Stevens’ Lawyer Makes List of Most Powerful DC Lawyers

Sen. Ted Stevens’ (R-AK) superstar white collar defense lawyer Brendan Sullivan made Washingtonian’s list of most influential DC law and lobbying types.

Sullivan’s other famous clients had included Oliver North and several Duke lacrosse players. And what drives this successful lawyer? He’s pretty up front:

“By the time somebody comes to me, they are pretty far up the creek,” Sullivan has said. “The good thing is they will pay almost anything.”

Note: the rankings weren’t based on discretion.