Which 23 Law Firms Boast the Largest Number of the Strongest Client Relationships?March 27, 2014
Corporate counsel rank Jones Day number 1 with the absolute best client relationships in the just-released BTI Client Relationship Scorecard 2014: Ranking Law Firm Client Relationships. Clients are the only true judge of strength for every law firm relationship, and the top 23 firms—the BTI Power Elite—turn clients into powerful allies and use superior relationships as a competitive advantage.
Morgan Lewis, Skadden, Kirkland & Ellis and Littler Mendelson round out the top five firms with the best client relationships. Both Jackson Lewis and Jenner & Block made moves to land at the top of the ranks, improving in both their primary relationships and client recommendations since the report was last published in 2009. Stalwarts Latham & Watkins, McGuireWoods, Faegre Baker Daniels and Sidley Austin maintain their strength of client relationships and appear once again on the BTI Power Elite.
BTI Power Elite Law Firms
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Kirkland & Ellis
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Jenner & Block
Latham & Watkins
Faegre Baker Daniels
Norton Rose Fulbright
Morrison & Foerster
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
McDermott Will & Emery
“The BTI Power Elite almost all have substantial and somewhat mature client initiatives in place,” comments Michael B. Rynowecer, President of BTI Consulting. “These firms have actively invested in client relationships and continue to build these relationships on a regular, systematic basis with such programs as client feedback, client teams and partner training.”
BTI conducted more than 500 independent, individual interviews with CLOs and General Counsel at Fortune 1000 companies and large organizations.