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 31 Kelley Drye lawyers as “Leaders in Their Field” and 10 Kelley Drye practice areas, 2017.

  • 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.

  • 52 Kelley Drye Attorneys ranked in Best Lawyers in America®, 2018.

  • 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 28 Kelley Drye attorneys and 10 practice areas in their 2017 edition.

  • Kelley Drye was named to the “BTI Client Service A-Team” and “BTI Brand Elite” in 2017. Kelley Drye was also ranked in the “BTI Litigation Outlook” for "Most Feared Law Firms” and "IP Litigation Powerhouse” in 2017 and 2018.

  • 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, 2008–2017.

  • 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.