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BTI Leading Edge Law Firms 2024

Law Firms Creating the Future with and for Clients

Clients single out 121 law firms who are best at helping them with their leading-edge issues.

Clients are changing how they do business — with their customers — and deal with their workforce and their operations. Legal counsel is mission-critical.

BTI’s inaugural report, Leading Edge Law Firms 2024, identifies the 121 firms best equipped to meet these leading-edge expectations. This new report draws on 300+ independent surveys with top legal decision makers.

Key insights cover:

  • Granular analysis of the leading 121 firms’ tactics
  • Client development strategies showing results now
  • Techniques to jump into this lucrative set of services today

The BTI Leading Edge Law Firms 2024 is your inside guide to what clients value most — and which firms are already delivering.

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This groundbreaking research reveals the new client expectations in detail, including how they want their law firms to:

  • Serve as the source of new ideas
  • Develop brand new strategies and thinking
  • Bring tech savvy in delivering services
  • Use and understand key aspects of Generative AI
  • Offer creative interpretations of existing rules and regulations
Names of the 121 top firms, and details on what makes them stand out 
33 pressing client needs to target your business development 
29 recommendations for providing the most in-demand services 
9 practices most tied to client changes in their business 
How to make it work for your firm today — includes unlimited phone support 

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See the law firms clients recognize — by name — as best at delivering on new expectations.

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Methodology

BTI Leading Edge Law Firms 2024 is based solely on in-depth telephone interviews with leading legal decision makers. This comprehensive analysis trends data from more than 25,000 corporate counsel client interviews conducted over the span of 23 years.

This research is independent and unbiased — no law firm or organization other than BTI sponsors this study.

Each year, BTI reaches out to a strategically designed group of top legal decision makers at large organizations with $1 billion or more in revenue. We target the decision makers in the industries who spend the most on legal affairs as well as thought leaders and innovative Chief Legal Officers. Our survey also includes Chief Legal Operating Officers and business executives who hire and influence the selection and hiring of law firms.

Participants are granted confidentiality at the individual and organizational level.

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Executive Summary

BTI Leading Edge Law Firms 2024: Law Firms Creating the Future with and for Clients is your blueprint for securing the most prized legal work. Learn what matters now — and what doesn’t matter anymore — and the 121 firms getting it right.

Based on more than 300 in-depth independent surveys with top legal decision makers, this report dives into the most compelling issues clients face — and how they impact client development, client retention, and law firm rates. The law firms who can deliver on these expectations enjoy higher rates — and almost no RFPs. This is the plum work destined only for those firms who can deliver.

For a more in-depth look at the BTI Leading Edge Law Firms 2024, download a complimentary copy of the executive summary or reach out to BTI Consulting with any questions.

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Flexible Billing Options

BTI is pleased to offer our clients several billing options, including payment plans. Whichever option you choose, you will immediately receive your report.

Unlimited Telephone Support

Your copy of BTI Leading Edge Law Firms 2024 also includes unlimited telephone support. Call us to discuss any aspect of the market and this report — all included with your purchase.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

If the BTI Leading Edge Law Firms 2024 doesn’t meet your highest expectations, we will give you a full refund. No questions asked.

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Your firm will receive an invoice within 1 week of your order. This invoice is due within 30-days.

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BTI will invoice your firm in equal installments over a 4-month period.

Individual invoices are due within 30-days. We offer a variety of payment options.