U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers Release Inaugural Best Law Firms Rankings

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers Release Inaugural Best Law Firms Rankings

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WilmerHale is pleased to announce its recognitions in the 2010 Best Law Firms rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. This marks the inaugural publication of this annual analysis, in which WilmerHale earned first-tier rankings in 12 national practice categories and in 34 metropolitan-area practice rankings for Boston, New York and Washington DC. The firm is accompanied by only two other firms with as many first-tier national rankings.

These inaugural rankings, which are presented in tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area or by state, showcase 8,782 different law firms ranked in one or more of 81 major practice areas. Clients and leading lawyers were asked to rate the law firms they consider best in their practice area. WilmerHale’s complete list of rankings include:

National Rankings

Tier 1
Antitrust Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Biotechnology Law
Communications Law
Corporate Law
General Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Mutual Funds Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law

Tier 3
Insurance Law

Metropolitan Rankings

Tier 1

Boston
Antitrust Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Biotechnology Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Environmental Law
General Commercial Litigation
Information Technology Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Arbitration
Land Use & Zoning Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Venture Capital Law

New York
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Mutual Funds Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Washington
Antitrust Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Communications Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
General Commercial Litigation
Government Relations Practice
Information Technology Law
Media & First Amendment Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Tier 2

Boston
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

New York
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Corporate Law
General Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law

Washington
Banking and Finance Law
Mutual Funds Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law

Tier 3

Boston
Employment Law - Management

New York
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Tier 4

New York
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Full data is available online for the law firms that received rankings at www.usnews.com/bestlawfirms, while the national first-tier rankings will be featured in the October print issue of U.S. News & World Report, which will go on sale September 27.