Top Ranked

Best Law Firms by Practice Area

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

  • Survey Methodology

    To determine the Vault Practice Area Rankings, associates vote for the strongest firms in their self-identified practice area(s). Associates are able to vote for up to three firms but are not permitted to vote for their own firm. Our rankings indicate the top firms in each area, as well as the total percentage of votes.

  • Ranking History

2019 Best Law Firms for Privacy and Data Security

1
% OF VOTES
30.80

Hogan Lovells

Formed in 2010 by the merger of DC's Hogan & Hartson and London's Lovells, Hogan Lovells is a global megafirm with more than 45 offices in the United...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
1
2
% OF VOTES
21.88

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

The result of 2018's largest merger, Hunton Andrews Kurth pairs two firms-each with over a century of history-that had been growing by leaps and bounds...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
3
3
% OF VOTES
20.54

Morrison & Foerster LLP

In 1973 those cats in San Fran approved "MoFo" as Morrison & Foerster's official nickname, accentuating the firm's unconventional modus operandi....

TRENDING

2018 Rank
2
4
% OF VOTES
18.75

Cooley LLP

Founded by Arthur Cooley and Louis Crowley in 1920 in San Francisco, Cooley became a major player in California, as it prospered in the Silicon Valley...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
5
5
% OF VOTES
17.86

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati built its reputation advising some of the major tech and life sciences industries as well as the banks and venture...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
4
6
% OF VOTES
14.29

Perkins Coie LLP

Perkins Coie got off to a good start: founded in 1912, the Seattle-based firm's earliest clients included one William E. Boeing Sr., founder of the...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
6
7
% OF VOTES
13.39

ZwillGen PLLC

ZwillGen is a boutique law firm that has investigated, litigated and counseled some of the biggest names in technology on a wide-range of Internet issues...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
11
8
% OF VOTES
12.95

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

2018 Rank
8
9
% OF VOTES
11.61

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie takes "global" to a whole new level, with its plethora of global offices spanning every continent. The firm's geographic and practice area...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
8
9
% OF VOTES
11.61

Covington & Burling LLP

This "brain trust" law firm is known for quietly (and smartly) going about its business-that business being antitrust, litigation, white collar defense...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
6
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