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Fortune Magazine and ALM Team up with LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell to Publish "Top Ranked Law Firms" Report

Rankings Based on Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

November 3, 2011 — NEW YORK – LexisNexis (www.lexisnexis.com), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced an agreement with Fortune Magazine and ALM Media Properties to help them compile and publish a “Top Ranked Law Firms” special report to appear in Fortune’s December 26 “Investor’s Guide” issue. The list of firms recognized in the report will also be featured on CNNMoney.com, law.com and martindale.com®.

To create this list of Top Ranked Law Firms, LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® tapped its comprehensive database of Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingsTM to identify U.S. firms with 21 or more attorneys in which at least 1 in 3 of their lawyers achieved the AV® PreeminentTM peer review rating — the highest peer review rating available.

"Thousands of people use the Martindale-Hubbell® Legal Network every day to find local attorneys, confirm their credentials and select firms that provide services for their personal and professional legal needs," said David Palmieri, Vice President and Managing Director of Marketing and Consumer Solutions at LexisNexis. "We’re excited to work with Fortune to help them compile their list of ‘Top Ranked Law Firms,’ and we’re delighted to help bring greater exposure to firms whose lawyers have been deemed by their peers to be among the best in the country."

"We’re very happy to have teamed with LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell and ALM to present the ‘Top Ranked Law Firms’ section in Fortune magazine. Fortune reaches more than 4.4 million business decisions makers, and this program will identify the leading legal counsel available to help successful businesses address their legal needs," said Newell Thompson, Executive Director, Time Inc. Custom Content.

Fortune partnered with ALM, the leading provider of news and information to the U.S. legal industry, to co-produce the special section in the magazine and market it to advertisers in the industry.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are driven by the confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary who receive invitations from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell to provide reviews of lawyers of whom they have professional knowledge. As the highest rating available, an AV Preeminent Peer Review certification mark is a significant accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. Peer Review rated lawyers are not required to have a paid listing on Lawyers.comSM or martindale.com®.

To learn more about our ratings services and how to promote them, go to http://www.lexisnexis.com/law-firm-marketing/products-and-services/lawyer-ratings/.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.

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