Type: News Releases

(July 2, 2012, New York, NY) – Reed Smith LLP today announced its selection and ranking by Law360 as a 2012 Global 20 Firm. The firm was ranked 16th on this year’s list, up four spots from its 20th rank on the publication’s inaugural ranking in 2011.

“We are pleased that Law 360 has again recognized Reed Smith’s global presence and the high quality of our lawyers’ work for clients around the world,” said Gregory B. Jordan, the firm’s Global Managing Partner. “It is gratifying to see our efforts reflected in the ranks of the leading international firms.”

Reed Smith’s 2012 ranking is based on the number of countries where it has offices, the number of offices outside the U.S., the percentage of attorneys working outside the U.S., the breadth of its international work, the size and complexity of its cross-border work and how pioneering it has been in its international efforts.

According Law360, the firms chosen as the 2012 Global 20 “share a starring role in some of the most complex cross-border work on the market today.” The publication also noted a “growing gap between firms that are, or at least aspire to be, global and those that aren’t, and the pack is moving faster and farther on the top end.”

Reed Smith’s cross-border work and growing global footprint will be profiled in a future issue of Law360.

About Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with nearly 1,700 lawyers in 23 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, technology and media, shipping, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing, and education. For more information, visit reedsmith.com.

U.S.: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Northern Virginia, Wilmington, Silicon Valley, Century City, Richmond

Europe: London, Paris, Munich, Greece

Middle East: Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Asia: Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai