Firm Achieves Top Rankings in Benchmark Litigation’s 2024 Guide

October, 2023 - New York, New York

Patterson Belknap has again been ranked as a leading law firm by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC's Benchmark Litigation in the top category, “Highly Recommended,” for New York Dispute Resolution, National General Commercial, and National Antitrust. In the 2024 edition, “A client expands on the firm’s overall approach through a glowing accolade: ‘They bring a potent combination of transactional and litigation expertise to the table to help clients achieve their objectives. Building on their knowledge of deal documents and judicial decisions, they are great strategists and excellent writers. They tell their client candidly when it has a weak position, rather than engaging in undue optimism.’”

The publication also notes: “The firm’s practice offering covers a diverse spectrum, spanning commercial matters, white-collar crime, antitrust, intellectual property, securities and false advertising claims, an area in which the firm is said to be one of the few major players. The firm’s hybrid model also affords it the freedom to take on cases in both the plaintiff and defense roles.

Patterson Belknap has been "Highly Recommended" by Benchmark Litigation in each of its editions since the inception of the guide. Additionally, 23 firm partners are recognized as "Stars" throughout the guide, as listed below. Partner Adeel Mangi is further recognized as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” and 5 partners were named to the “40 & Under Hot List.” 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.

Practice rankings:

  • General Commercial Highly Recommended (National)
  • Dispute Resolution – Highly Recommended (New York)
  • Antitrust Highly Recommended (National)

Individual rankings:

  • Litigation Stars – William F. Cavanaugh, Muhammad U. Faridi, Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, Joshua A. Goldberg, Adeel A. Mangi, Barbara L. Mullin, Geoffrey Potter, Daniel S. Ruzumna, Harry Sandick, Saul B. Shapiro, Peter W. Tomlinson, Frederick B. Warder III, John D. Winter, Steven A. Zalesin
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America  Adeel Mangi
  • Labor & Employment Stars – Lisa E. Cleary
  • Future Stars – Alejandro H. Cruz, Jonah M. Knobler, Jane Metcalf, Lauren Schorr Potter, Rachel Sherman, Stephanie Teplin
  • 40 & Under Hot List (2023) – Joshua Kipnees, Jane Metcalf, Lauren Schorr Potter, Stephanie Teplin, Jason Vitullo