Ropes & Gray Ranked in 32 Practice Areas in the 2017 Legal 500 US

Practices: Antitrust, Finance, Investment Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Labor & Employment, Lending, Leveraged Finance, Private Equity

Ropes & Gray is ranked in 32 practice areas in the 2017 Legal 500 US, announced on May 31. Multiple attorneys have been individually recommended in their areas of practice, including 14 who have been named “Leading Lawyers” in their fields, and eight who have been named “Next Generation” leaders in their fields.

The firm increased its ranking in seven categories, and gained one new ranking for Antitrust: cartel.

The firm was ranked tier one in the following categories:

  • Finance: commercial lending: advice to borrowers
  • Investment fund formation and management: mutual/registered funds
  • M&A/corporate and commercial: commercial deals and contracts
  • Media, technology and telecoms: Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)

Ropes & Gray is ranked in the following practice categories:

  • Antitrust: cartel
  • Antitrust: civil Litigation/class action
  • Antitrust: merger control
  • Dispute resolution: appellate: supreme court (federal and state)
  • Dispute resolution: general commercial disputes
  • Dispute resolution: M&A: litigation: defense
  • Dispute resolution: securities litigation - defense
  • Dispute resolution: white-collar criminal defense
  • Finance: capital markets equity offerings - advice to issuers
  • Finance: capital markets high-yield debt offerings - advice to issuers
  • Finance: commercial lending: advice to borrowers
  • Finance: commercial lending: advice to lenders
  • Finance: not-for-profit
  • Finance: corporate restructuring (including bankruptcy)
  • Industry focus: healthcare: life sciences
  • Industry focus: healthcare: service providers
  • Intellectual property: patent litigation: full coverage
  • Intellectual property: patents: licensing
  • Intellectual property: patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)
  • Investment fund formation and management: aternative/hedge funds
  • Investment fund formation and management: mutual/registered funds
  • Investment fund formation and management: private equity funds
  • Labor and employment: employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions)
  • M&A/corporate and commercial: commercial deals and contracts
  • Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts: M&A: large deals ($1bn+)*
  • Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts: private equity buyouts
  • Media, technology and telecoms: cyber Law (including data protection and privacy)
  • Technology: data protection and data breach response
  • Technology: transactions
  • Real estate and construction: real estate
  • Tax: US taxes: non-contentious