Legal 500 Ranks Manatt Practices in National 2016 Guide

Manatt has received seven national practice area rankings in the newly released 2016 edition of The Legal 500 United States, published on June 15, 2016. Additionally, three Manatt partners—Linda Goldstein, Robert Belfort and Linda Tiano—were recognized as "Leading Lawyers" in their areas, and an additional 26 partners were recommended in the editorial.

The Legal 500 is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are ranked purely on merit. Rankings are based on a series of criteria, highlighting practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.

Manatt's 2016 Legal 500 rankings include:

Tier 1
Healthcare: Health Insurers

Tier 2
Advertising and Marketing
Land Use/Zoning
M&A: Middle Market (Sub-$500M)

Tier 3
Healthcare: Service Providers
Technology: Data Protection and Privacy

Tier 5
Real Estate

Our 2016 leading lawyers and recommended attorneys include:

Healthcare: Health Insurers
Bruce Wolff
Cindy Mann
Jill Thorpe
Linda Tiano (Leading Lawyer)
Robert Belfort (Leading Lawyer)

Healthcare: Service Providers
William Bernstein

M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)
Alan Noskow
Ben Orlanski
Brian Ashin
Douglas Boggs
Gordon Bava
Richard Maire

Advertising and Marketing
Benjamin Chew
Christine Reilly
Jeff Edelstein
Linda Goldstein (Leading Lawyer)
Marc Roth

Data Protection and Privacy
Donna Wilson
Robert Belfort

Land Use/Zoning
Kristina Lawson
Susan Hori
Victor De la Cruz

Real Estate
Anita Sabine
Clay Gantz
James Eastman
Michael Polentz
Tom Muller

Manatt's Advertising, Marketing and Media Chair Linda Goldstein was recognized in the Advertising and Marketing area. Manatt healthcare partners Robert Belfort and Linda Tiano were recognized in the Healthcare: Health Insurers area. The Legal 500’s analysis includes in-depth evaluations of the legal market and feedback from peers and clients to assess a firm's visibility and reputation. Practices are each organized into a single national ranking, so that the results reflect only those US firms with a truly national presence and the ability to handle sophisticated and complex work.

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