Sullivan Receives Top Rankings in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firm" Rankings

Press Release
November 5, 2020

Boston, MA – Sullivan is pleased to announce its recognition by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" with 17 practice areas ranked nationally and 21 ranked regionally.

Now in its 11th edition, the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are the result of a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from other leading attorneys in the field, as well as additional information that was provided by law firms as a part of the formal submission process. The 2021 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top five percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S.

"We are extremely proud that Sullivan and our attorneys are recognized once again by the ‘Best Law Firms’ guide across a wide range of our practice areas," said Managing Partner Joel Carpenter. "These rankings represent high praise that our attorneys have earned from their peers and clients for their legal service, knowledge and experience."

The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are featured in the "Best Law Firms" publication, which is being distributed to 30,000 general counsel and digitally to 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide. 

The firm’s full list of rankings includes:

National Rankings

Tier 1
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Environmental Law
Equipment Finance Law
Litigation – Environmental 
Mutual Funds Law 
Real Estate Law
Securities Regulation
Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 2
Litigation – Bankruptcy 
Litigation – Tax 
Securities / Capital Markets Law 
Tax Law 

Tier 3
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law 
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
Mergers & Acquisitions Law 

Metropolitan Rankings

Banking and Finance (Tier 1)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Tier 1)
Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
Corporate Compliance Law (Tier 1)
Corporate Governance Law (Tier 1)
Corporate Law (Tier 1)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Tier 1)
Litigation – Bankruptcy (Tier 1)
Litigation – Tax (Tier 1)
Non-Profit / Charities Law (Tier 1)
Real Estate Law (Tier 1)
Securities / Capital Markets Law (Tier 1)
Tax Law (Tier 1)
Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 1)
Mergers & Acquisitions Law (Tier 2)

New York
Banking and Finance Law (Tier 1)
Corporate Law (Tier 1)
Equipment Finance Law (Tier 1)
Trusts and Estates Law (Tier 2)
Mutual Funds Law (Tier 3)

Washington, D.C.
Environmental Law (Tier 1)
Litigation – Environmental (Tier 1)
Mutual Funds Law (Tier 1)
Securities Regulation (Tier 1)

About Sullivan
Sullivan & Worcester (Sullivan) is a leading AmLaw 200 law firm. With over 200 attorneys in Boston, London, New York, Tel Aviv and Washington, DC, they guide organizations that are rewriting the rules. Sullivan’s clients, including Fortune 500 companies and emerging businesses, rely on Sullivan’s strategic vision, comfort with complexity and intense focus on results. As a global law firm, Sullivan’s reach extends beyond the United States. Sullivan has represented clients around the world and has a deep bench for working on a variety of matters and issues affecting clients globally.

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