Manatt Once Again Receives Top Rankings by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report 

Manatt’s national and local practices received top rankings again this year in the 2023 Best Law Firms Guide by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers determine 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.

The Firm’s ranked practices are: 

National Tier 1  

  • Advertising Law  
  • Appellate Practice  
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar  
  • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television  
  • Entertainment Law - Music (Law Firm of the Year) 
  • Financial Services Regulation Law  
  • Health Care Law  
  • Land Use & Zoning Law  
  • Real Estate Law  
  • Tax Law  

National Tier 2  

  • Banking and Finance Law  
  • Commercial Litigation  
  • Corporate Law  
  • Litigation - Environmental  
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment  
  • Litigation - Real Estate  
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law  

National Tier 3  

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law  
  • Energy Law  
  • Environmental Law  

Metropolitan Tier 1  

Boston  

  • Privacy and Data Security Law  

Chicago  

  • Health Care Law  

Los Angeles  

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law  
  • Advertising Law  
  • Appellate Practice  
  • Banking and Finance Law  
  • Commercial Litigation  
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar  
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law  
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law  
  • Energy Law  
  • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television  
  • Entertainment Law - Music  
  • Financial Services Regulation Law  
  • Health Care Law  
  • Litigation - Environmental  
  • Litigation - Health Care  
  • Litigation - Land Use & Zoning  
  • Litigation - Real Estate  
  • 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  
  • Corporate Compliance Law  
  • Land Use & Zoning Law  
  • Real Estate Law  

San Francisco  

  • Nonprofit / Charities Law  
  • Real Estate Law  
  • Tax Law  

Washington, D.C.  

  • Health Care Law  
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment  

Metropolitan Tier 2  

Los Angeles  

  • Corporate Law  
  • Environmental Law  
  • Land Use & Zoning Law  
  • Leisure and Hospitality Law  
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy  

New York City  

  • Corporate Law  
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar  

San Francisco  

  • Commercial Litigation  
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants  
  • Trusts & Estates Law  

San Jose  

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law  

Metropolitan Tier 3  

Orange County  

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar  

San Francisco  

  • Litigation - Trusts & Estates  

San Jose  

  • Real Estate Law  

Washington, D.C.  

  • Corporate Law  

See a full list of the Firm’s rankings here.  

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