Lawdragon has released its annual Lawdragon 500, a list of 500 leading lawyers in the United States.
Commenting on the themes in this year’ survey, the Lawdragon editor said:
“This year’s 500 reflects legal trends including the debate on immigration, the passing of Justice Scalia, the trials in Guantanamo, and, as always, the year’s biggest dealmakers, trial lawyers and public interest lawyers.”
The survey, now in its eleventh year, includes, for the first time, one third female lawyers.
According to Lawdragon:
“Lawdragon never wanted to do a ‘best women’ list, because we like level playing fields, knowing that real impact only comes when your quality surpasses that of everyone else, regardless of category. One-third of this year’s 500 is women, on the merits.”