Corporate Counsel, Clients Name Briggs a “Go-To Firm” Five Years in a Row

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October 28, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association, announces its recognition by the publishers of Corporate Counsel and top firm clients as a 2009 “Go-To Law Firm®” in litigation, and labor and employment. Clients Northwest Airlines and Xcel Energy, Inc. nominated the firm this year.

“When top clients are willing to publicly laud the quality of our services, we are honored by the compliments,” says Briggs and Morgan President Alan H. Maclin.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Briggs and Morgan has been nominated for one of the industry’s top in-house reference guides, Go-To Law Firms® for Top 500 Companies. Since 2005, the firm has been recognized as a “Go-To Law Firm®” in various practice areas, including litigation, corporate transactions, corporate governance, and labor and employment.

The publishers of ALM’s Corporate Counsel® magazine, the nation’s leading magazine for general counsel and in-house attorneys at corporations across the country, will publish the 5th annual reference guide to in-house law departments at the nation’s top 500 companies (based on revenue). The guide will be released in December 2008 and include detailed profiles and contact information for general counsel at these corporations, as well as listings of their current outside “Go-To Law Firms®” in various practice areas, including litigation, securities, corporate transactions, labor and employment, and intellectual property.

“Go-To Law Firms®” were identified through research conducted by ALM. Researchers asked general counsel at the top 500 companies which outside law firms they turn to for assistance. ALM's research department also investigated and gathered data on the top 500 company's “Go-To Law Firms” from various public records resources including court dockets and securities filings, as well as leading legal and business publications, including The American Lawyer®.

ALM’s Corporate Counsel® is the nation’s leading magazine for general counsel and in-house attorneys at corporations across the country. The award-winningCorporate Counsel is published monthly by ALM, an Incisive Media company.