August 31, 2007
Lawdragon Magazine Names 11 Alumni "Leading Dealmakers"
Lawdragon Magazine, a source of lawyer rankings and legal news, recently released its list of “500 Leading Dealmakers.” Ranked among the elite group are 11 BU Law alumni: James L. Alberg (’77) of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Jonathan L. Awner (’85) of Akerman Senterfitt; Brian L. Bilzin (’70) of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP; John J. Egan (’84); Michael Glazer (’73) and John R. LeClaire (’82) of Goodwin Proctor; Mark J. Gentile (’82) of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A; Mary-Laura Greely (’89) of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo; Michael J. LaCascia (’90) and Roger M. Ritt (’75) of WilmerHale; and James R. Westra (’77) of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
Lawdragon identifies the top “dragons” in region or practice field through a combination of online balloting and independent research, which incorporates CV analysis, client and peer evaluations and interviews. To select the guide, Lawdragon surveys the quality of votes an individual receives, placing more weight, for instance, on the vote of a corporate counsel than on a partner in the nominee's firm, while still acknowledging the quantity of votes. Based on that combination, as well as a vetting of recent cases and activity, a guide is assembled that reflects geographic and practice diversity while always underscoring excellence.