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Ropes & Gray LLP

Law Firm of the Year

Biotechnology Law

Law Firm of the Year

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Rankings National & 66 Metro Areas
Practice Areas 51
No. of Best Lawyers® 123
Client Comments 103
Firm Size (U.S. & Non-U.S. Employees) 1889

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Selected Client Comments

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."


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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