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158 Sheppard Mullin Attorneys Named 2021 "Best Lawyers in America"

Best Lawyers
08.20.2020

157 Sheppard Mullin attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America© and 33 have been recognized in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. In addition, 7 Sheppard Mullin attorneys were selected as “Lawyer of the Year”:

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

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

Stephen R. LaSala (Del Mar)           
Corporate Law 

William B. Mateja (Dallas)  
Litigation – Securities

Jill M. Pietrini (Los Angeles)           
Copyright Law

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

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

Sheppard Mullin Attorneys Recognized in 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Eric L. Altman (New York) 
Real Estate Law 

Edward V. Anderson (Palo Alto)
Litigation - Intellectual Property 

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

Elizabeth 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

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

Terrence E. Budny (Chicago) 
Real Estate Law 

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

Craig P. Cardon (Century City)
Media 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 

James M. Chadwick (Palo Alto)  
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Entertainment Law - Music
First Amendment Law
Litigation - Intellectual Property

Steven J. Chananie (New York)      
Health Care Law

Bruce G. Chapman (Los Angeles)   
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent

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 Cohen (Washington, D.C.)
Antitrust Law

John D. Collins (Del Mar)
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law – Management 

Robert G. Copeland (San Diego)   
Corporate Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Venture Capital 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 (Los Angeles)   
Advertising Law
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television 

Brian M. Daucher (Century City)   
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

Domenic Drago (Del Mar)   
Real Estate Law 

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

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 Reorganizations Law

Marc J. Feldman (San Diego)          
Insurance Law

Sidney S. Fohrman (Century City)   
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Entertainment Law – Music

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

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

Jay E. Gerzog (New York)   
Health Care 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

Gary L. Halling (San Francisco)   
Antitrust Law

Harold E. Hamersmith (Los Angeles)       
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction 

Derek Havel
Employment Law – Management

John R. Hempill (New York)           
Corporate Law 

David 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)
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Michelle Kahn (San Francisco)
Trademark 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 

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

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

Jeff Kern (New York)
Criminal Defense – White Collar

Seong H. Kim (Los Angeles)           
Litigation - Intellectual Property 

Peter H. Klee (San Diego)   
Insurance Law 

Eric A. Klein (Century City)
Health Care Law

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

Richard W. Kopenhefer (Los Angeles)       
Employment Law - Individuals
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law – Management

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

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

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 (Los Angeles)      
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

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

Thomas J. Masenga (Los Angeles)  
Real Estate Law

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

Jonathan Meyer (Washington, D.C.)
Privacy and Data Security Law

Linda G. Michaelson (Los Angeles)   
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

Scott R. Miller (Los Angeles)           
Litigation – Patent

Scott A. Morehouse (Orange County) 
Real Estate Law

Sean P. O'Connor (Orange County)   
Commercial Litigation

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 (Los Angeles)           
Copyright Law

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

Neil A.F. Popović 
Commercial Litigation

Maria Pracher (San Francisco)       
Land Use and Zoning Law

Fred R. Puglisi (Los Angeles)          
Commercial Litigation

Kent R. Raygor (Los Angeles)       
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

Jennifer E. Renk (San Francisco)   
Real Estate Law

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

Mark S. Ross (San Francisco)          
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law – Management

Whitney 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

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

Steven G. Schortgen (Dallas)           
Patent Law

Ira Schulman (New York)
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

David A. Schwarz (Century City)
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 III (Century City)
Litigation - Securities

Adam F. Streisand (Los Angeles)   
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 (Los Angeles)           
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

Doug Van Gessel (San Francisco)
Real Estate Law 

Randolph C. Visser (Los Angeles)   
Environmental 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

Michael B. Wilmar (San Francisco)           
Land Use and Zoning Law

William R. Wyatt (Palo Alto)
Banking and Finance Law

John A. Yacovelle (Del Mar)           
Commercial Litigation

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

Kenneth Yood (Los Angeles)           
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Health Care Law 

Sheppard Mullin Attorneys Recognized in inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

Sarah E. Aberg (New York)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar 

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

Jack Burns (San Diego)
Commercial Litigation

Paul Chang (Del Mar)
Intellectual Property Law

Kevin K. Chang (Del Mar)
Commercial Litigation

Jonathan E. Clark (Dallas)
Litigation - Labor and Employment

John G. Crisp (Orange County)
Tax Law

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

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

Jawid Habib (San Diego)
Immigration Law

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

Ashley T. Hirano (San Diego)
Labor and Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment 

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

Nazia J. Khan (Dallas)
Corporate Law

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

Katarzyna Levecke (Chicago)
Energy Law

Daniel S. Maroon (San Francisco)
Real Estate Law

Abby Meyer (Orange County)
Construction Law

Joy Nemirow (Palo Alto)
Intellectual Property Law

Nika B. Palama (Chicago)
Corporate Law

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

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

Matthew M. Shatzkes (New York)
Health Care Law 

Matthew B. Silverstein (New York)
Corporate Law

Suzanne Stafford (San Francisco)
Commercial Litigation

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

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

Golnaz Yazdchi (Century City)
Litigation - Trusts and Estates

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