Patton Boggs Receives Top Rankings in 2012 Chambers USA Guide

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    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8, 2012— Patton Boggs has once again received high rankings from Chambers in the publication’s 2012 USA edition. The highly-reputable guide ranks the nation’s top law firms and attorneys based on extensive independent research and client and peer reviews.

    For the second year in a row, 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 2012 recognized several of the firm’s practice groups with the following rankings: 

    • Number 1 ranking in Government: Government Relations (Nationwide)
    • Number 2 rankings in Government: Political Law (Nationwide) ; Litigation: General Commercial (Alaska)
    • Number 3 rankings in Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide); Native American Law (Nationwide)
    • Number 4 rankings in Construction (Nationwide); Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory (District of Columbia); Banking & Finance (Texas) 
    • Number 5 ranking in Energy: Electricity-Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)

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

    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) 
    • Benjamin L. Ginsberg, ranked #1 in Government: Political Law (Nationwide) 
    • John M. Nonna, ranked #1 in Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Nationwide and New York) and Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance (Nationwide)
    • Douglas J. Serdahely, ranked #1 in Litigation: General Commercial (Alaska) and ranked #2 in Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries (Alaska)
    • James E. Tyrrell, managing partner of the greater New York/New Jersey offices, ranked # 2 in Litigation: Products Liability (New Jersey) 
    • Larry P. Schiffer, ranked #2 in Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (New York)
    • Nicholas W. Allard, ranked #3 in Government: Government Relations (Nationwide)
    • Scott D. Deatherage, ranked #3 in Environment (Texas)
    • Robert S. Rendell, ranked #3 in Banking & Finance (Texas)
    • Carolyn L. McIntosh, ranked #3 in Natural Resources & Environment (Colorado)
    • John McGahren, managing partner of the firm’s New Jersey office, ranked #3 in Environment (New Jersey)
    • Suedeen G. Kelly, ranked #4 in Energy: Electricity-Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
    • Jennifer L. Richter, ranked #4 in Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory (District of Columbia)
    • Kevin J. Martin, ranked #4 in Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory (District of Columbia)  
    • Robert S. Brams, ranked #4 in Construction (District of Columbia)
    • Charles P. Miller, ranked #4 in Banking & Finance (Texas)
    • Kenneth B. Reisenfeld, ranked #5 in International Arbitration (Nationwide)
    • George (Chip) D. Cannon, ranked #5 in Energy: Electricity-Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)

    For the first time ever, Partner William J. McGinley was recognized as an “Up-and-coming” individual, a designation reserved for attorneys with “energy” who “bridge the practice’s present and its future” and provide an extra “edge.” 

    Chambers guide rankings are based on client and peer interviews conducted by a team of more than 130 full-time Chambers 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 qualities highly-valued by clients.

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