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Schiff Hardin LLP Listed Among "Best Law Firms" of 2013 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers

November 1, 2012

Schiff Hardin LLP received top tier national rankings in 26 practice areas in U.S. News — Best Lawyers 2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings, including eight practice areas in the first tier. Additionally, 34 Schiff Hardin practice areas received top tier metropolitan rankings in the firm’s Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington offices.

National Rankings

Tier 1:
Energy Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Franchise Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Real Estate
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Public Finance Law

Tier 2:
Banking and Finance Law
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Employment Law – Management
Environmental Law
Equipment Finance Law
Insurance Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Mutual Funds Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Real Estate Law

Tier 3:
Commercial Litigation
Derivatives and Futures Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Rankings

Atlanta Tier 1:
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Chicago Tier 1:
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Employment Law – Management
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Franchise Law
Insurance Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Real Estate
Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Public Finance Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Trusts & Estates Law

New York City Tier 1:
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Washington D.C. Tier 1:
Energy Law

Ann Arbor Tier 2:
Litigation – Antitrust

Chicago Tier 2:
Arbitration
Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation
Equipment Finance Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Mutual Funds Law

New York City Tier 2:
Real Estate Law

San Francisco Tier 2:
Commercial Litigation

Chicago Tier 3:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Governmental Investigations
Derivatives and Futures Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Securities Regulation

About “Best Law Firms”
Best Lawyers and U.S. News Media Group partnered to establish this third annual listing of “Best Law Firms.” The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands November 20, 2012. The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are featured in the “Best Law Firms” standalone publication. The rankings in their entirety are posted online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.