Steptoe Receives 68 Rankings in US News - Best Lawyers' ‘Best Law Firms’

(November 1, 2016, Washington, DC) — Steptoe has received 23 national and 45 metropolitan rankings in the 2017 edition of US News – Best Lawyers’  “Best Law Firms.”  Of those rankings, 40 are in the top tier.  In addition, Steptoe has been named Law Firm of the Year for Railroad Law.

The rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews, and review of additional information provided by law firms.  To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro.

Steptoe received national rankings in the following practices:

  • Appellate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law – Tier 1
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Energy Law
  • Insurance Law – Tier1
  • International Arbitration – Governmental
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Litigation – ERISA – Tier 1
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property – Tier 1
  • Litigation – Patent – Tier 1
  • Litigation – Tax – Tier 1
  • Natural Resources Law – Tier 1
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Patent Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Railroad Law – Tier 1
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law – Tier 1
  • Technology Law
  • Transportation Law – Tier 1

Steptoe received metropolitan rankings in the following practices:

Chicago

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Tier 1
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law – Tier 1
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property – Tier 1
  • Patent Law   

Phoenix

  • Appellate Practice – Tier 1
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employment Law – Management – Tier 1
  • Insurance Law – Tier 1
  • Labor Law – Management – Tier 1
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment – Tier 1
  • Litigation – Tax – Tier 1
  • Native American Law
  • Tax Law – Tier 1   

San Jose

  • Commercial Litigation – Tier 1
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent – Tier 1
  • Technology Law – Tier 1   

Washington DC

  • Antitrust Law
  • Arbitration – Tier 1
  • Commercial Litigation – Tier 1
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Tier 1
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law – Tier 1
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Energy Law – Tier 1
  • Insurance Law – Tier 1
  • International Arbitration – Governmental
  • International Trade and Finance Law – Tier 1
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants – Tier 1
  • Litigation – ERISA – Tier 1
  • Litigation – Patent – Tier 1
  • Litigation – Tax – Tier 1
  • Mediation – Tier 1
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Natural Resources Law – Tier 1
  • Oil & Gas Law – Tier 1
  • Project Finance Law
  • Railroad Law – Tier 1
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law – Tier 1
  • Transportation Law – Tier 1   

The rankings were published November 1 in US News.

About Steptoe

Steptoe & Johnson LLP is an international law firm widely recognized for vigorous advocacy in complex litigation and arbitration, successful representation of clients before governmental agencies, and creative and practical advice in guiding business transactions.  The firm has more than 500 lawyers and other professionals in offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, Phoenix and Washington.  For more information, visit www.steptoe.com.