U.S. News-Best Lawyers Ranks Ropes & Gray Among Top National Law Firms in “Best Law Firms” Survey

Rankings & Awards
November 1, 2011

Ropes & Gray was among the 20 U.S. law firms with the most top-tier national rankings in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings released on Nov. 1.

The firm was also named “Law Firm of the Year” for hedge funds. Ropes & Gray is recognized in the top tier in 27 nationwide categories.

Here is a list of the areas in which the firm was ranked in the top tier nationally:

Banking & finance
Commercial litigation
Criminal defense: white-collar government investigations
Criminal defense: white-collar litigation
Employee benefits (ERISA)
Health care
Litigation – bankruptcy
Litigation – patent
Litigation – regulatory enforcement
Litigation – securities
Mergers & acquisitions
Mutual funds
Private equity
Private funds/hedge funds
Real estate
Securities/capital markets
Securities regulation
Securitization/structured finance
Trusts & estates

To compile the rankings, U.S. News-Best Lawyers surveyed thousands of law firm clients, leading lawyers and law firm managers, partners and associates, and marketing and recruiting officers from more than 8,000 law firms.