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Firm Achieves Top Rankings in Benchmark Litigation 2017 Guide

October 24, 2016

Patterson Belknap has again been ranked as a leading law firm by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC’s Benchmark Litigation. Recognized in the top category, “Highly Recommended,” for New York Litigation, the 2017 edition notes, “From its sole New York office, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler has emerged as a firm whose work has spawned reverberations throughout the litigation market nationally; peers from California to DC offer recognition of its litigators and their accomplishments. Clients are not short on praise either – one in particular confirms, ‘The attorneys at Patterson Belknap are exceptional. Their litigators are thorough, smart, strategic and efficient. Their litigation partners are always 10 steps ahead of their adversaries and as a client, I feel well-informed about the risks and potential awards. They also have enormously talented associates.’" 

Additionally, Co-Chair of the firm William F. Cavanaugh Jr. has been named as one of the “Top 10 Practitioners” nationally in the area of Antitrust in this year’s guide. Mr. Cavanaugh “is assessed by peers as ‘a major player in the antitrust area. I view him as one of the best antitrust lawyers to be found anywhere.’ A client meanwhile insists, ‘Bill has an amazing depth of experience and knowledge in antitrust. From a counselling perspective, he is able to give quick guidance and recommendations, which many attorneys are hesitant to do.’"

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 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 2017

New York Rankings: 
Litigation – Highly Recommended 
Litigation Stars – Bill Cavanaugh, Greg Diskant, Erik Haas, Bob LoBue, Geoff Potter, Dan Ruzumna, Saul Shapiro, Peter Tomlinson, John Winter, Steve Younger and Steve Zalesin 
Future Star – Adeel Mangi, Irena Royzman

National Rankings: 
Litigation Stars – Bill Cavanaugh and Greg Diskant