Greenberg Traurig Receives Most Overall First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2017 ‘Best Law Firms’ Edition

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For the sixth consecutive year, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP received the most overall first-tier rankings and the most first-tier metropolitan rankings in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” report.

NEW YORK – Nov. 1, 2016 – For the sixth consecutive year, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP received the most overall first-tier rankings and the most first-tier metropolitan rankings in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” report. In the recently published 2017 edition, the firm was also recognized as “Law Firm of the Year” in two practice areas, Litigation – Banking & Finance and Litigation – Real Estate.

According to U.S. News – Best Lawyers, firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” are recognized for “professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.”

In 2017, U.S News – Best Lawyers reported receiving 800,000 law firm assessments from more than 10,000 attorneys and received more than 90,000 evaluations from over 10,000 clients. According to the U.S. News- Best Lawyers press release, the 2017 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States.

Greenberg Traurig received “Law Firm of the Year” designation for its Litigation – Banking & Finance and Litigation – Real Estate practices as a result of “an impressive overall performance” in the evaluation process. According to U.S. News – Best Lawyers, only one firm is named “Law Firm of the Year” for select nationally ranked practice areas.

Additionally, Greenberg Traurig has more attorneys included in the related Best Lawyers in America guide than any other law firm listed.

In the U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” report, Greenberg Traurig received a national first-tier ranking in the following practice areas:

  •     Appellate Practice
  •     Banking and Finance Law
  •     Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  •     Commercial Litigation
  •     Construction Law
  •     Copyright Law
  •     Corporate Law
  •     Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  •     Employment Law - Management
  •     Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
  •     Entertainment Law - Music
  •     Environmental Law
  •     Franchise Law
  •     Health Care Law
  •     Immigration Law
  •     Information Technology Law
  •     International Trade and Finance Law
  •     Labor Law - Management
  •     Land Use & Zoning Law
  •     Litigation - Banking & Finance
  •     Litigation - Bankruptcy
  •     Litigation - Construction
  •     Litigation - Environmental
  •     Litigation - ERISA
  •     Litigation - Intellectual Property
  •     Litigation - Labor & Employment
  •     Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
  •     Litigation - Patent
  •     Litigation - Real Estate
  •     Litigation - Securities
  •     Litigation - Tax
  •     Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  •     Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  •     Native American Law
  •     Patent Law
  •     Public Finance Law
  •     Real Estate Law
  •     Securities / Capital Markets Law
  •     Securities Regulation
  •     Tax Law
  •     Technology Law
  •     Trademark Law
  •     Trusts & Estates Law
  •     Venture Capital Law

Greenberg Traurig received first-tier metropolitan rankings for the following practice areas:

  •     Administrative / Regulatory Law
  •     Appellate Practice
  •     Banking and Finance Law
  •     Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  •     Commercial Finance Law
  •     Commercial Litigation
  •     Construction Law
  •     Copyright Law
  •     Corporate Governance Law
  •     Corporate Law
  •     Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  •     Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  •     Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  •     Employment Law - Management
  •     Energy Law
  •     Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
  •     Entertainment Law - Music
  •     Environmental Law
  •     Equipment Finance Law
  •     Financial Services Regulation Law
  •     Gaming Law
  •     Government Relations Practice
  •     Health Care Law
  •     Immigration Law
  •     Information Technology Law
  •     Insurance Law
  •     International Trade and Finance Law
  •     Labor Law - Management
  •     Land Use & Zoning Law
  •     Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  •     Litigation - Antitrust
  •     Litigation - Banking & Finance
  •     Litigation - Bankruptcy
  •     Litigation - Construction
  •     Litigation - Environmental
  •     Litigation - ERISA
  •     Litigation - Intellectual Property
  •     Litigation - Labor & Employment
  •     Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
  •     Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
  •     Litigation - Patent
  •     Litigation - Real Estate
  •     Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  •     Litigation - Securities
  •     Litigation - Trusts & Estates
  •     Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  •     Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  •     Native American Law
  •     Patent Law
  •     Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  •     Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  •     Public Finance Law
  •     Real Estate Law
  •     Securities / Capital Markets Law
  •     Securities Regulation
  •     Tax Law
  •     Technology Law
  •     Trademark Law
  •     Transportation Law
  •     Trusts & Estates Law
  •     Venture Capital Law
  •     Water Law

In addition to the first-tier national and metropolitan rankings, the firm also ranked in the following practice areas:

  •     Derivatives and Futures Law
  •     Family Law
  •     Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  •     Leisure and Hospitality Law
  •     Litigation - First Amendment
  •     Litigation - Municipal
  •     Media Law
  •     Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  •     Natural Resources Law
  •     Oil & Gas Law
  •     Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  •     Securitization and Structured Finance Law

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, second largest in the U.S. on the 2016 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.

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