October 24, 2010

Several Jenner & Block partners were recently named among the top lawyers in their fields by their clients and peers in the inaugural issue of Lawdragon magazine’s “500 Leading Lawyers in America,” which identifies the “best lawyers and judges practicing today.” 

The article highlighted Linda L. Listrom, a trial lawyer and Partner in the Firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice, as the lawyer that defense industry giant General Dynamics regularly calls on to defend the company in litigation.  It also dubbed Partner Paul M. Smith, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court and Media and First Amendment Practices, a leading “First Amendment fighter.”   

In addition, the article hailed Jerold S. Solovy in his role as Chairman of the Firm and for helping to establish its reputation as an “appellate powerhouse” as well as for being “a leading pro bono and trial attorney in his own right.”  The article also recognized Partner Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Co-Chair of the Firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, as “a premier appellate lawyer [who] keeps racking up Supreme Court wins.” 

The ranking was compiled from more than 15,000 nominations by clients, judges and attorneys across the country.  The publication’s staff then conducted interviews and independent research to determine its “definitive list” of the country’s top lawyers. 

Lawdragon is an online and print legal-services information company headed by a group of renowned legal journalists and lawyers.  In addition to its quarterly magazine, the company offers a searchable database of the nation’s lawyers and other interactive online services.