New York, NY (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
The legal affairs news and information company Lawdragon.com has released its annual guide to the nation’s lawyers of the year - The 2012 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. This is the seventh edition of Lawdragon’s critically acclaimed guide to the nation’s most elite group of lawyers. The guide will be presented with other legal news features in Lawdragon’s annual Magazine to be released later this year.
As in the past years, the 500 is drawn from all regions and practice areas of the American legal profession, including private attorneys, government and other public interest attorneys, judges and law school professors. New York City boasts the most lawyers on the guide, with powerhouse Skadden Arps having the most from any individual firm with 26 members. This year saw an increase in the number of Washington, DC, attorneys associated with the Obama Administration, led by the likes of Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, his principal deputy, Sri Srinivasan, and Richard Cordray, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, among others.
The guide also has the greatest number of women lawyers to ever make the 500, with 112. Among the prominent members are the three female Supreme Court justices; the chairpersons of six national law firms; and the general counsel of Clorox, Estee Lauder, Pfizer, Bristol Myers Squibb, McDonald's and the New York Public Library.
The Lawdragon 500 guide is selected from a combination of submissions from law firms; an online form that allows any visitor to Lawdragon.com to nominate attorneys; and Lawdragon’s own editorial research. The research by Lawdragon staff is always the most important factor; many firms that do not provide submissions have attorneys that make the guide.
Lawdragon is a fast-growing new media company that offers a unique platform for lawyers to reach consumers. In addition to attorney guides such as the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, the website provides free legal news and features as well as a searchable database of legal professionals that includes online profiles of attorneys and firms. Attorneys can add their professional listing for free and upgrade to a premium profile to better showcase their practices. Visitors can view these listings for free when searching for lawyers, and they can also choose to fill out evaluations of listed professionals.
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