Jones Walker Rates Among Top Law Firms in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jones Walker ranked in the top tier of law firms in the Metropolitan Rankings among firms listed in The U.S. News & World Report rankings. The firm also had national rankings in Banking & Finance Law, International Trade & Finance Law, and in Litigation—Environmental.

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"The 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report rankings are a testament to the firm's stature among national law firms. We provide exceptional legal services across a wide range of practices," said Managing Partner William H. Hines. "These rankings also reflect our strength and depth across the Gulf South, as well as our growth in new markets," he added. "With the recent addition of lawyers from Watkins Ludlam in Mississippi, we also added their remarkable rankings to our firm's reputation," he continued.

U.S. News & World Report began rating law firms in 2010, using a methodology they have developed for service providers including hospitals and universities.

The following Jones Walker and Watkins Ludlam practices were ranked in Tier 1 in the 2011-2012 listings:

BATON ROUGE
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Energy Law
Litigation—Environmental
Litigation—Tax
Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas Law
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

BIRMINGHAM
Banking & Finance Law
Land Use & Zoning Law

GULFPORT (Attorneys with Watkins Ludlam)
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law—Management
Labor Law—Management
Litigation—First Amendment
Litigation—Labor & Employment
Medical Malpractice Law—Defendants

JACKSON (Attorneys with Watkins Ludlam)
Administrative/Regulatory Law
Banking & Finance Law
Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Communications Law
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Franchise Law
Gaming Law
Information Technology Law
Insurance Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation—Antitrust
Litigation—Banking & Finance
Litigation—Bankruptcy
Litigation—Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation—Tax
Medical Malpractice Law--Defendants
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Municipal Law
Natural Resources Law
Personal Injury Litigation—Defendants
Private Equity Law
Project Finance Law
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Securities & Capital Markets Law
Securitization & Structured Finance Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

MEMPHIS/OLIVE BRANCH (Attorneys with Watkins Ludlam)
Real Estate Law

MOBILE
Banking & Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

NEW ORLEANS
Administrative/Regulatory Law
Admiralty & Maritime Law
Antitrust Law
Appellate Practice
Banking & Finance Law
Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White Collar Litigation
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law—Management
Environmental Law
Gaming Law
Insurance Law
International Trade & Finance Law
Labor Law—Management
Legal Malpractice Law—Defendants
Litigation—Antitrust
Litigation—Banking & Finance
Litigation—Bankruptcy
Litigation—Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Litigation—ERISA
Litigation—Labor & Employment
Litigation—Mergers & Acquisitions
Litigation—Tax
Litigation—Trusts & Estates
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Personal Injury Litigation—Defendants
Project Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Securities & Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Venture Capital Law

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre L.L.P. (www.joneswalker.com), with approximately 375 attorneys, provides a comprehensive range of legal services to a national and international corporate client base in highly regulated industries through offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

Contact: Carol Todd Thomas
504.582.8438
cthomas@joneswalker.com

 

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