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    Arent Fox Ranks High in US News & World Report / Best Lawyers 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” Survey

    November 7, 2011

    November 7, 2011 – Arent Fox is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized in the 2011 edition of “Best Law Firms,” the prestigious legal guide published by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, with several of the firm's practices moving up in the national and metropolitan rankings, and many others making their debut in this year's edition.

    The release of the 2011 Best Law Firms rankings marks the second publication of the annual analysis by US News and Best Lawyers. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of experience.

    Arent Fox received National Tier 1 Rankings in the areas of: International Trade and Finance Law, Bankruptcy Litigation, and Trademark Law.

    Also making debuts in the national rankings are Arent Fox’s practices in: Communications Law; Copyright Law; Health Care Law; and Securities Regulation, each of which obtained a National Tier 2 Ranking.

    Rounding out the top national recognitions with National Tier 3 Rankings are the firm’s work in: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization; ERISA Litigation; Patent Law; Real Estate Law; Tax Law; and Trusts & Estates (including litigation).

    Numerous Arent Fox practices earned Metropolitan Rankings as well.

    The firm obtained a Metropolitan Tier 1 Ranking in Los Angeles in the field of Health Care. This was a promotion from last year when Health Law in Los Angeles earned a Tier 2 ranking.

    As in 2010, Arent Fox again earned Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings in Washington, DC, in the following areas: Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Public Finance Law; Real Estate Law; and Trusts & Estates Law. Additionally, this year the firm has earned a Metropolitan Tier 1 Ranking in Washington, DC, in Copyright Law; Bankruptcy Litigation; and International Trade and Finance Law.

    Arent Fox in Washington, DC, earned an additional 10 Metropolitan Rankings in the areas of: Communications Law; Education Law; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Environmental Law; ERISA Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Patent Litigation; Patent Law; Securities Regulation; Tax Law; and Trademark Law.

    In Los Angeles, the firm obtained a Metropolitan Tier 1 Ranking in the field of Health Care. Arent Fox’s Los Angeles office also earned Metropolitan Rankings in Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Litigation in Los Angeles.

    The complete breakdown of Arent Fox’s rankings are as follows:

    National Rankings

    Tier 1

    • International Trade and Finance Law
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy
    • Trademark Law

    Tier 2

    • Communications Law
    • Copyright Law
    • Health Care Law
    • Securities Regulation

    Tier 3

    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Litigation – ERISA
    • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
    • Patent Law
    • Real Estate Law
    • Tax Law
    • Trusts & Estates Law

    Metropolitan Rankings

    Tier 1

    • Los Angeles
      • Health Care Law
         
    • Washington, DC:
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Copyright Law
      • International Trade and Finance Law
      • Litigation – Bankruptcy
      • Public Finance Law
      • Real Estate Law
      • Trusts & Estates Law

    Tier 2

    • Los Angeles:
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • Washington, DC:
      • Communications Law
      • Education Law
      • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
      • Litigation – ERISA
      • Litigation – Intellectual Property
      • Litigation – Patent
      • Patent Law
      • Securities Regulation
      • Tax Law
      • Trademark Law

    Tier 3

    • Washington, DC:
      • Environmental Law

    The national first-tier rankings will be featured in US News & World Report's “Money” issue, on newsstands November 15, 2011. The second edition of the “Best Law Firms” stand-alone publication will be sent to 30,000 general counsel and in digital format to 58,000 leading lawyers around the globe and will include all national and metropolitan, first-tier rankings. The rankings in their entirety will be available on USNews.com, which receives nearly 9 million unique visitors a month.

    The rankings in their entirety may be read by clicking here: http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.

    The Arent Fox “Best Law Firms” profile is available here.

    To read about the methodology for the US News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings, please click here.

     

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    About Arent Fox:
    Arent Fox LLP (www.arentfox.com), with offices in Washington, DC, New York, and Los Angeles, is a recognized leader in areas including OSHA, intellectual property, real estate, telecommunications, health care, automotive, sports, white collar, international trade, bankruptcy, and complex litigation. With more than 350 lawyers nationwide, Arent Fox has extensive experience in corporate securities, financial restructuring, government relations, labor and employment, finance, tax, corporate compliance, and the global business market. The firm represents Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, trade associations, foreign governments and other entities.