Ropes & Gray Named U.S. Law Firm of the Year at Legal Business Awards 2015
Ropes & Gray LLP has been named U.S. Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2015 for the second time in three years.
The firm was awarded the prestigious accolade at the annual ceremony held at the Grosvenor House in London on Tuesday, March 24. The award was said to be given to the U.S. firm that had made the greatest progress over the past year in advancing its strategy, improving performance and winning instructions.
The judging panel, which included a range of general counsel and editorial staff from the magazine, stated that:
“Since launching in London in 2009, this Boston-bred firm has consistently defied critics in the City, increasing its standing in the market on an annual basis. In 2014 the firm saw the fruits of its investment – including advising on the largest bank/bond finance deal in Europe since 2008, while revenues surged by 30%.”
London managing partner Mike Goetz, who accepted the award, commented:
“We are delighted to have been recognised for the second time in three years with this award. We opened our doors only five years ago in London and have grown from three partners to a strong office of 26 partners and over 100 fee earners. This award is a testament to the high quality of work performed in London and everyone across the firm who has helped to integrate the London office so seamlessly with the rest of our global operation.”