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Best Law Firms in New York

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 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 9.30 New York, NY
2 2 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 9.02 New York, NY
3 3 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 8.71 New York, NY
4 4 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 8.66 New York, NY
5 5 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 8.55 New York, NY
6 6 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 8.32 New York, NY
7 7 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 8.13 New York, NY
8 9 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 7.88 New York, NY
9 8 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 7.81 New York, NY
10 10 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 7.75 New York, NY
11 11 Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP 7.59 New York, NY
12 13 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 7.20 Chicago, IL
13 12 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP 7.08 Los Angeles, CA
14 14 Latham & Watkins LLP 7.06 New York, NY
15 15 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 6.91 Los Angeles, CA
16 16 White & Case LLP 6.64 New York, NY
17 20 Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP 6.36 New York, NY
17 18 Sidley Austin LLP 6.36 Chicago, IL
18 17 Shearman & Sterling LLP 6.33 New York, NY
19 19 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP 6.32 New York, NY
20 22 Proskauer Rose LLP 6.29 New York, NY
21 21 Ropes & Gray LLP 6.28 Boston, MA
22 23 Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP 6.10 New York, NY
23 25 Covington & Burling LLP 6.05 Washington, DC
24 24 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP 6.03 New York, NY
25 27 Paul Hastings LLP 5.97 New York, NY
25 26 WilmerHale 5.97 Washington, DC
26 27 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP 5.91 New York, NY
27 29 Jones Day 5.87 Washington, DC
28 28 Morrison & Foerster LLP 5.79 San Francisco, CA
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