Van Gessel (San Francisco)
Real Estate Law 

Edward D. Vogel (San Diego)          
Commercial Litigation

Karin Dougan Vogel (San Diego)   
Appellate Practice

Wilda Wahpepah (Washington, D.C.)       
Native American Law

Brian D. Weimer (Washington, D.C.)       
Communications Law

Pamela L. Westhoff (Los Angeles)  
Real Estate Law

William R. Wyatt (Silicon Valley)
Banking and Finance Law

John A. Yacovelle (Del Mar)           
Commercial Litigation

Daniel N. Yannuzzi (Del Mar)       
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Patent Law

SHEPPARD MULLIN ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED AS 2023 BEST LAWYERS: ONES TO WATCH

Amanda S. Ackerman (New York)
Corporate Law

Benjamin Aigboboh (Los Angeles)
Commercial Litigation

Alex A. Akhavan (Century City)
Entertainment and Sports Law

Emily D. Anderson (New York)
Construction Law
Litigation Construction

Sara Atsbaha (Los Angeles)
Real Estate Law

Stephanie I. Awanyai-Ufondu (Century City)
Construction Law

Jennifer Klein Ayers (Dallas)
Litigation – Intellectual Property

Richard B. Azada (Los Angeles)
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Alexandra M. Banis (San Francisco)
Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Keren Baruch-Longo (New York)
Corporate Law

Amanda E. Beckwith (San Francisco)
Labor and Employment Law – Management

Daniel Belzer (Los Angeles)
Corporate Law

Jack Burns (San Diego)
Commercial Litigation

Sophia L. Cahill (New York)
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Construction Law

Michael T. Campbell (Century City)
Litigation – Labor and Employment

John D. Carroll (Washington, DC)
Antitrust Law
Health Care Law

Kevin K. Chang (Del Mar)
Commercial Litigation

Lauren K. Chang (Los Angeles)
Real Estate Law

Paul Chang (Del Mar)
Intellectual Property Law

Jonathan E. Clark (Dallas)
Commercial Litigation
Labor and Employment Law – Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Kira Teshima Conlon (Los Angeles)
Real Estate Law

John G. Crisp (Orange County)
Real Estate Law

Anne-Marie Dao (Del Mar)
Commercial Litigation

Daniel De La Cruz (San Diego)
Labor and Employment Law – Management

Snehal Desai (San Francisco)
Intellectual Property Law

John Ellis (San Francisco)
Labor and Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Shawn D. Fabian (Chicago)
Labor and Employment Law – Management

Shadi Farzan (Los Angeles)
Real Estate Law

AJ Gatesman (Del Mar)
Real Estate Law 

Melissa R. Gertler (Century City)
Health Care Law

Eric K. Gill (Del Mar)
Intellectual Property Law

Helene Gogadze (Washington, D.C.)
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Matthew J. Goldman (Century City)
Corporate Law

Robert L. Green (Houston)
Intellectual Property Law
Litigation - Patent
Patent Law

Hilary A. Habib (Los Angeles)
Labor and Employment Law – Management

Melanie M. Hamilton (Orange County)
Labor and Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Meredith L. Hart (Orange County)
Real Estate Law

Sami Hasan (San Francisco)
Labor and Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Marc Hershberg (New York)
Entertainment and Sports Law

Jason C. Hoggan (Dallas)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Kristin P. Housh (Del Mar)
Criminal Defense – White Collar

Patricia M. Jeng (San Francisco)
Labor and Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Julia K. Kadish (Chicago)
Intellectual Property Law

Phillip L. Kim (Dallas)
Health Care Law

Matt R. Klinger (San Francisco)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Erica J. Kraus (Washington, D.C.)
Health Care Law

Michael C. Krill (Houston)
Intellectual Property Law
Litigation - Patent

Kendra E. Leghart (Los Angeles)
Construction Law
Real Estate Law

Katarzyna Levecke (Chicago)
Energy Law

Aaron J. Levy (New York)
Banking and Finance Law

Yvette J. Mabbun (Dallas)
Real Estate Law

Daniel S. Maroon (San Francisco)
Real Estate Law

Abby Meyer (Orange County)
Construction Law

Rachel J. Moroski (San Francisco)
Labor and Employment Law – Management

Joy Nemirow (Silicon Valley)
Intellectual Property Law

Zachary M. Norris (Los Angeles)
Real Estate Law

Ramela Ohanian (Century City)
Entertainment and Sports Law

Nika B. Palama (Chicago)
Corporate Law

Peter D. Park (Los Angeles)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Melissa E. Patterson (Del Mar)
Intellectual Property Law

Genevieve Perez (New York)
Entertainment and Sports Law

Whitney Nonnette Perry (Los Angeles)
Labor and Employment Law – Management

Patrick C. Quine (Dallas)
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

John D. Rees III (Century City)
Trusts and Estates

Joseph P. Sakai (San Francisco)
Commercial Litigation

Anthony P. Sensoli (Chicago)
Project Finance Law

Abraham J. Shanedling (Washington, D.C.)
Commercial Litigation
Communications Law

Matthew B. Silverstein (New York)
Corporate Law

Aerin A. Snow (Century City)
Corporate Law

Corey F. Steady (Orange County)
Trusts and Estates

Nora Stilestein (Los Angeles)
Labor and Employment Law – Management

Douglas A. “Drew” Svor (Washington, D.C.)
Communications Law
Corporate Law

Dan Syed (Dallas)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Katherine Jones Turke (Century City)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Jared A. Wachtler (New York)
Real Estate Law

Jeffrey D. Watkins (Century City)
Entertainment and Sports Law

Chante Westmoreland (Houston)
Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property Law
Litigation - Intellectual Property

Jonathan M. Williams (Orange County)
Corporate Governance and Compliance Law

Douglas Yang (Los Angeles)
Labor and Employment Law – Management

Golnaz Yazdchi (Century City)
Litigation - Trusts and Estates

William Ziegelbauer (New York)
Corporate Law

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