March 26, 2024

Partners Jared Bartie and Michael Gottlieb were selected as part of the inaugural Forbes list of America’s Top 200 Lawyers, which “highlights the finest practitioners in the profession—lawyers with stellar track records in their specialties, those who have broken barriers to emerge as leaders in their fields, and attorneys most respected by peers and clients.” 

Jared’s profile mentioned he is leading Willkie’s Sports Transactions practice as a sports industry veteran who has carved a niche working with professional teams and leagues.  His recent representation of recording artist J. Cole and automotive entrepreneur Damian Mills as part of the group that purchased the Charlotte Hornets was highlighted.

Michael’s profile highlighted his work combating disinformation and the viral spread of conspiracy theories. His recent victory for former election workers Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman in a $148 million dollar judgment against Rudy Giuliani for defamation was highlighted, as was his work for families of U.S. military members killed or wounded in action.

According to Forbes, the lawyers included on the inaugural list “are, in many cases, change agents in every corner of the profession—whether through breakthrough deals, blockbuster cases, societal reform, creating precedent or changing lives through public interest work. All are lawyers whose expertise, passion and purpose set them apart.” The lawyers on the list were selected through a rigorous, multi-stage process of researching, evaluating and rating thousands of candidates, conducted by an editorial team with broad experience in law practice and the legal marketplace. 

View the full list of America’s Top 200 Lawyers here