NEW YORK, NY – September 1, 2005 –LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is ranked second on The American Lawyer’s “A-List” of leading law firms in the United States. The firm has been ranked in the top 10 since the list’s inception three years ago. The “A-List” is based on four criteria: pro bono performance, associate satisfaction, diversity of lawyers and financial performance. The American Lawyer considers the “A-List” firms to be “the best of the best among the nation’s top law firms.”
Patterson Belknap also continues to be ranked in the top 10 of The American Lawyer’s newly released annual pro bono survey. In 2004, 100% of the firm’s lawyers participated in pro bono projects, perhaps a first for a firm of its size. The firm has ranked in the top 10 of the pro bono survey since 1999.