HOUSTON, January 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC has been named a "2013 Go-To Law Firm at the Top 500 Companies" by Corporate Counsel Magazine, putting SMD "in an elite group that delivers exceptional work for the in-house legal departments at the Fortune 500® companies." SMD was selected for inclusion in this list for Intellectual Property Litigation.
"We are gratified to be recognized as a go-to IP litigation firm," said managing partner Al Deaver . "This recognition demonstrates that SMD, as a small, focused, and experienced IP boutique firm, provides outstanding and effective legal services to the largest and most successful companies in America. SMD is a trusted partner to its clients for protecting and enforcing valuable IP assets."
Each year, the publishers of Corporate Counsel magazine choose a select group of firms as Go-To Law Firms for the Top 500 Companies. Firms are chosen based on data obtained through surveys sent to General Counsel at the Fortune 500 and research in various key databases. To be included on the list, law firms had to be identified by the company's general counsel as a "primary law firm," which is defined as "the firms that are on the company's preferred list; the 'go-to law firms' for a specific practice area; firms that handled the most important cases in the previous year; firms used most often; and/or firms with the most billings."