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McKool Smith has received numerous accolades in the 2016 "Best Law Firms" rankings recently released by U.S. News - Best Lawyers. The firm received 27 “Tier 1” rankings, including nine national practice area rankings and 19 regional practice area rankings across multiple areas, including Securities, Patent, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Regulatory Enforcement, and Commercial Litigation, among others.

Achieving a high “Best Law Firms” ranking by clients and peers is a special distinction that signals a combination of the firm’s excellence and breadth of expertise. 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 2016 McKool Smith national and metropolitan rankings:

National Tier 1

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation – Securities

National Tier 2

  • Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

National Tier 3

  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation – Tax

Metropolitan Tier 1

Austin

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent

Dallas/Fort Worth

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation – Tax

Houston

  • Litigation – Patent

Los Angeles

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate

New York City

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Metropolitan Tier 2

Dallas/Fort Worth

  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Los Angeles
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Securities

New York City

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy

San Jose

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property

Tyler

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent

Metropolitan Tier 3

Houston

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

New York City

  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Securities

The rankings in their entirety are available here.

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