Consider the 20 firms on this year’s A-List the most well-rounded of their Am Law 100 peers. That is, they not only delivered strong financial performance but also sustained a top-notch firm culture. In short, the total package. For this honor, we combine each firm’s survey scores for revenue per lawyer, pro bono, associate satisfaction and diversity, giving double weight to the RPL and pro bono scores. This year, there’s a first-time winner in the top spot.

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A New Number One
Paul Hastings reaches the A-List’s top spot for the first time, while a pair of Second Hundred firms move onto the list.
• Is your firm on this year’s A-List? Here’s a quick list of the honorees.

The Secrets of Their Success
How this year’s A-List newcomers made the cut. Plus: The firm that moved up despite a flat score.

The Careerist: A-Listers, Read This
You may be the toast of your profession, but the numbers show you can—and must—do better.


The Complete 2014 A-List
How firms rated for total score, revenue per lawyer, pro bono, associate satisfaction and diversity.

Honorable Mentions
These firms nearly made it, as their scores show. A roadmap for what they need to work on.