Firm Litigation Practice Wins Top Ratings in Benchmark Litigation 2013 Guides

October 17, 2012

Patterson Belknap has again been ranked as aleading law firm nationally and in New York by Euromoney/Institutional Investor’s Benchmark Litigation. Recognized in the top category, “Highly Recommended," for New York Litigation, the 2013 edition praises our litigation group on its “consistent quality.” The firm has been “highly recommended” by Benchmark Litigation in each of its editions since 2007.

The firm is similarly “Highly Recommended,” for Second Circuit Litigation – New York and also recommended for Federal Circuit Litigation in the Benchmark Appellate 2013 guide. In addition, the firm is named “Highly Recommended” for Plaintiff Litigation – New York in the inaugural Benchmark Plaintiff 2013 guide. Several of our partners are recognized as “Stars” throughout the guide, as listed below.

Benchmark Litigationidentifies 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 2013
New York Rankings:
Litigation - Highly Recommended
Litigation Stars - Bill Cavanaugh, Greg Diskant, Phil Forlenza, Erik Haas, Jeff Lewis, Bob LoBue, Saul Shapiro, Peter Tomlinson, Steve Younger and Steve Zalesin
Rising Star - Dan Ruzumna

National Rankings:
Intellectual Property
Litigation Stars - Greg Diskant and Jeff Lewis

Benchmark Appellate
Second Circuit Litigation New York:
Appellate - Highly Recommended
Second Circuit Stars - Gloria Phares

Federal Circuit Litigation:
Appellate - Recommended
Federal Circuit Stars - Jeff Lewis, Greg Diskant

Benchmark Plaintiff
New York:
Litigation - Highly Recommended
Litigation Stars – Bill Cavanaugh, Greg Diskant, Bob LoBue, Steve Zalesin

National Rankings:
Intellectual Property
Litigation Stars - Greg Diskant, Bob LoBue, Steve Zalesin