Litigator of the Week

Gerald Maatman

Litigator of the Week: Gerald Maatman Jr. of Seyfarth Shaw

By Jan Wolfe |

When the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accuses his clients of discrimination, Maatman doesn't just defeat the government's claims. Instead, he has a knack for shining a light on the EEOC's own practices, embarrassing the agency and vindicating employers in the process.

Erin Murphy of Bancroft

Litigator of the Week: Erin Murphy of Bancroft

By Jan Wolfe |

Like her mentor Paul Clement, Erin Murphy of Bancroft PLLC now knows what it's like to deliver the winning argument in a polarizing U.S. Supreme Court case.

Orin Snyder

Litigator of the Week: Orin Snyder of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

By Jan Wolfe |

Paul Ceglia claimed in a 2010 lawsuit that Facebook's founder promised him a 50 percent stake in the company. Now Ceglia's fighting criminal fraud charges for bringing the case, and Snyder's relishing a slam-dunk victory.

Michael Rhodes

Litigator of the Week: Michael Rhodes of Cooley

By Jan Wolfe |

Data-mining class actions against Silicon Valley's tech heavyweights will be raging for years. But plaintiffs lawyers looking for a big payday are facing a major new obstacle after Rhodes' victory this week for Google Inc.