Top Ranked

Best Law Firms in Each Practice Area

Not every firm is created equal. Find out how top firms stack up when it comes to specific practice areas.

  • 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, banking and 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

2017 Best Law Firms for Labor and Employment Law

1
% OF VOTES
38.78

Littler Mendelson P.C.

For over 70 years, Littler has been a leader in the area of labor and employment law on a national, and recently, international scale. Bay Area...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
1
2
% OF VOTES
31.49

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Founded in 1945 by a trio of labor lawyers in Chicago, Seyfarth Shaw has grown to more than 850 lawyers across 14 offices in the U.S., London, Melbourne,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
3
3
% OF VOTES
31.34

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan Lewis has branched out from its Philadelphia roots to build an international network of lawyers reaching from Boston to Beijing and San Francisco...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
2
4
% OF VOTES
30.03

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Founded in 1977, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. is one of the premier labor and employment law firms in the U.S. and Europe. From...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
5
5
% OF VOTES
28.86

Jackson Lewis P.C.

When you know what you're good at, you stick to it. Jackson Lewis specializes in the labor and employment law arena, and, with 800 attorneys and a...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
4
6
% OF VOTES
17.78

Proskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer Rose is practically synonymous with "sports law"-clients include Major League Baseball, the NFL, the NHL, and the NBA. Although flashy, this...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
6
7
% OF VOTES
14.14

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

2016 Rank
8
8
% OF VOTES
13.70

Paul Hastings LLP

Over the last few decades, Paul Hastings has grown from a mid-market U.S. firm to an international outfit with strengths in employment, tax, and business...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
7
9
% OF VOTES
8.31

Fisher & Phillips LLP

As any keen observer may glean from the firm's web address (laborlawyers.com) and Twitter handle (@labor_attorneys), Fisher & Phillips LLP...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
9
10
% OF VOTES
7.58

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

2016 Rank
10
11
% OF VOTES
7.14

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Orrick is focused on serving three sectors: tech, energy & infrastructure, and finance. The firm's practices are evenly split between...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
15
12
% OF VOTES
4.96

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

With expertise in a variety of practices, including corporate, litigation, employment, IP, antitrust and finance, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
14
13
% OF VOTES
4.52

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...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
12
13
% OF VOTES
4.52

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

2016 Rank
11
15
% OF VOTES
4.08

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

With founding offices in Washington, DC and New York, Epstein Becker and Green has grown nationally and developed a reputation for its notable health...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
15
16
% OF VOTES
3.94

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Constangy is a national employment law firm that has been serving clients since the 1940s. Founded by Frank Constangy-known to his colleagues as Mr....

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
17
% OF VOTES
3.35

DLA Piper

With approximately 4,000 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

2016 Rank
15
18
% OF VOTES
3.21

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP maintains Capitol Hill connections that pay dividends. Long a force in national politics (and even longer a...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
13
18
% OF VOTES
3.21

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham is one of the world's largest law firms, a bona fide member of the clique that includes the Magic Circle and the elite U.S. heritage firms. With...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
15
20
% OF VOTES
2.48

Sidley Austin LLP

The firm's roots trace back to its formation in Chicago in 1866 and the firm is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Historical clients included former...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR

Get tips on interviewing, networking, resumes, and more directly to your inbox.

No Thanks