Manatt Practices Among Top in Nation on 2019 Best Law Firms List November 01, 2018 Best Law Firms 2019 – U.S. News & World Report In the 2019 Best Law Firms guide, Manatt practices earned nine Tier 1 national designations and 29 Tier 1 metropolitan acknowledgments. Manatt was recognized as Law Firm of the Year for Entertainment Law – Music for the second consecutive year. Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report determine the rankings through a lengthy evaluation process, in which qualitative and quantitative information is gathered to rank each law firm. In order to qualify, a firm must have at least one lawyer who is recognized in the current Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” practice and metropolitan area. The evaluation process requires peer reviews from leading lawyers and a collection of client and lawyer assessments. Manatt’s 2019 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 Insurance Law Land Use & Zoning Law Litigation – Environmental Litigation – Intellectual Property Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law National Tier 3 Employment Law – Management Energy Law Environmental Law Labor Law – Management Litigation – Labor & Employment Metropolitan Tier 1 Albany Government Relations Practice Los Angeles Appellate Practice Banking and Finance Law Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law – Management Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television Entertainment Law – Music Financial Services Regulation Law Health Care Law Land Use & Zoning Law Litigation – Environmental Litigation – Labor & Employment Litigation – Land Use & Zoning Real Estate Law Tax Law New York City Advertising Law Entertainment Law – Music Health Care Law Orange County Banking and Finance Law Land Use & Zoning 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 Insurance Law Los Angeles Administrative / Regulatory Law Environmental 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 San Francisco Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law Trusts & Estates Law Utilities Law Washington, D.C. Health Care Law Litigation – Intellectual Property Litigation – Labor & Employment Metropolitan Tier 3 Los Angeles Criminal Defense: White-Collar Energy Law Litigation – Bankruptcy New York City Criminal Defense: White-Collar Orange County Criminal Defense: White-Collar San Francisco Energy Law Insurance Law Litigation – Trusts & Estates San Jose Real Estate Law Washington, D.C. Corporate Law Employment Law – Management View the full rankings here.