WASHINGTON DC, August 7, 2013 – Patton Boggs LLP Chairman Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. has been named one of the “Top 50 Innovators in Big Law in the Last 50 Years” by The American Lawyer. The inaugural listing, featured in the magazine’s August issue, recognizes “ideas and initiatives that changed the world of Big Law” over the past five decades – and the people responsible for them.
The list highlights the innovations of professionals from around the nation who were chosen by
The American Lawyer’s editorial team for their contributions in five areas: Big Ideas, Law Firm Values, Outsiders’ Influence, The Work, and Business of Law. Named in The Work category, Mr. Boggs is credited by the publication for “putting lobbying work on the big firm agenda” and setting the template for the “seamless blend of lobbying and legal services that is now commonplace in the nation’s capital.” He will be honored with others on the list at a reception hosted by The American Lawyer in New York City on October 10, 2013.
Mr. Boggs continues to be active in Washington and at Patton Boggs, where over the last 50 years he has helped build what is widely regarded as the nation’s leading practice in assisting clients in the areas where government and business intersect. He has been named to The National Law Journal’s list of the top 100 lawyers in the United States every year since the list’s inception, and last year – the firm’s 50th Anniversary – he was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame.