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McKool Smith received numerous high marks in the 2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings recently released by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The firm achieved ‘Tier 1’ national rankings for both Banking & Finance Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Litigation, as well as other top rankings across practices areas nationwide and in metropolitan areas.

Achieving a high “Best Law Firms” ranking by clients and peers is a special distinction that signals a combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Money’ issue, on newsstands November 20. The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings will be featured in the "Best Law Firms" stand alone publication, which will be distributed to more than 30,000 general counsel and 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide.

Below are the complete McKool Smith national and metropolitan rankings:

National Rankings:

Tier 1

  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Tier 2

  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities

Tier 3

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation

Metropolitan Rankings:

Tier 1

Austin

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent

Dallas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Tax

Los Angeles

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities

New York City

  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Tier 2

Dallas

  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Real Estate

Los Angeles

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property

New York City

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Securities

The rankings in their entirety are available here

With more than 175 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC, McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. The firm has won more National Law Journal and VerdictSearch “Top 100 Verdicts” over the last five years than any other law firm. McKool Smith represents leading clients across a broad range of practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense.

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