Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, has been named a finalist in the “Practice Area – Appellate” and “State Firm – Illinois” categories of the Benchmark Litigation US 2015 Awards sponsored by Benchmark Litigation. The national-level practice awards recognize excellence in 10 areas of law. The state awards recognize firms for “the gravitas of their case matters” during the previous year, including “potential precedent set or verdicts with notably high dollar amounts at stake.”

The annual awards series recognizes the top practitioners in the United States litigation community, litigators who “played a significant role in the industry over the past year,” Benchmark Litigation said. The winning lawyers, firms and in-house counsel teams will be selected based on extensive research the publication conducted between March and November 2014 and announced in January.