The A-List

The top 20 firms-the profession's top tier-rose to the top of our chart based on their revenue, pro bono, associate satisfaction

, The American Lawyer


Just a year ago we began to answer this question: Which are the best law firms in the land? We introduced The American Lawyer's A-List, a carefully weighted ranking based on our surveys of The Am Law 200, the highest-grossing U.S.- headquartered firms. The top 20 firms-the top 10 percent-made The A-List, a ranking we called the new elite, or the top tier. Many of the firms that made the list applauded the idea. Those who missed either tried harder, didn't care, or wished the list would just go away.

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