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"Law Firm of the Year" Awards

"Law Firm of the Year" designations are based on law firms' overall performance in a given practice area and represent a significant showing in the 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" research.

Practice Area Law Firm
Admiralty & Maritime Law Holland & Knight
Advertising Law Reed Smith
Antitrust Law Gibson Dunn
Appellate Practice Gibson Dunn
Banking and Finance Law Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Jones Day
Biotechnology Law Ropes & Gray
Commercial Litigation Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Communications Law Davis Wright Tremaine
Construction Law Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Copyright Law Thompson Coburn
Corporate Law Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Derivatives and Futures Law Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Employment Law - Management Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Energy Law Vinson & Elkins
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television Loeb & Loeb
Entertainment Law - Music Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Environmental Law Greenberg Traurig
Equipment Finance Law White & Case
FDA Law King & Spalding
Financial Services Regulation Law Covington & Burling
Franchise Law DLA Piper
Health Care Law Nixon Peabody
Immigration Law Maggio Kattar Nahajzer + Alexander
Information Technology Law Mayer Brown
Insurance Law Locke Lord
International Arbitration - Commercial White & Case
International Arbitration - Governmental Hughes Hubbard & Reed
International Trade and Finance Law Sullivan & Cromwell
Labor Law - Management Fisher Phillips
Land Use & Zoning Law Latham & Watkins
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Ropes & Gray
Litigation - Antitrust Jones Day
Litigation - Banking & Finance McGuireWoods
Litigation - Bankruptcy Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Litigation - Construction Peckar & Abramson
Litigation - Environmental Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Litigation - ERISA Alston & Bird
Litigation - First Amendment Davis Wright Tremaine
Litigation - Intellectual Property Fish & Richardson
Litigation - Labor & Employment Littler Mendelson
Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Litigation - Patent Kirkland & Ellis
Litigation - Real Estate Katten Muchin Rosenman
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Sidley Austin
Litigation - Securities Morrison & Foerster
Litigation - Tax Morrison & Foerster
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Winston & Strawn
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
Media Law Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz
Mergers & Acquisitions Law Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Mining Law Dinsmore & Shohl
Mutual Funds Law Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Native American Law Holland & Knight
Natural Resources Law Baker Botts
Oil & Gas Law Liskow & Lewis
Patent Law Fish & Richardson
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Sidley Austin
Project Finance Law Chadbourne & Parke
Public Finance Law Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Railroad Law Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Real Estate Law Ballard Spahr
Securities / Capital Markets Law Cooley
Securities Regulation K&L Gates
Securitization and Structured Finance Law Mayer Brown
Sports Law Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Tax Law McDermott Will & Emery
Technology Law Cooley
Timber Law Perkins Coie
Trademark Law Perkins Coie
Transportation Law Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff
Trusts & Estates Law Baker & Hostetler
Venture Capital Law Latham & Watkins

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