U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have selected Manatt as the Law Firm of the Year in the category Entertainment Law – Music as part of the 2018 Best Law Firms rankings. Manatt’s entertainment and media practice has ranked nationally in Tier 1 since the inaugural Best Law Firms guide in 2010, and this marks the third time in seven years that Manatt’s music group has earned this top distinction.
Each year, U.S. News and Best Lawyers rank only one firm as Law Firm of the Year for each of the 74 national practice areas in the Best Law Firms guide. To be selected for this prestigious designation, firms must have an impressive overall performance in U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers’ rigorous research and evaluation process. Determining factors include the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys and review of additional information provided by firms in the formal submission process.
The firm’s music group—co-chaired by Best Lawyers-recognized lawyers Charles Biederman and Gary Gilbert—has long been considered a leader in the industry. Manatt’s music lawyers protect the interests of major players in the business, including recording artists, songwriters, recording companies, independent record labels, music publishers, producers and concert promoters.
Read the full ranking here.