Firm Achieves Top Rankings in Benchmark Litigation 2020 Guide

October 1, 2019

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 2020 edition notes, “From its sole New York office, Patterson Belknap is developing a growing national reputation for hosting a number of premier litigators. One client praises the firm’s team, commenting they are ‘very impressive – smart, creative, and client focused’ adding ‘they repeatedly come up with out-of-the-box approaches that produce excellent results.’”

Geoffrey Potter, a litigation partner and Chair of the Firm's Anti-Counterfeiting practice, is noted as a “highly experienced litigator.”

Bill Cavanaugh, Former Co-Chair of the Firm, is noted as an “effective trial attorney, focusing his practice on antitrust, intellectual property, and commercial litigation.”

Peter Tomlinson, Co-Chair of the Firm and Co-Chair of the Structured Finance Litigation practice, is highlighted as being a “very creative, smart, and resourceful litigator.”

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 2020             

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

40 & Under Hot List - Muhammad Faridi, Jonah Knobler

National Rankings:
Litigation Stars - Bill Cavanaugh
General Commercial