Mayer Brown achieved first-tier rankings in 109 national and metropolitan categories, including 30 national first-tier rankings, in the 2016 edition of the US News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. Overall, the firm was ranked in 189 national and metropolitan categories. In addition, Mayer Brown was named “Firm of the Year” in the Securitization & Structured Finance Law and Information Technology Law categories. 

Rankings were determined primarily by responses to a survey in which clients were asked to evaluate law firms on their expertise, responsiveness, understanding of the respondent's business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility and whether the respondent would refer another client to the firm. 

Following are the categories in which Mayer Brown received a first-tier ranking.

National

  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Energy Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation: Antitrust
  • Litigation: Intellectual Property
  • Litigation: Patent
  • Litigation: Securities
  • Litigation: Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Venture Capital 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
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation: Antitrust
  • Litigation: Environmental
  • Litigation: ERISA
  • Litigation: Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation: Securities
  • Litigation: Trusts & Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions: Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation: Defendants
  • Project 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

  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Energy Law
  • Litigation: Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Los Angeles

  • Natural Resources Law

New York City

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation: Intellectual Property
  • Litigation: Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law

San Jose

  • Litigation: Intellectual Property
  • Litigation: Tax

Washington DC

  • Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Employment Law: Management
  • Energy Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Litigation: Antitrust
  • Litigation: Intellectual Property
  • Litigation: Securities
  • Patent Law
  • Product Liability Litigation: Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law