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A Dozen Wiley Rein Practices Recognized in "Best Law Firms" Rankings

November 1, 2011

Twelve Wiley Rein practice areas have been recognized in the 2011-2012 "Best Law Firms" rankings, published annually by U.S. News & World Report.  For the second consecutive year, Wiley Rein’s preeminent Communications Practice is ranked in the top tier nationally.  The list places the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Insurance Law 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 2011-2012 "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.

U.S. News recognized Wiley Rein's capabilities as being among the best in the nation and in Washington, DC in:

  • Communications Law
  • Environmental Law
  • FDA Law
  • Insurance Law

A dozen Wiley Rein practice areas were ranked as among the best in Washington, DC:

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications Law
  • Environmental Law
  • FDA Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property

These rankings were based on research that included the 3.9 million evaluations of 41,284 individual leading lawyers collected by Best Lawyers® in its most recent annual survey.

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Patricia O'Connell
Senior Communications Manager

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