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 22 Kelley Drye lawyers as “Leaders in Their Field” and 8 Kelley Drye practice areas, 2019.

  • Chambers Global recognized seven Kelley Drye lawyers as “Leaders in Their Field” and two Kelley Drye practice areas, 2019.

  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® (Woodward/White, Inc.) honored six Kelley Drye practices – Communications, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation, Information Technology, Trusts & Estates, and Real Estate – with a National First-Tier ranking in its 2020 “Best Law Firm” study.

  • 48 Kelley Drye Attorneys ranked in Best Lawyers in America®, 2020.

  • Law360 named the International Trade group as a “Practice of the Year,” 2018.

  • Law360 named the Consumer Protection group as a “Practice of the Year,” 2017.

  • Benchmark Litigation 2019 featured five Kelley Drye attorneys as Litigation Stars.

  • 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 29 Kelley Drye attorneys and 11 practice areas in their 2019 edition.

  • Kelley Drye was named to the “BTI Client Service A-Team” in 2017-2018 and “BTI Brand Elite” in 2014-2019. The firm was ranked in the “BTI Litigation Outlook” for “Most Feared Law Firms” and “IP Litigation Powerhouse” in 2017-2018 and named to the "Honor Roll for Commercial Litigation" in 2019. BTI also recognized Kelley Drye as “Client Experience Innovator” in 2018.

  • 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, 2008–2019.

  • 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,  2017 and 2018.