Q&A's

Joshua A. Levine

Q&A: Joshua Levine

By Jeff Storey |

The Simpson Thacher partner discusses the firm's pro bono work on the case of Reggie Clemons, who was sentenced to death in connection with the 1991 deaths of two young girls. Levine argued Clemons' case in the Missouri Supreme Court, which recently vacated the conviction and sentence.

Greg Berman

Q&A: Greg Berman

By Andrew Denney |

Like most big ideas, the Center for Court Innovation started small. It began in 1993 with the formation of Midtown Community Court, which was created to address low-level offenses like prostitution and graffiti in the Times Square area. Greg Berman, now director of the center, was part of the court's initial planning effort.

David Rivkin

Q&A: David W. Rivkin

By Jeff Storey |

Debevoise & Plimpton litigator David W. Rivkin is a real globetrotter. This year, the prominent practitioner of international dispute resolution and president of the International Bar Association, the first American to hold that post in decades, estimates he has flown approximately 200,000 miles.

Alexandra Shapiro, left, and Cynthia Arato

Q&A: Cynthia Arato and Alexandra Shapiro

By Jeff Storey |

Cynthia Arato and Alexandra Shapiro left partnerships at Gibson Dunn and Latham & Watkins respectively to launch their own litigation boutique in January 2009, a seemingly "risky proposition" in the best of times and particularly daunting during the financial crisis. But "for us, the time was right," they say.

Vladimir Yelizarov

Q&A: Vladimir Yelizarov, a Refugee Who Wanted to Give Back

By Jeff Storey |

Vladimir Yelizarov, an associate at O'Melveny & Myers, has founded with friends who also graduated from New York City public schools a nonprofit that encourages underprivileged high school students to pursue college degrees.

Kevin O'Connor

Q&A: Kevin O'Connor

By Christine Simmons |

Kevin O'Connor, the former top federal prosecutor in Connecticut, made the point that he didn't become general counsel of Point72 Asset Management LP, formerly SAC Capital Advisors LP, to be "window dressing."