WASHINGTON — March 12, 2012 — Hunton & Williams LLP announces its 2012 rankings from Euromoney Legal Media group publications BenchmarkLitigation, the annual guide to the USA's leading litigation firm and lawyers, and Benchmark Appellate, which focuses exclusively on litigation at the appeals level. The firm also was named the Virginia Law Firm of the Year during the inaugural Benchmark Annual Awards-South.

Benchmark: Litigation 2012 Rankings

Nationally, Ray V. Hartwell III and Thomas G. Slater Jr. are ranked Litigation Stars.

In the District of Columbia, Hunton & Williams is "recommended" among local litigation firms. DC Litigations Stars are Ray V. Hartwell III (antitrust) and Thomas G. Slater Jr. (intellectual property). David A. Higbee and D. Bruce Hoffman, who lead the firm's global competition practice, comprise Future Stars.

In Florida, the firm is "highly recommended" among local litigation firms. Florida Litigation Stars are Barry R. Davidson (commercial litigation, intellectual property, and products liability securities), Thomas R. Julin (appellate, commercial litigation, and intellectual property), and Samuel A. Danon (commercial litigation).

In North Carolina, Hunton & Williams is "recommended" among local litigation firms. North Carolina Litigation Stars are Douglas W. Kenyon (antitrust, commercial litigation, intellectual property, and white collar crime) and Frank E. Emory Jr. (commercial litigation, labor and employment, and intellectual property).

In Virginia, Hunton & Williams is "highly recommended" among local litigation firms. Virginia Litigation Stars are Thomas J. Cawley, Patricia K. Epps, and Hill B. Wellford Jr. (labor and employment); Edward J. Fuhr (commercial litigation and securities); Robert M. Rolfe (commercial litigation, employment, and securities; Thomas G. Slater Jr. (antitrust and intellectual property); and Gregory N. Stillman (intellectual property, appellate, business, and securities). Litigation partners Maya M. Eckstein, Sona Rewari, and Cassandra C. Collins comprise Future Stars.

2012 Benchmark: Appellate Rankings
In its inaugural issue, Benchmark: Appellate ranked Hunton & Williams as "highly recommended" among Fourth Circuit Litigation Firms and John Charles Thomas as a Virginia Litigation Star.