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U.S. News – Best Lawyers Awards FordHarrison "Best Law Firms" Tier 1 Ranking

Date   Nov 4, 2014

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country's largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers'® list of "Best Law Firms." Firms included in the 2015 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

FordHarrison was recognized at a national level in four practice areas, including: Employment Law – Management (Tier 1), Labor Law – Management (Tier 1), Litigation – Labor & Employment (Tier 1) and Immigration Law (Tier 3). The firm also received 26 "Metropolitan First-Tier Rankings" for a variety of practice areas in ten U.S. cities, 10 "Metropolitan Second-Tier Rankings" in seven U.S. cities and three "Metropolitan Third-Tier Rankings" in three U.S. cities. Earlier this year, Best Lawyers selected 47 FordHarrison attorneys for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings, for the fifth consecutive year, includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan-based practice areas. The firms selected are determined by a rigorous evaluation process that asks clients and peers to evaluate firms based on responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor. Over 12,000 attorneys provided over 3330,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations. A full listing of FordHarrison's office locations and practice areas that were included in the 2014 rankings is below.

Tier 1

Atlanta
Arbitration
Employment Law – Management
Immigration Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Mediation

Chicago
Litigation – Labor & Employment

Spartanburg/Greenville
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor & Employment

Jacksonville
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Memphis
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor & Employment

Miami
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Media Law

New York City
Employment Law – Management

Orlando
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor & Employment

Tampa
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor & Employment

Washington DC
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Tier 2

Atlanta
Commercial Litigation

Dallas
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Jacksonville
Litigation – Labor & Employment

Miami
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – First Amendment

New York City
Labor Law – Management

Tampa
Commercial Litigation

Washington, DC
Litigation – Labor & Employment

Tier 3

Dallas
Litigation – Labor & Employment

Los Angeles
Labor Law – Management

West Palm Beach
Litigation – Labor & Employment

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