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
1 1 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 9.14 New York, NY
2 2 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 8.74 New York, NY
3 3 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 8.44 New York, NY
4 4 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 8.43 New York, NY
5 5 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 8.12 New York, NY
6 6 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 7.88 New York, NY
7 7 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 7.86 New York, NY
8 9 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 7.77 New York, NY
9 11 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 7.50 Chicago, IL
10 10 Covington & Burling LLP 7.38 Washington, DC
11 15 Latham & Watkins LLP 7.34 New York, NY
12 13 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 7.32 New York, NY
13 12 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 7.18 New York, NY
13 8 Williams & Connolly LLP 7.18 Washington, DC
14 14 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 7.17 Los Angeles, CA
15 16 Sidley Austin LLP 7.09 Chicago, IL
16 19 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP 6.87 Los Angeles, CA
17 23 Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP 6.84 New York, NY
18 20 White & Case LLP 6.83 New York, NY
19 18 Jones Day 6.83 Washington, DC
20 21 Arnold & Porter LLP 6.69 Washington, DC
21 17 WilmerHale 6.54 Washington, DC
22 24 O'Melveny & Myers LLP 6.54 Los Angeles, CA
23 26 Morrison & Foerster LLP 6.51 San Francisco, CA
24 22 Shearman & Sterling LLP 6.48 New York, NY
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 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 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
49 56 Bingham McCutchen LLP 5.57 Boston, MA
50 45 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 5.55 Palo Alto, CA
51 28 Hogan Lovells US LLP 5.54 Washington, DC
52 50 Norton Rose Fulbright 5.52 Houston, TX
52 54 Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP 5.52 Philadelphia, PA
53 60 Alston & Bird LLP 5.51 Atlanta, GA
54 57 Dechert LLP 5.51 New York, NY
55 51 Vinson & Elkins LLP 5.45 Houston, TX
56 52 McDermott Will & Emery LLP 5.45 Chicago, IL
57 59 K&L Gates LLP 5.44 Pittsburgh, PA
58 55 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 5.40 New York, NY
59 61 Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5.34 Miami, FL
60 58 Cooley LLP 5.22 Palo Alto, CA
61 68 Nixon Peabody LLP 5.12 Boston, MA
62 62 Holland & Knight LLP 5.12 Miami, FL
63 63 Fish & Richardson P.C. 5.09 Boston, MA
64 66 Foley & Lardner LLP 4.97 Milwaukee, WI
65 72 Reed Smith LLP 4.88 Pittsburgh, PA
66 67 Perkins Coie LLP 4.87 Seattle, WA
67 70 Kaye Scholer LLP 4.82 New York, NY
68 76 Bryan Cave LLP 4.78 Saint Louis, MO
69 73 Steptoe & Johnson LLP 4.77 Washington, DC
70 78 Crowell & Moring LLP 4.76 Washington, DC
71 69 Squire Patton Boggs LLP 4.75 Washington, DC
72 80 Arent Fox LLP 4.73 Washington, DC
73 74 Chadbourne & Parke LLP 4.69 New York, NY
74 71 Hunton & Williams LLP 4.55 Washington, DC
75 81 McGuireWoods LLP 4.54 Richmond, VA
76 82 Venable LLP 4.53 Washington, DC
77 86 Baker & Hostetler LLP 4.52 Cleveland, OH
78 79 Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP 4.45 New York, NY
79 77 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 4.41 Chicago, IL
80 96 Dickstein Shapiro LLP 4.36 Washington, DC
81 91 Blank Rome LLP 4.35 Philadelphia, PA
82 88 Seyfarth Shaw LLP 4.32 Chicago, IL
83 92 Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4.30 Houston, TX
84 85 Locke Lord LLP 4.26 Dallas, TX
85 84 Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP 4.25 New York, NY
86 90 Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP 4.24 New York, NY
86 87 Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP 4.24 New York, NY
87 93 Dorsey & Whitney LLP 4.23 Minneapolis, MN
88 96 Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP 4.22 Los Angeles, CA
89 97 Squire Sanders 4.19 Cleveland, OH
90 89 Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 4.18 New York, NY
91 100 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4.13 Los Angeles, CA
92 95 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4.04 Boston, MA
93 98 Troutman Sanders LLP 4.02 Atlanta, GA
94 83 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 4.01 Washington, DC
95 NR Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3.96 Philadelphia, PA
96 NR Pepper Hamilton LLP 3.95 Philadelphia, PA
97 NR Littler Mendelson P.C. 3.94 San Francisco, CA
98 94 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP 3.93 Atlanta, GA
99 NR Kelley Drye & Warren LLP 3.90 New York, NY
100 NR Foley Hoag LLP 3.88 Boston, MA
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