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Duane Morris Practice Groups Receive Top Rankings from U.S. News-Best Lawyers for 2012–2013

Press release
November 1, 2012

Duane Morris is Named Law Firm of the Year for Construction Law

Best Lawyers 2013 Best Law FirmsWashington, D.C., November 1, 2012—The results of U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2012–2013 survey of the American legal industry were released, and Duane Morris practice groups were recognized in even larger numbers this year, with the firm's Construction Group garnering a preeminent ranking.

U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2012–2013 Best Law Firms awarded Duane Morris top-tier national rankings in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Construction Law and Litigation, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Health Care Law, Immigration Law, Insurance Law, Patent Law and Venture Capital Law. Overall, 28 Duane Morris practice groups were nationally ranked.

Duane Morris was also named Law Firm of the Year for Construction Law. This notable recognition is one of many that the firm's growing Construction Group has recently received. U.S. News-Best Lawyers has ranked the group in its top-tier national rankings and with regional rankings since the survey’s inception. Chambers USA consistently ranks the group among national leaders in construction law. The practice has twice been shortlisted for the Chambers USA Awards for Excellence.

In total, Duane Morris secured tier-one recognition in 52 practice areas across 14 offices, with the firm receiving a total of 111 rankings overall. A complete list of rankings by geographical area is included below.

Best Law Firms Rankings

National

Admiralty & Maritime Law
Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Copyright Law
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Entertainment Law - Music
Equipment Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Health Care Law
Immigration Law
Insurance Law
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Mergers & Acquisition Law
Patent Law
Private Equity Law
Tax Law
Trademark Law
Transportation Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Venture Capital Law

Atlanta

Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Baltimore

Admiralty & Maritime Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Private Equity Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Venture Capital Law

Boston

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Construction Law
Entertainment Law - Music
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Construction

Chicago

Banking and Finance Law
Construction Law
Equipment Finance Law
Litigation - Construction

Houston

Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law

Los Angeles

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Miami

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Employment Law - Management
Health Care Law
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Patent Law
Transportation Law
Trusts & Estates Law

New Jersey

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Environmental Law
Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
Insurance Law
International Trade and Finance Law

New York City

Appellate Practice
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Banking and Finance Law
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Health Care Law
Insurance Law
Litigation - Construction

Philadelphia

Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law
Corporate Law
Health Care Law
Gaming Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Patent Law
Private Equity Law
Tax Law
Trademark Law
Venture Capital Law

Pittsburgh

Appellate Practice
Arbitration
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Mediation

San Diego

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations
Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation
Litigation - Patent

San Francisco

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations
Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation
Insurance Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Construction
Water Law

Washington, D.C.

Health Care Law
Immigration Law

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