BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 3, 2015) - Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP has been named an elite "National Tier 1" law firm for Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Insurance Law, and Venture Capital Law by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in their 2016 ranking of "Best Law Firms."

Choate also received top "Tier 1" Boston rankings in Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Biotechnology Law; Business Organizations; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar; Criminal Defense: White Collar; Employment Law - Individuals; Employment Law - Management; Information Technology Law; Insurance Law; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - Bankruptcy; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Labor & Employment; Litigation - Patent; Litigation - Securities; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Patent Law; Real Estate Law; Securities Regulation; Sports Law; Tax Law; Trusts & Estates Law; and Venture Capital Law.

The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field, and a review of additional information provided by law firms. Choate's high rankings signal a unique combination of excellence, expertise, and cost effectiveness.

"At Choate, we focus on a select group of areas where we practice at the highest levels, and it is gratifying to see our strengths reflected in these rankings," said Charles Cheever, co-managing partner of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. "We provide our clients in the U.S. and around the world with exceptional judgment, service, and value, and are honored to receive so many top Tier 1 rankings from our clients and peers."

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, one of the nation's leading law firms, is consistently recognized for excellence by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, World's Leading Lawyers, International Who's Who of Lawyers, and Expert Guides. With all of its lawyers under one roof, Choate focuses on a core group of areas where it represents clients across the United States and internationally and provides exceptional efficiency, service and value. Choate's areas of focus include corporate/M&A, venture capital, private equity, insurance/reinsurance, finance & restructuring, litigation, labor and employment benefits, intellectual property, life sciences, tax, government enforcement & compliance, and wealth management.

Contact Information:

Kristen Weller
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
(617) 248-4001


Amy Blumenthal
Blumenthal & Associates
(617) 879-1511