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Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Monday, September 20, 2010

U.S. News Now Ranks Law Firms

I thought I have seen it all. However, I just learned that U.S. News and World Reports started to rank law firms. Wow! I could not think of a more subjective and useless rating system. First of all in federal cases and in most states, individual lawyers sign pleadings and it is of course individual lawyers who provide the representation. A management side may have a significant amount of experience in the construction industry, but none in the field of public education. Even though both firms may practice labor law, their experiences may vary dramatically. 

Oh, by the way what is labor law anyway. In firm A it might encompass labor and employment law while in firm B it might encompass an ERISA practice. Unfortunately, as with law firm rankings the general public may rely on them. And that is the problem

For an example of who they ranked, the best management labor law firms are as follows:

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Fisher & Phillips LLP, a national law firm founded in 1943, was one of the first law firms to cente...

Labor Law - Management

1Ford & Harrison LLP

Ford & Harrison is a national labor and employment law firm with close to 200 lawyers in 18 offices...

Labor Law - Management

1Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a full-service global law firm, with over 1,000 lawyers in 17 office...

Labor Law - Management

1Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan Lewis provides comprehensive transactional, litigation, labor and employment, and intellectu...

Labor Law - Management

1Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. ("Ogletree Deakins") is one of the nation's largest ...

Labor Law - Management

1Proskauer Rose LLP

FIRM OVERVIEW: Proskauer is a global law firm with more than 650 lawyers worldwide. Recognized for ...

Labor Law - Management

1Winston & Strawn LLP

Labor Law - Management

1Jackson Lewis LLP

Labor Law - Management

1Jones Day

Labor Law - Management

1Littler Mendelson P.C.

Labor Law - Management

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