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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 2017 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 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Appellate Practice Mayer Brown
Banking and Finance Law McGuireWoods
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Biotechnology Law Goodwin
Commercial Litigation Jones Day
Communications Law Mayer Brown
Construction Law Peckar & Abramson
Copyright Law Davis Wright Tremaine
Corporate Law Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Derivatives and Futures Law Sullivan & Cromwell
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Alston & Bird
Employment Law - Management Jackson Lewis
Energy Law Baker Botts
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Entertainment Law - Music Loeb & Loeb
Environmental Law Sidley Austin
Equipment Finance Law Vedder Price
FDA Law Covington & Burling
Financial Services Regulation Law Sullivan & Cromwell
Franchise Law Nixon Peabody
Health Care Law McDermott Will & Emery
Immigration Law Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy
Information Technology Law Morrison & Foerster
Insurance Law Reed Smith
International Arbitration - Commercial Hughes Hubbard & Reed
International Arbitration - Governmental White & Case
International Trade and Finance Law Hogan Lovells US
Labor Law - Management Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Land Use & Zoning Law Goulston & Storrs
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Cooley
Litigation - Antitrust Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Litigation - Banking & Finance Greenberg Traurig
Litigation - Bankruptcy O'Melveny & Myers
Litigation - Construction Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Litigation - Environmental Hunton & Williams
Litigation - ERISA Seyfarth Shaw
Litigation - First Amendment Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz
Litigation - Intellectual Property Kirkland & Ellis
Litigation - Labor & Employment FordHarrison
Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Litigation - Patent Fish & Richardson
Litigation - Real Estate Greenberg Traurig
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Davis Polk & Wardwell
Litigation - Securities Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Litigation - Tax Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants King & Spalding
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Weitz & Luxenberg
Media Law Davis Wright Tremaine
Mergers & Acquisitions Law Jones Day
Mining Law Jackson Kelly
Mutual Funds Law Dechert
Native American Law Dentons
Natural Resources Law Perkins Coie
Oil & Gas Law Thompson & Knight
Patent Law Ropes & Gray
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Ropes & Gray
Project Finance Law Latham & Watkins
Public Finance Law Ballard Spahr
Railroad Law Steptoe & Johnson
Real Estate Law Holland & Knight
Securities / Capital Markets Law Kirkland & Ellis
Securities Regulation Sidley Austin
Securitization and Structured Finance Law Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Sports Law Proskauer Rose
Tax Law Baker McKenzie
Technology Law Venable
Timber Law Morrison & Foerster
Trademark Law Dorsey & Whitney
Transportation Law Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff
Trusts & Estates Law Holland & Knight
Venture Capital Law Cooley

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