Chambers Global 2013 ranked 37 Arnold & Porter attorneys as "Leading Individuals" in 14 practice areas, up from 11 areas last year. Eighteen of the firm's practice areas were also acknowledged including Band 1 placement for Competition/Antitrust in the United States and Band 1 placement for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets in the United States. For 2013, the firm added seven new individual rankings, and four new group rankings in Europe-wide Life Sciences; United States International Arbitration; United States Banking & Finance (Foreign Experts) - spotlight table; and United States Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Foreign Experts) - spotlight table.
The complete list of Arnold & Porter groups ranked by Chambers Global includes: Competition/European Law (Belgium); Competition/European Law (Europe-wide); Life Sciences (Europe-wide); Competition/Antitrust (Global-wide); Life Sciences (Global-wide); Public International Law (Global-wide); Banking & Finance (Latin America-wide); Capital Markets (Latin America-wide); International Arbitration (Latin America-wide); Intellectual Property (UK); Banking & Finance (Foreign Experts) (US); Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Foreign Experts) (US); Competition/Antitrust (US); Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (US); International Arbitration (US); International Trade (US); Outsourcing (US); Privacy & Data Security (US).
Arnold & Porter was ranked No. 2 in Washington, DC by Corporate Board Member in its 2011 “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms” list. The list was voted on by directors and general counsel in 25 metropolitan areas.
Arnold & Porter had the most finalists and winners of any law firm in Washington Business Journal's "Top Washington Lawyers" feature, published in its September 18-24, 2009 edition. Gaela Gehring Flores was selected as a "Young Gun"; Sarah Kahn was named a winner for Corporate M&A; David Gersch was a finalist for Corporate Litigation; Steve Parker was named a winner for Technology Transactions; Amy Rifkind was named as a winner for Real Estate Transactions; and Les Sotsky was named a winner for Environmental Law. The winners were honored by WBJ at an awards event on September 17, 2009.
Arnold & Porter was ranked as one of the top five law firms in Washington, DC by Corporate Board Member's list of America's Best Corporate Law Firms 2007.
Arnold & Porter was ranked as "recommended" by The Legal 500 United States, Volume 1: Corporate & Finance 2007 in the following areas: asset finance and leasing, capital markets, corporate governance and SEC, corporate restructuring, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity.
Arnold & Porter was named one of the top 20 law firms in the country and ranked second among the top five law firms in Washington, DC by Corporate Board Member 's list of America's Best Corporate Lawyers 2003.
Arnold & Porter ranked among The UK Legal 500’s top tiers in London in intellectual property and information technology; product liability; pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; telecommunications; intellectual property, patent litigation; and corporate law.
Arnold & Porter was named one of the top 20 law firms in the country and one of the top three law firms in Washington, DC in Corporate Board Member's list of America's Best Corporate Lawyers 2002.
Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP was named a "Top Tier Firm" by The Legal 500 UK 2012 in two practice areas: Insurance (product liability defendant) and TMT (Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology) and a "Recommended" firm in ten practice areas: Corporate and commercial (EU and competition, M&A: lower mid-market deals, and venture capital); Crime, fraud and licensing (Fraud: white-collar crime); Finance (debt capital markets); Human Resources (Employment: employers and senior executives); and TMT (brand management, intellectual property, IT and telecoms, and media and entertainment). In total, 15 lawyers were recognized in 13 practice areas.
Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP was named a "Leading Firm" by Chambers UK 2013 in four practice areas: Life Sciences; Life Sciences: Regulatory and Product Liability and Product Liability: Mainly Defendant. We were also named a "Recommended" firm in six practice areas: Competition/European Law; Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market; Intellectual Property; Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation; Retail and Telecommunications. In total, 12 lawyers were recognised in 11 practice areas.
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011-2012 for Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Arnold & Porter has been named a Top 25 Corporate Law Firm by Corporate Board Member magazine based on responses to their 2012 America's Best Corporate Law Firms study. The firm was named #18 and #21, respectively, on two lists of top 25 national corporate law firms selected by U.S. corporate directors and general counsel of U.S. publicly traded companies. This year, Corporate Board Member magazine compiled a list of more than 60 national corporate law firms using national law firm rankings, and responses to questionnaires. Survey respondents for each list were asked to select 10 national firms "they would most likely turn to for legal matters of national scope." FTI Consulting, Inc. partnered with Corporate Board Member on this study.
Arnold & Porter received recognition in the "2011-2012 Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The publication ranked Arnold & Porter nationally in 16 areas including No. 1 tier rankings in antitrust, appellate, commercial litigation, corporate law, criminal defense-white collar litigation, environmental, FDA, financial services regulation, healthcare, international arbitration, international trade and finance, environmental litigation, regulatory enforcement litigation (SEC, telecom, energy), mass tort litigation, securities regulation, and trusts & estates. The firm was ranked in 36 practice areas in five U.S. offices, including 24 No. 1 tier rankings.
The Best Lawyers in America 2007-2012 for Corporate Law
Arnold & Porter was named a "Top Tier Firm" by The Legal 500 UK 2011 in two practice areas: Insurance - product liability (defendant) and TMT - Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology and a "Recommended" firm in eight practice areas: Corporate and commercial (EU and competition, M&A: lower mid-market deals, and venture capital); Finance (debt capital markets); and TMT (brand management, intellectual property, IT and telecoms, and media and entertainment). The following individuals were named "Leading Lawyers": Ian Dodds-Smith (Insurance - product liability: claimant and TMT - pharmaceuticals and biotechnology), Michael Ryan (TMT - It and telecoms), and Ian Kirby (TMT - media and entertainment). An additional 15 lawyers were ranked in 10 areas.
Washington, DC Super Lawyers 2011 for Real Estate, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, and Estate Planning & Probate
Southern California Super Lawyers 2004-2006, 2008-2011
Arnold & Porter received recognition in the "2010 Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. This inaugural publication ranked Arnold & Porter nationally in eight areas including No. 1 tier rankings for antitrust, FDA, and international arbitration. The firm was ranked in 18 practice areas in five U.S. offices, including No. 1 tier rankings in Los Angeles for antitrust and mass tort litigation; in San Francisco for environmental; and in Washington, DC for antitrust, banking & finance, bankruptcy, corporate, environmental, FDA, government relations, international arbitration, product liability, and trusts & estates. The firm was also ranked in New York for banking & finance, environmental, litigation, and intellectual property; and in Colorado for litigation.
Arnold & Porter's London office was ranked as "recommended" by The UK Legal 500 2010 in the following practice areas: corporate and commercial (EU and competition, M&A: lower mid-market deals, and venture capital); finance (debt capital markets); human resources (employment); insurance (product liability defendant); technology, media, and telecoms (brand management, IT and telecoms, intellectual property, media and entertainment, and pharmaceuticals and biotechnology); and transport (rail). Ian Dodds-Smith was named a "leading individual" for product liability and pharmaceuticals & biotechnology; and Ian Kirby was named a "leading individual" for media and entertainment.
Arnold & Porter was ranked as "recommended" by The Legal 500 US 2010 in the following areas: finance (corporate restructuring); intellectual property (trademarks: litigation); litigation (international arbitration, international trade, product liability and mass tort defense); media, technology, and telecoms (sports and telecoms and broadcast); and mergers, acquisitions and buyouts (antitrust and M&A). Paolo Di Rosa was named a "leading lawyer" for international arbitration and William Baer was named a "leading lawyer" for antitrust.
The Legal 500 US 2009 for M&A: National Firms: Large Deals
Eleven Arnold & Porter attorneys were ranked as "Leading Individuals" in eight practice areas by Chambers UK 2010. The firm was ranked in the No. 1 band for life sciences: product liability; life sciences: regulatory, compliance & competition; and product liability: mainly defendant; and was ranked as a "Leading Firm" for intellectual property and media & entertainment: publishing. Ian Dodds-Smith was named a "Star Individual" for life sciences: regulatory, compliance & competition, and was ranked in the No. 1 band for life sciences and product liability. Alison Brown was ranked for life sciences and product liability; Lincoln Tsang was ranked for life sciences; Ian Kirby was ranked for media & entertainment and intellectual property; Adela Williams, Elizabeth Driver, and Jacqueline Bore were ranked for product liability; Tim Frazer was ranked for competition/European Law; Henry Clinton-Davis was ranked for employment; and Jeremy Willcocks was ranked for corporate/M&A.
Arnold & Porter garnered national recognition in 13 practice areas in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers 2009, and was named as a leading law firm in a comprehensive range of practice areas in all of its US offices. Seventy-three lawyers were named as "Leading Individuals," more than ever were previously ranked. Six practices areas were ranked in the No. 1 band, including financial services regulation and life sciences on a national level, and bankruptcy/restructuring, healthcare regulation, and real estate in Washington, DC. Antitrust was ranked in the No. 1 band in both Washington, DC and nationally for the eighth consecutive year.
Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009 for Life Sciences ("widespread market praise for his broad life sciences skills, which encompass M&A, joint ventures, patent licensing and corporate governance")
Arnold & Porter has the most "Leading" practice area rankings of any law firm in Washington, DC in the PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook 2009. The firm is "Leading" (the highest rating a firm can receive) in the areas of competition/anti-trust, corporate real estate, and environment. Additional rankings include: "Leading" for competition/anti-trust (USA) and life sciences (European Union and USA); "Highly Recommended" for corporate real estate (USA), corporate/M&A (DC), environment (NY), and life sciences (England); "Recommended" for competition/anti-trust (Belgium and European Union), dispute resolution (DC), intellectual property (England and DC), and telecoms and media (England and USA); and "Recognized" for Outsourcing and IT (USA) and for Tax (DC). Internationally, the firm has 46 lawyers ranked in 10 practice areas.
The BTI Consulting Group's Client Service All-Star Team for Corporate Transactions (2008)
Practical Law Company's Which lawyer? Yearbook 2009: Recommended for Corporate/M&A and recognized for Directors' duties and liabilities
Practical Law Company's Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook 2007/08 Recommended in Corporate/M&A
Lawdragon's "500 Leading Dealmakers in America" 2007
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2007 for Life Sciences (National) ("Steve Parker is the 'first port of call for all issues thanks to his astounding breadth of knowledge,' say clients. Specializing in transactions, including licensing, M&A, technology transfers and collaborations, he has 'never let down a client and can be relied on without a shadow of a doubt,' according to interviewees.")
Practical Law Company's Cross-Border Competition Law Handbook 2007 for Mergers & Acquisitions
Practical Law Company's Which lawyer? Yearbook 2007: Highly recommended for IT and E-commerce
The Legal 500 US, Volume 1: Corporate & Finance 2007 for Investment Funds: Alternative/Hedge Fund Formation; and International Mergers & Acquisitions
The BTI Consulting Group's Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms (2007)
Practical Law Company's Which lawyer? Yearbook 2007: Recommended for Corporate/M&A
Lawdragon 500 “New Stars, New Worlds” 2006
Washingtonian's "Top 40 Lawyers Under 40" 2006
Legal Business's Legal Experts 2011 for Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Transport
Legal Times 2006 "Leading Lawyers in Dealmaking"
Practical Law Company's "Global Counsel's Corporate Real Estate Handbook 2004-2005" highly recommended for real estate transactional, acquisitions and leasing expertise.
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