Our annual survey lists the law firms for Fortune 100 companies in five categories: corporate, contracts litigation, labor litigation, torts litigation and intellectual property. Plus, in-house counsel say they are collaborating more with law firms on fee arrangements; 17-lawyer Potter Minton of Tyler, Texas, is a go-to firm for major corporations seeking patent defense work in the plaintiff-friendly Eastern District of Texas; and Microsoft Corp. looks to some niche boutique law firms for specialty work.

OVERVIEW

For in-house counsel, it’s all about the relationship
When it comes to fees, several general counsel speak of a collaborative approach with key law firms.

FIRM FOCUS

Small East Texas firm a major player in patent defense
Seventeen-lawyer Potter Minton has done IP litigation work for a number of major corporations.

Microsoft taps boutique firms for specialty work
When in-house lawyers at the software giant go shopping for outside counsel, they’re well aware that big doesn’t necessarily mean better.

THE CHARTS

WHO REPRESENTS CORPORATE AMERICA
Fortune 100 sorted by gross revenue

Sorted alphabetically by company

The most mentioned by category
The law firms most often representing companies in our survey, in the following categories: corporate, contracts, labor, torts and intellectual property.

Methodology
How information was compiled for survey.

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