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NOV. 11, 2020 – Based on accolades from the firm's clients and peers, Davis Wright Tremaine has been named 2021 Law Firm of the Year in both Advertising Law and First Amendment Litigation by Best Lawyers and U.S. News.

This is the eighth year in a row that the firm has been recognized as Law Firm of the Year in the general area of communications, media, and IP.

"There's never been a more exciting time to be helping clients get their message out," said Alexandra "Allie" Nicholson, chair of Davis Wright Tremaine's media, entertainment, and intellectual property practice. "We're thrilled to be supporting preeminent clients during this remarkable period of change, and we are deeply grateful that they choose to rely on us."

The firm's advertising team represents companies in all corners of the advertising and marketing ecosystem. These include national brands, advertising and marketing service providers, tech platforms, and media and entertainment companies. Clients turn to the group for practical, responsive advice that helps them achieve compliance while delivering powerful results and pushing creative bounds.

Davis Wright Tremaine's First Amendment litigators have secured important, headline-making victories on behalf of a long list of diverse clients. These include, most recently, Microsoft, Apple, Yelp, the WeChat Users Alliance, Greenpeace, TikTok creators, and Simon & Schuster. The team has been named Law Firm of the Year in this practice area three times.

Firmwide, Davis Wright Tremaine was extensively recognized by Best Lawyers and U.S. News for excellence at the national level and in the major metropolitan markets it serves. The firm achieved a National Tier 1 rating in the following practice areas:

  • Advertising
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications
  • Copyright
  • Employment – Management
  • Energy
  • Entertainment – Motion Pictures and Television
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Labor – Management
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation – First Amendment
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Media
  • Trademark
  • Trusts & Estates

The firm was also noted for regional excellence, achieving Tier 1 recognition in five practice areas in Anchorage; six in Los Angeles; six in San Francisco; six in Washington, D.C.; nine in New York City; 17 in Portland; and 38 in Seattle.

About Davis Wright Tremaine
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is a national law firm with approximately 550 lawyers representing clients based throughout the United States and around the world. The firm's advertising and First Amendment litigation teams are both ranked by Chambers USA as national leaders. Law360 has named the firm's media and entertainment team a Practice Group of the Year each of the past four years. For more information, visit