Question Mark.jpg Pop QuizWhat do these five law firms have in common?

Dierker & Associates, P.C. of Troy, MI Epstein, Turner & Song of Los Angeles, CA Gannon & Garcia, L.L.P. of San Antonio, TX Powers & Frost, L.L.P. of Houston, TX Rojas Law Firm LLP of Miami, FL

Hint #1: They are the newest members of an exclusive club Hint #2: Members of the club must meet the following requirements (among others):

significant corporate law practice Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated At least three references from national and regional corporations, preferrably within Fortune 500 Excellence in quality of law practiced, as evidenced by corporate references, presence on outside counsel approved lists and panels for national or regional corporations, and other awards and memberships.

Hint #3: Collectively their clients include (among many others):

Columbia University, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Boeing, Ace Hardware, McDonald’s Corporation, Commonwealth Edison, Sprint Communications, Travers Smith, McDermott Will & Emery, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, Eversheds, Simpson Thatcher , Holland & Knight, Hunton & Williams, Wachovia Bank, N.A., Union Pacific Railroad, Coca Cola Enterprises, Daimler-Chrysler Corporation, Fed Express, Lear Corporation, Pfizer Inc., Shell Oil, A T & T, Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., NBC Universal Studios, Tommy Hilfiger USA, Inc, Accenture LLP, Alliant Energy, Bear, Stearns & Co., Chubb Insurance Company, Eastman Kodak Company, Greyhound Lines, Inc., Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Midwest Airlines, PepsiAmericas, Inc., Staples, Inc., Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Target Corporation, Time Warner Cable, Wendy’s International, Toyota Motor Credit Company, American Airlines, Blockbuster Inc., CBS Broadcasting Inc. Denny’s, Inc., Hughes Electronic Corporation, Sara Lee, Tyco International Inc., The Procter & Gamble Company, Viacom, Inc., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., America West Airlines, Continental Airlines, State Farm General Insurance Company, Volkswagen of America, Inc., Chevron Corporation, WebEx Communnications, Walgreens, Sears, Roebuck and Company, Cingular Wireless, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline LLC, PETCO Animal Supplies

I invite you to draw your own conclusions about what this all means to you and your firm. (Ignore this at your peril.) Give Up? Click here. (Download and have a glance at the law firm members brochure while you’re there).