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Firm Racks Up 40 Tier 1 Practice Rankings from US News & World Report

November 1, 2012

U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers 2013 edition of “Best Law Firms” recognized Kaye Scholer with 67 practice areas rankings (26 national and 41 regional rankings). Thirty-six of these were new or improved rankings for the firm. We secured 40 Tier 1 rankings, more than double the firm’s top tier rankings in 2012. These include 14 national rankings as well as Tier 1 recognition for metropolitan practices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

The firm’s complete rankings are below.

National Rankings - Tier 1
Antitrust Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Biotechnology Law
Corporate Law
Information Technology Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Patent
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
Patent Law
Private Equity Law
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Trademark Law

National Rankings -Tier 2
Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Equipment Finance Law
Real Estate Law

National Rankings - Tier 3
Energy Law
Labor Law - Management
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Rankings

Chicago
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Tier 1)
Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
Litigation – Bankruptcy (Tier 1)
Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation (Tier 1)

Los Angeles
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Tier 1)
Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
Equipment Finance Law (Tier 1 )
Litigation – Antitrust (Tier 2)
Litigation – Bankruptcy (Tier 2)
Antitrust Law (Tier 3)

New York City
Antitrust Law (Tier 1)
Biotechnology Law (Tier 1)
Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
Copyright Law (Tier 1)
Employment Law – Management (Tier 1)
Information Technology Law (Tier 1)
Litigation – Antitrust (Tier 1)
Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation (Tier 1)
Litigation – Patent (Tier 1)
Litigation – Trusts & Estates (Tier 1)
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants (Tier 1)
Patent Law (Tier 1)
Private Equity Law (Tier 1)
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (Tier 1)
Real Estate Law (Tier 1)
Securitization and Structured Finance Law (Tier 1)
Trademark Law (Tier 1)
Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 1)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Tier 2)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Tier 2)
Employment Law – Individuals (Tier 2)
Labor Law – Management (Tier 2)
Tax Law (Tier 2)

San Francisco (Palo Alto)
Corporate Compliance Law (Tier 1)
Corporate Governance Law (Tier 2)
Mergers & Acquisitions Law (Tier 2)
Technology Law (Tier 2)

Washington, DC
Antitrust Law (Tier 2)
Energy Law (Tier 2)
Litigation – Antitrust (Tier 2)
Litigation – Patent (Tier 2)

 
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