Charlotte, NC (PressExposure) November 01, 2007 -- Helms Mulliss Wicker, PLLC, (HMW) announced today that it won the top ranking, âHighly Recommended,â in the debut issue of Benchmark: Litigation, The Definitive Guide to Americaâs Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.
HMW received the top ranking as a result of the firmâs success in several recent engagements in which it represented clients including Bank of America, BASF, and SAS Software in commercial or trade secrets litigation. The litigation groupâs work on the Loweâs Motor Speedway pedestrian bridge collapse litigation and Duke University Health Systemâs surgical sterilization litigation was also recognized.
Benchmark: Litigation also cited five members of the firmâs litigation group for excellence. Peter J. Covington, firm chairman, Douglas W. Ey, Jr., litigation practice area leader, members Jonathan E. Buchan, Jr. and L.D. Simmons II and E. Osborne âOzzieâ Ayscue Jr., the firmâs senior trial lawyer, were highlighted in the review.
âWe are honored that a respected publisher of international legal journals highly recommends our firm,â said Covington. âThis recognizes our litigation groupâs experience and excellence, which allow us to address critical client needs and exceed client expectations.â
Benchmark: Litigation drew on Legal Media Groupâs extensive database of contacts, conducting extensive face-to-face interviews with leading legal professionals, in-house counsel, judges and business owners. To be listed in Benchmark: Litigation, a firm needed to be consistently mentioned by peers and clients. To achieve the ranking of âHighly Recommended,â a firm needed to be mentioned most often and defined as being definitively dominant in their particular jurisdiction.
For more information on HMWâs litigation practice, visit [http://www.hmw.com].
About Helms Mulliss & Wicker: HMW is recognized as one of Americaâs Best Law Firms by Corporate Board Member magazine, ranked as a Top Ten Bond Counsel by The Bond Buyer, ranked Highly Recommended in Benchmark :Litigation, The Definitive Guide to Americaâs Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys and is named a Go-To Law Firm by Corporate Counsel magazine. The firm is comprised of 145 lawyers, 20 who are designated Super Lawyers in the 2007 North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine and 23 who are recognized as Best Lawyers in America. HMW focuses on three practice areas: commercial litigation, complex finance and corporate law. Within these practices, specialty areas include: government relations, securities, mergers & acquisitions, employer services, private equity and others. The firm represents Fortune 100 companies and the nationâs largest financial institutions as well as many high-growth and start-up companies. Helms Mulliss & Wicker maintains offices in Charlotte, Raleigh and Wilmington, NC. For additional information, visit [http://www.hmw.com].
About Benchmark: Benchmark: Litigation is a product of Euromoney Institutional Investorâs Legal Media Group, international publisher of Managing Intellectual Property, International Tax Review, International Financial Law Review (IFLR), and 23 practice area guides to the worldâs leading lawyers, which developed Benchmark: Litigation. The Benchmark: Litigation guide will provide general counsel with a detailed analysis of the Best Commercial and Financial Litigators in the United States. Benchmark: Litigation will be a one-stop shop for in-house counsel, whether they are seeking an individual expert in a particular field, a national powerhouse with exceptional bench strength, or a local leader in an unfamiliar jurisdiction. For more information, visit http://www.benchmarklitigation.com
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