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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 176
  • Gross Revenues: $187,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,065,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,620,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler has 179 attorneys and is the 224th largest firm in the United States.  With $187,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 149th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, DC and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 149 6 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 224 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List 11 -4 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 5 2 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 62 15 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 21 -6 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Judges Reject Bid to Broaden Attorney-Client Privilege Rule

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : June 10, 2016

A divided Court of Appeals has rejected a broadening of the common-interest exception to attorney-client privilege, ruling that it may not be invoked to protect from discovery documents that have been shared with third parties unless the materials are related to pending or anticipated litigation.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Michelle W. Cohen

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

One of the most fascinating aspects of the law, Michelle W. Cohen says, is the window it provides on the world of commerce.

Advising His Royal Badness

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Lawyers who represented iconic pop star Prince recall a complex, unusual client.

The Am Law Second Hundred: Taking a Dive

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Overall, the firms in the bottom half of the Am Law 200 had a rougher year than their richer counterparts.

Superior Court Affirms $3M Topamax Verdict

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : May 11, 2016

Rejecting arguments from Janssen Pharmaceuticals that federal law ­pre-empted a plaintiff's negligent failure-to-warn claims over the name-brand anti-seizure medication Topamax, the state Superior Court has affirmed a $3 million award against the drugmaker.

Non-Domiciliaries and Intentional Fraudulent Conveyance Actions

Carlos J. Cuevas : New York Law Journal : May 09, 2016

Carlos J. Cuevas writes: Each day New Yorkers are engaged in innumerable interstate and international business transactions. An important legal issue that arises is whether a New York court can exercise personal jurisdiction over a non-domiciliary that has engaged in an intentional fraudulent conveyance against a New York domiciliary.

Q&A: Lisa F. Smith

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 06, 2016

Lisa F. Smith's book, "Girl Walks Out of a Bar," to be published by SelectBooks on June 7, is the story of her long and spiraling addiction to alcohol and drugs while working at prominent New York law firms—and her journey toward sobriety.

Court Weighs Merits of Attorney-Client Privilege Expansion

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : May 02, 2016

A matter that began as a fraudulent inducement claim on insuring mortgage-backed securities has mushroomed into what litigants and observers say could be a defining moment for attorney-client privilege in New York and the "common interest" rule.

Breakthrough Technology Is Caught in Epic Patent Battle

Irena Royzman and Benjamin H. Weissman : Corporate Counsel : April 25, 2016

A new gene-editing technique called CRISPR has taken biology by storm. But CRISPR is now embroiled in a massive patent fight between the research institutions laying claim to the technology.

Litigators Recall Representing Prince, a Client Like No Other

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 22, 2016

Prince, the legendary singer, songwriter, producer and man of myriad other talents, died Thursday at 57. The eclectic pop icon kept a bevy of high-profile lawyers busy during the past three decades.

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Quinn Emanuel Partner to Take Post in AG's Office

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : April 07, 2016

Manisha Sheth will become the new executive deputy attorney general for economic justice in the state Attorney General's Office, overseeing the bureaus of investor protection, antitrust, the internet and technology, consumer fraud and real estate finance.

New Prosecutor Brings Quinn Emanuel Mojo to NY AG's Office

David Bario : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2016

After helping win $20 billion in settlements from banks that contributed to the financial crisis, Manisha Sheth will use her skills on behalf of New York state.

The Am Law 100: Barnes & Thornburg Stays in Growth Mode

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

The firm boosted its revenue and profits in 2015 as it expanded in Dallas, Atlanta and elsewhere.

2016 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : April 06, 2016

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 42 young lawyers chosen as 2016 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.

The Am Law 100: Patterson Belknap Holds Profits Steady

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

The New York firm saw light declines in revenue and lawyer head count in 2015.

Former AG Harvey to Serve As Federal Monitor for Newark Police

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : March 30, 2016

The City of Newark and federal investigators who have spent years scrutinizing what they determined to be unconstitutional practices in the city's police department have put forward former state Attorney General Peter Harvey to serve as a court-appointed monitor for the agency.

Litigator of the Week: Steven Zalesin of Patterson Belknap

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 24, 2016

Regrouping after a setback at the Supreme Court, Steven Zalesin cleared Coca-Cola of long-standing false advertising claims by juice-maker POM Wonderful.

Suit Says Town's Anti-Muslim Animus Led to Mosque Rejection

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : March 11, 2016

A Muslim group whose application to build a mosque was rejected by the Township of Bernards is claiming in a federal suit that the decision was based on religious animus.

As High Court Faces Bevy of Abortion Briefs, New Challenge Awaits

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : February 29, 2016

Even as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments Wednesday in its most significant abortion case in nearly nine years, a reminder of battles still being fought in the states arrived last week at the high court from, once again, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Squire Patton Boggs Partner Seeks to Restore Father's Reputation

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2016

A group of 200 prominent New Jersey citizens, including three ex-governors and partners from Drinker Biddle, Duane Morris and Patterson Belknap, have signed a letter seeking to reopen a murder-suicide investigation involving a prominent Garden State lawyer.


: The National Law Journal : February 22, 2016

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Awards Presented at the State Bar Annual Meeting

: New York Law Journal : February 03, 2016

Honors and awards presented by the New York State Bar Association and its committees and sections during the annual meeting.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty and Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

MBI International Holdings v. Barclays Bank; Depomed v. Horizon Pharma; Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham; Worldwide Consortium de Realisation v. Tapie.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : February 01, 2016

A summary of the week's notable cases.

Holland & Knight Hires in Connecticut, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

The latest Dickstein Shapiro defectors are hired by Holland & Knight; Jones Day adds an IP trio; Kirkland & Ellis recruits a senior SEC official; Latham & Watkins lands a high-profile lateral in Germany; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Janssen Says $3M Topamax Claim Is Pre-empted

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 27, 2016

In its bid to toss a $3 million verdict, Janssen Pharmaceuticals has asked the state Superior Court to find that federal law pre-empts a plaintiff's negligent failure-to-warn claims over the name-brand anti-seizure medication Topamax.

Barnes & Thornburg Bags Four From Top Chicago IP Shop

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2016

Having already hired a handful of litigators this week, Barnes & Thornburg dipped back into the lateral market Wednesday to snag four more partners for its IP practice from prominent Chicago-based boutique Brinks, Gilson & Lione.

Houston Hiring Market Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2016

Paul Hastings and Kirkland & Ellis and several other big firms make key additions in Texas; Greenberg Traurig, Orrick and Sidley Austin keep hiring; Wilson Sonsini welcomes back a favorite son; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Patterson Belknap Loses Products Pro to Barnes & Thornburg

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2016

After adding four litigators in Atlanta and Minneapolis, Barnes & Thornburg hired product liability expert James Murdica in Chicago from New York's Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler.