2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers

by LP Green, II


It is our honor to present Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Lawyers. This listing showcases African-American men and women who have been recognized for their legal leadership and expertise in national and global-leading corporations.

Vanessa A. ScottPartner & Chief Diversity & Inclusion OfficerEversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Leonard SearcyPartner & Member of the Intellectual Property PracticeShook, Hardy & Bacon
Robert R. SimpsonPartner & Member of the Management CommitteeShipman & Goodwin LLP
Robert E. SimsPartnerLatham & Watkins LLP
Rodney E. SlaterPartner & Former U.S. Secretary of TransportationSquire Patton Boggs LLP
Ashanté L. SmithPartner & Member of the Multifamily Housing Finance PracticeTroutman Sanders
Joyce SmithPartner & Chair of the San Francisco/ Palo Alto International Commercial Practice GroupBaker McKenzie
Richard C. SmithPartner & Member of the Litigation PracticeQuinn Emanuel