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Awards & Recognition

Best Lawyers in America – For the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, 75 LeClairRyan attorneys from 19 offices and 52 practice areas were selected by their peers for inclusion. Seven attorneys were selected as regional lawyers of the year.

Best Law Firms – In the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report and the Best Lawyers listing of best law firms, 50 LeClairRyan practice areas were selected for inclusion nationally and by metropolitan area. National recognitions include: Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law; Construction Law; Corporate Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation (Bankruptcy, Construction, Environmental, and Labor & Employment); Communications Law; Employment Law - Management; Energy Law; Franchise Law; Information Technology Law; Insurance Law; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law; Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation; and Venture Capital Law. 

BTI – Independent Client Feedback on Legal Services

  • Brand Elite – LeClairRyan was named in this BTI 2018 survey, based on in-depth interviews with large corporations and corporate counsel on firms having definitive imprint in nine key factor areas clients rely on for firm differentiation.
  • Client Service A-Team - In 2018, BTI recognized LeClairRyan as having a “Client Service A-Team,” an acknowledgment limited solely to law firms considered by clients to deliver the highest levels of client service, marking the firm’s fourth year on the A-Team list.
  • Power Rankings 2016: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships – LeClairRyan was named to this BTI survey as a Standout Core firm in Health Care based on in-depth interviews conducted by BTI researchers with more than 320 corporate counsel.

Super Lawyers & Rising Stars – For 2018, 70 LeClairRyan attorneys have been named “Super Lawyers” or Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” in the preceding 12 month period. Among them, firm President Elizabeth K. Acee was named among the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Connecticut.  

Chambers USA
– In 2018, Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers recognized eight of the Firm's partners in practices including Aviation Litigation, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies, Intellectual Property and Mergers& Acquisitions. 

Benchmark Litigation – The firm holds “recommended” status in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia. LeClairRyan is listed as “recommended” in Labor and Employment in Connecticut, New Jersey, Tennessee and Virginia. LeClairRyan was honored as State Firm of the Year in Virginia for 2019 - 2015 and 2013 - 2012.

AmLaw200 – In 2018, The American Lawyer AmLaw 200 survey ranked LeClairRyan at 169 among the second 100 firms.

National Law Journal 500 – In 2018, LeClairRyan ranked No. 140 on the National Law Journal’s latest Top 500 list. The Firm debuted on the list in 2007. 

Legal Elite – LeClairRyan attorneys have been listed to Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite annually since the distinction’s inception in 2000.

Virginia Lawyers Weekly named C. Erik Gustafson, firm CEO, a 2018 ‘Leader in the Law’ and Richmond attorney Janet W. Cho among the 2019 “Influential Women in Law” class.