WilmerHale has been named the "Law Firm of the Year" in Mutual Funds Law by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the 2016 edition of the annual "Best Law Firms" list. U.S. News - Best Lawyers® rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from attorneys in the field and information provided to the publication as part of the submission.
WilmerHale's Investment Management Group encompasses substantial experience in all facets of the investment management business, its regulation, and the defense of investment advisers, funds, and independent directors in litigation and regulatory proceedings. We counsel investment advisers, registered investment companies, ETFs, hedge funds, offshore funds commodity pools and other publicly and privately offered investment companies and their boards on all aspects of their business, including regulatory matters, fiduciary matters, fund formation, operation, distribution and compliance. Clients rely on us for the seasoned insight of a team that includes lawyers who have served in senior positions in the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Division of Investment Management and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and as in-house counsel to investment advisers managing registered funds.
This is the sixth year that U.S. News - Best Lawyers® has published its annual law firm ranking. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.
More information about this ranking and other WilmerHale rankings can be found at BestLawFirms.USNews.com.