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Smith Moore Leatherwood's Litigation Practice Recognized

October 26, 2009

Benchmark Litigation formally recommends firm's litigation work

RALEIGH, NC — Benchmark Litigation, an annual guide to America's leading law firms and attorneys based exclusively on the litigation practice, has listed Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP as one of 13 "recommended" firms in North Carolina.

Benchmark also recognized Smith Moore Leatherwood's Rick Coughlin, a member of the firm's Greensboro office, as a "Future Star," which is reflective of those individuals who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers. Coughlin was singled out for his work in the insurance and intellectual property arenas where he focuses on the representation of businesses in intellectual property matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, as well as other business disputes.

Meanwhile, the publication indicated that the addition of Dave Krasnow to the firm's Raleigh office in August, "buttressed the strength of the firm's intellectual property practice." Krasnow was cited for his focus on global matters related to chemical patents.

According to Benchmark Litigation, the third annual edition was compiled by researchers who conducted extensive face-to-face interviews over a yearlong period in order to get the most accurate feedback about the market.

Donnie Turlington
For Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
336.275.7000, ext. 23


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