Whoops. Even though the polls closed about a week ago, we forgot to announce our Lawyer of the Month for February.
So let’s get to it. Who is Above the Law’s latest honoree?
Just like the January contest, which was handily won by the late Chief Judge John Roll, the February Lawyer of the Month race wasn’t even close. The winner racked up almost half the votes — over 20 points ahead of the second-place finisher, Madam Justice Lori Douglas (the porn-posing Canadian judge).
And, once again, the victor is no longer with us. With 47 percent of the vote, Joseph Flom — the recently deceased name partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom — is your Lawyer of the Month.
Flom was a pioneering M&A lawyer, a great law firm leader, and a generous philanthropist. You can read more about his remarkable life and legal career over here.