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WilmerHale Honored Throughout 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms List, Named Intellectual Property Litigation Firm of the Year

November 1, 2017

WilmerHale has been recognized among the 2018 U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers® list of Best Law Firms, an honor it has earned since the inception of these rankings in 2010. The firm has received first-tier rankings in 21 national and 60 metro-area rankings, and boasts 36 second- and third-tier rankings. WilmerHale was also named as the Litigation – Intellectual Property Firm of the Year, which signals the group's “unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal knowledge and experience.” 

Firms included in the 2018 Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence and receive consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. The 2018 rankings, available at BestLawFirms.USNews.com, more than 13,000 attorneys provided more than 1,000,000 law firm assessments, and more than 7,500 clients provided more than 65,000 evaluations.

WilmerHale is recognized in the following practice areas (separated by region and tier):

National Tier 1

Advertising Law
Antitrust Law
Appellate Practice
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Biotechnology Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Environmental Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - First Amendment
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Mutual Funds Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Venture Capital Law

National Tier 2

Banking and Finance Law
Insurance Law
International Arbitration - Commercial
International Arbitration - Governmental
International Trade and Finance Law
Litigation - Securities
Litigation - Tax
Media Law
Native American Law
Patent Law
Securities Regulation
Technology Law
Trademark Law

National Tier 3

Copyright Law
Derivatives and Futures Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Information Technology Law
Labor Law - Management
Real Estate Law

Metropolitan Tier 1

Boston
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
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Environmental Law
Labor Law - Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
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

Colorado
Environmental Law
Litigation - Intellectual Property

New York City
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Arbitration
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Biotechnology Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Insurance Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Mutual Funds Law

San Jose
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent

Washington DC
Advertising Law
Antitrust Law
Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
First Amendment Law
Government Relations Practice
International Trade and Finance Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - First Amendment
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation - Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Native American Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Metropolitan Tier 2

Boston
Information Technology Law
Litigation - Tax
Non-Profit / Charities Law
Securities Regulation

Colorado
Energy Regulatory Law
Natural Resources Law

New York City
Antitrust Law
International Arbitration - Commercial
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

San Jose
Corporate Law
Washington DC
International Arbitration - Commercial
International Arbitration - Governmental
Media Law

Metropolitan Tier 3
New York City
Tax Law

Washington DC
Derivatives and Futures Law
FDA Law