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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 2014 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" research.

Practice Area Law Firm
Administrative / Regulatory Law Baker Botts
Admiralty & Maritime Law Holland & Knight
Advertising Law Venable
Antitrust Law Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Appellate Practice Mayer Brown
Arbitration JAMS
Banking and Finance Law Latham & Watkins
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Jones Day
Biotechnology Law Goodwin Procter
Commercial Litigation Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Communications Law Wilkinson Barker Knauer
Construction Law Duane Morris
Copyright Law Davis Wright Tremaine
Corporate Compliance Law Covington & Burling
Corporate Governance Law Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Corporate Law Sidley Austin
Criminal Defense: White-Collar K&L Gates
Derivatives and Futures Law Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Education Law Squire Patton Boggs
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law GrayRobinson
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Employment Law - Management Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Energy Law Bracewell & Giuliani
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television Loeb & Loeb
Entertainment Law - Music Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Environmental Law Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Equipment Finance Law Vedder Price
Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Hinshaw & Culbertson
Family Law KoonsFuller
FDA Law King & Spalding
Financial Services Regulation Law Morrison & Foerster
Franchise Law DLA Piper
Government Relations Practice Greenberg Traurig
Health Care Law Foley & Lardner
Immigration Law Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy
Information Technology Law Morrison & Foerster
Insurance Law Reed Smith
International Arbitration - Commercial Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
International Arbitration - Governmental White & Case
International Trade and Finance Law Sullivan & Cromwell
Labor Law - Management Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Land Use & Zoning Law Holland & Knight
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Litigation - Antitrust Jones Day
Litigation - Banking & Finance Sullivan & Cromwell
Litigation - Bankruptcy Haynes and Boone
Litigation - Construction Peckar & Abramson
Litigation - Environmental Hunton & Williams
Litigation - ERISA Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Litigation - First Amendment Davis Wright Tremaine
Litigation - Intellectual Property Fish & Richardson
Litigation - Labor & Employment Jackson Lewis
Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Perkins Coie
Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions Hogan Lovells US
Litigation - Patent Ropes & Gray
Litigation - Real Estate Greenberg Traurig
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Litigation - Securities Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Litigation - Tax McDermott Will & Emery
Litigation - Trusts & Estates Proskauer Rose
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Sedgwick
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
Mediation JAMS
Mergers & Acquisitions Law Kirkland & Ellis
Mining Law Crowell & Moring
Mutual Funds Law Dechert
Native American Law Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry
Natural Resources Law Norton Rose Fulbright
Oil & Gas Law Baker Botts
Patent Law Perkins Coie
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Sidley Austin
Project Finance Law Latham & Watkins
Public Finance Law Squire Patton Boggs
Railroad Law Steptoe & Johnson
Real Estate Law Katten Muchin Rosenman
Securities / Capital Markets Law Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Securities Regulation K&L Gates
Securitization and Structured Finance Law Bingham McCutchen
Sports Law Covington & Burling
Tax Law Baker & McKenzie
Technology Law Cooley
Timber Law Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
Trademark Law Norton Rose Fulbright
Transportation Law Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff
Trusts & Estates Law McGuireWoods
Venture Capital Law Cooley
Water Law Holland & Hart

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