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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

2016 Rank 2015 Rank Change Company Score Location
1 1 Morrison & Foerster LLP 8.01 San Francisco, CA
2 2 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 7.81 Palo Alto, CA
3 5 Fenwick & West LLP 7.54 Mountain View, CA
4 7 Cooley LLP 7.53 Palo Alto, CA
5 3 Latham & Watkins LLP 7.50 New York, NY
6 8 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 7.39 New York, NY
7 4 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP 7.32 Los Angeles, CA
8 6 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 7.22 Los Angeles, CA
9 8 Keker & Van Nest LLP 7.14 San Francisco, CA
10 9 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 6.99 New York, NY
11 10 Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 6.85 Los Angeles, CA
12 11 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 6.74 Chicago, IL
13 13 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 6.58 New York, NY
14 12 O'Melveny & Myers LLP 6.56 Los Angeles, CA
15 NR Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 6.37 New York, NY
16 18 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 6.28 New York, NY
17 19 Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP 6.14 Redwood City, CA
18 14 Paul Hastings LLP 6.07 New York, NY
19 16 Jones Day 5.93 Washington, DC
20 15 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 5.81 New York, NY
21 17 Farella Braun + Martel LLP 5.67 San Francisco, CA
22 21 Covington & Burling LLP 5.47 Washington, DC
22 23 Ropes & Gray LLP 5.47 Boston, MA
23 22 Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP 5.38 Philadelphia, PA
24 24 DLA Piper 5.28 New York, NY
25 23 White & Case LLP 5.27 New York, NY

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