Best Law Firms in Northern California

Location, location, location. These rankings reveal the best law firms by region across the U.S.

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Top Ranked

2015 Rank 2014 Rank Change Company Score Location
1 1 Morrison & Foerster LLP 8.20 San Francisco, CA
2 2 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 8.04 Palo Alto, CA
3 3 Latham & Watkins LLP 7.81 New York, NY
4 5 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP 7.68 Los Angeles, CA
5 6 Fenwick & West LLP 7.58 Mountain View, CA
6 7 Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP 7.51 Los Angeles, CA
7 8 Cooley LLP 7.50 Palo Alto, CA
8 9 Keker & Van Nest LLP 7.49 San Francisco, CA
8 4 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 7.49 New York, NY
9 10 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 7.14 New York, NY
10 12 Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 7.05 Los Angeles, CA
11 NR Kirkland & Ellis LLP 6.98 Chicago, IL
12 11 O'Melveny & Myers LLP 6.94 Los Angeles, CA
13 13 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 6.76 New York, NY
14 14 Paul Hastings LLP 6.58 New York, NY
15 19 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 6.41 New York, NY
16 16 Jones Day 6.24 Washington, DC
17 20 Farella Braun + Martel LLP 6.07 San Francisco, CA
18 15 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 6.03 New York, NY
19 18 Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP 6.02 Menlo Park, CA
20 17 Bingham McCutchen LLP 5.92 Boston, MA
21 21 Covington & Burling LLP 5.84 Washington, DC
22 22 Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP 5.74 Philadelphia, PA
23 25 Ropes & Gray LLP 5.72 Boston, MA
23 24 White & Case LLP 5.72 New York, NY
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