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June 25, 2015 – Reed Smith LLP today announced it is among the “BTI Most Recommended Law Firms 2015.” The firm has earned this prestigious recognition each year since 2012, one of only 18 law firms to be acknowledged four years in a row.

“We are delighted to again be among the law firms corporate counsel recommend to their peers without reservation,” said Sandy Thomas, Reed Smith’s Global Managing Partner. “This recognition is an affirmation of the superior client service we deliver year after year, as well as a reflection of our lawyers’ exceptional levels of dedication, experience and capability.”

BTI Consulting Group, publisher of the report, is a leading provider of strategic research to the legal community, performing the only continuous benchmarking market study in the industry, now in its 15th year. The company recently completed dissecting an analysis of all aspects of the legal services client experience as reflected through the unprompted law firm recommendations of more than 4,000 corporate counsel who were independently interviewed. According to BTI, the 2015 recommendations “directly reflect personal standards of quality, client service and value.”

The 2015 survey showed that unprompted corporate counsel recommendations of primary law firms to a peer are driven by superior client service (54.4%); expertise (25.1%); breadth and depth (5.6%); delivery of results (5.6%); legal skills (5.2%); and “other” factors (4.1%).

According to BTI, “each year the acts of client service change – gaining in value and sophistication and becoming a little harder to replicate. And every year, a group of law firms figure out how to up their game, leap frog clients’ expectations and leave the other law firms behind.”

About Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 26 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, entertainment and media, shipping and transport, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing and technology, and education. For more information, visit

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