WilmerHale Named a Leading National Firm in the United States by The Legal 500

  • 7.1.2015

The Legal 500 United States has released its annual rankings, selecting WilmerHale as one of the preeminent law firms in the country. The guide, which provides rankings and commentary for commercial law firms in the United States, has recommended WilmerHale in a number of practice areas in its ninth edition.

The firm has been recommended as a top-tier firm in the following practice areas:

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation, Full Coverage

Litigation: Appellate

Litigation: Supreme Court

WilmerHale has also been recommended in these practice areas:

Antitrust: Cartel

Antitrust: Civil Litigation / Class Actions

Energy: Regulatory

Finance: Capital Markets: Debt Offerings

Finance: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings

Finance: Corporate Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy)

Finance: Financial Services (Litigation)

Government Relations

Healthcare: Life Sciences

Intellectual Property: Patent Licensing and Transactional

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation, International Trade Commission

Investment Fund Formation and Management: Alternative/ Funds

Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual: Registered Funds

Litigation: Commercial Litigation

Litigation: International Arbitration

Litigation: International Trade

Litigation: Securities Shareholder Litigation

Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense

M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A Middle-Market ($500-999m)

M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

Media, Technology & Telecoms: Technology, Data Protection and Privacy

Media, Technology & Telecoms: Technology, Outsourcing

Media, Technology & Telecoms: Technology, Transactions

Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms and Broadcast, Regulatory

Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate

Tax: Domestic Tax

In addition to firm-level rankings, The Legal 500 United States 2015 editorial has recommended 83 WilmerHale attorneys. Among those recommended, the following nine WilmerHale partners are listed as elite "Leading Lawyers" in their areas of practice, based on recognition from clients and peers:

Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky (Litigation: International Trade)
D. Reed Freeman (Media, Technology & Telecoms: Technology, Data Protection and Privacy)
Jay Bothwick (M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A Middle-Market ($500-999m))
Paul Wolfson (Litigation: Supreme Court and Appellate)
Robert Finkel (Media, Technology & Telecoms: Technology, Outsourcing)
Robert Novick (Litigation: International Trade)
Seth Waxman (Litigation: Supreme Court and Appellate)
Steven Singer (Healthcare: Life Sciences)
William Lee (Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation, Full Coverage and Leading Trial Lawyers)

To read the full editorial on WilmerHale, visit The Legal 500 United States website.