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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

About Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Founded in 1919, Patterson Belknap is a law firm of over 200 lawyers committed to providing high quality legal advice and service to clients and to maintaining a congenial and diverse workplace. We make our clients’ business issues our own. At the same time, we care about our attorneys, our staff and the community we are privileged to serve. As a result of our performance and our values, the firm is included on The American Lawyer’s 2015 “A-List” of 20 leading law firms in the United States.

Patterson Belknap delivers a full range of services across more than 20 practice groups in both litigation and commercial law. Our practice groups and attorneys are regularly ranked among the leaders in New York and nationally by the most respected industry guides, based on client and peer reviews. Clients include a diverse group of institutions and individuals: from pharmaceutical and medical device companies to major media and publishing empires; from consumer products companies to financial institutions; from fine art museums to famous entertainers; from foreign companies seeking to transact business on U.S. stock exchanges to U.S. companies doing business abroad.

Patterson Belknap is a magnet for independent thinkers. We were founded by attorneys who believed they could create a more congenial atmosphere on their own, away from the lockstep anonymity of larger firms. The firm carefully manages growth and purposefully operates with a single office in New York City. As a result, we can exercise concentrated quality control, and our attorneys can draw freely on each other’s skills in an atmosphere that has been described as "collegial to the extreme." The National Law Journal has included Patterson Belknap on a list of firms that it considers to have "the nimbleness and adaptability that come from lean operations and strong client ties." This environment promotes the responsiveness, efficiency and personal attention we believe clients seek. The reward for Patterson Belknap has been the loyalty of our clients, many of which have remained with the firm for decades.

Commitment to public service is, and always has been, a key value of the firm. We are consistently ranked near the top of The American Lawyer's annual pro bono survey. Every year since 2004, 100% of our attorneys participated in pro bono projects, perhaps a first for a law firm of our size. At the heart of our pro bono program is a deep commitment to bringing the best possible legal representation to the most underserved, and frequently overlooked, populations. We are proud of the work we do, frequently teaming up with some of the nation’s most respected legal services organizations, to improve the lives of those whose voices might not be heard otherwise. We are also committed to the defense of human and civil rights. Our pro bono work includes the defense of prisoners on death row and our attorneys have filed several amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts of appeal on issues relating to the "War on Terror."

Additional info
Year of establishment 1919 Number of Partners 53
Number of offices 1 Partner:associate ratio 0.50
Biggest office New York City Percentage of women attorneys 34.40
Number of attorneys 194 Percentage of minority attorneys 11.20
Number of associates 107 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 7.40
Area of practice

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Anti Counterfeiting
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Art And Museum Law
  • Biotechnology Practice
  • Business Reorganization And Creditors' Rights
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Actions
  • Corporate
  • Cross Border Transactions
  • Employee Benefits And Executive Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • False Advertising
  • False Claims Act And Whistleblower Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Practice
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Transactions law
  • Firm Defense
  • Litigation
  • Media And Entertainment
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Privacy And Data Security
  • Private Equity
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Securities And Derivatives Litigation
  • Sports
  • Structured Finance Litigation Team
  • Tax
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Trusts And Estates
  • White Collar Defense And Investigations
Awards and recognitions

Adeel Mangi Named a 2014 Rising Star by Diversity & the Bar
Adeel Mangi Named as a 2014 NYLJ Rising Star
Adeel Mangi Recognized as one of NAPABA's Best Lawyers Under 40
Advertising Litigation Practice Shortlisted for 2012 Chambers Award
Advertising Litigation Practice Shortlisted for 2013 Chambers Award
Associate Muhammad Faridi Receives Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
Associate Sarah Levin Receives 2014 NYSBA President's Pro Bono Service Award
Associates Rank Firm #2 in NYC - Best Place to Work
Best Lawyers in America 2010
Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A Awards Bill Cavanaugh Inaugural Judge Harold Tyler Award
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010
Euromoney / Institutional Investor's Benchmark Survey
False Advertising Practice Achieves Top Tier Ranking in Legal 500
False Advertising Practice Ranked in Legal 500 Top Tier
Firm Achieves Top Rankings in New York and Nationwide in Benchmark Litigation 2015 Guide
Firm Again Ranks #1 Among NYC-Based Firms on The American Lawyer's Midlevel Associate Survey
Firm Again Recognized Among "Best Places To Work" for LGBT Equality
Firm Attorneys and Practices Increase Recognition in Chambers USA 2013
Firm Attorneys Honored at The Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Publico Awards
Firm Attorneys Increase Recognition in Best Lawyers in America
Firm Attorneys Increase Recognition in Best Lawyers in America®
Firm Continues to Increase Recognition In Chambers USA
Firm Increases Recognition in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2015 "Best Law Firms" Survey
Firm Litigation Practice Wins Top Ratings in Benchmark Litigation 2013 Guides
Firm Named "Advertising Firm of the Year" By Chambers USA
Firm Named One of Law360's Pro Bono Firms 2012
Firm Named One of Law360's Top 20 Pro Bono Firms of 2013
Firm Named One of Law360's Top 20 Pro Bono Firms of 2014
Firm Ranks #1 Among NYC Based Firms on The American Lawyer's Midlevel Associate Survey
Firm Ranks #2 Among NYC Based Firms - 2012 Midlevel Associates' Satisfaction Survey
Firm Recognized Among "Best Places to Work" for LGBT Equality
Firm Recognized by New York Legal Assistance Group and The Legal Aid Society
Firm Wins Top Rankings in Benchmark Litigation 2014 Guides
Firm Wins Top Ratings in Benchmark Litigation 2012 and Benchmark Appellate 2012
IP World's World Leaders International IP Award for Private Practice Trademark Excellence/Litigation
Law360 IP Firm of the Year
Legal Media Group's Experts Guide to The of the Best Practitioners Worldwide
National Law Journal's Midsize Hot List
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
New York State Bar Association
New York Theological Seminary's "Urban Angel" Award
Patterson Belknap Achieves Top Rankings in U.S. News-Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" Survey
Patterson Belknap Increases Recognition In 2011 Chambers USA
Patterson Belknap Lawyers Increase Recognition in The Best Lawyers in America
Patterson Belknap on The American Lawyer's 2011 "A-List"
Patterson Belknap on The American Lawyer's 2013 "A-List"
Patterson Belknap Practices Receive First Tier Rankings from Legal 500
Patterson Belknap Ranked in Top 10 on The American Lawyer's "A-List"
Patterson Belknap Receives Increased Recognition in Chambers USA 2014
Patterson Belknap Receives Top Rankings in Managing Intellectual Property's 2014 "IP Stars"
Patterson Belknap Recognized as a Top Firm for LGBT Equality in 2011
Peter C. Harvey Recognized as "Private Practitioner of the Year" by MBBA
Rochelle Korman named NYC Best Lawyers Non-Profit/Charities Law Lawyer of the Year
Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice Achieves Top Tier Ranking in Legal 500
The American Lawyer "A-List"
The Legal Aid Society Recognizes Attorneys and Firm at the 2012 Pro Bono Publico Awards
The Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Publico Award
William F. Cavanaugh, Jr., named NYC Best Lawyers® Litigation - Antitrust Lawyer of the Year


"My experience at Patterson is that diversity is not a slogan or a trend. It is, instead, a firm commitment. While the quality of one's ideas and work certainly matter, the respect that one gives to another also matters greatly. We recognize that our firm is enriched by the different characteristics of our colleagues. Rather than ignoring these diverse personal differences, we affirm and celebrate them; and that is quite refreshing."

Summer associate program

In 2010, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP had a class of 11 summer associates. 8 of those summer associates were considered for offers. 8 offers were made.

First and second year law students are paid $3,076 per week.
1L weekly compensation $3,076
2L weekly compensation $3,076
minimum weeks for split summers 8
size of 2010 summer class 11
males 6
females 5
2Ls considered for offers 8
Offers made 8

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