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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

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

: 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.

McGraw Hill Corporate Spying Case Heads to Second Circuit

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : October 26, 2014

Does allegedly peeking at a competitor's wares to help you sell your own products count as corporate espionage or legitimate market research? The answer, as you might expect, is it depends.

Mintz Levin Looks to Poach Edwards Wildman IP Group

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 23, 2014

Ahead of a looming merger vote with Locke Lord, a 20-lawyer IP group from Edwards Wildman Palmer in Boston is poised to depart for Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo as a result of a conflict between their representation of a large pharmaceutical company and Locke Lord's work for a generic drug manufacturer.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ambac Loses Bid to Revive JPMorgan RMBS Contract Claims

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : October 16, 2014

Siding with defense lawyers at Sullivan & Cromwell, an appeals court in New York affirmed a decision dismissing breach of contract claims by Ambac against EMC Mortgage, a Bear Stearns unit acquired by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Top Court to Examine Queens Pre-arraignment Interviews

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : September 17, 2014

The Court of Appeals will hear oral argument Thursday on a Second Department decision holding that such interviews undermined suspects' rights against self-incrimination, but the district attorney argues that hundreds of suspects have had charges and bail recommendations reduced as a result of the interviews.

Calif. Judge Warns Plaintiffs Lawyers About Fees in Class Action

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : September 03, 2014

A California federal judge has fired a warning shot at a cadre of plaintiffs lawyers, cautioning them not to regard their proposed class action against The Coca Cola Company as a way to pile up legal fees.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : September 03, 2014

Australia-based Servcorp, an international executive suites and virtual office provider, will be opening its fourth location in Manhattan at One World Trade Center.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : September 03, 2014

Among other recent announcements, Cole Schotz has added Brian Gardner, who will lead the New York construction litigation practice, and Eve Konstan has been named executive vice president and general counsel for HBO.

Rock On, Legal Tech Style

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : August 01, 2014

A legal technology band will rock the International Legal Technology Association annual meeting this month in Nashville.

Fee Tracker: Comic-Con, Cooperstown and El Pollo Loco

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

Pillsbury Winthrop reaps the benefits from San Diego's Comic-Con, Patterson Belknap brings in the bacon from the Baseball Hall of Fame, Skadden's crazy chicken windfall and the dollar values associated with other Am Law 200 clients in our latest look at legal billings.

Discovery: The Next Phase of RMBS Gridlock

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : July 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 : July 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 : July 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 : July 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : June 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 : June 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 : June 01, 2014

Four Firms Score With Record-Setting Clippers Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 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 : May 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.

Accolades

: New York Law Journal : May 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 : May 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.