Flagship Site Now Features Objective Information About Law Firm Acti…

Flagship Site Now Features Objective Information About Law Firm Activities in Various Areas of Practice, “Top 10” Lists of Law Firms in Different Categories and Other Decision-Support Information for Buyers of Legal Services

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J.–LAWFUEL – Law Firm Ranking –LexisNexis, the leading provider of client development solutions for the legal profession, today unveiled an enhanced version of martindale.com®, its Web site for members of the legal profession that has served as the leading online resource for facilitating connections between buyers and sellers of legal services since its groundbreaking launch more than 10 years ago.

In the newest release of martindale.com, the company introduces a wide range of rich, decision support information that will help in-house counsel and other sophisticated buyers of legal services conduct more thorough evaluations of prospective law firms.

“Martindale-Hubbell drives lawyer and law firm credentials to buyers of legal services,” said Barry Solomon, vice president, Martindale-Hubbell. “Starting with this release of martindale.com and throughout the coming months, we will continue to expose deeper firm and lawyer information to corporate counsel, simultaneously increasing traffic to firms’ Web sites and enhancing corporate counsel’s ability to select the right lawyer for a specific matter.”

Activities Data, one of the new information resources now available on martindale.com, includes detailed information about litigation and mergers & acquisitions activity for individual law firms that helps corporate counsel quickly gauge a firm’s depth of experience. Activity data, now available on martindale.com, provides information on specific cases and deals handled. This third-party data, from LexisNexis® atVantage™, serves to deepen and validate a law firm’s profile by providing objective summaries of the firm’s experience in specific areas of practice.

A new series of rotating “Top 10” lists will feature the Top 10 firms in the U.S. in a variety of categories, such as the volume of litigation handled, the number of M&A transactions conducted, the percentage of lawyers in the firm who are Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated, and the most frequently visited firm profiles on martindale.com. These lists will provide martindale.com users with a reason to return to the site frequently and check out how firms compare with each other in various categories.

Other new martindale.com features now include:

Capabilities Data – A valuable resource that gives corporate counsel an instant understanding of any law firm’s operational infrastructure by displaying answers to 15 specific questions, such as e-billing capacities and records management procedures, that paint an image of a firm’s operational capabilities for delivering legal services to clients;
Snapshot Report – A concise assessment of a firm that captures key elements of the firm profile in an easy-to-share, executive summary format for presentation to committees, boards of directors or others involved in the law firm selection process; and
Enhanced Side-by-Side Comparison – martindale.com offers an enhanced side-by-side law firm comparison tool that aggregates Activities, Capabilities and all other new data now available on the site, driving faster and smarter law firm evaluations with a single view that contains critical comparative information.
“With more than 3 million monthly searches, martindale.com serves as the ideal showcase for law firms to display their lawyers’ experience to clients and prospective clients at the place and time that a buying decision is being made,” said Joseph Douress, senior vice president of client development services for LexisNexis. “By integrating deep and broad objective information on a law firm’s experience with data that validate the firm’s expertise and attests to their capabilities, this new version of martindale.com powers the law firm evaluation process conducted by in-house counsel and provides them with meaningful data to inform and justify their decisions.”

The martindale.com service is a key component of the LexisNexis® client development solutions line, which provides industry leading networking and marketing resources to help target clients, build their brand, develop new business opportunities and provide exceptional client service. Through its four solutions lines – Client Development, Practice Management, Litigation Services, and Research – LexisNexis offers Total Practice Solutions to ensure that law firms have the tools and services they need to win in the business and practice of law.

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