Mayer Brown announced that the 2018 edition of Legal 500 United States ranked the firm in 61 categories. Of these rankings, six are top tier:

  • Finance: Structured Finance, for the eighth consecutive year 
  • Litigation: Supreme Court and Appellate: Appellate, for the 12th consecutive year 
  • Litigation: Supreme Court and Appellate: Supreme Court, for the 12th consecutive year 
  • Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Outsourcing, for the 11th consecutive year 
  • Tax: Contentious, for the 12th consecutive year 
  • Transport: Rail and Road, for the second consecutive year

The publication also listed 26 Mayer Brown lawyers as “Leading Individuals” in their practice areas:

  • James Barry – Tax – US 
  • Timothy Bishop – Environment: Litigation 
  • Rebecca Eisner – Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Outsourcing 
  • Paul Forrester – Finance: Structured Finance 
  • Dale Giali – Litigation: Trade Secrets; Intellectual Property – Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters) 
  • Thomas Humphreys – Tax – Financial Products 
  • Brian Kittle – Tax – Contentious 
  • Tom Kittle-Kamp – Tax: Tax Controversy 
  • Ken Klein – Tax: International Tax 
  • Jason Kravitt – Finance: Structured Finance 
  • Larry Langdon – Tax: Tax Controversy 
  • Mark Leeds – Tax – Financial Products 
  • Barry Machlin – Finance: Project Finance 
  • Marcia Madsen – Government: Government Contracts 
  • John Mancini – Litigation: Trade Secrets; Intellectual Property – Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters) 
  • Dan Masur – Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Outsourcing 
  • Brad Peterson – Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Outsourcing 
  • Andy Pincus – Litigation: Supreme Court and Appellate 
  • Nancy Ross – Labor and Employment: ERISA Litigation 
  • Paul Roy – Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Outsourcing 
  • Joe Seliga – Finance: Project Finance 
  • Steve Shapiro – Litigation: Supreme Court and Appellate 
  • Elizabeth (Liz) Espín Stern – Labor and Employment: Immigration 
  • Jon Van Gorp – Finance: Structured Finance 
  • Joel Williamson – Tax: Tax Controversy; Tax – Contentious
  • Scott Zemser – Commercial Lending

Following is a complete list of the practice categories in which Mayer Brown is ranked in the 2018 edition of Legal 500 United States:

Antitrust 

  • Cartel 
  • Civil Litigation/Class Actions 
  • Merger Control

Finance

  • Capital Markets: Debt Offerings: Advice to Issuers 
  • Capital Markets: Debt Offerings: Advice to Managers/Underwriters 
  • Capital Markets: Equity Offerings: Advice to Issuers 
  • Capital Markets: Equity Offerings: Advice to Managers/Underwriters 
  • Capital Markets: Global Offerings: Advice to Corporates/Issuers 
  • Capital Markets: Global Offerings: Advice to Financial Institutions/Underwriters 
  • Capital Markets: High-Yield Debt Offerings: Advice to Issuers 
  • Commercial Lendings – Advice to Borrowers 
  • Commercial Lendings – Advice to Lenders 
  • Corporate Restructuring (including Bankruptcy) 
  • Financial Services: Regulatory 
  • Project Finance: Project Advice to Lenders 
  • Project Finance: Project Advice to Sponsors 
  • Structured Finance

Government 

  • Government Contracts 
  • Government Relations

Industry Focus 

  • Energy Transactions: Oil & Gas 
  • Energy: Renewable/Alternative 
  • Environment: Litigation 
  • Insurance: Non-Contentious 
  • Transport: Rail and Road – Regulation 
  • Transport: Rail and Road – Finance 
  • Transport: Rail and Road – Litigation

Intellectual Property

  • Copyright 
  • Patent Litigation: Full Coverage 
  • Patent Litigation: International Trade Commission 
  • Trademarks: Litigation 
  • Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters)

Labor and Employment 

  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (Design) 
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (Transactions) 
  • ERISA Litigation 
  • Immigration 
  • Employee Health and Retirement Plans 
  • Labor and Employment Disputes: Defense 
  • Workplace and Employment Counseling

Litigation

  • Commercial Disputes 
  • Financial Services: Litigation 
  • International Arbitration 
  • International Trade 
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Toxic Tort - Defense 
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products 
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices - Defense 
  • Securities: Defense 
  • Supreme Court and Appellate: Appellate 
  • Supreme Court and Appellate: Supreme Court 
  • Trade Secrets 
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense

Media, Technology and Telecoms

  • Cyber Law 
  • Technology: Outsourcing 
  • Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory

M&A/Corporate and Commercial 

  • M&A – Large Deals ($1bn+)

Real Estate

  • Construction 
  • Land Use/Zoning 
  • Real Estate

Tax 

  • Financial Products 
  • International Tax 
  • US Taxes: Contentious 
  • US Taxes: Non-contentious