While many BigLaw firms are global jetsetters, with cases across the world, legal practice also often has a significant local component. Vault’s regional rankings go beyond overall prestige and delve into which firms are on top in their respective regions. In this year’s survey of almost 16,000 law firm associates, we asked attorneys their perspectives on peer firms within their specific locations. Below is a list of the firms that ranked No. 1 in regions across the U.S., along with a glimpse at outsiders’ opinions on these firms.
Atlanta: King & Spalding
Boston: Ropes & Gray
•“No doubt the best in Boston"
Chicago: Kirkland & Ellis
•"Gold standard for brand names"
Miami: Greenberg Traurig
Mid-Atlantic: Morgan Lewis
•“Powerhouse labor law”
Midwest: Jones Day
•“Cream of the crop”
New York: Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
•“Best of the best”
Northern California: Morrison & Foerster
Northwest: Perkins Coie
•“Election law stars”
Southern California: Gibson Dunn
•“Among the very best”
Texas: Baker Botts
•"Kings of Texas"
Washington, DC: Williams & Connolly
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