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Legal and Consulting Work

2022

  • Law360 — Named a “Practice Group of the Year” winner in the product liability category, 2021

2021

  • BTI Consulting Group — 2021 Rankings:
    • Ranked 11 out of 282 law firms in Client Service A-Team report, 2021
    • Ranked as a “top five” firm out of 70 who improved client service more than all others, 2021
    • Ranked in “Litigation Outlook 2022” as a “powerhouse” firm for product liability and mass torts; as “litigation leaders” for class actions and commercial disputes litigation; and a “standout” firm for securities and finance and employment litigation practices.
  • Chambers USA — Nationwide rankings in 2021 for:
    • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
    • E-Discovery & Information Governance
    • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    • Environment
    • Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation
    • Franchising
    • Government Contracts: Highly Regarded
    • Health Care: The Elite
    • International Trade: Customs
    • Labor & Employment
    • Native American Law
    • Native American Law: Finance
    • Product Liability & Mass Torts: The Elite
    • Registered Funds
  • Chambers USA — 67 practice areas ranked, 2021
  • Chambers USA — 155 attorneys recognized, 2021
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific — Employment: PRC Law (International Firms), 2021
  • Financial Advisor IQ — Best ERISA Law Firm, 2020-21
  • Modern Healthcare — Recognized on “Largest Healthcare Law Firms” list, 2020-21
  • The Legal 500 — Ranked in 2021 for:
    • Capital Markets: Debt Offerings
    • M&A: Middle-Market ($500M-999M)
    • Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
    • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
    • Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters)
  • Thomson Reuters Regional Law Firm Brand Index — Ranked number 16 in the U.S. for brand strength, 2021
  • U.S. News & World Report ”Best Law Firms” — National rankings in 2022 for:
    • Appellate Practice
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Construction Law
    • Construction Litigation
    • Corporate Law
    • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Environmental Law
    • Franchise Law
    • Health Care Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Labor Law – Management
    • Land Use & Zoning Law
    • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
    • Litigation – Construction
    • Litigation – Environmental
    • Litigation – ERISA
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property
    • Litigation – Labor & Employment
    • Litigation – Patent
    • Litigation – Real Estate
    • Litigation – Securities
    • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Mutual Funds Law
    • Native American Law
    • Patent Law
    • Real Estate Law
    • Securities / Capital Markets Law
    • Securities Regulation
    • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
    • Sports Law
    • Trademark Law
    • Trusts & Estates Law
    • Venture Capital Law
  • World Trademark Review 1000 — Intellectual Property teams in Colorado, Washington, D.C., Indiana and Minnesota are identified as standouts, 2021

2020

  • BTI Consulting Group — 2020 Rankings:
    • Recognized as a top 43 law firm for “leading the pack” in client service during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Standout firm for product liability and class action litigation
  • Chambers USA — Nationwide rankings in 2020 for:
    • E-Discovery & Information Governance
    • Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation
    • Franchising
    • Healthcare
    • International Trade: Customs
    • Investment Funds: Registered Funds
    • Native American Law
    • Native American Law: Finance
    • Product Liability & Mass Torts
  • Chambers USA — 53 practice areas ranked, 2020
  • Chambers USA — 129 attorneys recognized, 2020
  • IAM Patent 1000 — Denver and Washington, D.C. “Recommended” offices in the area of patent prosecution, 2020
  • IPR Intelligence Report — Top Ranked Law Firm, 2020
  • Modern Healthcare — Recognized on “Largest Healthcare Law Firms” list, 2020-21
  • The Legal 500 — Ranked in 2020 for:
    • Alternative/Hedge Funds and Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
    • Capital Markets: Debt Offerings and M&A: Middle-Market ($500M-999M)
    • M&A: Middle-Market ($500M-999M)
    • Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
    • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
    • Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters)
  • U.S. News & World Report ”Best Law Firms” — National rankings in 2020 for:
    • Appellate Practice
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Corporate Law
    • Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • Employment Law - Management
    • Environmental Law
    • Health Care Law
    • International Arbitration - Commercial
    • Labor Law - Management
    • Litigation – Environmental
    • Litigation – ERISA
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • Litigation - Labor & Employment
    • Litigation – Real Estate
    • Litigation – Tax
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Mutual Funds Law
    • Patent Law
    • Real Estate Law
    • Tax Law
    • Trademark Law
    • Trusts & Estates Law
    • Venture Capital Law
  • World Trademark Review 1000 - Intellectual Property teams in Colorado, Washington, D.C., Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota are identified as standouts, 2020

2019

  • BTI Consulting Group — 2019 Rankings:
    • Ranked as a top 52 law firm for innovation and consulting
    • Client Service A-Team
    • Brand Elite – Honor Roll
    • Standout firm for employment litigation, 2019
  • Chambers USA — Nationwide rankings in 2019 for:
    • Food & Beverage: Regulatory & Litigation
    • Franchising
    • Health Care
    • Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
    • Investment Funds: Registered Funds
    • Native American Law
    • Native American Law: Finance
    • Product Liability & Mass Torts
  • Chambers USA — 57 practice areas ranked, 2019
  • Chambers USA — 146 attorneys recognized, 2019
  • Forbes — Named a “most-recommended” law firm for litigation and dispute resolution in the Forbes list of America’s Top Corporate Law Firms, 2019
  • The Legal 500 — Ranked in 2019 for:
    • Alternative/Hedge Funds
    • Capital Markets: Debt
    • M&A: Middle-Market
    • Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds
    • Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters)
    • Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
  • U.S. News & World Report ”Best Law Firms” — National rankings in 2019 for:
    • Appellate Practice
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Corporate Law
    • Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Environmental Law
    • Health Care Law
    • Labor Law – Management
    • Litigation – Environmental
    • Litigation – ERISA
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property
    • Litigation – Real Estate
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Patent Law
    • Real Estate Law
    • Trademark Law
    • Venture Capital Law

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) — Top Performer and Compass Award, 2021
  • Diversity Lab — Mansfield Certification and Certification Plus, 2018−21 
  • Human Rights Campaign — Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, 100 Percent Corporate Equality Index score, 2013−22
  • Seramount (formerly Working Mother) and Flex-Time Lawyers — Best Law Firms for Women, 2012−21
  • Women in Law Empowerment Forum — Gold Standard Certification, 2015−20
  • Law360 — Ranked in the Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys, 2015−21

Pro Bono

  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota – Law Firm Founders’ Award, 2021
  • Lex Mundi – Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Award winner, 2021
  • China Business Law Journal – Business Law Excellence Awards in Pro Bono category, 2021
  • National Veterans Legal Services Program – Pro Bono Partner of the Year, 2020
  • American Bar Association – Pro Bono Publico Award, 2019
  • Colorado Supreme Court – Pro Bono Achievement recognition for commitment to an annual goal of 50 hours of pro bono legal services by Colorado-licensed attorneys, 2015−19
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