COVER S TORY FEA TURES
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE / NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 2015
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BY GREGORY CO WLE Y
22 DETAILS, DETAILS
How Kathryn Doi’s penchant for wading
through regulations helped save dental
coverage for millions of Californians.
BY ROSE NISKER
26 WHEN LAWYERS
Karen Goodman defends attorneys facing
malpractice claims; Bill Gwire puts them in
the hot seat.
BY LARRY ROSEN
28 ANNETTE HURST:
RIGHT TO SKIP ADS
How she got a judge to reject broadcasters’
demands for an injunction against Dish
BY JOE MULLICH
8 WORD FOR WORD
Curtain time! Michael E. Hersher, Clement
Glynn and Nancy L. Fineman reveal their
favorite legal movies of all time.
AS TOLD TO BETH TAYLOR
Russell Austin tackles homelessness;
Ana de Alba spearheads a legal clinic for
immigrants. And Nanci Clarence, Michael
A. Kelly and Larry Sonsini tell us what’s
currently on their bookshelves.
BY DAN FOST AND JUNE D. BELL
16 ‘I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’D DO OTHERWISE’
An oral history of attorneys who remember wearing fedoras and watch fobs, hopping the
“C” train to the office, and triumphantly negotiating a salary of $9,000. A year.
BY STAN SINBERG
THE ANNUAL LIST
32 SELECTION PROCESS
34 THE TOP LISTS
38 LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
49 LISTED BY AREA OF PRACTICE
106 LISTED BY AREA OF PRACTICE
12 Q&A: FLIP THE SCRIPT
When Luke Ellis gets a case, the first thing
he does is tear it apart.
INTERVIEW BY BETH TAYLOR
ARGUMENTS: IT’S AN
Got a case that’s similar to other federal
suits? Don’t be surprised to find yourself
pulled into multidistrict litigation.
BY ELIZABETH J. CABRASER