Looking for The American Lawyer 2008 A-List of the top 20 US Law Firms? The prestigious list is created by ranking 4 criteria: revenue per lawyer, pro bono work, associate satisfaction and diversity representation – with revenue per lawyer and pro bono scores counting double.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP of New York City has the 2008 A-List online as a special .pdf.
A Los Angeles law firm topped the US list for the first time ever, as Munger, Tolles & Olsen replaced perennial winner Debevoise & Plimpton of New York City, which had won the award the last four years, but dropped to 5th place.
We are glad to see that our former firm, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, headquartered in New York City, made the list again (at 17th).
Some of the law firms on the 2008 A-List with various website pages mentioning or commenting on their selection:
Latham & Watkins (2nd)
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler (3rd) They get our award for using their position on this list to best advantage by means of making a special reprint of the A-List.
Weil Gotshal (4th)
Hughes Hubbard & Reed (6th)
Arnold & Porter (8th)
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (9th)
Sullivan & Cromwell (19th)
Morrison & Foerster (MoFo, 20th)
The blawg Above the Law has a nice posting about the A-List.