The Firm Receives Top Rankings in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" Rankings

01.11.2017 | Press Release

The Firm was highly ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, including 19 national rankings and 21 first-tier metropolitan rankings.

“We are delighted to be recognized for our excellent work by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® and pleased to see that the firm received top rankings across a wide range of our practice areas,” said Managing Partner Joel R. Carpenter. “These honors are especially satisfying because they are based on direct feedback from our clients and peers.”

The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are featured in the “Best Law Firms” standalone publication, which is being distributed to 30,000 general counsel and digitally to 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide. The rankings in their entirety are posted online at Best Lawyers.

The firm’s full list of rankings includes:

National Rankings

  • Banking and Finance Law (Tier 1)
  • Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
  • Corporate Law (Tier 1)
  • Environmental Law (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Environmental (Tier 1)
  • Mutual Funds Law (Tier 1)
  • Natural Resources Law (Tier 1)
  • Real Estate Law (Tier 1)
  • Securities Regulation (Tier 1)
  • Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 1)
  • Equipment Finance Law (Tier 2)
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy (Tier 2)
  • Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) (Tier 2)
  • Litigation – Securities (Tier 2)
  • Litigation – Tax (Tier 2)
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law (Tier 2)
  • Tax Law (Tier 2)
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Tier 3)
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Tier 3)

Metropolitan Rankings

Boston

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Tier 1)
  • Corporate Compliance Law (Tier 1)
  • Corporate Law (Tier 1)
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Tax (Tier 1)
  • Non-Profit/Charities Law (Tier 1)
  • Real Estate Law (Tier 1)
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law (Tier 1)
  • Securities Regulation (Tier 1)
  • Tax Law (Tier 1)
  • Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 1)
  • Commercial Litigation (Tier 2)
  • Corporate Governance Law (Tier 2)
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property (Tier 2)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law (Tier 2)

New York

  • Banking and Finance Law (Tier 1)
  • Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
  • Corporate Law (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Securities (Tier 1)
  • Equipment Finance Law (Tier 2)
  • Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) (Tier 2)
  • Real Estate Law (Tier 2)
  • Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 2)
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Tier 3)

Washington, D.C.

  • Environmental Law (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Environmental (Tier 1)
  • Mutual Funds Law (Tier 1)
  • Natural Resources Law (Tier 1)
  • Water Law (Tier 1)
  • Securities Regulation (Tier 3)

To collect data, U.S. News – Best Lawyers asked major clients and leading lawyers to rate the law firms they consider best in various practice areas. The rankings, which are presented in tiers, showcase more than 10,000 law firms ranked nationally in one or more of 80 legal practice areas and in metropolitan rankings in 118 practice areas.

 

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