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The A-List: Our Exclusive Rankings of the Best-of-the-Best 20 Law Firms

Welcome to the A-List, our 14th annual ranking of Big Law's elite.


Bar Talk

The Champ and His Lawyers

Muhammad Ali's attorneys recall being impressed, entertained and moved by their client.

I'll Take 'Law Firms' For $500

By Jenna Greene

Sidley and Fish get a plug on 'Jeopardy!'


Lawyers Form Craft Beverage Guild

By Jennifer Henderson

A group of lawyers who represent beermakers agreed to form the Craft Beverage Lawyers Guild in May at the annual Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia.

Firms Sign Up for ROSS' AI Product

By Susan Beck and Jennifer Henderson

In the latest sign that artificial intelligence may become part of Big Law practice, at least three law firms have confirmed that they’ve licensed the AI product developed by ROSS Intelligence for bankruptcy matters.

U.S. Marine base near Beirut airport, Lebanon, following a suicide truck blast that destroyed the base and caused a huge death toll on Oct. 23, 1983. (AP Photo, File)

Beirut Bombing Victims' Families Close In On Recovery

By Julie Triedman

Winning a default judgment against Iran for the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut was tough enough. Then the lawyers for the plaintiffs had to collect it.


Questions About Medical Marijuana? Ask Orrick

By Nell Gluckman

in a groundbreaking pro bono partnership, the law firm teams up with a medical cannabis advocacy group.


Donald Trump, left, and Richard Nixon, right.

Trump and the Rule of Law: Echoes of Nixon

By Steven J. Harper

A columnist sees shades of Richard Nixon in Donald Trump's candidacy that go beyond Trump's "rule of law" sloganeering.

A Grande Headache: Class Actions Multiply for Starbucks

By Jenna Greene

Starbucks is being sued for allegedly cheating its customers by underfilling their drinks—as in one-quarter inch below the rim on lattes—and also by putting too much ice in cold drinks.

Brexit shattered glass

Letter From London: Capital Demise Is Pure Brexit Speculation

By Chris Johnson

Brexit may be good news for such European cities as Frankfurt and Paris. But don't write off London.

For the Public Good

By Kim Kleman

It's been a noteworthy year for pro bono service.


The Workplace Bully Is a Liability

By Staff

Every company needs a policy to deal with tyrants, lawyers say—and other short reports that your clients are talking about.

Paul Clement of Bancroft following a funeral mass for late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Feb. 20, 2016.

Want To Do Conservative Pro Bono? Good Luck.

By Vivia Chen

Most projects skew left. But some lawyers and firms have bucked the trend.

Why Do the Panama Papers Name So Few American Clients?

By Michael D. Goldhaber

U.S. citizens get relatively few mentions in the Panama Papers. The explanation might be aggressive American tax enforcement—or inadequate U.S. measures to counter money laundering.

The Work

U.S. ex rel. O'Donnell v. Countrywide Federal Trade Commission v. Advocate Health Care Network In re Delta/AirTran Baggage Fee Antitrust Litigation Jaffe Pension Plan v. Household International

By —R. Robin McDonald, with S.F.

BofA sees a $1.27B judgment tossed, hospitals turn back the FTC's efforts to block their merger, and more.

The Best News Curator Apps for Your Smartphone

By Alan Cohen

We put three leading news aggregation apps to the test. Which one ended up in the slow reading group?