Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has been recognized as one of the top law firms in the country by U.S. News & World Report.  The firm was ranked as a leader in national and regional scope in more than 30 practice areas.

The annual report gave the highest national recognition to the firm in areas of Appellate, Employee Benefits, Labor & Employment, Health Care, Environmental Litigation, Patent, Real Estate, Tax, Trademark and Trusts and Estates Law.  Many of the firm’s offices were recognized as having a number of “Tier 1” practice areas.

The publication bases its annual rankings on client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews and firm-submitted information.  Criteria used for rankings include responsiveness, understanding of businesses and their needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and expertise.  Firms were also ranked on whether clients or peers would refer another client to the firm.

 

National Recognitions

Tier 1

Appellate Practice

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Employment Law - Management

Health Care Law

Litigation - Environmental

Patent Law

Real Estate Law

Tax Law

Trademark Law

Trusts & Estates Law

 

Tier 2

Commercial Litigation

Copyright Law

Corporate Law

Environmental Law

Litigation - ERISA

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Mutual Funds Law

Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law

 

Tier 3

Antitrust Law

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

International Arbitration - Commercial

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Litigation - Patent

Litigation - Securities

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Securities/Capital Markets Law

 

Chicago Office

Tier 1

Corporate Law

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Employment Law - Management

Health Care Law

Patent Law

Trademark Law

 

Tier 2

Commercial Litigation

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Employment Law - Individuals

Government Relations Practice

International Arbitration - Commercial

Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law

Tax Law

Trusts & Estates Law

 

Tier 3

Non-Profit/Charities Law

Real Estate Law

 

Delaware Office

Tier 1

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

 

Los Angeles Office

Tier 1

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

 

Tier 2

Litigation - ERISA

 

Milwaukee Office

Tier 1

Health Care Law

 

New Jersey Offices (Princeton and Florham Park)

Tier 1

Appellate Practice

Commercial Litigation

Corporate Law

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Employment Law - Management

Environmental Law

Insurance Law

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Environmental

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Litigation - Real Estate

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Real Estate Law

Tax Law

Trusts & Estates Law

 

Tier 2

Health Care Law

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

 

Philadelphia Office

Tier 1

Appellate Practice

Commercial Litigation

Copyright Law

Corporate Law

Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Environmental Law

Litigation - Environmental

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

Litigation - Securities

Litigation - Tax

Patent Law

Real Estate Law

Tax Law

Trusts & Estates Law

 

Tier 2

Employment Law - Management

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Mutual Funds Law

Securities/Capital Markets Law

 

Tier 3

Litigation - Banking & Finance

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Trademark Law

 

Washington, D.C., Office

Tier 1

Health Care Law

 

Tier 2

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Education Law

Litigation – ERISA

 

Tier 3

Antitrust Law

 

 

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