Firm Achieves Top Rankings in Benchmark Litigation 2021 Guide

October 15, 2020

Patterson Belknap has again been ranked as a leading law firm by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC's Benchmark Litigation in the top category, "Highly Recommended," for New York Litigation. The 2021 edition notes, “Patterson Belknap has been heralded as ‘perhaps the most underrated firm in New York’ by a peer. ‘They should be referenced more often as one of the very best. They are very hard workers, and yet all pleasant, very ethical, just some really smart people who are also tough litigators.’ The firm has its fans among former members of the judiciary as well. The firm’s practice offering covers a diverse spectrum, spanning commercial matters, white-collar crime, antitrust, intellectual property, securities and false advertising claims, an area in which the firm is said to be one of the few major players. The firm’s hybrid model also affords it the freedom to take on cases in the plaintiff and defense roles. Patterson Belknap has also made headlines as of late for matters involving a more novel nature."

The Firm has been "Highly Recommended" by Benchmark Litigation in each of its editions since the inception of the guide. Additionally, several of our partners are recognized as "Stars" throughout the guide, as listed below.

Benchmark Litigation identifies the leading U.S. trial attorneys and firms at the local and national levels. The rankings and editorials are the result of the extensive interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. The guide's "Stars" are named based on peer and client recognition as top trial attorneys.

Benchmark Litigation 2021

New York Rankings:
Litigation - Highly Recommended
Litigation Stars - Bill Cavanaugh, Erik Haas, Bob LoBue, Geoff Potter, Dan Ruzumna, Harry Sandick, Saul Shapiro, Peter Tomlinson, John Winter, Steve Younger, and Steve Zalesin
Labor & Employment Stars – Lisa Cleary, Catherine Williams
Future Stars - Muhammad Faridi, Adeel Mangi
40 & Under Hot List - Muhammad Faridi, Joshua Kipnees, Jonah Knobler, and Jane Metcalf 

National Rankings:
Litigation Stars - Bill Cavanaugh
General Commercial