Surveys & Rankings

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The 2013 Am Law 100

In fiscal 2012, The Am Law 100—which has a new leader in gross revenue this year—posted modest gains on all our key metrics. Read the complete package.

The 2013 Am Law 200

One thing is clear: Second Hundred firms are on a hiring binge. What's not certain is when—or whether—it will pay off.

The 2013 Global 100: A Wild Ride

A five-year analysis shows that U.K. firms were much harder hit by the recession than their U.S. and Australian counterparts.

The 2013 A-List: The Complete Report

For the third year in a row, Munger, Tolles & Olson, Paul Hastings, and Hughes Hubbard & Reed occupy the top three spots on the A-List—although not in the same order.

Pro Bono 2013: A Down Year for Doing Good

Changes in the law firm business model will affect pro bono. That might not be a bad thing.

2013 Diversity Scorecard: Firms Regain Lost Ground

By Brian Zabcik |

The percentage of minority lawyers at large firms isn't shrinking. But it's not growing, either.

Arbitration Scorecard 2013

In the decade since we launched the Arbitration Scorecard, the cases have gotten larger and the world has gotten smaller.

Women Partner Watch 2013: Gaining Ground

An interactive chart that represents The American Lawyer's latest attempt at answering a simple question: How many women make partner at the nation's largest law firms these days?

The 2013 Corporate Scorecard

An interactive chart package ranking firms in nine key practice areas for their work in 2012—a year that saw global M&A activity rise to $2.2 trillion, reaching its highest point since 2008.

Dealmakers of the Year

In a shaky recovery, corporate lawyers played an even more crucial role than they did in boom times. Here are 14 who had a hand in 2012's most notable transactions.

Firm Leaders Survey: Slow Growth on Tap for 2014

By Richard Lloyd |

Amid a languid recovery and threats to their business model, firm leaders now measure progress in small steps.

The American Lawyer's Top 50 Innovators

The ideas and initiatives that changed the world of big law over the past half century, and the people behind them.

2013 Lifetime Achievers

Our 10th annual awards honor distinctive careers and public service.

Cover Story: The 2014 Lateral Report

The latest edition of our annual look at which firms gained the most partners, which firms lost the most, and what all the movement means for the high-end legal industry.

Leaning Out: The 2013 Associate Survey

The gender gap is alive and well, according to our survey of 5,683 midlevel associates at 134 law firms. Women gave their firms lower marks than men did in many areas on our midlevel survey. Some of the most pronounced differences were in the areas of workload, importance of partnership, commitment to diversity, and family-friendliness.

The 2013 Summer Associates Survey

This year's crop of summer associates heaped almost universally positive praise on the law firms where they spent the summer.

2013 Am Law Tech Survey: Firms' Data Security Fears Rise

By Alan Cohen |

A new challenge is keeping law firm technology directors up at night: protecting against cyberattacks—and convincing clients that the firm is doing this job well. As The American Lawyer's 18th annual survey of law technology reveals, concerns about data security—always a top-minded issue for law firms—have never been greater.

The American Lawyer's Inaugural Global Legal Awards Winners

The inaugural American Lawyer Global Legal Awards honor the deals or disputes of 2012 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice.

Law Librarians Survey: The New Normal

By Alan Cohen |

Librarians have gotten accustomed to squeezing more out of their budgets, according to our 12th annual Law Librarian Survey.