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Honors & Rankings:  Firm Honors

The American Lawyer "The A-List" (2008-2012; 2014)
  • Ranked in this listing of twenty elite US law firms based on financial performance, pro bono activity, associate satisfaction, and diversity.

The American Lawyer - Litigation Department of the Year "Finalist" (2008, 2014)  

The American Lawyer - Litigation Department of the Year "Honorable Mention" (2010)

Chambers USA - Award for Excellence in Insurance (2009-2010; 2012)
  • Selected to receive national award for insurance practice group. 

Chambers USA - Award for Excellence in International Trade (2011)
  • Selected to receive national award for international trade practice group.

Corporate Board Member - America's Best Corporate Law Firms
  • Ranked in the top 25 firms nationally by general counsel (2007-2013) 
  • Ranked in the top 25 firms nationally by corporate directors (2006-2011, 2013)

Global Arbitration Review "GAR 30" (2011, 2013)
  • Ranked among the world's top 30 international arbitration practices.

Global Competition Review "GCR 100 Global Elite" (2012-2013)
  • Ranked among the world's top 20 antitrust practices.

 The Human Rights Campaign Foundation "Corporate Equality Index Survey" (2009-2014)
  • Ranked 100% on this survey that provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large US employers and their policies and practices pertinent to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers and investors.

India Business Law Journal - Top Foreign Firms for India Work (2009-2012)

Intellectual Property Magazine - Sports, Media & Entertainment Team of the Year (2010)

Law360 - Practice Groups of the Year
  • Competition (2013)
  • Employment (2010)
  • Energy (2013)
  • Health (2011-2012)
  • Insurance (2010)
  • Life Sciences (2012-2013)
  • Media & Entertainment (2012) 
  • Privacy & Consumer Protection (2011-2012)
  • White Collar (2011)

Law360 - Pro Bono Firm (2010; 2012; 2014)

The Lawyer - Top 30 International Firms (2009-2013)

Managing Intellectual Property - ITC Litigation Firm of the Year (2010; 2014)
  • North American Award in IP litigation

Minority Corporate Counsel Association - Thomas L. Sager Award (2011)
  • Honored for demonstrated and sustained commitment to improve the hiring, retention and promotion of minority and women attorneys.

The National Law Journal - Washington Litigation Department of the Year (2013)
  • Recognized as the top firm in the white collar defense category.

The National Law Journal - Appellate Hot List (2008-2009; 2011-2013)
  • Named to this list of law firms with the top appellate practices in the country.

The National Law Journal - Intellectual Property Hot List (2012; 2014)
  • Named to this list of law firms with the top intellectual property practices in the country.

The National Law Journal - Pro Bono Hot List (2013-2014)
  • Named to this list of law firms that demonstrate a strong commitment to public service.

The Practical Law Company (PLC) - Insurance and Reinsurance, The Law and Leading Lawyers Worldwide (2010)
  • Leading: Policyholder-led practice, USA
  • Recommended: Insurance: non-contentious, UK

The Practical Law Company (PLC) - Life Sciences, Which Law Firm?  (2011)
  • Leading: Commercial and Partnering firm, USA
  • Leading: Competition/Antitrust firm, EU
  • Leading: Government Enforcement and Investigations firm, USA
  • Leading: Regulatory firm, Belgium, England, EU, and USA
  • Highly Recommended: Commercial and Partnering firm, England
  • Highly Recommended: Product Liability firm, England and USA
  • Highly Recommended: Regulatory (Medical Devices) firm, USA
  • Recommended: Corporate firm, England and USA
  • Recommended: Patent Litigation firm, USA

PLC Cross-border Super League
  • Ranked 1st in the Life Sciences Regulatory Super League (2004-2011)
  • Ranked 1st in the Life Sciences Industry Super League (2005-2010)

U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year”
  • Corporate Compliance Law (2012; 2014)
  • FDA Law (2011-2012)
  • Sports Law (2014)

U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms, Tier One" (2014)
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Energy Law
  • FDA Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Arbitration - Commercial
  • International Arbitration - Governmental
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Sports Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Transportation Law

Vault UK Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2012)
  • Recognized in 9 quality of life rankings.

Vault US Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2013)
  • Ranked 11th by associates for prestige nationally. 

Washingtonian "Great Places to Work" (2009)
  • Recognized as one of the "great places to work" in the DC area.

Working Mother "100 Best Companies" (2006-2012)
  • Ranked as one of the top companies nationally for working mothers based on a survey of all areas of work life, including company culture, family-friendly policies, and compensation.

Working Mother "Best Law Firms for Women" (2007-2009; 2011-2012)
  • Ranked as one of the best law firms for women nationally based on a survey measuring work/life and women-friendly policies, including flex-time, child care and women-focused mentoring, and leadership and networking programs.

World Trademark Review "WTR 1000" (2014)
  • Ranked as a leading trademark firm" in "Enforcement and Litigation" and "Prosecution and Strategy."
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