WilmerHale Named “Law Firm of the Year” in White Collar-Litigation and Securities Litigation by U.S. News/Best Lawyers, Collects Top Rankings Throughout “Best Law Firms”

WilmerHale Named “Law Firm of the Year” in White Collar-Litigation and Securities Litigation by U.S. News/Best Lawyers, Collects Top Rankings Throughout “Best Law Firms”

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WilmerHale is widely recognized in the 2011-2012 Best Law Firms rankings, published annually by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The list names WilmerHale as the first U.S. News and Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” in Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation and Securities Litigation. These two outstanding rankings are in addition to the firm earning first-tier rankings in 29 national practice categories and first- and second-tier rankings in 76 metropolitan-area practices in Boston, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC. The firm is one of only 10 to receive this number of first-tier national rankings.

These rankings showcase 9,633 different law firms and rank each in one or more of the 119 major practice areas that are researched by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. The results are based on feedback from clients and leading lawyers when asked to evaluate the best law firms in their practice area.

WilmerHale’s complete list of rankings include:

National Rankings:

Antitrust Law
Appellate Practice
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Biotechnology Law
Commercial Litigation
Communications Law
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations
Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation
Derivatives and Futures Law
Employment Law - Management
Environmental Law
FDA Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Insurance Law
International Arbitration - Commercial
International Trade and Finance Law
Labor Law - Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation - Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Mutual Funds Law
Patent Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Venture Capital Law

Metropolitan Rankings:

BOSTON
Antitrust Law
Appellate Practice
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Biotechnology Law
Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations
Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Employment Law - Management
Environmental Law
Information Technology Law
International Arbitration - Commercial
International Trade and Finance Law
Labor Law - Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Litigation - Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Patent Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trademark Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Venture Capital Law

NEW YORK
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations
Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation
Insurance Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Litigation - Securities
Mutual Funds Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

SAN FRANCISCO
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Patent Law

WASHINGTON DC
Antitrust Law
Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Communications Law
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations
Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation
Derivatives and Futures Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Government Relations Practice
Information Technology Law
International Trade and Finance Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - First Amendment
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Mutual Funds Law
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

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 November print issue of U.S. News & World Report, which will become available on November 15.