Awards and Rankings
November 4, 2019

Goodwin Highly Rated in the 2020 U.S. NewsBest Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Rankings

U.S. News and Best Lawyers have recognized 125 Goodwin national and regional practice areas for excellence in the 2020 edition of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Now in its tenth year, the 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 data provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Goodwin was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, which is a designation given to those practice areas demonstrating a track record of excellence throughout the evaluation period. 

Other national rankings include:

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Environmental Law
  • FDA Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – First Amendment
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Mining Law
  • Mutual Funds Law
  • Patent Law
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Venture Capital Law

The regional rankings also recognized Goodwin practice areas in the Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC offices.

The 2020 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and client ballots on record. This year, U.S. News and Best Lawyers incorporated 7.8 million evaluations that included 110,000 leading lawyers from more than 15,000 law firms across the country.

For the complete list of Goodwin’s recognition in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, please click here.