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With one of the city’s tallest towers bearing the Highmark Inc. logo, one need look no further than Pittsburgh’s skyline to understand the insurer’s prominent status in Pennsylvania’s business community. To understand Reed Smith LLP’s status in the state’s legal community, meanwhile, one need look no further than its longtime representation of the company, including a major win before the U.S. Supreme Court last year.

Reed Smith, one of seven firms named by Law360 as Pennsylvania Powerhouses for 2015, helped notch a win for the insurer last April in a closely watched case, Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management Systems Inc., that made it easier for courts to impose sanctions on so-called patent trolls and other plaintiffs that bring meritless patent suits.

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