Attorney Intel Announces The Top 50 Attorneys of San Francisco for 2023

Attorney Intel is pleased to announce The Top 50 Attorneys of San Francisco for 2023

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2023 Attorney Intel is pleased to announce The Top 50 Attorneys of San Francisco for 2023. San Francisco stands as one of the nation's most prominent legal markets, rivaled only by New York City. It is a thriving destination for lawyers seeking career advancement, characterized by a dynamic business environment with a consistent demand for legal services, driven by a multitude of Fortune 500 companies and startups. While the Golden City accommodates a wide range of legal practice areas, it particularly excels in fields like technology, life sciences, and private equity, shaping a vibrant legal landscape. San Francisco also hosts over 30 international financial institutions, cementing its position as a major player in the business and finance sectors.

Notably, the area's association with innovative companies often gives rise to intricate legal challenges, prompting a need for specialized attorneys. This year's award selection was a challenging task, given the extensive legal talent pool within the area. With over 20,000 lawyers actively practicing in San Francisco County, the region's legal diversity empowered us to identify truly exceptional men and women who have demonstrated excellence across various legal domains, underpinned by their extensive experience and esteemed reputations in their respective sectors.

This year's honorees include Jamal Al-Haj, who holds the position of General Counsel at Density, a technology company. Over the course of his career, Al-Haj has served as a trusted advisor in transactions totaling more than $50 billion and is a frequent speaker at symposiums focusing on topics related to the venture capital community. Jeannine Sano, another award recipient, is a Partner at Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider. With nearly three decades of experience in intellectual property litigation, Sano's achievements have garnered recognition from publications and awards such as IAM Patent 1000, Managing IP, The Recorder, and the Daily Journal, among others.

Lastly, we have Shawn Williams, who is a Founding Partner at Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd. Williams played a lead role in a case that accused Facebook of privacy violations, resulting in a record-breaking $650 million recovery, marking the largest-ever privacy class action.

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 50 Attorneys of San Francisco for 2023.

This year's awardees include Adam Lovingood (Xero), Rich Foehr (GE Digital), Karen Dempsey (Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe), Daniel Laguardia (Shearman & Sterling), Sophia Castillo (Keller and Heckman), Jamal Al-Haj (Density), among other notable attorneys. To view the full list, visit

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