SAN FRANCISCO (November 1, 2011) – In the second edition of U.S.News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms," Morrison & Foerster has the 6th most first-tier national rankings out of more than 9,500 firms nationwide. This is the second consecutive year the firm finished in the Top 10. The firm was also ranked as a top firm in California and was awarded "Law Firm of the Year" in Technology Law and Antitrust Litigation.
Morrison & Foerster had a total of 34 top-tier national rankings in cornerstone practices such as Antitrust Litigation, Appellate, Banking & Finance, Commercial Litigation, Corporate/M&A, Energy, Financial Services Regulation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Securities/Capital Markets, Securities and White-Collar Litigation, Tax, and Technology. Please click here for entire list of top-tier national practices: http://www.mofo.com/files/Uploads/Images/111101-US-News-National-Tier-1-Rankings.pdf
In California, the firm had 61 first-tier metropolitan rankings, more than any other firm in the state. Overall the firm has a total of 182 national and metropolitan rankings, of which 123 are top-tier rankings.
The U.S. News - Best Lawyers rankings of law firm practice areas include the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients were asked to provide feedback on expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Peers voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor. The 2011-12 rankings include input on more than 41,000 individual attorneys based on 3.9 million evaluations produced by clients and peer lawyers.