Press Release
Awards and Rankings
November 3, 2014

Goodwin Procter Selected for 75 Tier 1 National and Metropolitan Practice Rankings in U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2015 "Best Law Firms" Survey

Goodwin Procter LLP, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, has been recognized in 109 national and metropolitan practice areas in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” survey by U.S. News – Best Lawyers. Goodwin was ranked in 22 national Tier 1 categories and 53 metropolitan Tier 1 rankings. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms.

Goodwin National Tier 1 rankings include:

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Mutual Funds Law
  • Patent Law
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Goodwin  was also ranked in 72 metropolitan practice areas in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., including 53 Tier 1 practice categories. New top tier rankings in 2015 include Copyright Law, Mutual Funds Law, Securities Regulation, Trademark Law (Boston); Biotechnology Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (Los Angeles); Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy (New York); and Litigation – Banking & Finance Law (Washington, D.C.).

Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Over 17,000 attorneys provided over 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided close to 40,000 evaluations.

For the complete list of Goodwin’s recognition in the 2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey, please click here.

About Goodwin Procter

Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. Excelling at complex transactional work and high-stakes litigation, the firm combines in-depth legal knowledge with practical business experience to help clients maximize opportunities and manage risk. With more than 850 lawyers, Goodwin offers innovative counsel and delivers results through a client-centric and collaborative approach. The firm focuses on matters involving financial institutions, intellectual property, private equity, real estate capital markets, securities litigation/white collar defense, and technology/life sciences. Information may be found at Follow us on Twitter @goodwinprocter.