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Pepper Hamilton Earns National and Metropolitan First-Tier Placements in U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® 2013 'Best Law Firms' Rankings

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Pepper Hamilton LLP has secured four national first-tier placements and 30 first-tier metropolitan placements in the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm earned a total of 27 national rankings and 50 metropolitan rankings. The rankings showcase more than 10,000 law firms nationally in one or more of 80 practice areas and in metropolitan or state standings in one or more of 118 practice areas.

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

Pepper Hamilton earned the following national rankings:

Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction
Venture Capital Law

Tier 2
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – First Amendment
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Trademark Law

Tier 3
Antitrust Law
Biotechnology Law
Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law
Environmental Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Securities
Real Estate Law
Trusts & Estates Law

The firm also achieved the following metropolitan rankings:

Tier 1

Delaware
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Detroit
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Environmental Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Environmental
Real Estate Law

Philadelphia
Antitrust Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Litigation – First Amendment
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Venture Capital Law

Pittsburgh
Construction Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Litigation - Construction
Real Estate Law

Washington, D.C.
Litigation – Securities

Tier 2

Delaware
Real Estate Law

Detroit
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Venture Capital Law

Los Angeles
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

New York City
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

Philadelphia
Biotechnology Law
Construction Law
Copyright Law
Criminal Defense: White Collar – Litigation
Litigation – Securities
Mediation
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Trademark Law

Pittsburgh
Banking and Finance Law

Tier 3

Philadelphia
Criminal Defense: White Collar – Government Investigations
Litigation – Patent

Pittsburgh
Commercial Litigation

National first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands November 20. Rankings in their entirety are posted online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

About the U.S. News Media Group

The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Money & Business, Education, and Public Service/Opinion, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group’s signature franchises include its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans, and more.

About Best Lawyers

For over a quarter century, Best Lawyers has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,284 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in most of the world’s major legal markets. Best Lawyers lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.


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