Best Law Firms 2017: U.S. News – Best Lawyers again ranks Eckert Seamans among the nation’s top law firms; Public Finance and Trademark Law practices receive National Tier 1 ranking

November 1, 2016

PITTSBURGH (November 1, 2016) – The national law firm of Eckert Seamans has been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2017 for 77 national and metropolitan practices. Based on a combination of client surveys, peer interviews, and editorial research, Eckert Seamans earned National Tier 1 honors for its Public Finance Law and Trademark Law practices.

Eckert Seamans’ Public Finance Group, led by Chair Marc S. Stein, is experienced in representing issuers, underwriters, lenders, trustees and investors in structuring, analyzing and evaluating the legal bases for public and private debt offerings by state and local units of government. Eckert Seamans has been listed in The Bond Buyers Municipal Marketplace® since 1985.

Eckert Seamans’ trademark law practice is part of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, which is nationally ranked by Chambers USA, a leading independent guide to legal services. Led by Co-Chairs David V. Radack and Roberta Jacobs-Meadway and Vice Chair Philip E. Levy, Eckert Seamans’ Intellectual Property Group engages in the full spectrum of practice in this specialized area of the law, including United States and foreign patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, and the negotiation, preparation, and enforcement of a wide variety of related agreements including license, assignment, consulting, employment, nondisclosure, and joint venture agreements.

Earlier this year, 43 Eckert Seamans attorneys achieved placements in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 edition, with eight noted as “Lawyer of the Year for 2017,” a distinction reserved for only a single lawyer in each specialty area of the law in each community.

In addition to its national recognition, Eckert Seamans received Tier 1 rankings in the following metropolitan markets: Harrisburg, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Richmond. Those rankings follow below.

Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings:


Litigation – Labor & Employment

New Jersey

Government Relations Practice

Land Use & Zoning Law



Banking and Finance Law

Copyright Law

Financial Services Regulation Law

Litigation – Intellectual Property

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Public Finance Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Trademark Law


Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Litigation – Construction

Litigation – Intellectual Property

Litigation – Labor & Employment

Litigation – Patent

Litigation – Trusts & Estates

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Tax Law

Trademark Law

Trusts & Estates Law


Administrative / Regulatory Law

Commercial Litigation

Communications Law

Government Relations Practice

About U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

About Eckert Seamans Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC has more than 370 attorneys located in 14 offices throughout the United States, including Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts; Washington, D.C.; Richmond, Virginia; Wilmington, Delaware; Newark and Princeton, New Jersey; White Plains, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; Troy, Michigan; Charleston, West Virginia; and Hartford, Connecticut. The firm provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of litigation, including mass tort and products liability; corporate and business law; intellectual property; labor and employment relations; aviation; bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; employee benefits; environmental law; construction; public finance; real estate; tax; estates; and transportation.

Eckert Seamans’ practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the country’s business. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, newspapers and other media, hotels, health care organizations, airlines, and railroads. The firm also represents numerous federal, state, and local governmental and educational entities. In order to provide global reach and access to legal resources that enhance our ability to serve clients’ needs around the globe, Eckert Seamans has partnered with SCG Legal, a global network of over 145 independent law firms with more than 11,500 attorneys. For more information about the firm, please visit


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