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November 2, 2015– U.S. News – Best Lawyers today named global law firm Reed Smith LLP its 2016 “Law Firm of the Year” in Advertising Law.

“This is a singular honor, accorded only one firm in each legal specialty in the United States annually,” said Sandy Thomas, Reed Smith’s Global Managing Partner. “We are extremely proud of our advertising practice, which represents clients in advertising, marketing and promotion matters. This recognition reflects another year of our advertising-practice attorneys attaining exemplary results for our clients around the world.”

U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ annual “Best Law Firms” list also included Reed Smith’s Advertising practice and 17 of the firm’s other practices as 2016 National Tier 1 groups. In addition to Advertising Law, other Reed Smith practices honored nationally were:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

In addition to its National Tier 1 rankings, 62 Reed Smith practices were recognized in the Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in nine U.S. cities (Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Richmond, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.).

The methodology for the 2015-2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings involved surveying law firm clients, leading lawyers and law firm managers, partners and associates, marketing managers and recruiting officers. All of the feedback was combined into an overall score for each firm.

Earlier this year, 122 Reed Smith attorneys throughout the country were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on a confidential peer-review survey of the top attorneys in the nation. This is the sixth year that U.S. News & World Report has partnered with Best Lawyers to produce the "Best Law Firms" rankings.

Here is a complete list of Reed Smith’s practices honored by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in 2016.

About Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 26 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, entertainment and media, shipping and transport, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing and technology, and education. For more information, visit

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

Europe: Athens, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris

Middle East: Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Asia: Beijing, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Shanghai, Singapore