2018 MCCA RAINMAKERS
MCCA’s Annual List of Rainmakers proves that the profession has talented diverse attorneys who also have valuable client development skills. MCCA honors attorneys from across the nation who have achieved success through innovative, consistent and proactive business development. Their success stories offer insight and value to attorneys at every career stage.
MCCA is proud to announce its 2018 Rainmakers; 11 exceptional diverse attorneys whose business acumen, passion and dedication to proactive client development has set them apart as leaders in the legal profession. MCCA congratulates the 2018 Rainmakers and celebrates the diversity of their race and ethnicities, gender, sexual orientation, and generational differences, as well as the diversity in their practice areas and career paths. MCCA chose the 11 Rainmakers out of a large nomination pool of prominent attorneys who have a proven record (i.e., several years) of compiling books of business exceeding $5 million annually and have contributed significantly to their communities.
Partner, Global Co-Chair – Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation,
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
PAST MCCA RAINMAKERS
A. Scott Bolden
Partner and Office Managing Partner,
Reed Smith LLP
A. Scott Bolden is the current Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C., office and former At-Large Member on the Executive Committee of the firm. As a prominent trial and white collar defense lawyer to whom companies and individuals turn for representation in their most significant concerns, Scott has handled some of the most high-profile matters in and outside the nation’s capital and is very comfortable handling matters on the national stage. He is particularly adept at assisting clients in navigating crises that present significant legal, business and reputational risks.
As part of his multifaceted litigation practice, Scott has defended clients in local and federal courts in connection with civil RICO claims; fraud, including health care fraud, and breach of contract; False Claims Act violations; education matters; government contract claims and disputes; tort claims; and other commercial and regulatory litigation issues.
With respect to his white collar criminal defense practice, Scott has defended individuals and corporate clients in state and federal trials and grand jury proceedings in connection with money laundering, federal and state tax fraud, bank fraud, financial structuring, and other white collar criminal issues; conducted internal investigations for major public and private corporations; conducted SEC investigations and prosecutions, as well as corporate compliance with the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and defended witnesses in depositions before House and Senate investigation committees.
For his work in defending his clients, Scott was recognized by his alma mater, Howard University, with the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award in the Field of Law. He is also a former recipient of the Washington Business Journal’s Top Lawyer in the White Collar Crime category, while The Washington Post, following a significant court victory, declared Scott, Washington’s newest “super lawyer” and the “go to lawyer” for individuals and corporations with issues against and before the federal and local governments.
Sidley Austin LLP
Nancy Chung handles a wide variety of complex disputes and investigations and crisis management situations that cross the spectrum of commercial, white collar criminal defense, securities and bankruptcy litigation for financial institutions and asset management firms with a global footprint, with a particular emphasis on hedge and private equity investments and other significant sensitive matters for their founders and senior investment professionals.
Nancy is a trusted advisor for leading investment funds and global financial institutions in managing and assessing their litigation risks and developing value-oriented litigation avoidance solutions with regard to their investments, debt offerings, acquisitions, joint ventures and other related transactions on an ongoing basis in the United States and in various foreign jurisdictions, including the United Kingdom and emerging markets in China, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. In that capacity, she has also handled high-profile multi-jurisdictional litigation, arbitrations and internal and other regulatory investigations involving securities fraud, FCPA and other compliance matters.
Nancy received her B.A. in political science and English with honors from Vassar College in 1991 and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1995. Nancy was a Fulbright Scholar from 1991 to 1992 in Seoul, Korea. During law school, she was a summer law clerk at the Department of Justice.
Nancy is a member of the firm’s Accounting and Finance Committee.
Anne Marie Estevez
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Anne Marie (Annie) Estevez is a board-certified complex and class action labor and employment, commercial, and public accommodations litigator and partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. She defends and advises clients in all aspects of employment law, consumer class actions, wage and hour matters, discrimination, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) public accessibility matters, from “brick and mortar” to technology issues. With her ADA team, Annie has authored Public Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act for 12 years and is the global co-leader of Morgan Lewis’s retail and ecommerce industry team.
Applying her 25 years of practice, Annie often serves as a mediator in complex cases for peers managing employment, public accessibility, and consumer claims. She negotiates executive contracts and represents clients in government investigations by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and US Department of Justice, as well as other federal and state government agencies.
For years, Annie has received top rankings by publications including Chambers, BTI, Human Resource Executive, Law Dragon, and Global Law Experts and has received numerous awards including Accessibility Attorney of the Year, BTI All Star (twice), Hispanic Business Magazine Hispanic Woman of the Year; National Finalist, and top labor and employment lawyer in numerous publications.
Since 2014, in addition to being a full-time partner, Annie has served, pro bono, as General Counsel of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focused on educating, empowering, and connecting our least-privileged Latino youth to develop them into future leaders of our country.
Jonice Gray Tucker
Buckley Sandler LLP
Jonice Gray Tucker is a founding partner with Buckley Sandler LLP. She is recognized as one of the country’s leading financial services attorneys, serving as a trusted advisor to the nation’s largest banks, nonbank financial institutions and other companies whose work involves financial products and services.
Jonice focuses a substantial portion of her practice on government investigations, enforcement actions, and supervisory matters, frequently handling actions brought by the DOJ, CFPB, FTC, prudential banking regulators, and state attorneys general. Jonice also represents clients in complex civil litigation, conducts internal investigations, and advises on compliance with laws governing financial services.
Jonice chairs the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee, which has over 2,000 members. She has been recognized in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in Financial Services Regulation as well as in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers. A rainmaker in financial services, over the years, Jonice has been featured in the “Meet the Women Rainmakers” segment of Law Practice Today, in Law360’s Rainmaker series, and in Law360’s Minority Powerbroker series.
Jonice is passionate about justice, equality, and paving a way for the next generation. She devotes significant personal and professional efforts to work with underserved populations and creating opportunities for diverse young people. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Society of District of Columbia and the Advisory Board for the Ron Brown Scholars Program, among other organizations.
Jonice holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Partner, Management Committee Member,
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Gillian’s primary area of practice is corporate finance and securities. She has represented both issuers and underwriters in public and private debt and equity securities offerings, including offerings of limited partner interests of publicly traded partnerships, also known as MLPs.
In addition to representing both public and private companies in complex mergers and acquisitions, asset and stock dispositions, and venture capital financings, Gillian regularly counsels clients on general corporate matters, including compliance with periodic reporting requirements. She also has significant experience with proxy disclosure issues, corporate governance, executive compensation, and Section 16 reporting obligations.
- GPM Petroleum LP in its initial public offering of common units (In Registration)
- Alon USA in the $464 million acquisition by Delek US Holdings of the outstanding shares of Alon common stock
- TransCanada Corporation in the $915 million merger of Columbia Pipeline Partners and Columbia Pipeline Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransCanada
- TC PipeLines in its $765 million acquisition of a 49.3% interest in Iroquois Gas Transmission System and the remaining 11.8% interest in Portland Natural Gas Transmission System from TransCanada
- Columbia Pipeline Partners LP in its $1.2 billion initial public offering of common units
- Underwriters to Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. in its $1.1 billion initial public offering of common units
- Inergy, L.P. and Inergy Midstream, L.P. in an $8 billion multistep combination transaction with Crestwood Midstream Partners LP and Crestwood Holdings LLC
- Crestwood Midstream Partners in its $750 million acquisition of Arrow Midstream Holdings, a privately-held midstream company in the Bakken shale play
- Legal 500 U.S., Capital Markets: Equity Offerings
- Selected to the Who’s Who in Energy list, Houston Business Journal, 2015
- Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2013−2017
- Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2007−2011
- Selected to the BTI Client Service All-Stars list, 2014
McGuireWoods partner Joanne Katsantonis — the firm’s deputy managing partner for industry teams — is a global rainmaker in the energy industry who serves as lead counsel to companies in multibillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions. Joanne is a driving force who established the firm as a leader in emerging growth areas including public utility and gas company mergers and utility-scale solar and retail energy transactions. Focusing her practice in the areas of M&A, energy transactions and financing, Joanne devotes a significant portion of her practice to advising purchasers and sellers of business organizations. She is a key strategic adviser to energy companies of all kinds, from public utilities and independent power producers to financial investors, such as infrastructure funds. Before her appointment as McGuireWoods’ deputy managing partner for industry teams, Joanne chaired the firm’s energy industry team and served on the firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Partners. She has practiced in McGuireWoods’ Chicago and Brussels offices, and now is based in Richmond, Virginia.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Jennifer Levy is a highly regarded member of Kirkland’s world-class litigation practice who has appeared before trial courts and arbitration panels across the country. Jenny focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, government investigations, pharmaceutical litigation and product liability cases. She has litigated a wide variety of cases including consumer protection actions, allegations of fraud and misrepresentation, breach of contract, business torts, product liability, antitrust, false claims qui tam actions, class actions and Multidistrict Litigation.
Jenny has represented marquee clients across industries, including Navient Solutions LLC, Wyndham Hotel Group, Teva Pharmaceuticals, R1 RCM, Baxter International, General Motors, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Zydus Pharmaceuticals, Brown & Williamson, ConocoPhillips, Barr Laboratories, BASF, Nationwide Insurance and Honeywell. She is currently co-lead counsel for Allergan in the nationwide opioid litigation, as well as lead counsel for two other major Firm clients in high-stakes Multistate Attorney General Investigations.
Jenny is deeply committed to pro bono work and community service in the Washington community. She serves on Kirkland’s Pro Bono Committee and has served as Pro Bono Coordinator in D.C. for more than 12 years. Under her leadership, more than 99 percent of the attorneys in D.C. achieved or surpassed the Firm’s pro bono goal for 2017. Jenny has litigated or supervised over 100 pro bono matters in her 20 years at Kirkland. She also serves as a Board member of the Legal Aid D.C., Girls on the Run D.C., and is Co-Chair of the Board of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Trent Norris litigates complex scientific and technical disputes involving consumer protection, advertising, environmental, product safety, and food and drug law.
Mr. Norris represents manufacturers and retailers of everyday products and services, including foods, beverages, dietary supplements, cosmetics, hospitality, medical devices, electronics, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals. He often represents trade associations and joint defense groups in strategic counseling and litigation.
Mr. Norris represents clients regarding regulation of consumer products and services, with an emphasis on reporting and labeling requirements. Common issues include preemption, commercial speech, interstate commerce, citizen enforcement, jurisdiction, and class action requirements.
Mr. Norris has advised and defended hundreds of companies regarding California’s unique toxics and labeling law, Proposition 65, and California’s expansive consumer protection laws. Chambers USA (2012) notes that he “is renowned as one of the region’s leading experts in toxic tort and Proposition 65 matters. Clients particularly laud his ability to focus on the issues at the core of the problems they take him.”
Mr. Norris served as a legislative aide to a US Senator, and he headed the firm’s Northern California offices from 2008 to 2013. Mr. Norris is registered as a lobbyist in California.
Mr. Norris earned his JD from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, where he served as an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received his BA from Brown University, magna cum laude.
Ken Salazar a partner at the global law firm WilmerHale, where he started the firm’s Denver office in 2013. His practice focuses on energy, environment, natural resources, corporate governance and Native American matters. Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Salazar served as Secretary of the Interior in President Barack Obama’s administration, a U.S. Senator from the State of Colorado, and the Colorado Attorney General. His community service and professional work has been recognized with more than 100 awards and recognitions, including the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Cesar Chavez Legacy Award and Latino Leaders magazine’s Most Influential Leaders, among many others.
Partner, Global Co-Chair – Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation,
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Aravind Swaminathan is global co-chair of the firm’s Cyber, Privacy and Data Innovation team, which was named Privacy Practice Group of the Year in 2016 by Law360, and is nationally ranked by The Legal 500 in two categories. Aravind earned “particular praise” from Legal 500, as part of a team known for being “extremely responsive and client focused, succeeding at meeting the needs of both in-house counsel and tech-savvy business clients.” Aravind is a former federal cybercrime prosecutor, an accomplished trial lawyer, and class action litigator, with extensive experience in handling cybersecurity incidents and data breaches, government and internal investigations, and privacy-related matters.
Aravind advises clients in cybersecurity risk assessment and management, breach incident response planning, and corporate governance responsibilities related to cybersecurity. Aravind has directed over 100 data breach investigations and cybersecurity incident response efforts, including ones with national security implications. He also represents companies and organizations facing cybersecurity and privacy-oriented FTC, SEC, and State Attorney General investigations and class action litigation.
Until 2013, Aravind served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington, where he served as one of the district’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section attorneys. As a prosecutor, Aravind investigated and prosecuted a broad array of cybercrime cases, including ones involving hacking, phishing, theft of trade secrets, click fraud, cyber threats, and identity theft. Aravind also led the United States Attorney’s Office cybercrime outreach program for the Western District of Washington, where he worked with members of the Department of Justice, state and federal regulators, law enforcement and other organizations on cybersecurity and related privacy issues.
Aravind also is an experienced first-chair trial and appellate lawyer, who has represented companies and individuals in government and internal investigations involving FCPA, healthcare, tax, money laundering, environmental, and fraud-related allegations. Aravind draws from his considerable experience as federal prosecutor in the Complex Crimes Unit where he investigated and prosecuted complex investment schemes, corporate fraud and embezzlement, securities fraud, tax evasion and the nation’s largest bank failure.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Bart Williams, partner at Proskauer, is one of the nation’s most well-established trial lawyers, with extensive experience in a wide array of commercial litigation as well as white collar criminal defense and internal corporate investigations. He has served as lead trial counsel for numerous companies in bet-the-company trials. In addition, he has served as a counselor and litigator for many Fortune 500 corporations in a variety of industries, including the media and entertainment, banking and financial services, technology, aerospace, pharmaceutical and fashion industries. He has also represented celebrities, government officials and corporate executives individually in high-stakes matters.