• Manatt Practices Receive Top National Rankings in 2013 U.S. News' "Best Law Firms"

    November 1, 2012 - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, has scored five Tier 1 national rankings and 33 Tier 1 metropolitan designations in the newly released 2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings, which marks the third edition of the highly anticipated annual analysis by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.

    The rankings are presented in tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area and are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms. Of the 11,098 firms eligible to participate, 6,894 of those firms received first-tier national and/or metropolitan rankings.

    The full list of results can be viewed at www.usnews.com/bestlawfirms. The national top-tier rankings will also be published in a special Money issue of U.S. News & World Report in November 2012.

    Manatt's 2013 U.S. News/Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings include:

    National Rankings

    Tier 1
         Advertising Law
         Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
         Entertainment Law - Music
         Health Care Law
         Litigation - First Amendment

    Tier 2
         Appellate Practice
         Banking and Finance Law
         Commercial Litigation
         Corporate Law
         Environmental Law
         Insurance Law
         Litigation - Intellectual Property
         Real Estate Law

    Tier 3
         Copyright Law
         Energy Law
         Financial Services Regulation Law
         International Trade and Finance Law
         Labor Law - Management
         Litigation - Labor & Employment
         Tax Law

    Metropolitan Rankings

    Tier 1
    Los Angeles
         Appellate Practice
         Banking and Finance Law
         Commercial Litigation
         Corporate Law
         Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
         Entertainment Law - Music
         Environmental Law
         Financial Services Regulation Law
         Health Care Law
         Labor Law - Management
         Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation
         Real Estate Law

    New York City
         Advertising Law
         Commercial Litigation
         Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
         Entertainment Law - Music
         Health Care Law

    Orange County
         Banking and Finance Law
         Commercial Litigation
         Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation
         Litigation - Intellectual Property
         Litigation - Real Estate
         Real Estate Law

    San Francisco
         Health Care Law
         Non-Profit/Charities Law
         Tax Law

    Washington DC
         Advertising Law
         Commercial Litigation
         Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations
         Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation
         Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
         Entertainment Law - Music
         Litigation - First Amendment

    Tier 2
    Los Angeles
         Employment Law - Management
         Energy Law
         Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
         Non-Profit/Charities Law

    New York City
         Corporate Law
         Insurance Law
         Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

    Orange County
         Antitrust Law
         Health Care Law
         Land Use & Zoning Law

    San Francisco
         Litigation - Trusts & Estates
         Trusts & Estates Law

    Washington DC
         Copyright Law
         International Trade and Finance Law
         Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation
         Litigation - Intellectual Property

    Tier 3
    Los Angeles
         Insurance Law
         Litigation - Environmental
         Litigation - Labor & Employment
         Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

    Washington DC
         Corporate Law