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Bopp, Henderson on most influential lawyers list

IL Staff
March 26, 2013
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Two Hoosiers – one an academic and the other a lawyer who successfully advocated for the removal of limits on political campaign donations – are among the National Law Journal’s 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.

James Bopp of the Bopp Law Firm in Terre Haute and Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor Bill Henderson are named in the 2013 list that includes such legal luminaries as Attorney General Eric Holder, Floyd Abrams and Patricia Millett.

Those selected were judged on political clout, legal results, media presence, business leadership and thought leadership.

“He has been called a ‘litigation machine,’ methodically mowing down restrictions on campaign financing and speech,” the Law Journal wrote of Bopp, citing his role in the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United ruling.

“Limits on judicial candidates' speech and activities? His successes have eroded those restrictions as well. Bopp also serves as general counsel to the James Madison Center for Free Speech,” the Law Journal wrote.

Henderson was “among the first legal academics to focus squarely on the business of law, and has since become a top source for law firms, legal departments, law schools and the news media hoping to make sense of the changing legal market,” according to the Law Journal.

“Rather than offer opinion or anecdotal evidence, Henderson bases his findings on reams of research and data — giving him unique insight into the legal profession.”


 

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