Faculty and Alumni Make Top 100 List
These attorneys “fit the dictionary definition of a powerbroker.” National Law Journal

Three Stanford Law School alumni and five faculty members were recognized in The National Law Journal’s June article “Profiles in Power: The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.” The list offered portraits of attorneys who “fitthe dictionary definition of powerbroker”—whose achievements demonstrated an ability to impact industries nationally, set the tone of public policy, innovate legal systems and move important causes forward. To make the cut, lawyers first had to be nominated by their peers or readers of the Journal and then meet “clout” criteria like litigation history and public visibility. On the list, the first one that the Journal has compiled in six years, were law school alumni Gordon K. Davidson ’74 (MS ’71/BS ’70), Stephen C. Neal ’73, and Gary L. Reback ’74, along with professors Jeffrey L. Fisher, Joseph A. Grundfest ’78, Mark A. Lemley (BA ’88), Lawrence Lessig, former dean Kathleen M. Sullivan, and lecturer Thomas C. Goldstein.

From top, Jospeh A. Grundfest, Kathleen Sullivan, and Mark A. Lemley