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ALM Media Taps LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings Data to Publish “Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers” Special Reports

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings Used as Basis for Special Reports to Appear in More Than Two Dozen ALM Publications

January 3, 2012 — NEW YORK — LexisNexis Legal & Professional, (www.lexisnexis.com), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced a multi-year licensing agreement with ALM Media, enabling ALM to leverage data from the LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ service to publish special reports of top rated lawyers, law firms and women attorneys in more than two dozen major U.S. markets. ALM reaches an audience of more than 500,000 legal professionals through its industry-leading print and digital publications for the legal industry. The Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers™ lists will also appear in a number of consumer-focused publications affiliated with ALM, generating additional exposure for lawyers who serve the consumer market.

“We’re excited to work with ALM to help them compile lists of top rated lawyers for ALM publications, and through our work together, bring greater exposure to lawyers who have been deemed by their peers to have achieved the highest level of professional excellence,” said Phillip Livingston, CEO Marketing and Business Solutions at LexisNexis.

Under the terms of the agreement, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell will be the exclusive provider of content for the various projects, compiling and sharing with ALM information on lawyers in specific geographic areas who have achieved the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating — the highest Peer Review rating available. ALM’s Custom Projects Division will use that content to publish the Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers, Top Ranked Law Firms and Women Leaders in the Law special sections in more than 30 publications nationally in 2012. These reports will also be featured on law.com and martindale.com®.

“LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® is the authoritative source for information about U.S. Lawyers,” said Cathy Christino, Vice President of Marketing for ALM. “By drawing on the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings service, we’re tapping into the premier source of lawyer ratings to identify for our readers the top lawyers and law firms in their local areas and across the nation.”

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 Rating 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 in terms of both legal ability and ethical standards.

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.

About ALM
ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. ALM’s market-leading brands include The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, GlobeSt.com, Insight Conferences, Law.com, Law Journal Press, LegalTech, The National Law Journal and Real Estate Forum. Headquartered in New York City, ALM was formed in 1997. For more information, visit www.alm.com.

ALM, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, GlobeSt.com, Insight Conferences, Law.com, Law Journal Press, LegalTech, The National Law Journal and Real Estate Forum are trademarks or registered trademarks of ALM Media Properties, LLC or affiliated entities.

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