When we wrote about Reince Priebus, a construction litigator with Michael Best & Friedrich who made our Rising Stars list in Wisconsin in 2009, we figured big things were in store for him. There were. Last week he was named the new chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), replacing Michael Steele. Preibus had previously served as the RNC's general counsel. The secret to all his productivity? "My IPhone and laptop. [They] get me through," he told us at the time. Read the rest of the article here.
Joan Hennessy writes about cover subject Paul Mark Sandler of Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler, a top 10 lawyer who has tried many high-profile cases (including USA v. David Rosen), written dozens of books (including Pleading Causes of Action in Maryland), helped train hundreds of lawyers (via the Litigation Institute for Trial Training), and who came to the law himself while reading Stephen Vincent Benét's The Devil and Daniel Webster. "As a young person I became enthralled with Daniel Webster being able to outtalk the devil," he remembers. "That appealed to me."
Carol Rolf of Rolf & Goffman is a real pro at health care law--and at finding common ground.