Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and Litigators Among Highly Recommended Firms and Litigation Stars in Benchmark Litigation 2009

Date: November 7, 2008

Baltimore - Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP (WTP) is pleased to announce that the firm, having one of the largest litigation departments in Maryland, has been "highly recommended" in the Benchmark Litigation 2009 listing of Maryland litigation firms. WTP attorneys Harry S. Johnson (Products Liability), Paul M. Nussbaum (Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring), William F. Ryan, Jr. (Commercial), and Steven E. Tiller (Technology and Intellectual Property) were listed as "local litigation stars," and Alexander W. Koff (Global) and Brent C. Strickland (Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring) were named "rising stars."

Legal Media Group/Euromoney PLC, the publisher of Benchmark Litigation, sends teams of researchers into the U.S. market to evaluate lawyers based on in-depth, candid peer and client reviews. Their evaluations include specific quotes to emphasize the qualities of the lawyers recommended. For instance, about Mr. Ryan, they noted that competitors call him "brilliant"; Mr. Johnson was characterized as a "great products liability lawyer" and commended for his in-depth relationships in the bar and courts; Mr. Koff's approach to international litigation was called "innovative"; and Mr. Nussbaum was noted as "the best bankruptcy lawyer in Maryland."

Benchmark Litigation focuses exclusively on the U.S. litigation market and is the only leading guide that does not force litigation attorneys into strict practice area categorizations, instead pinpointing the best all-around "bet-the-company" trial attorneys at both the local and national levels. The publisher, Legal Media Group/Euromoney PLC, is one of the top financial and legal presses in Europe and Asia.

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