Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, has garnered six national practice area rankings in the newly released 2012 edition of The Legal 500 United States. Two Manatt partners, Robert D. Belfort and Linda A. Goldstein, were also recognized as “Leading Lawyers” in their areas.
To compile the rankings, a team of Legal 500 researchers spoke to thousands of law firm commercial clients. The rankings are based on the opinions of those clients, as well as the opinions of rival commercial lawyers. The researchers also analyzed information about the client lists of major firms and the matters each firm handled in the past year.
Manatt’s 2012 Legal 500 rankings include:
Healthcare: Health Insurers
Marketing & Advertising
Healthcare: Service Providers
M&A: Mid-Market (Sub-$500M)
In addition to the practice rankings, Belfort, a partner in the firm’s Healthcare Division, was recognized in the Healthcare: Health Insurers area, and Goldstein, chair of the firm’s Advertising, Marketing & Media Division, was credited in the Marketing & Advertising area.
The Legal 500 series of guides reviews the strengths and strategies of law firms around the world. The 2012 edition marks the publication’s sixth year in the United States, having published for many years in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.