Firm Wins Top Ratings in Benchmark Litigation 2012 and Benchmark Appellate 2012

November 22, 2011

Patterson Belknap is pleased to announce that Benchmark Litigation 2012, a guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, has once again recognized the firm in its top category, “Highly Recommended," for New York Litigation. The firm is similarly “Highly Recommended,” for Second Circuit Litigation – New York and also recommended for Federal Circuit Litigation in the inaugural Benchmark Appellate 2012 guide. The firm is named “Highly Recommended” for Plaintiff Litigation as well. Several of our partners are recognized as “Stars” throughout the guide, as listed below.

A Euromoney/Institutional Investor publication, 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
National Rankings:
Intellectual Property
Litigation Stars - Greg Diskant and Jeff Lewis

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

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

Second Circuit:
Appellate - Highly Recommended
Second Circuit Stars - Gloria Phares

Benchmark Plaintiff
National Rankings:
Intellectual Property - Tier 1
Litigation Stars - Greg Diskant, Bob LoBue, Steve Zalesin

New York:
Litigation - Highly Recommended
Litigation Stars - Greg Diskant, Bob LoBue, Steve Zalesin