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BTI Most Recommended Law Firms 2019

The 89 Law Firms GCs Recommended Most

Client recommendations sit at the epicenter of law firm hiring and recurring business. Virtually every top legal decision maker looks to peer recommendations when first thinking of hiring a new law firm. Fully 57% of these decision makers will hire the first firm recommended—even if this firm is recommended just once—hence the power of the unprompted recommendation.

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The Law Firms Top Legal Decision Makers Recommend Above All Others

The peer-to-peer recommendation is serious business. Every recommendation is a personal statement about 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.

Why do you recommend this law firm to your peer?

Based on more than 350 in-depth interviews with top legal decision makers conducted between January 2019 – July 2019

Superior client service is consistently the leading driver of law firm recommendations by General Counsel and accounts for nearly 5 times more recommendations (70%) than any other single factor.


Superior Client Service


Legal Skills



BTI’s Most & Highly Recommended Law Firms by General Counsel

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The 10 Law Firms Most Recommended

Baker McKenzie


Davis Polk

DLA Piper

Faegre Baker Daniels

Jones Day

McDermott Will & Emery

Morgan Lewis

Reed Smith


The 27 Law Firms Highly Recommended

Alston & Bird

Baker Botts

Cleary Gottlieb




Eversheds Sutherland

Greenberg Traurig

Hogan Lovells

Jackson Lewis

Jenner & Block

K&L Gates

Kirkland & Ellis




Morrison & Foerster

Norton Rose Fulbright

Ogletree Deakins




Ropes & Gray

Seyfarth Shaw

Vinson & Elkins

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz


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