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U.S. News & World Report and "Best Lawyers" Rate Seven Wiley Rein Practices among the Nation's and Region's Best

September 15, 2010

In its inaugural rankings of the nation's law firms, U.S. News & World Report has rated seven Wiley Rein practices among the best in the nation and Washington, DC region.  Ranked in the top tier nationally is the firm's preeminent Communications Practice, which also is recognized, together with the firm's Insurance and Intellectual Property Practices, in the top tier of groups in the Washington, DC region.  Notably, Wiley Rein also is rated in the top tier of DC-area firms for its administrative and regulatory law capabilities.

U.S. News Media Group, which teamed with "Best Lawyers" to produce its "2010 Best Law Firms Rankings," commended the rated firms for demonstrating a "unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise."  The rated practice areas reflect the depth and scope of the legal, regulatory and public policy expertise that has made Wiley Rein a legal institution in the nation's capital.

Practices U.S. News recognized as being among the best in the nation and in Washington, DC:

  • Communications Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

The following four practice areas were ranked as among the best in Washington, DC:

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Franchise Law

These rankings were based on research that included more than 3.1 million evaluations of individual lawyers and thousands of client surveys provided to every Fortune 100 company and more than half of the Fortune 1,000 companies.

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Patricia O'Connell
Senior Communications Manager

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