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(May 25, 2016) – Reed Smith LLP has been named by Corporate Board Member magazine as one of America’s Best Corporate Law Firms 2016. The recognition is the result of survey responses from general counsel, by whom Reed Smith was ranked for the fourth consecutive year; and corporate board directors of NYSE-listed companies, who, for the first time, similarly identified Reed Smith in the magazine's list of the top 25 law firms.

Conducted in February and April 2016, the America’s Best Corporate Law Firms survey reflects the opinions of some 700 general counsel and directors of publicly traded companies. It is one of the components of NYSE Governance Services’ and FTI Consulting, Inc.’s Annual Law in the Boardroom Study, in which top corporations’ directors and general counsel weigh-in on current key governance and legal issues.

“Reed Smith’s consistent focus on delivering value is echoed in these newest America’s Best Corporate Law Firms’ rankings,” said Sandy Thomas, Reed Smith’s Global Managing Partner. “We are delighted to be counted among the nation’s top law firms by the general counsel and directors of some of the country’s leading corporations. We continually strive to strengthen our relationships with our clients and align our services to meet their needs. This survey is one indication of our success.”

A global firm with offices from coast-to-coast in the United States, as well as in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Reed Smith is known for its success and results across five key industry sectors, including life sciences, financial services, energy and natural resources, shipping, and entertainment and media.

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

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Europe: Athens, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris

Middle East: Abu Dhabi, Dubai

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