Chambers USA Names MoFo its 2013 IP and Bankruptcy Law Firm of the Year


Michael R. Ward and Gary S. Lee

Business Restructuring + Insolvency, Mergers + Acquisitions, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Counseling + Prosecution, Patent Litigation, and Trials

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Recognizing the firm's numerous noteworthy Intellectual Property and Business Restructuring and Insolvency matters across "another extraordinary year," MoFo was named Intellectual Property Firm of the Year and Bankruptcy Firm of the Year at the 2013 Chambers USA Awards for Excellence. The firm tied with two others for the most total awards. We were also nominated for two other awards: Our M+A practice made the shortlist for Firm of the Year, and Harold McElhinny was one of an elite list of eight litigators nominated for Business Trial Lawyer of the Year.

Our performance capped off a year of high-profile recognition from Chambers that included being named USA Law Firm of the Year at its 2013 Global Awards.

Drawing from research for its 2013 USA guide, published May 24, the Chambers editors relied on feedback from clients and other law firms to select the winners.

In the USA guide, the firm earned 50 practice area rankings – seven in Band 1 - and 105 lawyer rankings – 17 as a "Star" or in Band 1. Chambers USA cited our "great strides in the bankruptcy and restructuring industry with a steady flow of extremely high-profile engagements," and noted that our "formidable IP litigation practice has been at the forefront of some of the most significant high-technology and life sciences cases."

The full list of award winners can be found on the Chambers site here. The 2013 USA rankings are available here.

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