Surveys & Rankings

Previous Issues

The Am Law 100 2012

The Am Law 100 improved its financial position in 2011, and the big winners were the firms at the top of the list. Read the complete package.

The 2012 Am Law 200

The Second Hundred chalked up a healthy increase in revenue per lawyer in 2011, but costs kept gains in profits small.

The 2012 Global 100: A World of Change

New giants emerge to dominate the latest edition of our annual report.

The A-List: The Complete Report

By editorial@alm.com |

Most of this year's A-List firms are familiar faces, including first-place finisher Hughes Hubbard, while Akin Gump makes its debut.

Pro Bono Report 2012: Under Construction

By editorial@alm.com |

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

Diversity Scorecard 2012

A new methodology for our Diversity Scorecard better captures the situation of minority lawyers at the nation's top firms.

Dealmakers of the Year 2012


Twelve lawyers who played critical roles in last year's most notable transactions, from the Kinder Morgan-El Paso combination and Nortel's ground-breaking patent auction to Microsoft's acquisition of Skype and the Delphi IPO.

Corporate Scorecard 2012


An interactive chart package ranking the firms in nine key practice areas for their work in 2011—a year that saw global M&A activity rise to $2.2 trillion, reach its highest point since 2008.

The Lateral Report 2012


After declining sharply in 2010, lateral activity bounced back to prerecession levels by increasing 22 percent last year. Read the complete report from the February issue, including charts that rank the firms that added and lost the most partners, as well as our list of the year's star laterals.

2012 Lifetime Achievers

Our ninth annual awards honor outstanding professional success and a devotion to public service.

Law Firm Leaders Survey 2012: Vote of Confidence

By Drew Combs |

Despite uncertainty all around them, law firm leaders are optimistic about the year ahead, our annual survey shows.

The Associates Survey

The complete results of our survey of 5,543 third-, fourth-, and fifth-year associates at 129 law firms, including a collection of interactive charts ranking the firms by size, by city, and from A to Z.

Am Law Tech Survey 2012: Both Sides Now

By Alan Cohen |

Long accustomed to corporate-friendly enterprise devices, law firm IT chiefs have plunged headfirst into the more challenging world of consumer gadgets.

The 2012 Summer Associates Survey

This year's version of The American Lawyer's annual survey finds anxiety among summer associates at a four-year high. And those worries apparently hampered some students' ability to have a good time.