Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2011), is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be included, a listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded within the legal profession as a signal honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than 25 years, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as a reliable source of legal referrals. While Doug Landau is honored to once again be selected, ABRAMS LANDAU recognizes that the advertising in “BEST LAWYERS” lists in the Washington Post, New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and New York Magazine that other firms purchase is a significant source of revenue for the publication. In keeping with ABRAMS LANDAU’s decision not to advertise in Yellow Pages, Newspapers, Radio, Television, Internet banner or sponsored ads, Billboards, or other media, the law firm will once again not be purchasing space to glorify itself, instead using the money top sponsor charitable events, fund bicycle helmet giveaways, volunteer and support non-profit organizations.