Andrews Kurth Named Among Best Law Firms for 2016

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November 2, 2015

(Houston, Texas)—U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have named Andrews Kurth in the 2016 Best Law Firms rankings. The firm is highly ranked in several practice areas, both nationally and regionally. 

The 2016 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Over 17,000 attorneys provided almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided more than 40,000 evaluations.  

The national first-tier rankings will be featured in the second edition of the “Best Law Firms” Legal Issue. National and metropolitan first-tier rankings will be featured in the “Best Law Firms” General Counsel Publication. 

National Rankings

Tier 1

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy Law
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Tax Law

Tier 2

  • Corporate Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Tier 3

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation – Securities 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Rankings

Tier 1

  • Antitrust Law (Dallas)
  • Appellate Practice (Austin)
  • Banking and Finance Law (Dallas, Houston)
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Houston)
  • Commercial Litigation (Austin, Dallas, Houston)
  • Corporate Law (Houston)
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law (Houston)
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Houston)
  • Energy Law (Houston)
  • Information Technology Law (Houston)
  • Litigation – Antitrust (Dallas)
  • Litigation – Securities (Houston)
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates (Houston)
  • Oil & Gas Law (Houston)
  • Project Finance Law (Houston)
  • Public Finance Law (Houston)
  • Real Estate Law (Houston)
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law (Dallas)
  • Tax Law (Houston)
  • Trusts & Estates Law (Houston)

Tier 2

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law (Houston)
  • Arbitration (Houston)
  • Energy Law (Washington, DC)
  • Land Use & Zoning Law (Houston)
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning (Houston)
  • Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions (Houston)
  • Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) (Houston)
  • Mediation (Houston)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law (Houston)
  • Patent Law (Dallas)
  • Project Finance Law (Washington, DC)
  • Public Finance Law (Austin)
  • Real Estate Law (Dallas)
  • Tax Law (Dallas)

Tier 3

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    (New York)
  • Construction Law (Houston)
  • Corporate Law (Dallas)
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law (Austin)

The rankings in their entirety are posted online at

About “Best Law Firms”

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a multimedia publisher of news, consumer advice, rankings and analysis. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, has earned a reputation as the leading provider of consumer advice and analysis that helps its readers make informed life decisions. U.S. News & World Report's signature franchise includes its "Best" series of consumer advice guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, hospitals, mutual funds, cars and more. 

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe. The Best Lawyers in America list recognizes the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country. 

As released by the former Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

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