Posts tagged "Washington DC Super Lawyers"

The lawyers arguing the historic Wal-Mart Case

The largest employment discrimination case in U.S. history, involving more than a million women accusing Wal-Mart Stores of unfair pay and promotions, could face the Supreme Court nearly a decade after the suit was filed. This case of national significance for class action law is being handled on all sides by attorneys selected to Super Lawyers lists. Theodore Boutrous Jr. (Southern California Super Lawyers, 2005 to 2010) represents Wal-Mart. Joseph Sellers (Washington DC Super Lawyers, 2007 to 2010) and Brad Seligman (Northern California Super Lawyers, 2005 to 2009) are among the lawyers representing the plaintiffs. Wal-Mart is asking the Supreme Court to review whether the suit should have involved individual filings rather than proceeding as a class action lawsuit, which could cost the retail giant more than $1 billion in damages.

Kenneth Feinberg's new challenge

Kenneth Feinberg of Feinberg Rozen, who was featured in the 2008 edition of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, and who previously headed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, is back in a similar role as the administrator of BP's $20 billion escrow account for victims of the Gulf oil spill. He's never been afraid to take on complex, and emotional, cases involving victims. It started for him back in the 1980s, when he settled an Agent Orange class action filed by Vietnam vets. "In effect, I helped create a whole new area of practice," he told Super Lawyers.  

Barnett Lands Another Book

Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts is now officially a DC power player: he has retained Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly to shop his autobiography. Barnett, whom we featured in the cover story of 2007 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine, has successfully placed a number of political books on the best-seller lists, including offerings from Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy and Tony Blair. Barnett's legendary for geting huge advances for his clients -- he got Clinton around $10 million -- so expect Brown to end up with seven figures.