WilmerHale Lawyers Named Among the 2019 Best Lawyers in America®, Nine Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

WilmerHale Lawyers Named Among the 2019 Best Lawyers in America®, Nine Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

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Nine WilmerHale partners were named 2019 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers in America®, with the peer-review publication recognizing 114 lawyers from the firm overall.

Only one lawyer in a legal practice specialty within a region receives the distinction of Lawyer of the Year. The following WilmerHale partners from three different offices were selected after receiving high ratings from their peers:

Michael Bevilacqua, Trademark Law, Boston

Jay Bothwick, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Boston

Jamie Gorelick, Government Relations Practice, Washington DC

Natalie Hanlon Leh, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Denver

William McLucas, Corporate Governance Law, Washington DC

William Paine, Securities Regulations, Boston

Wayne Stoner, Litigation – Patent, Boston

Seth Waxman, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Washington DC

David Westenberg, Information Technology Law, Boston

Best Lawyers in America® compiles its lists of outstanding lawyers by conducting peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers. The complete list of WilmerHale lawyers included in the 2019 edition is below.


Michael Bain

Keith Barnett

Steven Barrett

John Batter

Michael Bevilacqua

Mark Borden

Jay Bothwick

Sean Boulger

Robert Burke

Douglas Burton

William Caporizzo

Robert Cultice

Lia Der Marderosian

Peter Dichiara

Stephen Edwards

Stuart Falber

Robert Fitzpatrick

David Gammell

Monica Grewal

Daniel Halston

Bonnie Heiple

Neil Jacobs

Paul Jakubowski

Stephen Jonas

Belinda Juran

Robert Keefe

Robert Kirsch

William Lee

Hal Leibowitz

Mark Matuschak

Cynthia Mazareas

Amy Null

William O'Reilly

William Paine

Edwin Pease

Lisa Pirozzolo

Rosemary Reilly

Roger Ritt

Andrea Robinson

Julie Rodgers

Gretchen Roin

Matthew Schnall

Laura Schneider

Emily Schulman

Amy Segal

John Sigel

Donald Steinberg

Wayne Stoner

Cynthia Vreeland

David Westenberg

Kimberly Wethly

Jonathan Wolfman


Benjamin Fernandez

Natalie Hanlon Leh

Michael Hazel

Kenneth Salazar

Mary Sooter

Andrew Spielman


New York

Richard Andersen

Philip Anker

Todd Blanche

Molly Boast

James Carter

Amy Doberman

Jay Holtmeier

Fraser Hunter

Boyd Johnson

Brian Johnson

Sharon Cohen Levin

Lori Martin

Bruce Newman

Charles Platt

Steven Singer

Roger Witten


Palo Alto

Peter Buckland

Mark Flanagan

Mark Selwyn

Washington DC

Paul Architzel

Charlene Barshefsky

Reginald Brown

Patrick Carome

Jonathan Cedarbaum

Louis Cohen

Meredith Cross

Christopher Davies

David Donovan

Reed Freeman

Craig Goldblatt

Jamie Gorelick

Brent Gurney

Franca Harris Gutierrez

Rachel Jacobson

Rachael Kent

Robert Kimmitt

Yoon-Young Lee

Bruce Manheim

Matthew Martens

Alejandro Mayorkas

William McLucas

Ronald Meltzer

Thomas Mueller

Robert Novick

David Ogden 

Benjamin Powell

Howard Shapiro

Danielle Spinelli

Thomas Strickland

Raya Treiser

Naboth van den Broek

Seth Waxman

Harry Weiss

Thomas White

Paul Wolfson

Heather Zachary 




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