Benchmark Litigation 2017 - Rankings and Editorial Online

The 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation is officially off to press, and all rankings and, where applicable are now available online. 

With this edition being our 10th anniversary as a North American litigation information hub, we decided to take a closer look at some of the firms and players within those firms who have been deemed worthy of "Top 10" status in certain areas, based on six months of intensive peer and client review as well as case review.

One of these said areas is a focus on boutique firms. The following firms have been noted as being the Top 10 Litigation Boutiques in America:

Ciresi Conlin
Durie Tangri
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg
Hueston Hennigan
Keker & Van Nest
Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst
MoloLamken
Reynolds Frizzell
Smyser Kaplan & Veselka
Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz

Another of these categories is firms focusing exclusively on plaintiff work. The following firms have been deemed the Top 10 Plaintiff Firms in America:

Berman DeValerio
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann
Gibbs & Bruns
Grant & Eisenhofer
Hausfeld
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check
Labaton Sucharow
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd
Robins Kaplan

In addition, we have nominated the Top 10 practitioners in each of our 10 national practice areas. They are as follows:

ANTITRUST

Kevin Arquit - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Arthur Burke - Davis Polk & Wardwell
George Cary - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
William Cavanaugh - Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler
Jeffrey Kessler - Winston & Strawn
Steven Newborn - Weil Gotshal & Manges
Richard Parker - O'Melveny & Myers
Charles "Rick" Rule - Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Laura Shores - Kaye Scholer
John Treece - Sidley Austin

APPELLATE

Theodore Boutrous - Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Michael Carvin - Jones Day
Paul Clement - Kirkland & Ellis
Theodore Olson - Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Mark Perry - Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Carter Phillips - Sidley Austin
Joshua Rosenkranz - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Kannon Shanmugam - Williams & Connolly
Kathleen Sullivan - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Seth Waxman - WilmerHale

BANKRUPTCY

Philip Anker - WilmerHale
James Bendernagel - Sidley Austin
Martin Bienenstock - Proskauer Rose
James Bromley - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Gregg Galardi - Ropes & Gray
Thomas Lauria - White & Case
Andrew Leblanc - Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Thomas Moloney - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Christopher Shore - White & Case
Keith Wofford - Ropes & Gray

GENERAL COMMERCIAL

David Beck - Beck Redden
Philip Beck - Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott
David Boies - Boies Schiller & Flexner
Dane Butswinkas - Williams & Connolly
William Carmody - Susman Godfrey
Martin Flumenbaum - Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Sandra Goldstein - Cravath Swaine & Moore
Randy Mastro - Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Emily Nicklin - Kirkland & Ellis
David Woll - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

INSURANCE

Jane Byrne - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Nancy Sher Cohen - Proskauer Rose
Robin Cohen - McKool Smith
Mary Beth Forshaw - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Robert Horkovich - Anderson Kill
Leon Kellner - Perkins Coie
Edward Krugman - Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Barry Levin - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Lorelie Masters - Perkins Coie
Eileen McCabe - Mendes & Mount

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Samuel Baxter - McKool Smith
Neel Chatterjee - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Morgan Chu - Irell & Manella
John Desmarais - Desmarais
Daralyn Durie - Durie Tangri
William Lee - WilmerHale
George Lombardi - Winston & Strawn
Mike McKool - McKool Smith
Robert Van Nest - Keker & Van Nest
Charles Verhoeven - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Stanimir Alexandrov - Sidley Austin
Doak Bishop - King & Spalding
Abby Cohen Smutny - White & Case
Donald Donovan - Debevoise & Plimpton
Paul Friedland - White & Case
Lawrence Friedman - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Edward Kehoe - King & Spalding
Carolyn Lamm - White & Case
Andrea Menaker - White & Case
David W. Rivkin - Debevoise & Plimpton

PRODUCT LIABILITY

Robert Adams - Shook Hardy & Bacon
Sheila Birnmbaum - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Mike Brock - Kirkland & Ellis
Lori Cohen - Greenberg Traurig
Nina Gussack - Pepper Hamilton
Christy Jones - Butler Snow
Leslier Smith - Kirkland & Ellis
Diane Sullivan - Weil Gotshal & Manges
Elizabeth "Missy" Wright - Thompson Hine
Pamela Yates - Kaye Scholer

SECURITIES

Richard Clary - Cravath Swaine & Moore
George Conway - Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
Robert Giuffra - Sullivan & Cromwell
Stuart Grant - Grant & Eisenhofer
Adam Hakki - Shearman & Sterling
Brad Karp - Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Mark Lebovitch - Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann
Sharon Nelles - Sullivan & Cromwell
William Savitt - Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
Jonathan Youngwood - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

WHITE-COLLAR CRIME/INVESTIGATIONS

Elkan Abramowitz - Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello
Barry Berke - Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Lanny Breuer - Covinton & Burling
William Burck - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
John Keker - Keker & Van Nest
Gary Naftalis - Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Karen Patton Seymour - Sullivan & Cromwell
Gerald Shargel - Winston & Strawn
Reid Weingarten - Steptoe & Johnson
Ted Wells - Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

We have also once again documents our nominated Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. The full list can be found here.

Thank you once again to all firms who offered generous support for Benchmark in the 2017 edition:

Abrams & Bayliss
AJAMIE
Akerman
Benesch
Berman DeValerio
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod 
Blackwell Burke
Boies Schiller & Flexner
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Brooks Pierce
Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes
Butler Snow
Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Moore
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Debevoise & Plimpton
Durie Tangri
Ellis & Winters
Faruki Ireland & Cox
Forman Watkins & Krutz
Gibbs & Bruns
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Glaser Weil Howard Avchen & Shapiro
Goodwin Procter
Grant & Eisenhofer
Haltom & Doan
Harkins Cunningham
Herbert Smith Freehills
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg
Hueston Hennigan
Hunton & Williams
Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer
Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman
Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check
King & Spalding
Kirkland & Ellis
Kobayashi Sugita & Goda
Labaton Sucharow
Lane Powell
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
Lightfoot Franklin & White
Locke Lord
McDermott Will & Emery
McGinnis Lochridge
McKool Smith
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
MoloLamken
Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello
Nelson Mullins
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler
Paul Hastings
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Proskauer Rose
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Reynolds Frizzell
Richards Kibbe & Orbe
Scott + Scott
Schulte Roth & Zabel
Sedgwick
Shearman & Sterling
Sidley Austin
Simpson Thachert & Bartlett
Smyser Kaplan & Veselka
Stoll Keenon & Ogden
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
Sullivan & Cromwell
Susman Godfrey
Thompson Hine
Ulmer & Berne
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
Watkins & Eager
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case
Whiteford Taylor & Preston
Williams & Connolly
Winston & Strawn