America’s Top Legal Brands
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Skadden has every reason to rejoice, having been rated as one to the strongest legal brands in the United States. The results of the nation-wide ranking of law firms in terms of brand value were released by Am Law based on a study conducted by leading research agency, Acritas headquartered in Newcastle, England.

Am Law reported that in the run for the strongest legal brands, Skadden was followed by Jones Day. Kirkland & Ellis, Sidley Austin, and Wachtell.

The study was based on telephonic interviews with more than 900 clients, all of which are big companies with a majority of them reporting revenues over $1billion. A number of factors were considered when computing the results such as immediate recall value, favorability, suitability for high value work, expertise in important practice areas etc.


Skadden scored the highest on recall value followed by Jones Day. However on the favorability and fame factor, Jones Day led the race followed by Skadden.

According to Lisa Hart Shepherd, Chief Executive at Acritas, “At the most basic level, strong brands have the power to help firms win business, build client loyalty and generate client referrals.”

Acritas’ study proves as false all talk of building national and international brands. The study showed up regional favorites such as three Texas-based firms scoring the highest in the south. For practice areas too, there were hot favorites such as Skadden, Kirkland, Jones Day, Gibson, and Sidley for high-end litigation and Skadden, Wachtell, Jones Day, Sullivan, and Latham for M&A.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

Here are the top 25 brands as reported by Am Law:

1. Skadden
2. Jones Day
3. Kirkland & Ellis
4. Sidley Austin
5. Wachtell
6. Latham & Watkins
7. Baker & McKenzie
8. Morgan Lewis
9. Gibson Dunn
10. Sullivan & Cromwell
11. DLA Piper
12. Mayer Brown
13. Hogan Lovells
14. Fulbright & Jaworski
15. Cravath
16. Weil Gotshal
17. Baker Botts
18. Shearman & Sterling
19. K&L Gates
20. Vinson & Elkins
21. White & Case
22. Morrison & Foerster
23. Davis Polk
24. Wilmer
25. Simpson Thacher


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Mid-level Tax Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of an AmLaw firm seeks mid-level tax associate attorney with 3-5 years of experie...

Apply Now

Real Estate/Transactional Attorney

USA-PA-Camp Hill

Camp Hill office of our client seeks real estate/transactional attorney with experience. The candida...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney


Laramie office of our client seeks corporate attorney with 2+ years of experience.

Apply Now


Intellectual Property Legal Assistant

USA-TX-San Antonio

Full Time IP Legal Assistant. Our firm specializes in Intellectual Property Law so knowledge of pate...

Apply now

Practice Management Assistant / Litigation Paralegal

USA-LA-Baton Rouge

Interesting and challenging small law firm seeking practice management / litigation parale...

Apply now

Estate Planning Attorney


Minimum five years of experience in estate planning and estate administration. J.D. required. Job...

Apply now

Senior Matrimonial Attorney


Growing Long Island Law Firm in Cedarhurst, NY, seeks a full-time Senior Attorney with at least 10 y...

Apply now


To Top