The Legal 500 has recognized Manatt as a leading national firm in six core practice areas. The rankings were announced in the newly released 2013 edition of The Legal 500 United States. Two Manatt partners, Robert Belfort and Linda Goldstein, were also recognized as "Leading Lawyers" for the second consecutive year.
The Legal 500 United States rankings are compiled by a team of researchers who interview thousands of law firm commercial clients across all practice areas. Recommendations are based on what those clients report and on the opinions of thousands of competing lawyers, who are also interviewed. In addition, the researchers analyze information about the client lists of major firms and the matters they have been involved in.
Manatt's 2013 Legal 500 rankings include:
Healthcare: Health Insurers
Marketing & Advertising
Healthcare: Service Providers
M&A: Mid-Market (Sub-$500M)
In addition, Manatt healthcare partner Robert Belfort was recognized in the Healthcare: Health Insurers area. Manatt's Advertising, Marketing & Media chair Linda Goldstein was recognized in the Marketing & Advertising area.
The Legal 500 series of guides reviews the strengths and strategies of law firms in over 90 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America, and the Caribbean. The only way a law firm can receive a recommendation is by merit alone.