Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, achieved first-tier rankings in 110 national and metropolitan categories, including 39 national first-tier rankings, in the 2011-2012 US News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings list 9,633 US law firms in 123 major practice areas. A primary determinant of the rankings were evaluations of law firms by clients voting on firms’ expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility and whether they would refer another client to a firm.

“Mayer Brown’s exceptional results in this year’s ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings demonstrate a high degree of client satisfaction with the legal solutions our lawyers provide across a wide range of practice areas and geographies,” said Mayer Brown Chairman Bert W. Krueger.

First-tier rankings for Mayer Brown included:

National

  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Governmental Investigations
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Franchise Law
  • International Arbitration – Commercial
  • International Arbitration – Governmental
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Patent Law
  • Private Equity Law
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Charlotte

  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law

Chicago

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Governmental Investigations
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Information Technology Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Mediation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • Patent Law
  • Private Equity Law
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Houston

  • Energy Law
  • International Arbitration – Commercial
  • International Arbitration – Governmental
  • Real Estate Law

Los Angeles

  • Copyright Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Natural Resources Law

New York

  • Appellate Practice
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Palo Alto

  • Litigation – Tax
  • Trademark Law

Washington, DC

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Governmental Investigations
  • Information Technology Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Securities Regulation
  • Transportation Law

Additional category rankings for Mayer Brown are: 

National

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Mutual Funds Law
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Technology Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Charlotte

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

Chicago

  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Venture Capital Law

Houston

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

Los Angeles

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

New York

  • Antitrust Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Governmental Investigations
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Private Equity Law
  • Project Finance Law

Palo Alto

  • Antitrust Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Tax Law

Washington DC

  • Communications Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation
  • Energy Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Mutual Funds Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law