Jeffrey Stone commented (in a story also carried by Yahoo! Finance and the ABA Journal) regarding a new practice area ranking of nearly 8,800 law firms by U.S. News and World Report. “I don’t think this additional ranking, in and of itself, will be a game changer,” Mr. Stone, the Firm’s co-chair, said. “When clients are selecting attorneys, there is no single source of information that is dispositive. They look at rankings, client experience and word of mouth, among other things.” Mr. Stone added that the rankings (in which McDermott has seven Tier 1 practices nationally) are an incremental improvement over the information clients have had available to them.