Of the Legal Staff
Nearly six months ago, The Legal asked law firms across the state to tell us what makes their corporate practices the best. Following a model we set last year when we conducted the Litigation Departments of the Year contest, based on Legal affiliate The American Lawyer’s own contest, we wanted to shift the focus this year to the Pennsylvania firms making an impact with their corporate work. It was the first time we had gone through the process with an eye on corporate practices and we weren’t sure just what to expect, but the submissions we received were numerous and impressive across the board.
We asked law firms to share with us their biggest deals and best examples of the work that makes clients turn to them. The work submitted was done largely in Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of the country. The key, though, was that it was done primarily by Pennsylvania lawyers, showcasing the talented attorneys at work in the commonwealth. We had difficult decisions to make in each category as we chose our winners, as it was a truly competitive field.
Each of the winners and runners-up will be profiled in our Best Law Firm Corporate Practices supplement, which is scheduled for publication July 30. Thank you to all the firms that submitted their work for the competition, and we look forward to reading them when we next conduct this contest.
An event will be held October 3 to honor the winners and runners-up. For more information, contact Diane McCollum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-557-2335.
Runner-up: Cozen O’Connor
Winner: Reed Smith
Winner: Blank Rome
Runner-up: Drinker Biddle & Reath
Runner-up: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Non-Litigation Intellectual Property
Winner: Pepper Hamilton
Runner-up: Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young
Winner: Ballard Spahr
Runner-up: Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg
Runner-up: Meyer, Unkovic & Scott