April 06, 2011
Four Harvard Law School alumni are among the National Law Journal’s list of the “Most Influential Lawyers.” Thirty-four attorneys were recognized in 10 specific practice areas. See all winners here.
The HLS alumni who are included on the prestigious list are:
Dale Cendali ’84 Media and Entertainment: A partner at Kirkland & Ellis, Cendali is a nationally recognized leader in the field of intellectual property litigation and has been at the forefront of major copyright disputes, having argued several times before the U.S. Supreme Court on cases of first impression. In 2010, she was the Covington and Burling Distinguished Visitor and Lecturer on Law At Harvard Law School.
Bertram Fields ’52 Media and Entertainment: A partner at Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman & Machtinger, Fields, described by the NLJ as “the dean of Hollywood's powerhouse litigators,” represents the industry’s top performers, directors, writers, producers, studios, talent agencies, book publishers and record companies.
John Quinn ’76 Law Firm Leadership: A partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Quinn was described by the NLJ article as someone who “helped build Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan into a litigation powerhouse with partner profits rivaling the very best of the white-shoe firms.
Theodore Wells Jr. ’76 White Collar Defense: A partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, A partner and co-chair of the litigation department, Wells, has extensive litigation experience in white-collar criminal defense, complex civil and corporate litigation, SEC regulatory work, FCPA investigations, environmental matters and class action litigation.
The attorneys recognized were chosen for their demonstrated ability to shape “the law, the economy, the physical fabric of the United States.” The selected attorneys will be recognized during the NLJ’s annual dinner, scheduled for June 8 at Gotham Hall in New York.
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