Best law firms named by U.S. News & World Report

Familiar names boast top rankings

U.S. News & World Report recently released the 2011-2012 U.S. News - Best Lawyers report and, not surprisingly, it boasts a lot of familiar names.

This year, the report designates one “Law Firm of the Year” in each of the 75 practice areas it ranks nationally.

Some firms that received that honor include, but are not limited to:

Baker Botts: Litigation-Environmental

Cleary Gottlieb: Antitrust

Foley & Lardner: Health care

Kirkland & Ellis:  Litigation-Patent; Private Equity

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs

Littler Mendelson: Labor Law-Management

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart: Litigation-Labor & Employment

Ropes & Gray: Private Funds/Hedge Funds

Sidley Austin: Corporate Law; Securities Regulation

White & Case: International Arbitration-Commercial; International Trade and Finance


Read the full list of Law Firms of the Year in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-2012 Best Lawyer’s report.


Cathleen Flahardy

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