Ballard Spahr has been ranked in the top tier nationally in 16 practice areas in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” survey compiled by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

The firm earned National Tier 1 ranking for the first time in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation–Environmental, and Litigation–Intellectual Property.

The “Best Law Firms” list recognizes firms for professional excellence based on feedback about their abilities, professionalism, and integrity provided by other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and practice areas. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top practicing attorneys in the United States.

Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan areas. In the survey’s metropolitan rankings, Ballard Spahr received Tier 1 rankings in various practices across 11 metropolitan areas.

The 2016 list is being published in November in a special legal issue released by U.S. News & World Report. The national and metropolitan first–tier rankings will be featured in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” General Counsel Publication. All of the rankings, in all tiers, will be published online at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

Ballard Spahr 2016 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

National Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law
Corporate Law
Environmental Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation–Banking & Finance
Litigation–Environmental
Litigation–Intellectual Property
Litigation–Real Estate
Patent Law
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Trademark Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, Atlanta
Biotechnology Law
Copyright Law
Litigation–Intellectual Property
Patent Law
Tax Law
Trademark Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, Baltimore
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Real Estate Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, Denver
Commercial Litigation
Litigation–Banking & Finance
Litigation–Mergers & Acquisitions
Litigation–Real Estate
Litigation–Securities
Real Estate Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, Las Vegas

Corporate Law
Government Relations Practice
Land Use & Zoning Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Real Estate Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, New Jersey
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law–Management
Labor Law–Management
Litigation–Environmental
Litigation–Labor & Employment

Metropolitan Tier 1, New York City

Administrative/Regulatory Law
Criminal Defense: White Collar
Litigation–Antitrust

Metropolitan Tier 1, Philadelphia
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Biotechnology Law
Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law–Management
Environmental Law
Equipment Finance Law
Gaming Law
Labor Law–Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation–Banking & Finance
Litigation–Bankruptcy
Litigation–Environmental
Litigation–Intellectual Property
Litigation–Labor & Employment
Litigation–Land Use & Zoning
Litigation–Patent
Litigation–Securities
Litigation–Trusts & Estates
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, Phoenix
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Municipal Law
Public Finance Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, Salt Lake City
Financial Services Regulation Law
Litigation–Labor & Employment
Real Estate Law
Venture Capital Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, San Diego
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Metropolitan Tier 1, Washington, D.C.
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law