Awards & Recognition

140 Sheppard Mullin Attorneys Named 2019 "Best Lawyers in America"

Firm Sees 15 Percent Increase in Number of Attorneys Listed

August 15, 2018

140 Sheppard Mullin attorneys have been recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. In addition, 6 Sheppard Mullin attorneys were selected as “Lawyer of the Year”:

Dean A. Demetre (Orange County)
Banking and Finance Law 

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

Peter H. Klee (San Diego)
Insurance Law

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

Michael R. Moore (San Diego)
Health Care Law

Randolph C. Visser (Los Angeles)
Environmental Law

Sheppard Mullin Attorneys Recognized in 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Michael H. Ahrens (San Francisco)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy

Eric L. Altman (New York)
Real Estate Law

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

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

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 (Century City)
Commercial Finance 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

Gary A. Clark (Los Angeles)
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent

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

Kevin M. Cloutier (Chicago)
Labor Law - Management

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

Andre J. Cronthall (Los Angeles)
Insurance Law

Robert G. Copeland (San Diego)   
Corporate Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Venture Capital Law

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

Randal Crispen (San Diego)
Insurance Law

Jeffrey S. Crowe (Century City)   
Litigation - Insurance

Guylyn R. Cummins (San Diego)   
First Amendment Law
Litigation - First Amendment
Media Law

James E. Curry (Los Angeles)       
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Labor and Employment

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

Judy V. Davidoff (San Francisco)  
Land Use and Zoning Law

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

Dean A. Demetre (Century City)   
Banking and Finance Law

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

Charles S. Donovan (San Francisco)          
Admiralty and Maritime Law

Domenic Drago (Del Mar)  
Real Estate Law

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

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

Sidney S. Fohrman (Los Angeles)  
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

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

Dwight M. Francis (Dallas) 
Commercial Litigation

Darren M. Franklin (Los Angeles) 
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

James W. Geriak (Century City)   
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Patent Law

Jay E. Gerzog (New York)  
Health Care Law

Doug Van Gessel (San Francisco)  
Real Estate Law

Randolph B. Godshall (Century City)       
Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Trusts and Estates

Joseph G. Gorman, Jr. (Los Angeles)       
Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Trusts and Estates

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

John R. Hempill (New York)          
Corporate Law

Sascha Henry (Los Angeles)
Commercial Litigation

John J. Hentrich (Del Mar)
Corporate Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Nancy E. Howard (Los Angeles)
Trusts and Estates

Gregory F. Hurley (Century City) 
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

David M. Hymer (San Diego)         
Real Estate Law

Martin D. Katz (Los Angeles)         
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

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

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

Peter H. Klee (San Diego)   
Insurance Law

Eric A. Klein  (Los Angeles)
Health Care Law

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

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

Steven O. Kramer (Los Angeles)   
Energy Law

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

Stephen R. LaSala (Del Mar)          
Corporate Law

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

Thomas Glen Leo (Los Angeles)     
Banking and Finance Law
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

Brent R. Liljestromm (Century City)       
Real Estate Law

Gregory A. Long (Los Angeles)      
Commercial Litigation

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

Aaron J. Malo (Century City)       
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 (Century City)      
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy

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

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

David J. McCarty (Los Angeles)   
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

David J. McCarty (Los Angeles)   
Litigation - Bankruptcy

James L. McGinnis (San Francisco)          
Antitrust Law

Michael G. McKinnon (Century City)       
Corporate Law

Peter M. Menard (Los Angeles)     
Corporate Law

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

Scott R. Miller (Los Angeles)          
Litigation - Patent

Michael R. Moore (San Diego)       
Health Care Law

Scott A. Morehouse (Century City)
Real Estate Law

Sean P. O'Connor (Century City)  
Commercial Litigation

Mark T. Okuma (Los Angeles)       
Real Estate Law

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

Brian J. Pass (Los Angeles) 
Information Technology Law

Jill M. Pietrini (Los Angeles)          
Copyright Law

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

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

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

Jennifer E. Renk (San Francisco)   
Real Estate Law

Robert D. Rose (San Diego)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

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

Steven B. Sacks (San Francisco)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

David H. Sands (Los Angeles)       
Corporate Law

Robert G. Sbardellati (San Diego) 
Corporate Law

Steven G. Schortgen (Dallas)          
Patent Law

Nancy T. Scull (San Diego) 
Real Estate Law

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

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

Adam F. Streisand (Los Angeles)   
Litigation - Trusts and Estates

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

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

Christine L. Swanick (New York)  
Native American Law

Dave Thomas (Washington, D.C.) 
Communications 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

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

Roburt J. Waldow (Century City) 
Tax Law

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

Pamela L. Westhoff (Los Angeles) 
Real Estate Law

Michele E. Williams (Washington, D.C.)  
Real Estate Law

Robert E. Williams (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