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.
BTI’s Most Recommended Law Firms by General Counsel
Latham & Watkins
Ropes & Gray
Gordon & Rees
Jenner & Block
King & Spalding
Kirkland & Ellis
Norton Rose Fulbright
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Sullivan & Cromwell
|Alston & Bird||Hinshaw|
|Arnold & Porter||Holland & Knight|
|Baker Botts||Hueston Hennigan|
|Baker McKenzie||Hunton Andrews Kurth|
|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|
|Covington||Moore & Lee|
|Davis Polk||Paul, Weiss|
|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|
|Flaster / Greenberg||Shearman & Sterling|
|Foland, Wickens, Roper, Hofer & Crawford||Sidley|
|Foley Hoag||Sills Cummis & Gross|
|Fox Rothschild||Susman Godfrey|
|Goodwin||Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell|
|Hedrick Gardner||Williams & Connolly|
|Henson Efron||Womble Bond Dickinson|
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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.
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