Ropes & Gray has been named “Law Firm of the Year” for biotechnology law and for leveraged buyouts and private equity law in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers Best Law Firms guide. This was the second consecutive year in which the firm earned top honors in the leveraged buyouts and private equity law category.
The firm gained new rankings or increased its rankings in 12 categories from a year ago. Nationally, Ropes & Gray advanced to tier one for real estate law and tax law.
Overall, Ropes & Gray was honored as a top-tier firm in the United States in the following practice categories:
- Antitrust Law
- Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
- Biotechnology Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Corporate Law
- Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
- Health Care Law
- Information Technology Law
- Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
- Litigation – Antitrust
- Litigation – Intellectual Property
- Litigation – Patent
- Mergers & Acquisitions Law
- Mutual Funds Law
- Patent Law
- Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
- Real Estate Law
- Securities / Capital Markets Law
- Tax Law
- Trademark Law
- Trusts & Estates Law
Each year, U.S. News-Best Lawyers recognizes one law firm per legal practice area as “Firm of the Year” based on the firm’s performance in client surveys, as well as feedback from legal industry peers and information provided to the publication as part of its annual law firm ranking survey.
Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence and consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking in any category reflects both a high-quality law practice and a broad scope of legal expertise. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the United States.
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