U.S. News, Best Lawyers Recognize Manatt Practices as Top in Nation November 01, 2017 Best Law Firms 2018 – U.S. News & World Report Manatt practices earned nine Tier 1 national designations and 25 Tier 1 metropolitan designations in the 2018 Best Law Firms guide, an annual ranking in which U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers analyze the country’s top law firms. In addition, Manatt was recognized as Law Firm of the Year in the category Entertainment Law – Music. Each year, rankings are determined through a rigorous evaluation process, which includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in each field, and a review of additional information provided by law firms. To be eligible for ranking in a given practice area and metropolitan region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that practice area and region. Manatt’s 2018 U.S. News/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms rankings include: National Tier 1 Advertising Law Appellate Practice Banking and Finance Law Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television Entertainment Law – Music Financial Services Regulation Law Health Care Law Real Estate Law Tax Law National Tier 2 Commercial Litigation Copyright Law Corporate Law Energy Law Environmental Law Litigation – Environmental Litigation – Intellectual Property Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law National Tier 3 Insurance Law Labor Law – Management Land Use & Zoning Law Metropolitan Tier 1 Albany Government Relations Practice Los Angeles Appellate Practice Banking and Finance Law Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television Entertainment Law – Music Environmental Law Financial Services Regulation Law Health Care Law Litigation – Environmental Litigation – Labor & Employment Real Estate Law Tax Law New York City Advertising Law Entertainment Law – Music Health Care Law Orange County Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law San Francisco Non-Profit/Charities Law Tax Law Washington, D.C. Copyright Law Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television Entertainment Law – Music Metropolitan Tier 2 Albany Health Care Law Los Angeles Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law – Management Energy Law Insurance Law Labor Law – Management Litigation – Intellectual Property Mergers & Acquisitions Law Non-Profit/Charities Law Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law New York City Corporate Law Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television Orange County Land Use & Zoning Law San Francisco Commercial Litigation Energy Law Litigation – Trusts & Estates Real Estate Law Trusts & Estates Law Utilities Law Washington, D.C. Litigation – Intellectual Property Metropolitan Tier 3 Albany Insurance Law Los Angeles Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation – Bankruptcy New York City Criminal Defense: White-Collar Washington, D.C. Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Employment Law – Management International Trade and Finance Law Litigation – Labor & Employment View the full rankings here.