Manatt has been named by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as the "Law Firm of the Year" in Advertising Law as part of the 2015 "Best Law Firms" rankings. Additionally, the firm received the highest national ranking and top-tier metropolitan rankings in the New York City and Washington, D.C., markets in the area of Advertising Law. This prestigious recognition reflects the group's quality of law practice and breadth of legal experience.
"This is a tremendous honor for the group," said Linda Goldstein, chair of the firm's Advertising, Marketing and Media practice. "As traditional advertising gives way to new media, Manatt's lawyers are working closely with the world's most recognizable brands to counsel and create strategic approaches to the day's most complex marketing issues, including those within the digital space. I am so proud of the team and its individual members for their impeccable legal guidance and unwavering commitment to client service."
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 fourth year, only one law firm in each of 73 practice areas received the 2015 "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 is home to one of the top advertising law practices in the country. The firm's national advertising practice is centered around a group of highly experienced and successful New York-based advertising lawyers, a comprehensive West Coast entertainment and media presence, and an advertising litigation and regulatory base in Washington, D.C. It is consistently ranked as one of the nation's top firms in advertising by Chambers USA and The Legal 500. The group works broadly across industries, representing advertisers to establish and protect solid, competitive, proprietary campaigns and product positioning platforms.