Collaboration within a law firm—or lack thereof—stares right in your client’s eyes. Any matter or issue larger than a bread box demands attorneys work together. Your clients are acutely aware of the levels of collaboration with each client experience. Clients hesitate to give more than one or two matters to a firm whose attorneys don’t collaborate on an ongoing basis—stopping any chance of growth within the client base. 50% of top legal decision makers see lack of collaboration as their primary law firm’s biggest weakness—and is the primary reason they limit the work they give to these firms.
By contrast, clients say the law firms who show collaborative skills stand apart from all others. They have more—and better—access to new work. This would explain why the collaborative firms deliver 3.2 practices to their clients compared to 1.8 for the average law firm.
Clients say collaborative law firms show deep understanding of client needs across the team, are up to speed on all the issues whenever an attorney joins the team, and are all focused on the same overriding objective. The attorneys at the most collaborative firms work at it.
Please join us in congratulating the following 54 law firms who leading legal decision makers say are the tops in collaboration:
The 3 Law Firms with the Best Collaboration:
The 9 Law Firms with Standout Collaboration:
FISH & RICHARDSON
HOLLAND & HART
WINSTON & STRAWN
The 42 Law Firms with Leading Collaboration:
ALLEN & OVERY
BASS, BERRY & SIMS
BERESKIN & PARR
BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY
CARMODY TORRANCE SANDAK & HENNESSEY
CHAMBLISS, BAHNER & STOPHEL
DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTON
GOULSTON & STORRS
JENNER & BLOCK
KELLOGG, HANSEN, TODD, FIGEL & FREDERICK
LATHAM & WATKINS
OBER | KALER*
STINSON LEONARD STREET
SULLIVAN & CROMWELL
SWANSON, MARTIN & BELL
VALOREM LAW GROUP
WHITFIELD & EDDY
*Ober|Kaler merged with Baker Donelson in January 2017
You can download a complimentary copy of the full report here: BTI’s Law Firms with the Best Collaboration 2017.