National Law Journal Names Kean Miller LLP to Midsize “Hot List”

Kean Miller LLP is pleased to announce that the firm is recognized by the National Law Journal in its inaugural "Midsize Hot List."  The 2009 “Hot List” honors law firms from 100 to  300 attorneys that demonstrate exemplary innovation in practice management, fee arrangements, attorney recruitment and retention, and business development, especially in the face of current economic challenges.

The “Hot List” is comprised of only 20 law firms from across the United States that demonstrate “creative, innovative strategies to stay competitive.”  The national legal publication also notes that midsize law firms have gained a significant  advantage over “mega-firms”  by being "more adept in addressing clients' concerns about price constraints, their frustrations with traditional billing structures and their desire to staff matters more efficiently."

“The National Law Journal has recognized what we at Kean Miller LLP have known since our firm’s inception over 26 years ago – midsize law firms can compete and win in the global marketplace for legal services,” said Gary A. Bezet, the firm’s managing partner.  “A relentless focus on client relationships, creative fee arrangements, diversity, and stability are the hallmarks of our firm.  We are confident that Kean Miller LLP and our clients will continue to thrive given the current market realities.”

The National Law Journal received a substantial number of nominations from law firms around the county.  Kean Miller LLP was selected by the editorial staff for creative initiatives such as alternative fee relationships, its Louisiana Diversity Forum, the Kean Miller Connection law school preparatory program, and the firm’s stability in the face of explosive growth over the last 25 years from 11 to 125 attorneys, making the firm the largest law firm in the Capital Region of Louisiana.  

About Kean Miller LLP

With more than 125 lawyers, Kean Miller LLP is the largest law firm in the Capital Region.  The firm maintains offices in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lake Charles, and Plaquemine, Louisiana.  The firm serves clients in numerous industries including energy, petrochemical and chemical, technology and telecommunications, transportation, media and advertising, banking and finance, government and education, health care, admiralty and maritime, manufacturing, real estate, retail, construction and leasing.   The firm combines the talent and expertise of its lawyers into multi-disciplinary client and industry teams.  These teams are comprised of seasoned legal professionals from a variety of disciplines who are equipped to identify legal and business needs and to develop superior service strategies that provide unmatched support to the client.

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