Edwards Wildman finished a strong year of recognition in 2012, highlighted by its ranking as the #1 law firm in the US in Reactions’ annual survey
of insurance law firms. The firm garnered the top spot on the strength of top rankings in the categories of “Regulation” and “Insolvency,” as well as a third-place ranking in “Litigation.” In the London market, Edwards Wildman was named the best Litigation practice, and the firm took the second spot for “Reinsurance.”
“Competition is always fierce amid law firms in the US insurance market,” the publication said in the article accompanying the survey results. “This year, Edwards Wildman has triumphed against its rivals, also picking up the top place in the table for regulatory advice.”
Also in 2012, Legal Week presented the firm with its “London Office of the Year
” award at the publication’s British Legal Awards 2012. This was the third time that a UK legal publication short-listed Edwards Wildman’s London office for a prestigious award in 2012. In December, Edwards Wildman once again earned a spot in the BTI Client Service A-Team list
. Finally, Dow Jones
recognized Edwards Wildman in May as a top 10 firm for private equity and venture capital deals.
The award streak continued into the new year when the firm received the “Outstanding Entertainment & Media Law Firm Award
” from the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) at the organization’s eighth annual Counsel of the Year Awards on January 11, 2013. AMEC recognized the firm's achievements in serving as outside counsel for major studios, TV and cable networks, consumer products companies, and book and interactive game and media publishers.