Mayer Brown achieved first-tier rankings in 119 national and metropolitan categories, including 38 national first-tier rankings, in the 2021 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. Overall, the firm was ranked in 196 national and metropolitan categories. In addition, Mayer Brown was named “Law Firm of the Year” in the International Trade and Finance Law category.

Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

The categories in which Mayer Brown received a first-tier ranking are below.

National

  • Advertising Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Energy Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Patent Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Railroad Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law

Charlotte

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • 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
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance 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
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • 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

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Energy Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Los Angeles

  • Natural Resources Law

New York City

  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • International Arbitration - Governmental
  • Project Finance Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law

San Jose

  • Litigation – Tax
  • Patent Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law

Washington DC

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Advertising Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Railroad Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law