Best Lawyers in America
For the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 85 LeClairRyan attorneys from 15 offices and 57 practice areas were selected by their peers for inclusion. These numbers are up from 2012, when 72 attorneys from 55 practice areas were selected; and from 2011 figures of 61 attorneys from 37 practice areas.
Best Law Firms
In the 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report and the Best Lawyers listing of best law firms, 47 LeClairRyan practice areas were selected for inclusion nationally and by metropolitan area. 2012 national recognitions were for: Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law; Construction Law; Corporate Law; Litigation (Bankruptcy, Construction, Environmental, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, and Real Estate); Communications Law; Energy Law; Information Technology Law; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Private Equity Law; Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation; and Venture Capital Law.
In 2012, Law360 ranked four of LeClairRyan’s practice groups as being among the largest in the nation: (1) Product Liability; (2) Bankruptcy; (3) Insurance; and (4) Employment.
Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
108 LeClairRyan attorneys were named “Super Lawyers” or Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” for 2012 – up from 100 in 2011, and 93 in 2010.
For 2012 and 2011, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers recognized LeClairRyan for its Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Labor and Employment, and General Commercial Litigation practices. Six of the Firm’s partners were also individually recognized in 2012, up from five in 2011.
In 2010 and 2009, MultiCultural Law magazine ranked LeClairRyan a “Top 100 Law Firm for Diversity,” with specialty distinctions as a “Top 100 Law Firm for Women,” “Top 25 Law Firm for African-Americans,” “Top 50 Law Firm for Associates” (2010 only), and “Top 25 Law Firm for Native-Americans.”
Benchmark honored LeClairRyan as State Firm of the Year - 2012 for Virginia. In 2011, Benchmark survey results placed LeClairRyan as “highly recommended” in Virginia and “recommended” in Massachusetts.
For 2010, American Banker ranked LeClairRyan No. 36 on its “Top Lead Legal Advisors Ranked by Number of Deals” list and No. 40 on its “Top Lead Legal Advisors Ranked by Deal Value” list. The Firm was also ranked in 2009.
National Law Journal
For 2011, LeClairRyan ranked No. 129 on the National Law Journal’s latest Top 250 list - up from the 2010 ranking of No. 140. The Firm debuted on the list in 2007.
In 2012, 33 LeClairRyan attorneys were named among Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite.” LeClairRyan attorneys have been named annually since the distinction’s inception in 2000.