Honors

The firm has received accolades from many sources including clients, as well as from publications such as American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Magazine and M&A Advisor.  Recent examples include:

  • Chambers USA recognized 27 Kelley Drye lawyers as “Leaders in Their Field” and eight Kelley Drye practice areas, 2016.

  • Chambers Global recognized eight Kelley Drye lawyers as “Leaders in Their Field” and three Kelley Drye practice areas, 2016.

  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® (Woodward/White, Inc.) honored two Kelley Drye practices – Advertising and Marketing, and Real Estate – with a National First-Tier ranking in its 2016–2017 “Best Law Firm” study.

  • 38 Kelley Drye Attorneys ranked in Best Lawyers in America®, 2017.

  • Law360 named the International Trade group as a “Practice of the Year,” 2016.

  • M&A Advisor honored Kelley Drye with “Restructuring Deal of the Year” and “Section 363 Sale of the Year” awards, 2017.

  • U.S. Legal 500 recommended 23 Kelley Drye attorneys and eight practice areas in their 2016 edition.

  • BTI Consulting Group named Kelley Drye to its “BTI Client Service A-Team” and “BTI Brand Elite” in their 2017 editions. Kelley Drye was also named to the “Honor Roll of Most Feared Law Firms” in BTI’s “Litigation Outlook 2017.”

  • Corporate Counsel selected Kelley Drye as a 2008–2014 “Go-To” law firm.

  • Kelley Drye named “Best International Law Firm” by Legal Era Magazine, 2013 and 2016.

  • India Business Law Journal selected Kelley Drye as among the world’s most highly regarded international law firms for work with Indian businesses, 2008–2016.

  • The Burton Foundation, a not-for-profit, academic organization devoted to recognizing and rewarding excellence in the legal profession, honored Kelley Drye lawyers with the Burton Awards in the Distinguished Law Firm category for legal writing, 2008–2010, 2014, and 2017.