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Dean Attridge Recognized as Among “The Best Lawyers in America”

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Daniel F. Attridge, dean of the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America, was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of commercial, antitrust, intellectual property and patent litigation.
Attridge assumed the deanship on Feb. 1, 2013 after a 32-year career with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, a large international law firm with a highly regarded litigation practice. Attridge served for 15 years as Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Among the more than 200 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association, there are just three deans, including Attridge, currently selected for The Best Lawyers in America.
Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than five million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. The annual publication is regarded by both the profession and the public as one of the most credible and definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.
The letter notifying the dean of the honor mentioned an additional distinction.
“Congratulations on being included for at least 10 years, and being recognized in this exclusive selection by your peers as one of the best in your specialty. Through this distinction you have proven to be a consistent and dedicated member of the law community and deserve to be recognized,” the letter stated.   
The Best Lawyers in America publication is one of the most visible publications in the legal profession, reaching more than 11 million influential readers per year and more than one million unique website visitors per month.