About WilmerHale

Meet Past Leaders

WilmerHale has been and continues to be home to many leaders. Not only leaders in the firm and in the legal profession, but leaders who have made significant contributions to the advancement of causes that have shaped our nation's history. Those who went before us continue to inspire those among us today.

Here, we celebrate some of our most revered past leaders, with commentary from current leaders.

John Pickering (1916-2005)

John Pickering (1916-2005)

Commentary by John Payton, former partner and former Director-Counsel and President of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund