International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced that U.S. News – Best Lawyers® recognized 18 practice areas from Dorsey’s Seattle office for inclusion in its “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2018 (a collaboration between Woodward White, Inc. and U.S. News & World Report). The practices recognized included tier 1 rankings in: 

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law
The Seattle office was also ranked in:

  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Tax Law 
  • Trademark Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law 
  • Trusts & Estates Law

These 2018 rankings were among a total of 110 metropolitan rankings that Dorsey received for 13 of its U.S. offices.  In addition to these metropolitan rankings, Dorsey received 2018 national rankings for 22 practice areas including national tier 1 rankings in: Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Litigation - Patent, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Trademark Law.

Firms included in the 2018 “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.

About Best Law Firms

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, a collaboration between Woodward White, Inc. and U.S. News & World Report, 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 as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro.