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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 189
  • Gross Revenues: $175,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $925,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,575,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

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 200 146 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 213 8 Lawyer head count
The A-List 23 -6 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 22 -8 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 110 -23 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 21 -6 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

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.

Akin Acts on Landmark Israeli-Palestinian Natural Gas Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

A pair of Dewey & LeBoeuf defectors now with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld are advising the Palestinian Power Generation Company on a 20-year, $1.2 billion deal to purchase natural gas from Israel's Leviathan offshore gas field. Meanwhile, several other energy-related transactions announced this week have yielded roles for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Vinson & Elkins.

Ready to 'Do Justice,' Carter Assumes Helm at Law Department

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2013

Zachary Carter, the incoming New York City corporation counsel, said he is ready to take over an office already running at full speed on a number of major issues. "Absolutely," Carter said in an interview. "I've always loved public service and this is an opportunity to play an important role in the administration of the city."

Federal Circuit Sides With Allergan in Eyelash Enhancer Feud

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 30, 2013

Judge Kimberly Moore rejected a rival's defense that its RevitaLash product is a cosmetic—not a drug.

McDermott Reach 'Amicable' Settlement With Landlord

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 23, 2013

McDermott Will & Emery has settled a dispute with its New York landlord over real estate taxes. The law firm went to court in August to compel arbitration with landlord 340 Madison Fee LLC, claiming the amount in dispute might be $16 million or more over the life of its lease.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 19, 2013

Six firms have added partners and other announcements.

More Reasons to Arbitrate in the Big Apple

Stephen P. Younger : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2013

Stephen P. Younger, a partner with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, writes: While the major international arbitration centers each have their own unique geographical and legal features, New York has a singular combination of stable and well-established law, a vast reserve of legal talent, and an extensive network of ancillary and support resources. New York's reputation as a neutral and impartial jurisdiction also bears emphasis when considering it in relation to other potential venues, given those factors, along with other aspects of the legal infrastructure, ranked highest among attributes corporations consider when choosing an arbitral venue.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

: New York Law Journal : January 25, 2013

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "More Reasons to Arbitrate in the Big Apple," "The Interplay of Restrictive Covenants, Preliminary Injunctions and Arbitration," "Mediation and Marketing: Complementary Skills" and "Supreme Court and Arbitrability: The Arbitrator as Gatekeeper."

Sole Remedy, Standing Argued in Nomura RMBS Motions

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 14, 2013

Counsel to a defendant depositor argued to a Manhattan judge Wednesday that the bank trust that purchased a bundle of securitized residential mortgage loans to later sell to investors is not entitled to damages for the alleged breach of those mortgage loan representations.

Nomura RMBS Arguments Dwell on Statute of Limitations

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 13, 2013

Lawyers representing a subsidiary of a Japanese financial firm which packaged and sold defective mortgage loans to a trustee for securitization urged a Manhattan judge Tuesday to dismiss the “creative” arguments posed by the plaintiff trustee and certificate holders.

Judge Sanctions LifeScan for Breach of Protective Order

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 06, 2013

Candidates for Brooklyn D.A. Reprise Themes From Primary

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2013

As a bruising race approaches its end, Kenneth Thompson predicts he will win by an even larger margin than his convincing primary victory over six-term incumbent Charles Hynes. But Hynes is hopeful he can muster enough additional support to prevail in an admittedly uphill contest.

Richard J. Bartlett

Stephen P. Younger : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

Stephen P. Younger writes: During his career, Judge Bartlett has made his mark as the founder of a major law firm, a prominent elected official, New York's first chief administrative judge, the dean of a highly regarded law school and the head of our state's bar admissions board. In all these roles, Judge Bartlett was an innovator who brought fresh ideas and pragmatic solutions to everything he touched.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2013

Ten firms announce new additions, among other news.