24 December 2015
Eight Mayer Brown partners from six practice areas have been recognized by Washingtonian magazine as the “Top Lawyers” in the Washington DC area.
The Mayer Brown partners included on this year’s list are:
- Rajesh De, Cybersecurity
Mr. De rejoined the firm this year to lead its Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice after serving in the White House and the Department of Justice and, most recently, as the General Counsel for the National Security Agency. He focuses his practice on cutting-edge issues at the nexus of technology, national security, law enforcement and privacy, including strategic cybersecurity counseling and related representation. He advises companies as they anticipate cyber threats, comply with data security and privacy requirements and manage data breaches and on the associated regulatory, litigation and reputational consequences.
- Frank Henneburg, Real Estate
Mr. Henneburg represents domestic and foreign institutional investors and lenders on a wide array of real estate matters. He serves as lead counsel on large, complex, multistate transactions involving the acquisition and financing of pools of hotels, apartment projects and mixed-use properties. He leads Mayer Brown’s Real Estate practice in Washington DC and is the US lead of the firm’s global Hospitality & Leisure practice.
- Kenneth Klein, Tax
Mr. Klein concentrates his practice on international taxation, tax planning, tax transactions, tax controversies and public policy. His tax practice experience has included planning, structuring/restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, other transactions, regulations, legislation, private letter rulings, examinations, administrative appeals and amicus briefs.
- Marcia Madsen, Government Contracts
Ms. Madsen leads Mayer Brown’s Government Contracts practice. Her practice focuses on representing companies involved in major defense and national security programs—including both platforms and services. She advises clients whose contracts/subcontracts are at the forefront of technology development and deployment across multiple departments and agencies. She litigates disputes before the Court of Federal Claims, the Boards of Contract Appeals, the Government Accountability Office and various other federal courts. She also represents clients in audits, investigations, civil fraud, and debarment and suspension matters. She has led numerous committees and studies and also advises clients on regulatory policy and legislative matters.
- Andrew Pincus, Supreme Court & Appellate
Mr. Pincus focuses his practice on briefing and arguing cases in the US Supreme Court and in federal and state appellate courts, as well as on developing legal arguments in trial courts. He has argued 25 cases and filed briefs in more than 150 cases before the Supreme Court. Mr. Pincus also advises clients on legislative and regulatory matters.
- Elizabeth Espín Stern, Immigration
Ms. Stern, a founder and leader of global immigration practices for over 29 years, helps companies establish global compliance and management programs to move their executive and professional work corps across borders around the world. She manages mobility-related HR disciplines and transactions, including visas, work permits and compliance and how immigration transactions interface with tax, employment, compensation and benefits, corporate formation, data privacy, export controls, and anti-corruption and anti-bribery regulation.
- Paul Virtue, Immigration
Mr. Virtue represents clients on a broad range of employment-related immigration and compliance issues. He has more than 30 years of experience in immigration law and related policy, regulatory and legislative areas. He formerly served as General Counsel of the US Immigration and Naturalization Service. Mr. Virtue has taught immigration law and testified before Congress as an expert on immigration and compliance issues.
- Keith Willner, Real Estate
Mr. Willner regularly counsels major REITS, institutional developers, banks, private equity and opportunity funds, insurance companies, pension funds and pension fund advisors, asset managers and other capital providers in connection with the acquisition, venturing, financing, leasing and disposition of real estate. His transactions often focus on complex structuring issues, and tax, ERISA, bankruptcy and corporate considerations, involving foreign and domestic investors.
Washingtonian's Top Lawyers list is published every two years. Selection for 2015 was based on various factors, including a survey of the nearly 1,000 lawyers recognized in 2013 as well as research, reporting and lawyer interviews conducted by the publication’s editorial staff.