Schiff Hardin LLP Listed Among “Best Law Firms” of 2011/2012 and Named “Litigation - Construction” Firm of the Year as Ranked By <em>U.S. News – Best Lawyers</em>

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Schiff Hardin LLP Listed Among “Best Law Firms” of 2011/2012 and Named “Litigation - Construction” Firm of the Year as Ranked By U.S. News – Best Lawyers

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The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey for 2011/2012 has ranked 27 Schiff Hardin practice areas in top “tiers” nationally, including four in “Tier 1,” as well as 36 Schiff Hardin practices in our firm’s Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Washington offices in top metropolitan “tiers.”

Schiff Hardin also was named the first U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” in Litigation - Construction. Only one law firm in each of the nationally ranked legal practice areas is receiving this recognition, making this award a particularly significant achievement.

National Tier 1 Rankings:
Franchise Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Real Estate

National Tier 2 Rankings:
Banking and Finance Law
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation
Derivatives and Futures Law
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Equipment Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Insurance Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
Litigation – Patent
Litigation – Trusts & Estates

National Tier 3 Rankings:
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Governance Law
Litigation – ERISA
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Mutual Funds Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Trusts & Estates Law

Chicago Tier 1 Rankings:
Banking and Finance Law
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation
Employment Law – Management
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Franchise Law
Insurance Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Real Estate
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Public Finance Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Chicago Tier 2 Rankings:
Arbitration
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Governmental Investigations
Derivatives and Futures Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Equipment Finance Law
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Mutual Funds Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

New York City Tier 2 Rankings:
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

San Francisco Tier 2 Rankings:
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Patent

Washington, D.C. Tier 2 Rankings:
Energy Law

About “Best Law Firms”
Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report partnered to establish this second listing of “Best Law Firms,” posted online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/firmprofile.aspx?firm_id=3697&country=US, and published in the November 2011 issue of U.S. News & World Report.