Locke Lord's Boston Office earned Metropolitan Tier 1 recognition in the 2016 U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings released today. The recognition was based on the performance of eight key practice areas in the office, including Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Education Law; Public Finance Law; and Tax Law.
“We are extremely pleased that the depth and strength of our Boston practices have been recognized by our clients and peers who were a key part of the survey process,” said Matt McTygue, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s Boston office. “Boston provides an outstanding platform in the Northeast for our Firm and complements Locke Lord’s national and global footprint that provides our lawyers numerous opportunities to work together across practice areas to provide our clients the very best legal counsel.”
The analysis by U.S. News/Best Lawyers includes evaluations from clients as well as peer reviews from lawyers recognized as leaders in their practice areas. Firms are required to have at least one lawyer in a Best Lawyers practice area listing to be eligible for inclusion in the U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” report.
Earlier this year, two Locke Lord lawyers from Boston – Walter St. Onge III in Public Finance Law and Jeffrey Swope in Education Law – were listed in the exclusive “Lawyer of the Year” category of “The Best Lawyers in America 2016” survey.
That survey also included 15 Boston-based lawyers: Christopher Flanagan – Tax Law; Karl Fryzel – Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law; Richard Glovsky – Employment Law – Management; Stephen Huggard – Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Stanley Keller – Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law; Daryl Lapp – Education Law; Richard Manley, Jr. – Public Finance Law; David Ruediger – Banking and Finance Law; Mark Schreiber – Employment Law – Individuals; Walter St. Onge III – Public Finance Law; Jeffrey Swope – Commercial Litigation, Education Law; David Szabo – Health Care Law; George Ticknor – Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; and John Whitlock – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tracing its Boston origins to 1880, Locke Lord’s Boston office is highly regarded for its corporate, debt finance, employment, fund formation, litigation, privacy, private equity, public finance, real estate, tax and white collar practices. In addition, the Firm’s Boston office has broad capabilities to offer its clients in corporate/securities, energy, complex litigation, health care and finance work.
U.S. News/Best Lawyers named Locke Lord “2016 Law Firm of the Year in Insurance Law” in its current rankings results. The Firm also had 16 Practice Areas ranked as National Tier 1 and 12 domestic offices – including Boston – ranked as Metropolitan Tier 1.
Complete results for Locke Lord in the 2016 U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey are available here.