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Phillips Nizer Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2011
Contact:

Stacy S. Salmon
(212) 977-9700
ssalmon@phillipsnizer.com

Perry S. Galler
(212) 841-0515
pgaller@phillipsnizer.com

Phillips Nizer Recognized As One of the "2012 Top Ranked Law Firms" by Fortune Magazine
The global business magazine joined efforts with legal resource
and directory, Martindale-Hubbell

Phillips Nizer was recognized in a first-of-its-kind joint efffort by Fortune magazine and Martindale-Hubbell®, as a "Top Ranked Law Firm" in the United States. Phillips Nizer is one of only 27 firms selected in New York City and one of 53 firms selected in New York State.

The over 140-year old legal resource and directory, Martindale-Hubbell ("Martindale"), provides an opportunity for attorneys profiled to be rated based on the judgment of their peers (other attorneys outside their firms) and those within the judiciary. With the release and publication of Fortune's "2012 Top Ranked Law Firms™", Phillips Nizer has achieved more than the required 33% of its attorneys rated as AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®. Fifty-four percent of Phillips Nizer attorneys are ranked by Martindale as "AV® Preeminent™" -- "...a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence."

Martindale Peer Review Ratings have three distinct ranks: "AV® Preeminent™", "BV® Distinguished™" and "Rated". The ranks are based on performance in five key areas, rated on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest): (1) Legal Knowledge, (2) Analytical Capabilities, (3) Judgment, (4) Communication Ability, and (4) Legal Experience.

The complete list of "Top Ranked Law Firms™" will coincide with the December 2011 publication of Fortune's Investor's Guide 2012, and will also be available on Martindale.com.

Fortune, the global business magazine, publishes a series of widely-recognized, researched and ranked lists including, Fortune 500, Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For, Fortune America's Most Admired Companies, Fortune 50 Most Powerful Women in Business (with CNN Money.com) and Fortune 100 Fastest-Growing Companies (with CNNMoney.com).

About Phillips Nizer LLP:
Phillips Nizer LLP has been engaged in a wide-ranging practice of domestic and international law for over 80 years. Established by world-renowned trial attorney Louis Nizer, the firm consists of lawyers who are well-respected leaders in their fields. The firm’s principal office is in New York City, with additional offices in Garden City, Long Island and Hackensack, New Jersey. To learn more about Phillips Nizer LLP, please visit: www.phillipsnizer.com.

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