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Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky Honored as one of the Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers by The National Law Journal

March 30, 2010

WilmerHale Partner, Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, was recently included as one of The National Law Journal’s list of “Most Influential Lawyers” of the past decade in the Regulatory category. NLJ notes Barshefsky as a “model international lawyer” and for having “carved out a role as one the profession's top Asia hands,” adding that “Barshefsky’s client list is rich with global conglomerates who want her advice on navigating foreign regulatory regimes.”

In putting together the list, NLJ’s editors selected 40 attorneys in a various key legal areas whose work between Jan. 1, 2000, and Dec. 31, 2009, “was so consequential that it helped to push the profession, an industry or a practice area substantially forward.” The list spans law firms, academia, government and advocacy groups, and the categories covered are: antitrust; appellate; bankruptcy; civil rights; corporate; energy and environmental; in-house; intellectual property; labor and employment; legal education; litigation; and regulatory.

In addition to Ambassador Barshefsky, former WilmerHale Partner, John Payton was also included on the list and noted for his work in the Civil Rights category. Currently serving as director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Payton is highlighted as “as one of the nation’s most accomplished civil rights attorneys.”

For more information, please visit The National Law Journal website.