Manatt Practices Ranked Among Top in Nation by U.S. News

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2011 - 2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings, marking the second edition of this highly anticipated annual analysis, with Manatt scoring four Tier 1 national rankings and 24 metropolitan designations.

The rankings are presented in tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area, and are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms. Of the 10,968 firms eligible to participate, 6,983 of those firms received first-tier national and/or metropolitan rankings.

The list of results, where top rankings indicate a special distinction of excellence and expertise, can be viewed at bestlawfirms.usnews.com. The national top-tier rankings will also be published in the 2011 - 2012 issue of U.S. News & World Report, a leading provider of service news and information.

Manatt’s 2011 - 2012 U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings include:

National Rankings

Tier 1

Advertising Law
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
Entertainment Law - Music
Health Care Law

Tier 2

Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Labor & Employment

Tier 3

Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law
Energy Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
International Trade and Finance Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Real Estate
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Metropolitan Rankings

Tier 1

Los Angeles

Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Energy Law
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
Entertainment Law - Music
Financial Services Regulation Law
Health Care Law
Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Non-Profit / Charities Law

New York City

Advertising Law
Entertainment Law - Music
Health Care Law

Orange County

Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Health Care Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Real Estate

San Francisco

Health Care Law
Non-Profit / Charities Law
Tax Law

Washington DC

Advertising Law
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
Entertainment Law - Music

Tier 2

Los Angeles

Appellate Practice
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law - Management
Insurance Law
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law

New York City

Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
Insurance Law
Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Orange County

Litigation - Intellectual Property
Real Estate Law

San Francisco

Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Trusts & Estates Law

Washington DC

Corporate Law
International Trade and Finance Law

Tier 3

Washington DC

Government Relations Practice

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