PARTNER, BROWN RUDNICK
WHY: Former associate at Irvine office of law firm. Served as lead attorney for Johnny Depp’s winning defamation case against Amber Heard.
IN THE NEWS: Promoted to partner in June after Depp case.
NOTABLE: Following the Depp case, told the Beverly Hills Bar Association “life has become a little less private … now I have a responsibility to [inspire] fans or people, especially young women that have come forward and said, ‘Thanks for being an inspiration. For getting me through a hard time. Or pushing me to go back to school.’”