The 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.

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Top Ranked

2012 Rank 2011 Rank Change Company % of Votes Location
25 25 Ropes & Gray LLP 6.47 Boston, MA
26 29 Clifford Chance US LLP 6.37 New York, NY
27 33 Paul Hastings LLP 6.25 New York, NY
28 34 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 6.23 Washington, DC
29 30 Linklaters LLP (US) 6.21 New York, NY
30 31 Mayer Brown LLP 6.17 Chicago, IL
31 36 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP 6.10 New York, NY
32 32 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP 6.05 New York, NY
33 44 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP 6.03 New York, NY
34 27 Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 5.96 Los Angeles, CA
35 35 Allen & Overy LLP (US) 5.95 New York, NY
36 39 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 5.94 New York, NY
37 47 Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP 5.87 New York, NY
38 42 Baker Botts LLP 5.80 Houston, TX
39 46 Proskauer Rose LLP 5.79 New York, NY
40 49 Baker & McKenzie 5.78 Chicago, IL
41 48 Goodwin Procter LLP 5.77 Boston, MA
42 38 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (US) 5.75 New York, NY
43 37 Irell & Manella LLP 5.75 Los Angeles, CA
44 41 Winston & Strawn LLP 5.73 Chicago, IL
45 53 DLA Piper 5.73 New York, NY
46 40 Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP 5.72 New York, NY
47 43 Jenner & Block LLP 5.64 Chicago, IL
47 47 King & Spalding 5.64 Atlanta, GA
48 65 Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP 5.61 New York, NY