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Duffy, Mautner and Payton Named 2016 ‘Top 250 Women in Litigation’ by Benchmark Litigation

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For the fifth consecutive year, Barbara J. Duffy, Gail E. Mautner and Gwendolyn C. Payton were once again named as a “Top Woman in Litigation” in Washington in the Top 250 Women in Litigation for 2016, published by Benchmark Litigation, a litigation-focused legal guide that evaluates leading law firms and attorneys. Since the inception of this list in 2012, Lane Powell has had a greater number of attorneys named than any other firm in the state of Washington.

The Top 250 Women in Litigation highlights the skills and accomplishments of the female litigators listed in a variety of practice areas across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The top 250 women profiled were selected from their respective state’s list of “Local Litigation Stars” and “Future Stars” in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation. Duffy and Mautner were listed as “Local Litigation Stars,” and Payton was named a “Future Star.”

Recommendations were based on interviews with the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel.  Peer review and overall depth of their litigation careers were important elements during this research.