The Power 100 (2013) Honorees Announced

On Being A Black Lawyer has just released the names of those chosen for 2nd Annual Power 100 list, a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s most influential black attorneys working in government, academics, and both the public and private sectors.  OBABL’s editorial team, together with a group of advisers, spent months researching prospective candidates. Wanting to be certain that no candidate was overlooked, the selection committee also read trade publications, blogs, and critical reviews.

For our Inaugural Power 100 our honorees were feted at a cocktail reception at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC. You can see pictures from the affair here. We will continue that tradition. Honorees will also receive a complimentary copy of OBABL’s Power 100 Special Edition (2013), an over-sized, hardcover coffee table book containing profiles of each of our honorees. But don’t worry. OBABL readers will be able to view a digital version of the publication right here.

Our honorees have also nominated non-black attorneys, who have been strong advocates for diversity in the legal profession. We’ll be sharing those honorees with you next week, but without further ado, we present our 2013 Power 100.


Dean Linda Ammons – Widener Law
Dean Penelope Andrews – Albany Law School
Dean Craig M. Boise – Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Dean David A. Brennen – University of Kentucky College of Law
Dean Phyliss Craig-Taylor – North Carolina Central University School of Law
Dean Okianer Christian Dark – Howard University School of Law
Dean Christopher Edley, Jr. – UC Berkeley School of Law
Dean Joanne Epps – Beasley School of Law Temple Law School
Dean Phoebe A. Haddon – University of Maryland School of Law
Dean Dannye Holley – Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Dean George R. Johnson Jr – Elon University School of Law
Dean Donald M. Lewis – Hamline Law School
Dean Willajeanne McLean – University of Connecticut School of Law
Dean Blake Morant – Wake Forest School of Law
Dean Makau W. Mutua – SUNY Buffalo Law School
Dean Camille A. Nelson – Suffolk University Law School
Dean Mark Niles – Seattle University School of Law
Dean LeRoy Pernell – Florida A&M Law School
Dean Freddie Pitcher – Southern University Law Center
Dean Vincent Rougeau – Boston College Law School
Dean Denise Spriggs – Charlotte School of Law
Dean Athornia Steele – The Shepard Broad Law Center
Dean Frederic White – Texas Wesleyan University


Vernon Baker – ArvinMeritor
James T. Breedlove – Praxair
Gwenn L. Carr – MetLife
C. Michael Carter – Dole Food Co Inc.
Kenneth Chenault – American Express Co.
David C. Drummond – Google, Inc.
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. – TIAA-CREF
Kenneth C. Frazier – Merck & Co., Inc.
William Harker – Sears
Paul Harris – KeyCorp
Brett J. Hart – United
James R. Jenkins – Deere & Company
Debra Lee – BET Networks
Hinton J. Lucas – Dupont
Teri P. McClure – UPS
Raymond McGuire – Citigroup
Ivy Thomas McKinney – Xerox
Rhonda R. Mims – ING U.S.
Elizabeth D. Moore – Con Edison
Clarence Otis Jr. – Darden Restaurants
Roderick A. Palmore – General Mills
Tracy L. Rich – Guardian
Kim K.W. Rucker – Kraft Foods
Larry D. Thompson – PepsiCo
Michael K. Tucker – Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Douglas L. Williams – Limited Brands
Sherry Williams – Halliburton


William E. Cook, Jr. – Arnold & Porter LLP
John W. Daniels Jr. – Quarles & Brady LLP
Jaret Davis – Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Frank A. DeCosta III Ph.D. – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Martiné “Marty” R. Dunn – Dinsmore
Ava Lias-Booker – McGuireWoods LLP
Anthony Pierce – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Karl Racine – Venable LLP
Alex Shumate – Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP
Maurice A. Watson – Husch Blackwell LLP
Theodore V. Wells Jr. – Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Sheryl Willert – Williams Kastner
Bart Williams – Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Benjamin F. Wilson – Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Rowan D. Wilson – Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP


Reeves Carter – Miss Jessie’s
Stephen Carter – Yale Law School
Benjamin Crump – Parks & Crump
Sunny Hostin – CNN
Billy Hunter – National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)
Kenneth Mack – Harvard Law School
L. Londell McMillan – The North Star Group
Charles Ogletree – Harvard Law School
Max Siegel – USA Track and Field
DeMaurice Smith – National Football League Players Association
Judy Smith – Smith & Company
Ryan Smith – Turner
Jordan Thomas – Labaton Sucharow


Theresa Cropper – Perkins Coie
Robert Grey – LCDC/Hunton & Williams LLP
Seymour W. James, Jr. – New York State Bar/Legal Aid
E. Christopher Johnson – The Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Valerie D. Lewis – The Executive Leadership Council/Safeway Inc.
Stacey Mobley – Dickstein Shapiro
Cassandra Ogden – Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO)
John E. Page – National Bar Association/Golden State Foods
Veta Richardson – Association of Corporate Counsel
Laurie Robinson – CCWC/CBS Corporation
Joseph West – Minority Corporate Counsel Association
Paul Williams – Major, Lindsey & Africa


Jacqueline A. Berrien – U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Eric Holder – U.S. Department of Justice
Jeh Johnson – Department of Defense
Governor Deval Patrick – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Mayor Kasim Reed – City of Atlanta


Debo P. Adegbile – NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Sherrilyn Ifill – University of Maryland School of Law/NAACP LDF
Kim Keenan – NAACP National Office
Marc Morial – National Urban League
Eva Paterson – Equal Justice Society


Bakari Brock – Twitter
Kendra Brown – National Black Law Students Association
Demetris Cheatham – National Bar Association
S. Jeanine Conley – Baker Hostetler
Jomaire Crawford – Quinn Emanuel
Kenneth Imo – WilmerHale
Leondra Kruger – US Department of Justice
Ginene Lewis – Honorable Judge Patrice Tucker, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of PA
Reginald A. McGahee – Howard University School of Law
Bryant Cameron Webb – Loyola University School of Law/Wake Forest University School of Medicine


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