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NOVEMBER 7, 2012 – Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has been named "Law Firm of the Year" in Communications Law by the magazine U.S. News and the respected survey organization Best Lawyers.

Davis Wright was chosen for the honor based on factors that include strong performance on surveys of the firm’s clients, as well as the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice area have for the firm. Only one law firm in the country is honored as "Law Firm of the Year" for each of Best Lawyers' nationally ranked practice areas.

With more than 120 attorneys in seven cities working every day in virtually every area of communications law, the interdisciplinary team at Davis Wright offers experience that is as far-reaching as the communications world itself. From providing valuable insight on how to leverage the creation and distribution of content across virtually any medium, to issues related to copyright, advertising and promotions, and privacy, we approach legal and strategic business questions from 360-degrees to make sure our clients understand the ramifications of each decision—and how it affects their business, both now and in the future. We help clients with the daily regulatory compliance that is key to their operations, while litigating and lobbying to help shape laws that affect our clients' businesses.

In addition to being honored for its communications practice, Davis Wright was recently given a national first-tier ranking by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in nine other practice areas, including Copyright, Entertainment – Motion Pictures & Television, Litigation – First Amendment, and Media and First Amendment. In local rankings, Davis Wright was placed in the first tier in nearly 70 practice areas across seven offices.

This is the third year that Best Lawyers has partnered with U.S. News to produce the rankings, which are based on extensive surveys of the nation’s leading attorneys.

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