Biglaw

Acritas Names Jones Day as No. 1 Law Firm
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Jones Day

Summary: Jones Day took the top spot for another year at the top of Acritas’ Law Firm Brand Index for United States law firms.

The annual U.S. Law Firm Brand Index by Acritas resulted in Jones Day taking the top spot yet again. The lead Jones Day is gaining over the other law firms has not been seen since 2014. The company Acritas has conducted the study for seven years now.

  
What
Where


The 2018 data from the Sharplegal US Survey dataset is comprised of 601 interviews with respondents from $1 billion+ revenue US organizations that have top responsibilities of purchasing legal services. The data also includes opinions from 176 non-US-based senior counsel on which firms they use for their US-based legal services.

The law firm with the strongest brand in the US was Jones Day for the second consecutive year, skipping over Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP. Skadden had been the leader in the industry for five years. This year, Skadden strengthened its brand name, but not enough to take the top spot back from Jones Day. Instead, Jones Day continued to pull ahead.

Acritas Vice President Lizzy Duffy said, “Jones Day is more favored this year for its practical style of delivery, along with its global coverage and breadth of services – all areas we know align with clients’ evolving needs especially now that half of legal departments are assigning responsibility for optimizing legal operations.”

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!!




The competition between the most powerful brands is becoming even more fierce. The top 10 law firms strengthened overall or in individual areas. Acritas also gathered data on alternative legal service brands this year. What they learned from the data is that alternative brands are gaining strength in the legal industry. Lizzy stated, “For now law firms still have a richer brand profile – they are seen as authorities in so many more areas of expertise, the current advantage the alternatives have is centered around technology and process efficiency. As clients look for ways to drive value in managing their legal work, the threat from alternatives will continue to rise. Our latest research study shows top of mind awareness of Axiom has almost tripled in four years in the US. Law firms must use this threat as an opportunity to adapt to clients’ current needs.”

Looking at the data, the top 20 is not set apart from the rest. The next 15 firms down are within five Index points and could easily challenge the brand leaders in the near future. These include “Baker Botts, BakerHostetler, Cravath, Davis Polk, Eversheds Sutherland, Gibson Dunn, Greenberg Traurig, Littler Mendelson, Orrick, Perkins Coie, Reed Smith, Seyfarth Shaw, Simpson Thacher, Vinson & Elkins, White & Case,” according to Acritas.



Lizzy added, “Firms with both a strong US presence and an international network are reaping rewards in terms of brand equity. However, those with market-leading ambitions will need to ensure they develop their proposition to resonate with clients evolving needs to succeed.”

Acritas Law Firm Brand 2018

Do you think law firm brand has much to do with the quality of work a law firm produces? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

To learn more about past results, read these articles:

Photo: commons.wikimedia.org

Chart: Acritas



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-MD-Baltimore

Baltimore office of our client seeks mid-level litigation associate attorney with 3+ years of experi...

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-SC-Columbia

Columbia office is seeking a commercial litigation attorney with 2-4 years of experience.

Apply Now

Junior Employment Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking an attorney with 2-3 years of employment litigation, class action or...

Apply Now

Licensed Default Associate Attorney

USA-VA-Dulles

Dulles office of our client seeks licensed default associate attorney with experience. The candidate...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Hotline & Training Managing Attorney (IMMIGRATION)

USA-NY-New York City

The Hotline & Training Services Managing Attorney will guide, develop, and supervise the Hotline sta...

Apply now

Litigation paralegal

USA-TX-Dallas

We are looking to immediately hire a responsible, highly organized, self-motivated litigation parale...

Apply now

Attorney

USA-TX-Dallas

Associate Attorney – 7 to 10 Years’ Experience - Dallas/Fort Worth   ...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-TX-Dallas

Associate Attorney – 3 to 5 Years’ Experience - Dallas/Fort Worth   ...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top