Best Lawyers in America Names 76 Manatt Attorneys to 2021 List

Seventy-six Manatt attorneys have been named to the 2021 edition of the Best Lawyers in America report, which recognizes the nation’s leading lawyers each year based on a national peer-review survey.

Eight attorneys were also named “Lawyer of the Year in this year’s report, including Michael Berger, Edward Burg, George Kieffer, Craig Moyer and James Schwartz in Los Angeles; Ellen Marshall in Orange County; Jill Dodd in San Francisco; and David Herbst in Palo Alto.

The 2021 list includes the following Manatt attorneys in the below categories:

Albany

James Lytle
Government Relations Practice
Health Care Law

Boston

Scott Lashway
Privacy and Data Security Law

Chicago

Keith Anderson
Health Care Law

Los Angeles

Keith Allen-Niesen
Real Estate Law

Gordon Bava
Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Michael Berger
Appellate Practice
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Litigation - Real Estate

Jeff Biederman
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Entertainment Law - Music

Kathleen Brown
Administrative / Regulatory Law

Jordan Bromley
Entertainment Law - Music

Edward Burg
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

Paul Carr-Rollitt
Health Care Law

Lindsay Conner
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

Victor De la Cruz
Land Use and Zoning Law

Craig de Recat
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Environmental

Blase Dillingham
Corporate Law

Peter Duchesneau
Litigation - Environmental

John Gatti
Litigation - Intellectual Property

Gary Gilbert
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Entertainment Law - Music

Timi Anyon Hallem
Leisure and Hospitality Law
Real Estate Law

Robert Jacobs
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

Ivan Kallick
Litigation - Bankruptcy

George Kieffer
Administrative / Regulatory Law

Barry Landsberg
Health Care Law
Litigation - Health Care

Frank LaPallo
Health Care Law

John LeBlanc
Litigation - Health Care

John Libby
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Laurence Marks
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

Donald Meaders
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Tax Law

David Moran
Commercial Litigation

Craig Moyer
Energy Law
Environmental Law

Tom Muller
Real Estate Law

Lee Phillips
Entertainment Law - Music

Gregory Pimstone
Health Care Law

Robert Platt
Commercial Litigation

Bill Quicksilver
Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law

Anita Sabine
Real Estate Law

James Schwartz
Health Care Law
Nonprofit / Charities Law

Brad Seiling
Commercial Litigation

Benjamin Shatz
Appellate Practice

George Soneff
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Ronald Turovsky
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Commercial Litigation

Charles Washburn
Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law

Charles Weir
Health Care Law

Sophia Yen
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

New York

Deborah Bachrach
Health Care Law

Robert Belfort
Health Care Law

Bill Bernstein
Health Care Law

Aydin Caginalp
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Entertainment Law - Music

Melinda Dutton
Health Care Law

Jeffrey Edelstein
Advertising Law

Peter Olberg
Corporate Law
Health Care Law

Helen Pfister
Health Care Law

Randi Seigel
Health Care Law

Monika Tashman
Entertainment Law - Music

Jacqueline Wolff
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Po Yi
Advertising Law
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television

Orange County

Steve Edwards
Real Estate Law

Susan Hori
Land Use and Zoning Law
Real Estate Law

Kenneth Julian
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Ellen Marshall
Banking and Finance Law
International Mergers and Acquisitions

Thomas Phelps
Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law

Palo Alto 

David Herbst
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Michael Polentz
Real Estate Law

San Francisco

Jill Dodd
Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Nonprofit / Charities Law
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

James Eastman
Real Estate Law

Clayton Gantz
Real Estate Law

David Huard
Energy Law

Barry Lee
Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Jeff Nguyen
Nonprofit / Charities Law

Marv Pearlstein
Real Estate Law

Alvin Levitt
Tax Law

Lenard Weiss
Utilities Law 

Washington, D.C.

Robert Fabrikant
Health Care Law

Deborah Kelly
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Cindy Mann
Health Care Law

John Ray
Corporate Law

In addition to the above attorneys, 11 Manatt professionals were recognized on Best Lawyer’s inaugural “Ones to Watch” list. Learn more about these honorees here.

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