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"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 2015 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" research.

Practice Area Law Firm
Admiralty & Maritime Law Cozen O'Connor
Advertising Law Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Antitrust Law Bingham McCutchen
Appellate Practice Jones Day
Banking and Finance Law McGuireWoods
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Winston & Strawn
Biotechnology Law Goodwin Procter
Commercial Litigation Davis Polk & Wardwell
Communications Law Davis Wright Tremaine
Construction Law Peckar & Abramson
Copyright Law Ballard Spahr
Corporate Law Sullivan & Cromwell
Derivatives and Futures Law Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Alston & Bird
Employment Law - Management Littler Mendelson
Energy Law Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television Davis Wright Tremaine
Entertainment Law - Music Loeb & Loeb
Environmental Law Perkins Coie
Equipment Finance Law Vedder Price
FDA Law Covington & Burling
Financial Services Regulation Law Sullivan & Cromwell
Franchise Law Nixon Peabody
Health Care Law Polsinelli
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 Sidley Austin
Labor Law - Management Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Land Use & Zoning Law Cox, Castle & Nicholson
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Ropes & Gray
Litigation - Antitrust Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Litigation - Banking & Finance Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Litigation - Bankruptcy Duane Morris
Litigation - Construction Duane Morris
Litigation - Environmental Arnold & Porter
Litigation - ERISA Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Litigation - First Amendment Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz
Litigation - Intellectual Property Kirkland & Ellis
Litigation - Labor & Employment Fisher & Phillips
Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Litigation - Patent Fish & Richardson
Litigation - Real Estate Akerman
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Litigation - Securities Sidley Austin
Litigation - Tax Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants King & Spalding
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
Mergers & Acquisitions Law Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Mining Law Jackson Kelly
Mutual Funds Law Dechert
Native American Law Dentons
Natural Resources Law Baker Botts
Oil & Gas Law Thompson & Knight
Patent Law Mayer Brown
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Ropes & Gray
Project Finance Law Vinson & Elkins
Public Finance Law Squire Patton Boggs
Railroad Law Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Real Estate Law Greenberg Traurig
Securities / Capital Markets Law Latham & Watkins
Securities Regulation K&L Gates
Securitization and Structured Finance Law Bingham McCutchen
Sports Law Proskauer Rose
Tax Law Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Technology Law Perkins Coie
Timber Law Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Trademark Law DLA Piper
Transportation Law Holland & Knight
Trusts & Estates Law McDermott Will & Emery
Venture Capital Law Cooley

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