Washington, D.C., June 13—Patton Boggs LLP is pleased to announce that a number of partners and practice areas have been recognized in the 2008 edition of Chambers USA. This well-respected survey ranks the nation’s top firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.
Chambers USA singled out several of the firm’s practice groups for recognition, including:
- A Number 1 ranking in Government: Government Relations (National)
- Number 2 rankings in Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries (Alaska); Government: Political Law (National); Litigation: General Commercial (Alaska); and Native American Law (National)
- Number 3 rankings in Food & Beverages (National) and Litigation: General Commercial (New Jersey)
A number of the firm’s partners were listed in the individual rankings, including:
- Firm Chairman Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., ranked # 1 in Government: Government Relations (National) Firm Managing Partner Stuart M. Pape, ranked # 1 in Food & Beverages (National)
- Benjamin L. Ginsberg, ranked #2 in Government: Political Law (National)
- Douglas J. Serdahely, ranked #2 in Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries (Alaska); and ranked # 2 in Litigation: General Commercial (Alaska)
- James E. Tyrrell, managing partner of the greater New York/New Jersey offices, ranked # 2 in Litigation: Products Liability (New Jersey)
- V. Heather Sibbison ranked #3 in Native American Law
Chambers’ methodology is based on interviewing a vast range of lawyers and their clients (i.e. commercial users of legal services). Greater weighting is given to the views of the clients. All interviews are conducted purely for research purposes and are entirely confidential and un-attributed.
According to Chambers, for the current U.S. directory, more than 14,000 of these interviews were conducted throughout the United States by over 40 full-time researchers during a six-month period.
“Quite simply the best lobbying shop around,” according to one description of the firm listed in Chambers’ description of the firm in its 2008 rankings. Chambers states that the firm’s continued grip on the market can be ascribed to its “ability to open doors other firms find difficult even to locate.”