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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. The firm was ranked 146th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings with $174,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms by size, the firm has 178 attorneys making it the 221st largest law firm in the United States. Patterson, Belknap specializes in litigation and corporate law, labor and employment, intellectual property, real estate, and sports.

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

Discovery: The Next Phase of RMBS Gridlock

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 23, 2014

In back to back discovery rulings last week, Manhattan Justice Shirley Kornreich put a lid on how much information plaintiffs could obtain from Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs about their roles structuring residential mortgage loan securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.

Swipe Fee Case Moves Ahead Against Card Companies

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2014

A group of major merchants that opted out of a $5.7 billion antitrust settlement with Visa and MasterCard have cleared a hurdle in their case against the card companies over swipe fees.

Dual Rulings Puncture RMBS Fraud Claims, Address Scope of Damages

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 11, 2014

In a pair of decisions that may either frustrate or appease monoline insurers that covered residential mortgage-backed securitizations, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich dismissed claims for fraud in one case while limiting damages in another case to loans that didn't conform to a contract's terms.

N.J. Firms Improve Pro Bono Numbers But Still Lag

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

New Jersey firms showed improvement in their dedication to volunteer work, though there's plenty of room for further gains, a recent survey of national pro bono work at large firms shows.

The A-List: A New Number One

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Paul Hastings reaches the A-List's top spot for the first time, while a pair of Second Hundred firms move onto the list.

Christie Withdraws Essex Co. Judicial Nominations

Michael Booth and David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 30, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie on Monday withdrew the recent Essex County judicial nominees after the Senate Judiciary Committee postponed their confirmation hearings.

Women in E-Discovery Talk Shop

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 26, 2014

The New York City Chapter of Women in E-Discovery met last week to discuss privacy law.

Pa. Justice Slams Lower Court, State in $80 Mil. Drug Cases

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 18, 2014

In a case in which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had harsh criticisms for the Commonwealth Court and suggested the state's hiring of outside counsel on a contingency fee basis lengthened the 10-year litigation, the high court remanded for reconsideration $80 million in damages assessed against two pharmaceutical companies.

Weekend Reading: From Allen Stanford to Antarctica

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

An Am Law Daily compendium of compelling tales, with such topics as an epic malpractice case against Andrews Kurth, Amazon's patent machine, a mysterious Patterson Belknap client and what makes big firms wary about going up against the Chinese government.


Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

With a focus on growth and new opportunities, KiDS, a creative branding ad agency, has signed a 15-year lease at One World Trade Center. Also, New York University Hospitals Center has acquired SL Green Realty Corp.'s leasehold interest in 673 Third Ave. for $145 million.

Panelists Stress Benefits of New York for International Arbitrations

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 02, 2014

As New York strives to host international arbitrations in a global marketplace, there are plenty of practical reasons to look to the city as the location of choice, according to panelists who spoke at the New York International Arbitration Center on Thursday.

June 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Four Firms Score With Record-Setting Clippers Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

Covington & Burling, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger, Kirkland & Ellis and Proskauer Rose are advising on what could prove to be the most lucrative sale of a professional sports team in U.S. history in former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's proposed $2 billion bid to acquire the National Basketball League's Los Angeles Clippers. But a mammoth antitrust suit looms.

Purchasers File Notice of Appeal in Chocolate Price-Fixing MDL

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2014

The chocolate price-fixing multidistrict litigation hasn't wrapped just yet. Nearly 20 supermarkets, pharmacies and wholesalers—including Safeway, CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens—have appealed a Middle District of Pennsylvania judge's ruling tossing 91 price-fixing cases filed against Hershey, Mars and Nestle, the makers of three-quarters of America's chocolate.


: New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Patterson Belknap associate Sarah Levin has been awarded the 2014 President's Pro Bono Service Award by the New York State Bar Association, Mary Pennisi of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius became the deputy chair of the advisory board at GlamourGals Foundation Inc., and more.

The Score: Ex-Patterson Belknap Partner Parsons to Head Clippers

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

As NBA Commissioner Adam Silver pushes Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the drama swirling around the team adds new players with ties to Patterson Belknap and Kaye Scholer.

2014 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 42 young lawyers chosen as 2014 Rising Stars by a panel of 20 esteemed judges. Our panel reviewed more than 230 nominations of attorneys 40 and under who have established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities.

Big Suits

Mark Hamblett, Rebekah Mintzer, Saranac Hale Spencer, and Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Chevron v. Donziger; Kahn v. M&F Worldwide; Chocolate Antitrust Litigation; Asahi Kasei Pharma v. Actelion

The Careerist: I Slept Through Equal Pay Day

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 10, 2014

Why did I ignore Equal Pay Day? Well, it's a bit depressing.

5 Steps for Handling an Antitrust Subpoena or CID

William F. Cavanaugh Jr., Deirdre A. McEvoy and Daniel A. Friedman : Corporate Counsel : January 09, 2014

In-house counsel should be prepared to respond quickly if your company is served with either a subpoena or civil investigative demand.

Patterson Belknap Elects New Cochair

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2014

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler has elected Lisa Cleary as its new cochair and managing partner, succeeding Robert LoBue, who has held that position for the last seven years. She will serve alongside William Cavanaugh Jr., another firm cochair.

Forfeiture Brings Claimants Closer to Iran Judgments

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Claimants to an interest in a forfeited Fifth Avenue office building whose partial owners are accused of violating the Iranian trade embargo are now waiting to see how more than $500 million will be distributed, following a judge's ruling Friday.

Trade-Secrets Case Against Patterson Belknap Survives

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

A misappropriation of trade secrets case against Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler and a former associate has survived a motion to dismiss after the judge found the plaintiff stated a "plausible factual basis" to show the defendants "obtained the trade secrets by improper means."

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Seven firms have announced promotions and new hires, and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution has added to its board of directors.

Global Settlement Struck in Biomet Hip Implant MDL

Amaris Elliott-Engel : ALM Media : January 05, 2014

Litigation over the Biomet hip replacements has resolved in a global settlement calling for several-hundred plaintiffs to receive a base award of $200,000 for each hip they have had replaced.

State Bar Annual Meeting

: New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A list of the awards presented or announced by the New York State Bar Association during the group's annual meeting Jan. 27-31 at the Hilton New York.

No Easy Answers for Challenges Facing Law Schools

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

"If I was asked four or five years ago whether legal education was going to be such a critically important topic for the legal profession, I would have come up with the wrong answer," ABA president James Silkenat said at a panel discussion at the NYSBA annual meeting. "But now [it] is of real and immediate importance."

Fee Tracker: Super Bowl, Patent Battles and More

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

In our latest installment of the Fee Tracker, The Am Law Daily looks at the legal fees paid by several leading nonprofit organizations in the news, such as the NY/NJ Super Bowl XLVIII Bidding Committee, the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research and the UJA-Federation of New York, which recently hired a top Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison litigation partner as its new leader.


Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2014

Creating a new office space and a new name were a priority for 50-attorney Otterbourg when the New York-based firm signed a 15-year extension for 45,000 square feet at 230 Park Ave. Also, Barneys New York is returning home to Chelsea with a new store.