Philadelphia, PA (June 21, 2004) -- Directors of more than 2,000 publicly traded companies have ranked Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP among the best corporate law firms in Philadelphia, according to a survey conducted by Corporate Board Member magazine.

The survey, which also includes a national component, ranks the corporate law practices of law firms in 50 U.S. metropolitan markets. Drinker Biddle was ranked among the top five in Philadelphia for the fourth year in a row.

“We are pleased to have again been recognized as a top corporate law firm,” said Doug Raymond, head of Drinker Biddle’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group.  “We strive to be the best at what we do, and this kind of recognition reinforces that commitment.”

Corporate Board Member surveyed directors serving on boards of publicly traded companies listed on the NASDAQ, New York or American stock exchanges. Corporate Board Member provided respondents with a list of the 20 largest area law firms and asked them to select the firm they would most want to represent their company on a broad range of corporate legal issues. The top five law firms in 50 metropolitan markets are listed in the July/August issue of Corporate Board Member magazine.