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U.S. News – Best Lawyers Honor Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP as International Arbitration "Law Firm of the Year" for the Third Consecutive Year

November 3, 2014

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP has again been ranked as the "Law Firm of the Year" in International Arbitration by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the 2015 edition of the annual "Best Law Firms" list.

This is the third consecutive year that the firm's International Arbitration Practice has been selected as the market leader in International Arbitration – Commercial. "Best Law Firms" are recognized for professional excellence and the ability to offer a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal knowledge and experience.
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is consistently ranked as one of the world’s premier international arbitration and dispute resolution practices. The practice has been involved in more than 650 proceedings in recent years and has successfully represented clients in a number of the largest institutional arbitrations and several of the most significant ad hoc arbitrations to arise in the past decade.
Gary Born, chair of the firm's International Arbitration Practice and the world's preeminent authority in the field of international commercial arbitration and international litigation, noted: "We are delighted by our recognition in U.S. News and Best Lawyers as the preeminent firm in the United States for international arbitration. Our team is dedicated to consistently achieving our clients' objectives through experience, skill, dedication and efficient staffing, and it is gratifying to be recognized again for doing just that."
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings, for the fifth consecutive year, are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field, and the review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. 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.

The complete 2015 "Best Law Firms" rankings can be found at