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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 177
  • Gross Revenues: $182,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,030,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,575,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler has 177 attorneys and is the 226th largest firm in the United States.  With $182,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 149th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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 2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 226 -10 Lawyer head count
The A-List 7 10 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 7 -3 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 88 22 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 21 -6 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Fried Frank and Paul Hastings Poach IP Heads, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

Patterson Belknap and Shearman & Sterling lose a pair of IP practice leaders; Cadwalader rebuilds in Houston; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Prosecutors Balk at Report Advocating Earlier Discovery

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : February 09, 2015

A state bar task force has recommended that prosecutors turn over more information much earlier to the defense in what its members say would be the most significant changes in criminal discovery in more than three decades.

Law Firm Launches Guide to Business Court Reforms

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2015

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler has launched a web-based user's guide compiling recent rule reforms in the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court.

Law Firm Launches Guide to Business Court Reforms

Ben Bedell : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 29, 2015

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler has launched a web-based user's guide compiling recent rule reforms in the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2015

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler has promoted two to partner and three to counsel, and Dilworth Paxson has added Robert Frucht as of counsel.

Fahey Named to Fill Court of Appeals Vacancy

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2015

Justice Eugene Fahey, of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, is Gov. Andrew Cuomo's choice to fill a seat on the Court of Appeals opened by the Dec. 31 retirement of Robert Smith.

Davis Polk Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2015

A Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner in Silicon Valley leaves the firm to return to the business side; Greenberg Traurig grows in Mexico City; Hogan Lovells expands in Vietnam; Wilmer adds a new lobbying cochair and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Court of Appeals Nominations

: New York Law Journal : January 08, 2015

The latest on Third Department Justice Leslie Stein's nomination to the state's high court and the choice to replace Justice Robert Smith.

D.C. Circuit Rules Against North Korea in Torture Case

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 23, 2014

A federal appeals court set its sights on North Korea on Tuesday, finding sufficient evidence of abductions, torture and murder by the hermit kingdom to warrant a default judgment for the family of one of its victims.

City Bar Rates Court of Appeals Candidates Qualified

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 19, 2014

The New York City Bar Association has given six candidates for the next opening on the state Court of Appeals "well qualified" ratings. The seventh, Rowan Wilson of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, was deemed "exceptionally well qualified."

Novel Privilege Issue Raised in Suit Against Law Firm

: New York Law Journal : December 18, 2014

A malpractice case against Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in Manhattan Supreme Court has raised a broader issue for large firms: whether communications between a firm's general counsel and its attorneys are privileged from clients.

Novel Privilege Issue Raised in Suit Against Law Firm

: New York Law Journal : December 18, 2014

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : December 17, 2014

Rosenberg & Estis has acted on its real estate expertise with the expansion of its offices at 733 Third Ave. The firm, which has grown to 70 attorneys from 45 in 2012, renewed its lease for existing footage of 30,522 square feet, the entire 12th and 14th floors; plus expansion footage of the entire 19th floor.

Novel Privilege Issue Raised in Suit Against Law Firm

Christine Simmons : Commercial Litigation Insider : December 17, 2014

A malpractice case against Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in Manhattan's Commercial Division has raised a broader issue for large firms: whether communications between a firm's general counsel and its attorneys are privileged from clients.

Bar Groups Rate Candidates for Court of Appeals Spot

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 16, 2014

Bar organizations rating the candidates from whom Gov. Andrew Cuomo will fill an upcoming opening on the Court of Appeals have found all seven candidates qualified for the court, though they differ as to their highest recommended nominees.

Schnader Faces Malpractice Suit From Ex-MasterCard Executive

Christine Simmons : Commercial Litigation Insider : December 15, 2014

A day after receiving a judge's approval, a former client of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis amended his malpractice suit against the firm to add an attorney-deceit claim under New York Judiciary Law Section 487. The judge, Acting Supreme Court Justice Melvin Schweitzer in the Commercial Division, then ordered Schnader to produce copies of internal documents that the firm claimed were privileged.

Med-Device Co.'s Obligation Grows to $80M Following Plea

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : December 09, 2014

A federal criminal investigation against Stryker subsidiary OtisMed Corp. over sales of an unapproved surgical product concluded on Dec. 8 with guilty pleas from the company and its former CEO, and their agreement to financial penalties that, together with the settlement of a related qui tam action, amount to more than $80 million.

Big Law Fumbles Are Focus at Federal Circuit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 05, 2014

In three cases, attorneys tried to get themselves—and their clients—off the hook after gaffes.

Panel Expands Privilege in Corporate Context

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : December 05, 2014

The First Department has ruled that a client who provides privileged communications to third parties having a "common interest" with the client is still protected, even though the common interest does not stem from common litigation or threat of litigation.

Panel Expands Privilege in Corporate Context

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : December 05, 2014

The First Department has ruled that a client who provides privileged communications to third parties having a "common interest" with the client is still protected, even though the common interest does not stem from common litigation or threat of litigation.

Federal Circuit Scraps $176M Covidien Patent Win

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : December 04, 2014

After more than a decade of litigation over a high- tech surgical knife, a unit of Johnson & Johnson has finally won a ruling that its device doesn't infringe a competitor's patent.

Akin Associate Prevails in Push for Cosby's Removal From Temple Board

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 04, 2014

Kerry Potter McCormick, an investment funds associate with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in New York, started a petition to have embattled comedian Bill Cosby removed from Temple University's board of trustees. Cosby, represented by high-profile Hollywood litigator Martin Singer, stepped down from the board this week, a move praised by the board's chair, Cozen O'Connor vice chair Patrick O'Connor.

Nominees Offered for Court of Appeals Vacancy

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 02, 2014

Five attorneys in private practice, Kathy Chin of Cadwalader, Hector Gonzalez of Dechert, Mary Kay Vyskocil of Simpson Thacher, Rowan Wilson of Cravath and Stephen Younger of Patterson Belknap, and two sitting judges, Fourth Department Justices Eugene Fahey and Erin Peradotto, comprise the list of candidates from which Gov. Andrew Cuomo must select a nominee to the state Court of Appeals.

Vikings Co-owners Seek Reversal of $103M Judgment

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : November 19, 2014

In New Jersey state court litigation that's spanned three decades, the Wilf family, co-owners of pro football's Minnesota Vikings, is making its case to upend an $103 million judgment against it last year for allegedly cutting off its business partners from the proceeds of a real estate deal.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

New arrivals and laterals in this week's column.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : October 31, 2014

Seven firms added new partners or attorneys.

Pro Bono Recognition

: New York Law Journal : October 29, 2014

As part of National Pro Bono Celebration Week, the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program, New York State Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers' Association honored attorneys from NYCLA's pro bono programs on Thursday.

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP v. Stewart

: New York Law Journal : October 29, 2014

Defendant Fails to Provide Reasonable Excuse for Delay in Answering Complaint

DLA Piper, Proskauer, S&C in Big Lights as NBA Season Begins

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2014

As the 2014-15 National Basketball season tips off this week, several Am Law 100 firms are getting in on some off-the-court legal action. DLA Piper has been retained to advise on a sale of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Sullivan & Cromwell is counseling the owner of the New York Knicks on a potential split of his company's operations and Proskauer Rose its representing the league itself on a landmark deal in Brazil. The NBA players union also filed its annual operating report, which details legal fees paid to Paul Weiss, Orrick, Steptoe, Weil and Winston & Strawn.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.