Patton Boggs Receives Top Rankings in 2011 Chambers USA Guide

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    Washington, DC, June 13, 2011— Patton Boggs LLP has once again received high rankings by Chambers  in the publication’s 2011 USA edition. The highly-reputable guide ranks the nation’s top law firms and attorneys based on extensive original research and client and peer reviews.

    For the first time ever, Chambers awarded firm Chairman Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. the distinguished “Star” ranking in the nationwide Government: Government Relations category. The Star ranking is given only to lawyers with “exceptional recommendations.”

    Chambers USA 2011 recognized several of the firm’s practice groups, including: 

    • Number 1 ranking in Government: Government Relations (Nationwide)
    • Number 2 rankings in Litigation: General Commercial (Alaska); Government: Political Law (Nationwide); Native American Law (Nationwide)
    • Number 3 ranking in Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
    • Number 4 ranking in Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory (District of Columbia)

    Practice areas are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best.

    In addition, a number of the firm’s attorneys were awarded individual rankings, including:

    • Stuart M. Pape, ranked # 1 in Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
    • Douglas J. Serdahely, ranked #1 in Litigation: General Commercial (Alaska) and ranked #2 in Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries (Alaska)
    • V. Heather Sibbison, ranked #1 in Native American Law (Nationwide)
    • Benjamin L. Ginsberg, ranked #2 in Government: Political Law (Nationwide)
    • James E. Tyrrell, managing partner of the greater New York/New Jersey offices, ranked # 2 in Litigation: Products Liability (New Jersey)
    • Senator John B. Breaux, ranked #3 in Government: Government Relations (District of Columbia)
    • Scott D. Deatherage, ranked #3 in Environment (Texas)
    • John McGahren, managing partner of the firm’s New Jersey office, ranked #3 in Environment (New Jersey)
    • Kevin J. Martin, ranked #4 in Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory (District of Columbia) 
    • Richard E. Andersen, ranked #4 in Tax (New York)
    • George (Chip) D. Cannon, ranked #4 in Energy: Electricity-Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
    • Robert S. Rendell, ranked #4 in Banking & Finance (Texas)

    Individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best.

    Chambers’ rankings are based on client and peer interviews conducted by a team of more than 50 full-time researchers. Attorneys are ranked according to their technical legal abilities, professional conduct, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and the level of client service they have performed in addition to other highly-valued qualities by clients.

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