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U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Release 2015 “Best Law Firms” List, Names WilmerHale International Arbitration “Law Firm of the Year”

November 4, 2014

For the third consecutive year, U.S. News - Best Lawyers® names WilmerHale "Law Firm of the Year" in International Arbitration. This ranking is among the many others received by the firm in the 2015 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list, which includes WilmerHale being named a first-tier law firm in 24 national and 62 metro-area rankings. In addition, the firm boasts more than 20 second- and third-tier rankings in several national and metro-area rankings.

Firms included in the 2015 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving this ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal knowledge and experience. The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. More than 17,000 attorneys provided more than 595,000 law firm assessments, and more than 7,000 clients provided more than 42,000 evaluations.

The full list of WilmerHale's rankings are below, and the entire 2015 "Best Law Firms" list can be seen at BestLawFirms.USNews.com.

National Tier 1

Antitrust Law
Appellate Practice
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Biotechnology Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
International Arbitration - Commercial
International Trade and Finance Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - First Amendment
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation - Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Mutual Funds Law
Patent Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Tax Law
Technology Law
Venture Capital Law

National Tier 2

Banking and Finance Law
Copyright Law
Derivatives and Futures Law
Environmental Law
Insurance Law
International Arbitration - Governmental
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Real Estate Law
Trademark Law

National Tier 3

Employment Law - Management
Information Technology Law
Labor Law - Management

Metropolitan Tier 1

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
Employment Law - Management
Environmental Law
International Arbitration - Commercial
International Trade and Finance Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Litigation - Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Patent Law
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trademark Law
Venture Capital Law

New York City

Administrative / Regulatory Law
Antitrust Law
Arbitration
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Biotechnology Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Insurance Law
International Arbitration - Commercial
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Mutual Funds Law

San Francisco

Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent

Washington DC

Antitrust Law
Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Government Relations Practice
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
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

Metropolitan Tier 2

Boston

Energy Law
Information Technology Law
Labor Law - Management
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

New York City

Tax Law

Washington DC

Derivatives and Futures Law
International Arbitration - Commercial
International Arbitration - Governmental

Metropolitan Tier 3

Boston

Securities Regulation
Securitization and Structured Finance Law