April 2011 Archives

Susan S. Brewer, Steptoe & Johnson's CEO, on Courtroom Style and Women's Progress in Law

In the upcoming July issue of Virginia Super Lawyers, we'll feature a story on Susan Brewer, CEO of Steptoe & Johnson. She's the first woman to lead a major West Virginia firm, and while we offer a look at that role in her story, below are a few more nuggets from her interview that didn't make it in.

San Francisco Civil Rights Lawyer Robert Rubin on the Reality of the Illegal Immigrant

Last year we interviewed Robert Rubin, litigation director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, and the resulting profile, "Remembering the St. Louis," appeared in the 2010 issue of Northern California Super Lawyers magazine. Rubin was such a fascinating interview, however, that we couldn't fit it all in. Here's part of what was left out.

Florida IP Attorney Ethan J. Wall on the Importance of Social Media to the Legal Profession: Part 2, In Practice

Read part one of our post on Ethan J. Wall and social media here.

Florida IP Attorney Ethan J. Wall on the Importance of Social Media to the Legal Profession: Part 1, Marketing

Ethan J. Wall is an intellectual property litigator at Richman Greer in Miami, a listee to Florida Rising Stars, and a fan of social media.

Carol Davis Zucker, in Nevada, on Collective Bargaining from Wisconsin to Egypt

When we spoke to Carol Davis Zucker, partner at Las Vegas' Kamer Zucker Abbott, last month, we asked the attorney, who represents Nevada companies in labor disputes, about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's introduction of a bill that would end almost all collective bargaining for most public workers. Walker has since signed the bill into law, but lawsuits are preventing it from being put into effect. Since there's no telling what will happen before publication of our Q&A with Zucker in July's Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine, here's an excerpt of her response from the interview on March 2, 2011.

Celia J. Collins on Humor in the Courtroom and Changes in the Practice of Law

In January, we spoke with Celia J. Collins, a partner at Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon & Harris in Mobile, Ala., about her employment law career, her participation in triathlons and how she's helped women get involved in Alabama politics. Our conversation will be featured as a Q&A in the next issue of Alabama Super Lawyers, out in May, but since not all of the interview will fit in the print edition, here's an exclusive excerpt from our conversation.

A Conversation with James Lobsenz, Part I: What are Juries Thinking Anyway?

We'll be featuring a profile of James Lobsenz, a criminal defense and appellate lawyer with Carney Badley Spellman in Seattle, and the ACLU's cooperating attorney in the Witt v. Department of the Air Force case, in the next issue of Washington Super Lawyers. But we had such an interesting conversation with Mr. Lobsenz we couldn't include it all in the story. Here's part of what was left out.

Superior Court Nominee Sohail Mohammed

New Jersey immigration lawyer Sohail Mohammed, featured in the 2006 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers, was nominated last January to a Superior Court judgeship by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. If confirmed by the State Senate, he would become the second Muslim judge of the Superior Court in New Jersey. He would serve on the court in Passaic County.

Advice to Young Lawyers: Wendy Ellen York's Top 12 Things She Learned the Hard Way

We interviewed Wendy Ellen York, Of Counsel at Sheehan & Sheehan in Albuquerque, and former trial court judge in the Civil Division of the Second Judicial District Court, for the 2011 issue of Southwest Super Lawyers, and asked what advice she could give to young lawyers. Unfortunately, we couldn't fit her entire response in the print magazine. Fortunately, we don't have that space limitation here. So please enjoy Wendy Ellen York's Top 12 Things She Learned the Hard Way: 

In the new issue of South Carolina Super Lawyers

In the new issue of South Carolina Super Lawyers, we profile Dawes Cooke of Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, who represented The Citadel when Shannon Faulkner sought to become the first woman to enroll at the military college. Here's a sample:

Corporate Counsel News: Smith to Pepsi, Thompson to UGA

Maura Abeln Smith, International Paper Co.'s GC, whom we profiled in the January 2010 issue of Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, has been selected to succeed Larry Thompson, whom we profiled in the December 2008 of Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, as general counsel of PepsiCo Inc.