The Big Interview

The bigwigs (government)

Star lawyers talk to us about their jobs and their remarkable lives.

POLITICS

Marc Elias interview.jpgMarc Elias, Hilary Clinton's campaign attorney
"Make sure to take the hard classes in law school that build skills and a useful knowledge base."

A.B. Culvahouse, Reagan's former counsel
"The focus on financial results is forcing rapid change in law firm business models as practice specialties become fee-sensitive."

Ben Ginsberg, Mitt Romney's campaign lawyer
"Presidential campaigns are highly regulated startups."


Bob Bauer, Obama's chief legal adviser
"...in my second career, I would stand firm against the mob and work toward a world in which I and others could pun with impunity."

Kathryn RuemmlerKathryn Ruemmler, Obama's former White House Counsel
"I was drawn to human stories in law."

 

 

 

 

Robert Barnett, presidential campaign lawyer

 "Stop saying 'like' and 'you know' – the disease of today's young people. I don't 'like' and I don't necessarily 'know'."

Rudy GiulianiRudy Giuliani, former Mayor of NYC

"My personal slogan is 'accountability' – you need to be accountable for the things that you do."

 

Haben GirmerHaben Girma - Deafblind Harvard Law grad and civil rights campaigner 
"We all have the ability to make our world more inclusive."  

 

BUSINESS

Bob DuPuy Bob DuPuy, former president of Major League Baseball

 

 

Eli Whitney Debevoise II, ex-World Bank exec

 

 

 

Elliott PortnoyElliott Portnoy, CEO of Dentons, the world's largest law firm

 

 

Jerold Oshinsky, Chambers USA 'Lifetime Achievement Award' winner

 

 

Jonathan Blake, former chair of Covington & Burling and Emmy winner

 

Kate Murasighe Kate Murashige, role model patent lawyer

 

 

 

 

Keith WetmoreKeith Wetmore, former chair of MoFo and first openly gay BigLaw chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marci EisensteinMarci Eisenstein, Schiff Hardin's first female managing partner

 

 

Marty Lipton, co-founder of Wachtell

 

 

Nancy Lieberman

 

Nancy Lieberman, top Wall Street attorney; youngest ever Skadden partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodge Cohen Rodge Cohen, celebrity corporate lawyer