The National Law Review Announces its 2022 “Go-To Thought Leader” Award Recipients, Honoring Excellence in Legal News and Analysis

2022 National Law Review Go-To Thought Leadership Award

The National Law Review is one of the more discerning legal publications, our editors selected well-read contributors who demonstrated exceptional expertise in their legal specialty, and truly deserve to be recognized.

The National Law Review (NLR) “Go-To Thought Leadership Awards” recognizes 75 exceptional authors and legal organizations for their reporting of complex legislative and litigation news, as well as their strategic insight and overall industry knowledge. Less than 1% of the National Law Review contributing authors are recognized each year.

Jennifer Schaller, Managing Director of the National Law Review:

“This is the fifth year we’ve recognized exceptional contributing authors and with such a vast pool of talented writers, it’s tough to choose. The NLR is one of the more discerning legal publications, so our editors looked for contributors who demonstrated exceptional expertise in their legal specialty.”

Chandler Ford, the National Law Review’s Editorial Manager:

“After reviewing thousands of contributed articles, some authors stand out as offering NLR readers exceptionally insightful and useful legal analysis and consistently draft content that gets the attention of both readers and other publications. We are extremely grateful for all of our contributors throughout the year, and thank them for their ongoing dedication to producing the highest quality of thought leadership.”

This year we recognized authors in over 30 categories ranging from Antitrust Law to Whistleblower News. Please join us in congratulating the National Law Review 2022 Go-To Thought Leader Leadership Awards recipients:

2022’s Article of the Year: Federal Vaccine/Testing Mandates Take Effect While Supreme Court Stays Silent by Luis E. Avila, Maureen Rouse-Ayoub, Stephanie R. Setterington, and Elizabeth Wells Skaggs, Ashleigh Draft, and Justin Wolber of Varnum.

Antitrust Law

Dan Mogin, Jonathan Rubin, Timothy Z. LaComb, Kristy F. Greenberg, and Jennifer M. Oliver of MoginRubin LLP

Bankruptcy Law

Ronald A. Spinner and Marc N. Swanson of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone PLC

Biotech, Food, and Drug

Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Azim Chowdhury, Neelam Gill, and Josephine Hsu of Keller and Heckman LLP

Alejandro Luna Fandiño, Armando Arenas, and Gustavo A. Alcocer of OLIVARES

Business of Law


Christina Marinakis, JD, PsyD of IMS Consulting & Expert Services

Michael Sachs and Lee Udelsman of Major Lindsey & Africa

Matt Spiegel of Lawmatics

Merle Vaughn of Major Lindsey & Africa

Cannabis Law

David P. Grosso and Shahiedah Shabazz of ArentFox Schiff LLP

Whitt Steineker, James W. Wright, Jr., Slates C. Veazey, Rachel M. LaBruyere, Elizabeth R. Hobbs, J. Hunter Robinson, and Claire Fox Hodge of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Ian A. Stewart and Leia Leitner of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Civil Rights Law

Angela M. Rust of von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Contractor Law

Justin T. Hill of Ward and Smith, P.A.

Coronavirus News

Mark N. Duvall, Jayni A. Lanham, and Heidi P. Knight of Beveridge & Diamond PC

Jonathan L. Israel of Foley & Lardner LLP

Michael Comartin and Gloria Ilunga of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Corporate Law

Keith Paul Bishop of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP


Andrea S. Kramer of McDermott Will & Emery

Richard B Levin, Matthew G. Lindenbaum, Robert L. Lindholm, Craig Nazzaro, Dowse Bradwell “Brad” Rustin, IV, Anastasia D. Stull, Nicolette Corso Vilmos, Jeffrey M. Kelly, and Jeffrey E. Joseph of Nelson Mullins

Data Privacy Law

Vildan Altuglu, Vikram Kumar, Vivek Mani, and Sinan Corus of Cornerstone Research

Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Gowree Gokhale, Aaron Kamath, and Purushotham Kittane of Nishith Desai Associates

Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group at Robinson & Cole LLP

Election Law

Adam Diederich and Kirstie Brenson of ArentFox Schiff LLP

Employment Law

John F. Kuenstler, Timothy Y. Wong, and Kenneth J. Yerkes of Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Christopher R. Williams and Amelia Bowring of Bracewell LLP

Susan Gross Sholinsky, Lauri F. Rasnick, Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, Christopher Shur, Nicole Zolla Clarke, and Kamil Gajda of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Emily Burkhardt Vicente and Shane A. Le Master of Hunton Andrews Kurth

Environmental Law

Eric L. Christensen, Brook J. Detterman, David M. Friedland, Jennifer J. Leech, and Zachary B. Pilchen of Beveridge & Diamond PC

David A. Goldman of CMBG3 Law

Kris J. Eimicke, Merrill Kramer, James M. Avery, Andrew O. Kaplan, and Sarah B. Tracy of Pierce Atwood LLP

Rachael L. Lipinski, Jenna R. Mandell-Rice, Molly A. Lawrence, and Jonathan D. Simon of Van Ness Feldman

Estates and Trusts

David Fowler Johnson of Winstead PC

Finance Law

David A. Lopez-Kurtz and Vincent Mora of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Jeffrey P. Birdsong of Jones Walker LLP

Health Law

Dr. Nick Oberheiden of Oberheiden P.C.

Lori A. Oliver and Laura Little of Polsinelli PC

Edward S. Kornreich, Whitney Phelps, Laura M. Fant, Anthony J Oncidi and Ariel N. Brotman of Proskauer Rose LLP

Immigration Law

Kate Kalmykov, Jennifer Hermansky, Dillon R. Colucci and Laura Foote Reiff, of Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Otieno B. Ombok of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Raymond G. Lahoud of Norris McLaughlin P.A

Greg L. Berk, Andrew J. Desposito, and Christine L. Doyle of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Carine Elliott of Squire Patton Boggs

Jennifer Cory, Susan Waller Ramos, and Jeffrey B. Widdison of Womble Bond Dickinson

Insurance Law

Emily P. Grim, Alison Gaske, and Brandon Levey of Gilbert LLP

Matthew F. Hall, Timothy A. Hunt, Brett J. Preston, and Erik P. Raines of Hill Ward Henderson

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Intellectual Property Law

Adrian Gonzalez Cerrillo and Sana Hakim of K&L Gates

Aaron Wininger of Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

Legal Marketing

Ross Fishman of Fishman Marketing

Melanie Trudeau of Jaffe

Kamron Sanders of Practice Panther

Legal Podcast

NLR’s Legal News Reach Podcast Guest Christina R. Fritsch, J.D. of CLIENTSFirst Consulting

NLR’s Legal News Reach Podcast Guest Beth Cuzzone of Intapp

Legislative News

Hunter Voegele and Ander Ugalde of Ankura Consulting Group, LLC

Roger Lee of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP


Julie Gottshall, Janet Widmaier, Andrew Schuyler, Stacey Mckee Knight, Janella Gholian, and Michelle Gyves of Katten

Personal Injury

Lawrence J. Buckfire of Buckfire Law

Jeffrey A. Krawitz of Stark & Stark

Securities Law

Michael Ruder of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

State and Local Law

Michael Gross, Marc Policastro, Paul Schneider, Steven Dalton, David Miller, and Afiyfa Ellington of Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.

Alia Al-Khatib of Katz Banks Kumin LLP

Charlotte F. Franklin of Much Shelist, P.C

David I. Brody of Sherin and Lodgen LLP

Jill Turner Lever, Mark A. Nehme and Patricia M. Prezioso of Sills Cummis & Gross

Tax Law

Jonathan Stein, Abraham Leitner, Nathaniel D. Razza, and Martha J. Nahill Frahm of Goulston & Storrs

Telecom Law

Brittany A. Andres of Troutman Firm

Trade Law

John E. Bradley, Brent Connor, Catherine A. Johnson, and Henrietta Worthington of Vedder Price

Utilities and Transportation Law

Nicole M. Moran, Chanel F. O’Neill, and Laurent Samuel of Cornerstone Research

Whistleblower Law

Mary Jane Wilmoth, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto

Tycko & Zavareei, LLP Whistleblower Practice Group

Jason Zuckerman, Zuckerman Law

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