Jenner & Block

Washington, DC Super Lawyers Recognizes Five Jenner & Block Attorneys

Five Jenner & Block Partners in the Washington, DC office were recently named Washington, DC Super Lawyers in its annual guide to the “top 5 percent of attorneys.”

The 2009 honorees are:

• Larry P. Ellsworth -- Securities Litigation
• Matthew L. Jacobs -- Insurance Coverage
• Lorelie S. Masters -- Insurance Coverage
Thomas C. Newkirk -- Securities Litigation
• Paul M. Smith -- Appellate

Mr. Smith was also listed in the "Top 100," composed of the lawyers in the Washington, DC area who received the 100 highest point totals in the Super Lawyers review and research process.

Published in the March 2009 issue of Washington, DC Super Lawyers magazine, the list recognizes attorneys through a comprehensive, peer-reviewed based evaluation process, which includes surveying thousands of attorneys and asking them to nominate the best attorneys they had personally observed in action.  Nominees were scored based on the number of votes they received, with more weight given to votes from outside their own firm. 

In addition, former partners Thomas J. Perrelli and Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., who recently left the Firm to join senior level positions within the U.S. Department of Justice, were also honored.