International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced that U.S. News–Best Lawyers® recognized 16 practice areas from Dorsey’s Seattle office for inclusion in its “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2015. The practices recognized in each rankings tier are as follows:

Tier 1

      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation–Intellectual Property
      • Patent Law

Tier 2

      • Construction Law
      • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
      • Employment Law–Management
      • Litigation–Labor & Employment
      • Litigation–Real Estate
      • Tax Law

Tier 3

      • Corporate Law
      • Labor Law–Management
      • Land Use & Zoning Law
      • Litigation–Securities
      • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Securities/Capital Markets Law
      • Trusts & Estates Law

These 2015 rankings were among a total of 102 metropolitan rankings that Dorsey received for 12 of its U.S. offices. In addition to these metropolitan rankings, Dorsey received 2015 national rankings for 26 practice areas including national tier 1 rankings in: Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Franchise Law, Litigation–Intellectual Property, Litigation–Patent, Litigation–Securities and Trademark Law.

Firms included in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “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.