Press Release
Awards and Rankings
November 2, 2016

U.S. News-Best Lawyers Recognizes Goodwin in 70 Tier 1 National and Metropolitan Practice Rankings

Global 50 law firm Goodwin has been recognized in 111 national and metropolitan practice areas in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” survey by U.S. News – Best Lawyers. Goodwin was ranked in 21 national Tier 1 categories and 49 metropolitan Tier 1 rankings. Additionally, the firm was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Biotechnology Law for the fourth time in the past five years. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms rankings are based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading lawyers in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms.

Goodwin’s 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
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
Securities Regulation
Venture Capital Law

Goodwin was also ranked in 72 metropolitan practice areas in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, San Jose and Washington, D.C., including 49 Tier 1 practice categories.

Firms included in the 2017 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. To be eligible for Best Law Firms, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America© ranking, which recognizes the top practicing lawyers in the United States. Best Law Firms rankings include the 7.3 million evaluations of more than 54,000 individual lawyers collected by Best Lawyers in its recent annual survey.