U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have selected Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP as the "Law Firm of the Year" in Entertainment Law - Music as part of the 2014 "Best Law Firms" rankings. Additionally, the firm received the highest national ranking and top-tier metropolitan rankings in the Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C. markets in the area of Music Law. This prestigious recognition reflects the group's quality of law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
The "Best Law Firms" rankings 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. For the third year, only one law firm in each of 87 practice areas received the 2014 "Law Firm of the Year" designation. Firms with this distinction showed an impressive overall performance in the research of a given practice area, representing a significant showing in the "Best Law Firms" initiative.
Manatt has long been recognized as a leader in the music industry. The firm's music lawyers provide sophisticated counsel on a range of matters to major participants in the business, including recording artists, songwriters, recording companies and independent record labels, music publishers, producers and concert promoters.
The national top-tier rankings will also be featured in the first edition of the "Best Law Firms" Legal Issue.