2006 A-List

1. Debevoise & Plimpton, New York
2. Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, New York
Total Score* RPL Score Pro Bono Score Associate Satisfaction Score Diversity Score
1076 169 193 190 162

Patterson Belknap is one of the City’s most prestigious and successful law firms. Ourcorps of 185 lawyers generate a large impact in diverse areas of law serving clients both nationally and internationally. Thepractice combines deep and varied litigation experience in fields such asintellectual property, false advertising and unfair competition, media,employment, product liability, white collar crime and internal investigations,and appellate practice, with a significant transactional and counselingpractice including corporate, exempt organizations, tax, employee benefits,trusts and estates and real estate law.
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3. Latham & Watkins, National
4. Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York
5. Heller Ehrman, San Francisco
6. Morrison & Foerster, San Francisco
7. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York
8. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York
9. Shearman & Sterling, New York
10. Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Washington, D.C.
Total Score* RPL Score Pro Bono Score Associate Satisfaction Score Diversity Score
1001 159 159 196 169

Dickstein Shapiro LLP, founded in 1953, is a multiservice law firm with more than 375 attorneys in Washington, DC, New York, and Los Angeles. The Firm’s clients include more than 100 of the Fortune 500 companies, start-up ventures and entrepreneurs, multinational corporations, leading financial institutions, charitable organizations, and government officials. The Firm’s core practice groups — Antitrust & Dispute Resolution, Corporate & Finance, Energy, Government Law & Strategy, Insurance Coverage, Intellectual Property, and Securities & Business Litigation — involve the Firm in virtually every major form of counseling, litigation, and advocacy.
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11. Weil, Gotshal & Manges, New York
12. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, Washington, D.C.
13. Covington & Burling, Washington, D.C.
14. Hughes Hubbard & Reed, New York
15.Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, New York
16. Bingham McCutchen, National
17. Jenner & Block, Chicago
18. Hogan & Hartson, National
Total Score* RPL Score Pro Bono Score Associate Satisfaction Score Diversity Score
964 141 197 142 146

From our beginnings in 1904 as a single lawyer operation to our status as one of the top international law firms, Hogan & Hartson carries on a tradition of excellence established by our founder, Frank J. Hogan. As the economy and our clients’ businesses have globalized, so has Hogan & Hartson. What remains constant, however, are the transcending professional and cultural values that distinguish us from other major law firms: our unwavering commitment to client service, excellence, integrity, community service, and diversity, and our recognized industry focus and team-oriented approach.

19. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York
20. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Los Angeles