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Five WRF Partners Receive Top Honors in National Rankings

November 8, 2006

Washington, DC -  The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America has recognized Wiley Rein & Fielding's Richard E. Wiley and Lawrence W. Secrest, III as being among the nation's 500 best lawyers.  Lawdragon ratings are based on extensive research, online balloting and phone interviews of law firms' clients, colleagues and competitors.

Fewer than 0.01 percent of all lawyers in America are named to the Lawdragon 500 list, representing the absolute best lawyers in America.  Lawdragon notes that Dick Wiley, the former Federal Communications Commission chairman, "guides the legal work of communications giants Viacom, Verizon, Motorola and more."  Lawdragon recognizes Lawrence Secrest for his practice within the Telecommunications Practice Group at Wiley Rein & Fielding.

Also, The Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America has recognized partners Thomas W. Brunner, Laura A. Foggan and Daniel J. Standish as well as Dick Wiley and Larry Secrest as being among the nation's 3,000 best lawyers.  This list represents fewer than 1 percent of America's lawyers and is culled through the same research methods used in the Lawdragon 500.  All three WRF partners represent the firm's renowned Insurance Practice Group.  Tom Brunner chairs the Group at WRF, Dan Standish chairs the Professional Liability Group and Laura Foggan is an Insurance partner who also co-chairs the Appellate Practice Group at the firm.

In compiling the Lawdragon 500 and the Lawdragon 3000, researchers from Los Angeles-based Lawdragon Inc. evaluated attorneys on four primary factors:  subject-matter knowledge, client service, reputation and value.

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Patricia O'Connell
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