Ropes & Gray LLP

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USA 2020 UK 2021 Europe 2021 Asia-Pacific 2021 Latin America 2021 High Net Worth 2020


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Chair: Julie H Jones
Managing Partner: David Djaha
Number of partners: 300 Number of lawyers: 1,400

Firm Overview:
For the world’s leaders in business and finance, Ropes & Gray’s global team has the industry savvy and legal experience to identify critical issues, solve problems and pave the way for clients’ success. A collaborative approach means that clients have access to leading corporate, litigation, transactional and regulatory lawyers whose knowledge spans industries and geographies.

Main Areas of Practice:
Asset Management
Business Restructuring
Health Care
Hedge Funds
Intellectual Property
Investment Management
Life Sciences
Litigation & Enforcement
Private Equity
Real Estate
Tax & Benefits

The antitrust team offers top-flight, sophisticated insight in addressing the wide-ranging needs of clients, with a proud record of success in the courtroom and representing clients clearing transactions before antitrust enforcement agencies. “They have really highly intelligent people ahead of the turn of the legal current and they think about where the world will be in the coming weeks, months and years.”– Client

Asset Management:
With leading practices in hedge funds, private investment funds and registered funds, Ropes & Gray is uniquely positioned to offer asset management advice in a constantly shifting investment and regulatory environment. “They are present in all key regions and act for some really big investors across the world.”– Client

Business Restructuring:
In bankruptcy cases, insolvencies and distressed situations, Ropes & Gray provides superior legal advice and delivers innovative business solutions that uphold clients’ values. “Coupled with their flawless professionalism is their deep devotion to our case and to us as their client.”– Client

Data Practice:
Ropes & Gray advises on all aspects of privacy and cybersecurity law, including undertaking privacy and security assessments, building global compliance programs, negotiating vendor contracts, assessing privacy and security risks in corporate transactions, and navigating regulatory enforcement and civil litigation. “Given their expertise in this field, they provide immense value for money. They have been very helpful.”– Client

The firm’s understanding of market dynamics and deep relationships in the financing community allow clients to focus on the upside case of their business plans. “The team can think creatively about what risk we’re taking and where we want to be protected. They’re willing to work over a hundred hours a week when it comes to crunch time and do it like they’re enjoying it, too.”– Client

Health Care:
Clients benefit from Ropes & Gray’s deep experience and intimate knowledge of its clients’ industries in the face of tremendous change driven by growing demand, new technologies, shifting business models and intense government scrutiny. “[An] outstanding reputation for handling sophisticated healthcare work, including an array of major transactions, government investigations and enforcement actions.”– Client

Intellectual Property:
Combining a sophisticated understanding of the latest legal developments with cutting-edge technical and scientific matters, the firm’s attorneys offer cohesive and comprehensive guidance on all types of IP matters. “They can speak Chinese but at the same time really appreciate the perspective of a US litigation. They’ve done very well.”– Client

Litigation & Enforcement:
Global business leaders across industries turn to the firm’s experienced litigators for creative and successful solutions to sensitive matters and critical disputes. On enforcement matters, Ropes & Gray’s attorneys understand business and regulation and help clients preempt, resolve or mitigate the impact of government investigations and enforcement actions. “Ropes & Gray’s performance is excellent. The firm is very client service-oriented, always meets deadlines and is cost-conscious. Plus, they give good advice! They are always a step ahead of us in suggesting things we should do. We really cannot imagine using anybody else.”– Client

Life Sciences:
The attorneys who make up the global life sciences group understand the unique needs of a wide range of clients in the dynamic life sciences industry. “I hold them in the highest regard. I find the lawyers to be excellent and superior experts, providing consistency of advice between medical devices and drugs.”– Client

In 2019, the nearly 200 attorneys in Ropes & Gray’s global M&A practice navigated more than 200 deals and about acquisitions spanning 30 industries. “They are good, they know how to get deals done and are complete business lawyers.”– Client

Private Equity Transactions:
Ropes & Gray’s clients receive unsurpassed counsel throughout the transaction life cycle from one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated private equity practices. “Ropes & Gray is an exceptional firm that is remarkable for the consistent quality of execution in all facets of transaction work and specialty practice areas.”– Client

Real Estate Investments & Transactions:
Drawing on its attorneys’ vast knowledge and experience, Ropes & Gray offers clients the comprehensive range of legal services required to identify opportunities, manage risks and succeed in today’s volatile global real estate market. “Ropes & Gray are complete professionals. I trust them with all of my corporate and personal real estate needs. I have been using them for 12 years and have had nothing but positive experiences.”–Client

Tax & Benefits:
The long-standing representation of clients with dominant market positions has enabled Ropes & Gray to build a comprehensive knowledge base. “The reason I go to Ropes & Gray is for the depth of their experience. I don’t think I’ve ever asked a question that they haven’t already tackled in the past, and I always know the answers I get are substantiated by lots of experience and analysis from other clients.”– Client

Market Perception:
The American Lawyer:
Top three on the A-List for Fourth Consecutive Year – #2 Overall
The American Lawyer:  Dealmakers of the Year 2019, 2021 
The Financial Times:  North American Innovative Lawyers: 2011-2020 
The Financial Times:  Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers: 2014-2019  
The American Lawyer: ‘Corporate Practice of the Year – Health Care,’ 2020
US News-Best Lawyers Best Law Firms ‘Law Firm of the Year’
■‘Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity’ 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020
■‘Biotech’, 2016
■‘Mutual Funds’, 2018
■‘Patent Law,’ 2017, 2019
■‘Private Funds/Hedge Funds,’ 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019 2020
■‘Health Care,’ 2021 
Law360 ‘Practice of the Year’:
■Private Equity: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
■Fund Formation: 2019
■Asset Management: 2017
■Healthcare: 2019, 2020
■Securitization: 2019
■Privacy: 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 
■Appellate: 2015
■White Collar: 2019
Chambers USA:
■‘Investment Funds Client Service Award,’ 2017
■‘Corporate Crime & Government Investigations Client Service Award,’ 2016
■‘Health Care Firm of the Year,’ 2015
LMG Life Sciences Awards:
■‘Licensing & Collaboration Firm of the Year,’ 2018, 2020
■‘Financial & Transactional Impact Deal of the Year,’ 2018
Latin Vex:
■Top International Firm in Latin America
Asian Legal Business Japan Law:
■‘M&A Deal of the Year,’‘TMT Deal of the Year,’‘Japan Deal of the Year’, 2018
■‘Japan Debt Market Deal of the Year,’ 2020
Transatlantic Legal Awards:
■ ‘Finance Team of the Year,’ 2019
IFLR Asia Awards:
■‘Private Equity Team of the Year,’ 2019
■‘Private Equity Deal of the Year,’ 2019
■‘Restructuring Deal of the Year,’ 2015-2018
The Times UK’s Best Law Firms:
■‘Financial Crime & Fraud & Regulatory,’ 2020 International:
■‘UK Best Firms List,’ 2020
The Deal’s Middle Market Awards:
■‘Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Law Firm of the Year’ and ‘Private Equity Deal of the Year,’ 2020
Chambers Diversity Awards:
■‘Pro Bono Program of the Year,’ 2019
The American Lawyer Pro Bono Scorecard:
■Top 10, 2018 - 2020


This firm is also ranked in:

USA 2020 UK 2021 Europe 2021 Asia-Pacific 2021 Latin America 2021 High Net Worth 2020


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