2020 Best Law Firms List Ranks Manatt Practices Among Top in Nation

– U.S. News & World Report

In the 2020 Best Law Firms guide, Manatt practices earned 11 national Tier 1 rankings and 30 Tier 1 metropolitan designations. Manatt was also recognized as this year’s Law Firm of the Year for Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television.

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 2020 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
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law

National Tier 2 

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property

National Tier 3 

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions 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
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television
  • Entertainment Law – Music
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law

New York City 

  • Advertising Law
  • Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television
  • Entertainment Law – Music
  • Health Care law

Orange County 

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • International Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law
San Francisco 
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
Washington, D.C. 
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
Metropolitan Tier 2 

Albany 

  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
Los Angeles 
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation – Health Care
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
New York City 
  • Corporate Law

San Francisco 

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Utilities Law

Washington, D.C. 

  • Health Care Law
Metropolitan Tier 3 

Los Angeles 

  • Energy Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
New York City 
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Orange County 
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
San Francisco 
  • Energy Law
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Washington, D.C. 
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law – Management

San Jose 

  • Real Estate Law
 View the full rankings here.