Ropes & Gray Ranked Highly in The Legal 500 United States 2021

In The News
June 17, 2021

Ropes & Gray is ranked in 34 practice areas in The Legal 500 United States 2021 and 145 lawyers are mentioned in the publication’s guide. It includes seven who have been given the “Hall of Fame” designation, eight attorneys who have been named “Leading Lawyers” in their fields and ten who have been named “Next Generation” leaders in their fields.

Ropes & Gray is ranked in the following practice categories:


  • Cartel
  • Civil Litigation/Class Action
  • Merger Control

Dispute Resolution

  • Appellate: Supreme Court (Federal and State)
  • E-Discovery
  • General Commercial Disputes
  • M&A: Litigation: Defense
  • Securities Litigation: Defense
  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense


  • Capital Markets Equity Offerings
  • Capital Markets High-Yield Debt Offerings: Advice to Issuers
  • Commercial Lending
  • Corporate Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy)
  • Structured Finance: Derivatives and Structured Products


  • Life Sciences
  • Service Providers

Intellectual Property

  • Patents: Licensing
  • Patents: Litigation
  • Patents: Litigation (International Trade Commission)
  • Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters)

Investment Fund Formation and Management

  • Alternative/Hedge Funds
  • Mutual/Registered/Exchange Traded Funds
  • Private Equity Funds (including Venture Capital)

Labor and Employment

  • Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional

M&A/Corporate and Commercial

  • M&A: large deals ($1bn+)
  • Private Equity Buyouts
  • Shareholder Activism: Advice to Boards

Media, Technology and Telecoms

  • Cyber Law (including Data Protection and Privacy)
  • Fintech
  • Technology: Transactions

Real Estate and Construction

  • Real Estate


  • US Taxes: Contentious
  • US Taxes: Not-for-profit (Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations)
  • US Taxes: Non-Contentious