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Ropes & Gray LLP

Law Firm of the Year

Patent Law

Law Firm of the Year

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Rankings National & 69 Metro Areas
Practice Areas 51
No. of Best Lawyers® 121
Client Comments 124
Firm Size (U.S. & Non-U.S. Employees) 1889

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Selected Client Comments

Antitrust Law

Ropes & Gray attorneys are very knowledgeable for deal work. They know the FTC very well. The lead partners on a matter get their hands dirty in the details and know their matters. For sophisticated antitrust clients, you need someone to partner with you on a matter and not lead you. Ropes knows the ropes and is an excellent partner on a deal because they know the details."

Real Estate Law

We have worked extensively with David Djaha's team at Ropes & Gray, and find them to be extremely knowledgeable, sharp and very accommodating to some of our timing demands due to quick bidding deadlines. David does a great job of breaking down complex legal issues for our business team and is extremely business-minded when negotiating."

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

The Ropes team is extremely responsive, as we often have time-sensitive inquiries from our business teams. They also have teams based on both coasts, which is very beneficial to us as a West Coast based manager. Laurel Fitzpatrick and Mike Doherty do a great job of leading the teams. It's always a pleasure to work with the team, as they are both extremely knowledgeable and personable."

Antitrust Law

We've used Chong Park at Ropes & Gray on several important matters. He is an excellent antitrust attorney who knows how to apply both law and economics to real world situations."

- Charles L. McBride, Telapexinc.com

Biotechnology Law

Ropes & Gray has a supreme understanding of both the law and industry with a knack for developing creative solutions to complex problems. This firm is extremely client friendly, very responsive and adept at creating deliverables that meet various client needs."

FDA Law

Ropes & Gray has a supreme understanding of both the law and industry with a knack for developing creative solutions to complex problems. This firm is extremely client friendly, very responsive and adept at creating deliverables that meet various client needs."

Health Care Law

Ropes & Gray attorneys are smart, client-focused, and give practical advice. They are the best for strategic and mission critical matters."

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Ropes & Gray is the perfect combination of being very protective of our firm while still being very commercial. The advice we have received from them has been invaluable, both in our day to day dealings and special situations as they arise."

Biotechnology Law

Ropes & Gray attorneys Joy Liu and Kelly Combs are trusted legal advisors, and in my opinion, industry leaders in this area of law."

FDA Law

Ropes & Gray attorneys Joy Liu and Kelly Combs are trusted legal advisors, and in my opinion, industry leaders in this area of law."

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

I have always found Ropes & Gray to be exceptionally responsive and attentive. With a mixture of attorneys who have sat on both sides of the prosecution fence, their knowledge is invaluable."

Real Estate Law

Ropes & Gray is an excellent firm with extensive knowledge."

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Ropes & Gray is a well rounded firm with broad capabilities."

Health Care Law

Ropes & Gray has a deep bench of attorneys with health care expertise. The partners appear to do a great job training health care associates who are very strong."

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Chris Harnett and his team at Ropes & Gray are exceptional at handling complex cases."

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Ropes & Gray has outstanding knowledge and excellent insight into how issues apply to our business. They are very responsive. All these and other characteristics make the firm's CFTC/NFA practice the go-to source for practical and actionable guidance."

Biotechnology Law

Ropes & Gray has strong FDA expertise and excellent judgment. They consistently provide sound legal guidance on complex regulatory matters. "

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Most knowledgeable and deepest bench of any firm we deal with. A bit expensive but you get what you pay for. VERY high quality work product."

Biotechnology Law

Steve Wilcox and his team are exceptional."

Litigation - Intellectual Property

I've worked with a number of the top intellectual property litigation firms in the country and there are none better than Ropes & Gray. They are top of class in intelligence and execution, and are practical and imaginative in ways that not many of even the best of their competitors are. "

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Sarah Davidoff at Ropes & Gray is well versed in the issues facing hedge funds. She understands the fundamentals of the business and helps craft practical advice and implementation tailored to the needs of the particular client."

Mutual Funds Law

Ropes & Gray combines expert legal knowledge with practical business understanding."

- Adam Shapiro, Stone Harbor Investment Partners LP

Mutual Funds Law

Ropes & Gray has a fantastic practice that offers so much to clients. Peerless industry perspectives, collaborative and creative team members, and breadth of legal experience and training of their lawyers help to ensure that broader corporate and securities law issues are not missed. They are a real pleasure to work with!"

- Jim Bordewick, Bank of America, N.A.

Patent Law

The attorneys at Ropes & Gray are absolutely superior performers. The team is well structured, with an efficient, layered approach to providing service. Communication with the team is simple and effective. The work product from this group is the best I have encountered--innovative and rational in approach, and balanced (understanding our needs and budget).They are not the least expensive firm available to us, but we have felt tremendous value from this relationship. The Ropes & Gray patent law group has provided significant "foundational" work to our organization, helping us structure our own internal efforts and processes. I am very satisfied."

Biotechnology Law

Marc Rubenstein and Susan Galli at Ropes & Gray are the best of the best when it comes to providing high quality, practical, cost effective and excellent guidance on collaboration and licensing agreements."

Biotechnology Law

Ropes & Gray attorneys have excellent responsiveness and ability to understand the legal issues involved in complicated business fact patterns."

Patent Law

Ropes & Gray provides very creative solutions to complex problems. They have developed a real specialty in PTAB proceedings."

Corporate Law

Ropes has a high-quality corporate and M&A practice. The firm is extremely responsive and understands the needs of the client."

Biotechnology Law

Ropes has one of the best pharmaceuticals and life sciences practices in the country. The lawyers are thoughtful in approach and are well-versed in current market terms and trends."

FDA Law

The strategic legal advice of Ropes & Gray attorney Kellie Combs is among the best in the business."

- Monica Singh, Sanofi

Mutual Funds Law

Ropes & Gray checks all the boxes in terms of providing world-class partners, deep bench strength, timeliness in responding to routine and complicated ad-hoc requests, and--most importantly--effectively communicating in tenuous situations surrounding contractual matters. Our firm has come across some unique and challenging situations over the past 15 years, and Ropes & Gray counsel have been invaluable business partners though it all."

- Mike Higgins, Putnam Investments, LLC

Health Care Law

Ropes & Gray's attorneys have strong substantive knowledge with broad experience. They have done it all before, which inspires confidence. The health care practice covers the full spectrum of health care matters from transactional, academic medicine, industry relations, privacy, research, reimbursement, and compliance. The bench is deep. This is my go-to firm for important matters."

Mutual Funds Law

I have dealt with many of the lawyers from Ropes & Gray and have been extremely impressed with their knowledge, willingness to be helpful, and deep understanding of the mutual fund business, as well as the law. John Gerstmayr is a stand out by any measure. "

- Jameson Baxter, Putnam Funds

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