"Linda Coberly, who formerly practiced at Mayer Brown, is Winston's top litigator. I found her extremely bright, quick to learn case-specific intricacies, and very hands-on in the way she litigates. It seems to me that (while one knows that associates are involved) she is more directly involved with both drafting and strategy than partners in other big appellate firms, a fact that seems to pay dividends. The "arrogance quotient" of many appellate litigators is quite high; in comparison, I found her willingness to listen and respond to client suggestions very striking. I found her very easy to work with; and, I understand that her reputation for collegiality is high with other top appellate litigators. She has not yet acquired quite the public renown of some litigators, but I expect that will happen in the next five to 10 years. "