SHB Selected as One of KC’s Top Law Firms

Shook, Hardy & Bacon has been selected as one of the top five corporate law firms in Kansas City for 2004 by Corporate Board Member Magazine. SHB is highlighted in the July/August issue, “America’s Best Corporate Lawyers.”

“It is a tremendous honor to be selected for the fourth year in a row by a leading national publication as one of the leading law firms in Kansas City,” said John Murphy, SHB Chairman.

Corporate Board Member’s annual study identifies the top 20 national corporate law firms and the top five corporate law firms in 50 major metropolitan areas, according to directors serving on boards of publicly traded companies listed with the NASDAQ Stock Market, New York Stock Exchange or American Stock Exchange.

“What makes these ratings unique is that they’re made not by other lawyers, from afar, but by the people ultimately responsible for hiring corporate law firms, weighing their advice, and paying their attention-getting bills—company directors,” said William S. Rukeyser, editorial director of Corporate Board Member.

The complete national and metropolitan rankings appear in the July/August issue of Corporate Board Member and can be accessed on-line at

A leading information resource for senior officers and directors of publicly traded corporations, large private companies and Global 1000 firms, Corporate Board Member provides readers with decision-making tools to deal with the corporate governance challenges confronting their boards.