Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 25 Williams & Connolly LLP Attorneys to the 2015 List, Selecting Three as “Lawyer of the Year” 

August 2014

Best Lawyers® selected three Williams & Connolly LLP partners as “Lawyers of the Year” for 2015. 

David E. Kendall – Bet-the-Company Litigation “Lawyer of the Year”

Thomas G. Hentoff – Copyright Law “Lawyer of the Year”

Michael S. Sundermeyer – Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law “Lawyer of the Year”

Only one attorney in each practice area in each region is named a “Lawyer of the Year”.  Best Lawyers is based on submissions by nearly 4 million attorneys in the United States who confidentially evaluate the legal abilities of their professional peers.  According to Best Lawyers, lawyers are selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” only if the number of votes received “indicates a clear leader” in the field.

The following Williams & Connolly attorneys have also been recognized by their peers in various practice areas:

Kevin T. Baine (1991)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
First Amendment Law
Litigation – First Amendment
Media Law

Robert B. Barnett (2006)
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law

James A. Bruton III (2006)
Litigation & Controversy – Tax

Dane H. Butswinkas (2006) 
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White Collar

Robert M. Cary (2010)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Criminal Defense: White Collar

Richard M. Cooper (2007)
FDA Law

Kevin M. Downey (2011)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Criminal Defense: White Collar

James T. Fuller III (2006)
Litigation & Controversy – Tax
Tax Law

Bruce R. Genderson (2010)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent

Thomas G. Hentoff (2008)
Litigation – First Amendment
Media Law

David E. Kendall (1993)
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White Collar
First Amendment Law
Litigation – First Amendment
Media Law

Steven R. Kuney (2007)
Antitrust Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation

Mark S. Levinstein (2007)
Sports Law

William E. McDaniels (1989)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White Collar
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Lon E. Musslewhite (2006)
Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Tax Law

David Povich (1987)
Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar
Criminal Defense: White Collar

Jerry L. Shulman (2010)
Corporate Law

Barry S. Simon (1995)
Criminal Defense: White Collar

Brendan V. Sullivan, Jr. (1993)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White Collar

Michael S. Sundermeyer (1999)
Commercial Litigation

Stephen L. Urbanczyk (2006)
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

John W. Vardaman (1983)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White Collar
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

John K. Villa (2006)
Banking and Finance Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Criminal Defense: White Collar
Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law

Paul Martin Wolff (1993)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White Collar
Litigation – Banking & Finance
Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
Litigation – Real Estate

David M. Zinn (2010)
Criminal Defense: White Collar

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed.

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