Top Ranked

Best Law Firms in Each Practice Area

These firms were voted strongest in each practice area by associates working in that area at peer firms.

  • Survey Methodology

    In order to determine the Vault Practice Area Rankings, associates were able to vote for up to three firms in their own practice area, but were not permitted to vote for their own firm. Self-identified corporate associates were allowed to vote only in the corporate-related categories (securities, financial services, etc.); litigators were allowed to vote in the litigation categories, and so on. Our rankings indicate the top firms in each area, as well as the total percentage of votes.

  • Ranking History

2015 Best Law Firms for Products Liability

1
% OF VOTES
19.32

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

Giant Among Mortals Kind of like Oprah or Beyoncé, Skadden is a giant among mortals. Known by its one name, it sits atop its world, continuously...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
1
2
% OF VOTES
15.90

Jones Day

A heavy-hitter with a hand in most major areas of law and an internationally-recognized prowess in litigation, Jones Day uses its size and reach-offices...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
2
3
% OF VOTES
13.67

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis has a strong reputation in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation, restructuring and...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
3
4
% OF VOTES
11.14

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Starting the year off with a bang, January 1, 2017 marked the beginning of a new firm, when the Washington, DC giant Arnold & Porter combined with...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
5
5
% OF VOTES
10.70

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Started in 1997, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP is a relative newcomer to the elite firm ranks but already boasts nearly 300 lawyers and has its...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
11
5
% OF VOTES
10.70

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Kansas City-based Shook, Hardy & Bacon is a top litigation practice where big names turn for representation in bet-the-company cases. The firm is...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
4
6
% OF VOTES
9.36

DLA Piper

With approximately 4,200 lawyers in 90+ offices around the globe, DLA Piper is one of the largest law firms-both by headcount and by revenue-in the...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
10
6
% OF VOTES
9.36

Reed Smith LLP

A Pittsburgh native long intertwined with the city's industrial kingpins, Reed Smith joined the crowd in globalizing via international mergers in the...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
12
7
% OF VOTES
7.73

Dechert LLP

Since its founding in 1875, Dechert has become an international global legal force to be reckoned with. In the United States, the firm is particularly...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
6
8
% OF VOTES
7.43

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

With powerhouse practices ranging from M&A to appellate law, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher does its share of high-stakes work. Founded in Los Angeles in...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
9
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