Legal 500 US Recognizes Manatt Practices Among Top in Nation June 05, 2017 Manatt has received nine national practice area rankings in the newly released 2017 edition of The Legal 500 United States. Additionally, two Manatt partners—Robert Belfort and Lindsay Conner—were recognized in the elite "Leading Lawyers" list for their areas. 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 2017 Legal 500 rankings include: Tier 1 Advertising and Marketing Healthcare: Health Insurers Tier 2 Land Use/Zoning M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M) Media and Entertainment Tier 3 Healthcare: Service Providers Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense Tier 4 Cyber Law (Including Data Protection and Privacy) Tier 5 Real Estate In addition to the firm’s practice rankings, Manatt Health partner Robert Belfort was recognized as a leading lawyer for Healthcare: Health Insurers, and Manatt entertainment and media co-chair Lindsay Conner was recognized for Media and Entertainment.