LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2010) - The Los Angeles-based law firm Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp (MS&K) was widely recognized in the 2010 Best Law Firms rankings, the inaugural report released by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.

The rankings include an analysis of 8,782 law firms in 81 practice areas and are presented in tiers, both nationally and by metropolitan area. The special report was published in the October 2010 issue of U.S. News & World Report, which will go on sale September 27th.

In the national rankings, MS&K was ranked as a Tier 1 law firm for employment law (management) and for entertainment law. The firm was also ranked as a Tier 2 law firm nationally for labor law (management).

In the metropolitan rankings, MS&K's Los Angeles office was ranked as a Tier 1 law firm for employee benefits (ERISA) law, employment law (management), entertainment law, immigration law, labor law (management) and non-profit/charities law. The MS&K Los Angeles office was also ranked as a Tier 2 law firm for trusts and estates law. The firm's Washington, D.C. office was ranked as a Tier 1 law firm for intellectual property law.

The rankings were determined by responses to national surveys, in which major clients and leading lawyers were asked to rate the law firms they consider best in their practice area. In the end, 9,514 clients -- including every Fortune 100 company and 587 of the Fortune 1000 companies -- provided 194,370 firm practice-area evaluations; 6,190 clients provided 11,181 comments about law firm practice areas and individual lawyers; and 8,842 lawyers provided 594,012 firm practice-area evaluations.

"We are flattered to receive such outstanding evaluations from our clients and pleased with the premier ranking of our firm in our key areas of practice," said MS&K Managing Partner Thomas Lambert. "Our firm is focused on serving the best interests of our clients every day and we are fortunate to be able to provide them with some of the most experienced legal talent in the U.S."

The mission of the Best Law Firms report is to help guide referring lawyers and clients -- from the country's largest companies needing corporate legal advice to individuals needing to establish a trust or write a will -- issues that have a bet-the-company implication for a corporation or a potentially life-changing result for an individual.

"U.S. News has more than two decades of experience in providing the public with the most accurate and in-depth rankings of a wide range of institutions, including our Best Law Schools rankings," said Tim Smart, executive editor of U.S. News & World Report. "This experience, coupled with our growing reputation as a leading career information resource, makes these law firm rankings a logical next step."

For more than 100 years, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP has maintained a reputation for excellence in providing sophisticated legal and business solutions for its clients in areas that include: Litigation, Intellectual Property & Technology, Labor & Employment, Entertainment & New Media, Immigration, Corporate Transactions, Homeland Security, Tax, Trust & Estates, Real Estate, and International Trade. Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP has offices in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit http://www.msk.com.

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