Posts tagged "Editorial"

From the Vault -- "His Excellency"

The New York City skyline is a collection of greatest hits for Jonathan Mechanic. The celebrated real estate lawyer with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has been involved in the sale, lease or purchase of some of the most recognizable buildings in NYC, including Radio City Music Hall, the MetLife Building and the Time Warner Center. And then there's the $5.4 billion sale of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village to developer Tishman Speyer Properties. In the 2007 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine, Mechanic let us in on his love of real estate.

From the Vault -- "Justice at Abu Ghraib"

In the wake of 9/11, civil rights and employment lawyer Shereef H. Akeel, of Akeel & Valentine in Troy, Michigan, found his calling representing Muslim Americans who had been victims of discrimination. But his most notable case might have been a class-action lawsuit on behalf of detainees held in the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Akeel described the case to us in the 2006 edition of Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine.

From the Vault -- "The Last Laugh"

The only thing more colorful than legendary Oregon personal injury attorney William A. Barton's personality might be his legal career. He's worked cases involving the sovereign immunity of the Vatican, the infamous Rajneesh movement and the Boy Scouts of America. In the cover story of the 2007 edition of Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine, Barton's colleagues shared their thoughts on his success.

From the Vault -- "Power Player"

In the 2012 edition of Washington Super Lawyers Magazine, we asked Perkins Coie business litigator David J. Burman to discuss one of the most famous cases in his career. In 2005, election officers and political scientists converged on Chelan County Courthouse to debate which candidate prevailed in the 2004 gubernatorial election.

From the Vault -- "Inside Man"

In the 2007 edition of Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine, Robert Barnett, the master negotiator and dealmaker of Williams & Connolly, talked about how he closed some of the biggest book deals in publishing and served candidates in seven presidential campaigns.

From the Vault -- "Help Me"

In the 2008 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine, Joseph Hayden of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden took us inside his incredible life and career. From participating in the famous civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama, as a college student to serving as a prosecutor to building one of New Jersey's most celebrated criminal defense practices, Hayden brings all his life experience to bear for his clients.

From the Vault -- "King of the Mountain"

Ski season eventually has to come to an end each year, but Jim Chalat (Chalat Hatten & Banker PC) is busy year-round. In the 2006 edition of Colorado Super Lawyers Magazine, the man behind skilaw.com took us through the ups and downs of his nationally recognized winter sports personal injury practice.

From the Vault -- "Prosecuting Terrorism"

In the 2005 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine, we got to know Larry A. Mackey of Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis. Before his career in private practice, Mackey made a name for himself as an assistant U.S. attorney. Among the many cases he prosecuted, perhaps the biggest was that of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols--the Oklahoma City bombers.

From the Vault -- "You Gotta Work Too"

In the 2008 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine, we got to know W. James Singleton of the Singleton Law Firm in Shreveport. Before Singleton became a high-powered personal injury attorney; before he played a role in the landmark 1990s class action case against Big Tobacco; before he spent eight years in the Louisiana State Legislature, he was a teenager trying to find his purpose in life.

From the Vault -- Gerry Spence, "The Storyteller"

We were honored to sit down with Gerry Spence for the cover story of the 2010 issue of Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine. The legendary trial lawyer discussed everything from education to why he choose to focus on representing the marginalized. An excerpt: