Eight of the Firm’s practices received National rankings, including: Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Litigation – Environmental; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mining Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; and Venture Capital Law. In addition, 50 of the Firm’s practices received Metropolitan Rankings, some of which include Banking and Finance Law; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Insurance Law; Litigation – Environmental; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; and Trusts and Estates Law. U.S. News and Best Lawyers partner to produce one of the most powerful law firm rankings in the profession. The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that include thousands of clients, highly skilled lawyers and law firm representatives. Each evaluation asked what factors are considered vital for clients hiring law firms; for lawyers choosing a firm to refer a legal matter to; and for lawyers seeking employment.