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WilmerHale Recognized in 2012 Editions of Benchmark Litigation and Benchmark Appellate

November 21, 2011

Benchmark Litigation 2012, a guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, has once again named WilmerHale a top-tier US national firm, and 21 of the firm’s litigators have garnered individual honors. In addition, Benchmark Appellate 2012, a complementary guide to Benchmark Litigation, offered more specific praise for WilmerHale’s nationally renowned Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Practice. The firm was one of only eight in the country to receive a first-tier national ranking for this group, and comes highly recommended in Washington DC as well as in the Federal and First Circuits.

Receiving the highest level of recommendation in Massachusetts and Washington DC, WilmerHale has also earned national recognition in five practice areas, as specified by Benchmark Litigation: Antitrust, Appellate, General Commercial, Intellectual Property and White-Collar Crime.

BenchmarkLitigation said:

“With its 1000-lawyer network spread across primary offices in Washington DC and Boston along with 10 additional locations including Los Angeles, London and Brussels, the firm of WilmerHale provides a seamless litigation and transactional platform for Fortune 500 clients with financial interests around the globe.”

“The firm’s deep reserve of firsthand regulatory knowledge and prosecutorial expertise is coveted by clients … and has given WilmerHale a tactical advantage over competitors in areas including securities regulation and enforcement, antitrust, white-collar investigation and government affairs.”

“WilmerHale is also distinguished nationally for its top-tier intellectual property practice, which was fortified with the firm’s 2005 expansion into Silicon Valley, where it opened its Palo Alto office.”

Benchmark Appellate said:

“Over the course of a year, the firm may argue almost 50 patent appeals before the Federal Circuit. ‘We chose WilmerHale to represent us because their appellate expertise is unrivaled. Seth Waxman was excellent, and I have not used other law firms for appellate litigation,’ raves a client.”

“The appellate attorneys at WilmerHale remain highly trained in revolutionary technologies and are some of the most effective appellate litigators in the Federal Circuit.”

Attorneys recognized by Benchmark Litigation include:


  • Steven Cherry 
  • William Kolasky 


  • Randolph Moss 
  • Jennifer O’Connor 
  • Seth Waxman 


  • Philip Anker 

Commercial Litigation

  • John Regan  
  • Roger Witten 

Intellectual Property

  • Lloyd Day 
  • William Lee 
  • John Regan 
  • Mark Selwyn 

International Litigation

  • Roger Witten 


  • William McLucas 
  • Jennifer O’Connor 
  • Jeffrey Rudman 
  • Harry Weiss 

White-Collar Crime

  • Jamie Gorelick 
  • Randolph Moss 
  • Jennifer O’Connor 
  • David Ogden 
  • Howard Shapiro 

Future Stars

  • James Dowd 
  • Mark Fleming 
  • Andrea Weiss Jeffries 
  • Peter Neiman 

Attorneys recognized by Benchmark Appellate include:

District of Columbia

  • Randolph Moss 
  • Jennifer O’Connor 
  • Seth Waxman 

Federal Circuit

  • William Lee 
  • Seth Waxman 

Benchmark Litigation identifies the leading US trial attorneys and firms at the local and national levels. Focused exclusively on the US litigation market, the publication’s rankings and editorials are the result of extensive interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Benchmark’s independent research is conducted annually between February and June.

To learn more about Benchmark Litigation and Benchmark Appellate, or to see full results, please click here.