Firm Rankings

Bill Gelnaw, Co-Managing Partner,

 John Nadas, Chairman and

Charles Cheever, Co-Managing Partner


firm rankings 


    Ranked 8th in Value per Lawyer among the 200
    most successful US law firms



Majority of equity partners named Best in America


 Rankings Sidebar - Best Lawyers of the Year 2015

Lawyer singled out as the Lawyer of the Year in the area of Patent Litigation



Best Law Firms 2015



Ranked as a "National Tier 1" law firm in 4 practice areas and as a "Tier 1" Boston firm in 27 practice areas




    Over one-third of equity partners and majority of 
    practice areas recognized for excellence


Survey of Fortune 1000 Companies:
Named to the Client Service A-Team for four consecutive years



Ranked as a Go-To Firm in Litigation





Ranked among the Most Active Law Firms worldwide based on the number of private equity and venture capital deals closed

Ranked among the Most Active Law Firms worldwide based on the number of private equity and venture capital funds worked on for general partners and limited partners that closed


Ranked among the top “Most Active Law Firms” worldwide for private equity and venture capital deals completed in 2014 in PitchBook’s “PE & VC Global League Table Report”


Ranked among the world's leading practices for Prosecution, Transactions and Litigation

Nine Lawyers singled out as World's Leading Practitioners


Ranked as a leading firm in Massachusetts for Licensing

Two lawyers singled out as the World's Leading Licensing Practitioners

Ranked as a leading firm in Massachusetts for IP Litigation

Two partners singled out as the World's Leading Patent Litigators


Managing Intellectual PropertyTier 1 Massachusetts ranking for intellectual property in 2015 “IP Handbook”

Top national rankings for patent prosecution, patent litigation and bio life sciences

Seven partners recognized as “IP Stars”


Over half of the partnership recognized as Super Lawyers



Ranked as the No. 1 firm in the US for Reinsurance and for Litigation

Ranked as a leader among US firms for Overall Insurance/Reinsurance work

Ranked as a national Tier One firm for Middle-Market M&A

Partner one of only 12 lawyers nationally to receive Elite Leading
Lawyer status in Insurance/Reinsurance; partner one of only 24 
lawyers nationally listed for M&A

Ranked nationally as a leading firm for Insurance/Reinsurance,
Private Equity Buyouts, Venture Capital and Emerging Companies 
Corporate Restructuring, Healthcare/Life Sciences, Litigation/Trade Secrets and Domestic Tax.

Four partners internationally recognized as leading business lawyers in Insurance, Government Enforcement and Technology


Seven partners recognized as among the Best in the World in Insurance, Private Equity, Technology, Trusts & Estates and Bankruptcy 




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