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BTI Most Recommended Law Firms 2022

The 113 Law Firms GCs Recommended Most

There is no better source of inbound leads than the unsolicited recommendation from one top legal decision maker to another. And they all recommend firms — more often informally than not. This is how the unsolicited law firm recommendation travels.

More than 2/3 of these decision makers hire the first firm recommended — even on one unsolicited recommendation — such is the power of the unsolicited recommendation.

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The Law Firms Top Legal Decision Makers Recommend Above All Others

Every recommendation a trusted peer offers is a personal endorsement. It stands behind the type of provider — the commitment, service, quality, and demeanor — you are willing to entrust to a peer — from whom they would expect the same.

"Which law firm do you recommend to your peers?"

Based on more than 340 in-depth interviews with top legal decision makers conducted between March 2022 and September 2022.

Superior client service is consistently the leading driver of law firm recommendations by General Counsel. 70% of these clients point to superior client service as the reason behind the unsolicited recommendation — 3.5 times more often than any other single factor.


Superior Client Service


Legal Prowess


Provides Value

BTI’s Most Recommended Law Firms by General Counsel

The 9 Law Firms Most Recommended

Faegre Drinker

Gibson Dunn

Jones Day

Latham & Watkins



Ogletree Deakins

Reed Smith

Ropes & Gray

The 27 Law Firms Highly Recommended

ArentFox Schiff

Baker Donelson

Ballard Spahr

Day Pitney

DLA Piper


Fisher Phillips


Gordon & Rees

Greenberg Traurig

Hogan Lovells

Jackson Lewis

Jenner & Block

Jones Walker

Kilpatrick Townsend

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Morgan Lewis

Norton Rose Fulbright


Paul Hastings


Sheppard Mullin

Shook, Hardy & Bacon


Sullivan & Cromwell


The 77 Law Firms Frequently Recommended

Alston & Bird Hinshaw
Arnold & Porter Holland & Knight
Baker Botts Hueston Hennigan
Baker McKenzie Hunton Andrews Kurth
BakerHostetler Husch Blackwell
Balch & Bingham K&L Gates
Barnes & Thornburg Keegan Werlin
Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker Kelly IP
Bartlit Beck Kenney & Sams
Burns & Levinson Lightfoot, Franklin & White
Butler Snow Marshall Dennehey
Carlton Fields Mayer Brown
Carmody Maynard Cooper & Gale
Carpenter Lipps & Leland McDermott Will & Emery
Clifford Chance McLane Middleton
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete MinterEllison
Corr Cronin Mintz
Covington Moore & Lee
Cravath Nelson Mullins
Crowell Nutter
Davis Polk Paul, Weiss
Davis+Gilbert Perkins Coie
Dechert Porter Wright
Desmarais Proskauer
Dickinson Wright Quarles & Brady
Dority & Manning Quinn Emanuel
Dowd Bennett Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila
Duane Morris Robins Kaplan
Fabiani Cohen & Hall Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Finnegan Seyfarth
Flaster / Greenberg Shearman & Sterling
Foland, Wickens, Roper, Hofer & Crawford Sidley
Foley Hoag Sills Cummis & Gross
Fox Rothschild Susman Godfrey
Freeborn Troutman Pepper
Goodwin Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell
Hedrick Gardner Williams & Connolly
Henson Efron Womble Bond Dickinson
Hinckley Allen

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No law firm submissions, self-referrals, firm referrals, suggestions, or payments are accepted for inclusion.


All interviews with top legal decision makers are confidential and anonymous, by company and person.


Probed more than 340 top legal decision makers at large organizations with $700 million or more in revenue.


The BTI Most Recommended Law Firms 2022 draws solely on in-depth, telephone-based interviews as part of BTI’s ongoing Annual Survey of General Counsel, now in its 20th year.


BTI is the sole sponsor of this research. BTI funds the research and controls the editorial content.

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