Gardere Earns 2014 'Best Law Firms' National Rankings

04 November 2013 News

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is being recognized nationally by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® in the 2014 "Best Law Firms" report, receiving a National Tier 1 ranking for its Mass Tort Litigation / Defendants Class Action practice.

The Firm received additional national recognition in the following practice areas: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor, Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Construction Litigation; Corporate Law; Environmental Law; Environmental Litigation; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Oil & Gas Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Litigation; Tax Law; and Tax Litigation.

"We are proud that our Firm is being honored nationally by such a prestigious publication," says Gardere Chair Holland N. O'Neil. "These rankings reflect our commitment to advancing the growth and successes of our clients and demonstrate our strength and experience across a broad spectrum of practice areas."

Additionally, the Firm received Metropolitan rankings for the following 29 practice areas:

Antitrust Litigation
Administrative/Regulatory Law
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Bankruptcy Litigation 
Commercial Litigation
Communications Law
Construction Litigation
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Environmental Law
Environmental Litigation
Family Law
Government Relations Practice
Information Technology Law
Intellectual Property Litigation
Labor & Employment Litigation
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Oil & Gas Law
Patent Law
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Real Estate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Securities Litigation
Tax Law
Tax Litigation
Technology Law
Trusts & Estates Law

The "Best Law Firms" list showcases more than 10,000 different law firms ranked nationally in one or more of 74 national legal practice areas. The metropolitan and state rankings include 120 separate practice areas. The 2014 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and number of client ballots. Additionally, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States.

Gardere and other Firms that earned Tier 1 rankings will be featured in the first edition of the "Best Law Firms" Legal issue and in the "Best Law Firms" General Counsel Publication. The complete rankings are posted online at