For the second year in a row, Pierce Atwood LLP has been named to the National Law Journal's "Midsize Hot List" – the only New England law firm selected for this honor. The twenty firms included on the list "have demonstrated innovative strategies to stay competitive, developed new business strategies, formed new practice areas or creatively managed their teams of attorneys," said David L. Brown, editor in chief.
According to the NLJ, Pierce Atwood's "courtroom prowess" and "mix of specialty practices like energy, intellectual property and banking compliance have propelled [the firm] to regional and growing national renown." Strategic expansion into Boston, Providence, R.I., and Washington, D.C., as well as success in high-profile multidistrict data breach and privacy litigation and in negotiating for and licensing new smart grid technology were mentioned by the NLJ as examples of how Pierce Atwood "stands apart from your everyday law firm."
Pierce Atwood was also singled out for the pro bono work it has done for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders. Managing Partner Gloria Pinza said that inclusion on the list for two years "is a special honor, and a wonderful tribute to the hard work and talents of our attorneys and staff. We know we offer exceptional value to clients – it is nice to see that recognized in a prominent publication like the National Law Journal."