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America's Top Black Lawyers: from corporate law to criminal litigation, here are the lawyers to call to get you the best deal or keep you out of trouble.

America's Top Black Lawyers: from corporate law to criminal litigation, here are the lawyers to call to get you the best deal or keep you out of trouble.

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 America's Top Black Lawyers: from corporate law to criminallitigation, here are the lawyers to call to get you the bestdeal or keep you out of trouble.
NOTHING HAS MEANT MORE TO THE ASPIRATIONS OF BLACK AMERICA THAN THE law.Regarding greater than the century--from the actual "separate yet equal" ruling involving Plessy v.Ferguson towards the current Michigan case upholding affirmative action--it may be anydeterminant inside our access to and ascent inside education, politics, business, and most sorts of facets associated with American society. More Than the actual years, a phalanx associated withblack lawyers offers relied upon their particular brilliant legal minds in order to get the particularbattle regarding justice along with economic parity inside the courtroom and in addition theboardroom.Over the past three decades, the legal landscape has evolved dramatically. With your height in theBlack Energy Movement in the 1970s, you'd are already hard-pressed to locate greater than 3,000Dark lawyers. Today, his or her numbers surpass 20,000. Yesteryear's black attorneys were champions of justice. Today, his or her scope of expertise providesbroadened, via defending corporate executives to negotiating multimillion-dollar company deals.Since with the ascension of top-ranking black lawyers and in addition the shifting legal andenterprise environment, BLACK ENTERPRISE features developed our list of America's top Black Lawyers.Our editors invested a couple of months researching to become able to create this high-poweredlisting. Selections were made around the time frame involving research with leading law schools,legal scholars, prominent attorneys, and also the subsequent legal organizations: Minority CorporateCouncil Association, National Bar Association. American Bar Association. Minority Law Journal, YourNational law Journal, National Association associated with Criminal defense Lawyers, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Executive office pertaining to united States Attorneys, and the U.S.Department involving Justice. Following reviewing all places involving practice, we identified theactual very best of the greatest in 15 categories, including criminal protection to be able to patentlaw. Our set of top lawyers had been based on the following criteria:* Almost All had being practicing attorneys. We did not contain judges, business consultants, orpeople with law degrees who're certainly not tied immediately for the legal profession.* all were necessary to possess achieved partnership or perhaps shareholder status at main lawfirms, served as general counsels in significant corporations, or perhaps held positions as top-ranking legal officers in nonprofit organizations.* An possess gained reputations as leaders or perhaps have an average acquire rate as high as 95%.In the actual subsequent 15 pages, discover why these are some involving the many covetedattorneys in earth. ANTITRUST
 Alicia J. BattsPartnerFoley & LardnerWashington, DCContact: 202-672-5300Career Highlights: Batts handles antitrust issues as well as other matters surrounding unfair trademethods in the automotive, aeronautics, pharmaceutical, financial, as well as power industries.The Columbia School Law College graduate served as attorney-advisor to former Federal TradeCommissioner Mozelle Thompson, analyzing recommendations for Commission action.Power Play: Batts ended up being part of the legal team representing the actual American Hospital Association with regard to Within re: Resident Physicians Antitrust Litigation, among the particularlargest antitrust class-action suits ever filed, involving allegations through health-related residentswhich teaching hospitals as well as medical associations engaged within price-fixing residents'salaries.Willie L. Hudgins Jr.PartnerCollier Shannon ScottWashington, DCContact: 202-342-8400Career Highlights: Hudgins helps companies review the potential implications involving acquisitionsas well as comply with government regulations. The graduate regarding Howard university LawSchool, Hudgins served as chief litigator for your Antitrust Division with the Department of Justice,exactly where he done a quantity of the largest merger antitrust cases within U.S. history.Power Play: Although in the Justice Department, Hudgins led the investigations in U.S. v. (GeneralDynamics arm Newport Information Shipbuilding and also US. v. Lockheed Martin Corp. and alsoNorthrop Grumman Corp. Because a new result, both proposed mergers had been dissolved orperhaps abandoned.Milton A. MarquisPartnerDickstein Shapiro Morin& OshinskyWashington, DC
Contact: 202-785-9700Career Highlights: Marquis, whom earned a J.D. coming from Case Western Reserve University, is acompanion in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group.He served pertaining to 14 many years at the offices of the attorneys general regarding Virginia andMassachusetts and the Department involving Justice, which includes a stint coordinating antitrustefforts just just like the joint federal assuring investigation associated with Microsoft Corp.Power Play: Marquis had been co-lead counsel inside the Clozapine antitrust litigation, an motionbrought through 27 states against Sandoz, alleging the pharmaceutical firm violated antitrust lawsthrough tying your sale with the drug towards the buy of its blood screening services.Patrick S. ThompsonPartnerPillsbury WinthropSan Francisco, CA Contact: 415-983-1000Career Highlights: Thompson counsels customers in industries such as telecommunications, vitamins, as well as manufacturer pharmaceuticals inside price-fixing along with monopolizationcases. A Harvard university Law school graduate, Thompson can be active using the American Bar Association antitrust section and contains developed an outreach plan encouraging law students totake into account careers inside the field.Power Play: Thompson provides represented many customers within evidentiary hearings aheadinvolving the California Public Utilities Commission, which includes the actual proposedWorldCom/Sprint merger and additionally the SBC Communications/Pacific Telesis merger,evaluating the proposed mergers for competitiveness coming from an antitrust perspective.BANKING/ FINANCIAL SERVICESClaudette M. ChristianPartnerHogan & HartsonWashington, DCContact: 202-637-5600Career Highlights: The Actual Harvard Law College graduate invested years within private practicerepresenting over 30 foreign companies and governments indebted as well as equity financings.

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