Of the top 10 firms on this year’s A-List, 9 were repeats, with Munger Tolles & Olson officially taking the top spot after being tied for it last year. Other firms again joining the top 10 are Ropes & Gray; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; WilmerHale; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; O’Melveny & Myers; Debevoise & Plimpton; and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Arnold & Porter joined the top 10 by taking 9th place in this year’s ranking, whereas Morrison & Foerster slipped to the 11th position. Cooley went from the 40th spot in 2022 to the 12th position in 2023 thanks to participation in the midlevel associate ranking this year. Analysis of the firms in the A-List can be found here. The 20 Runners Up can be found here.

The A-List recognizes firms based on a combination of factors, both financial and cultural: revenue per lawyer, pro bono commitment, associate satisfaction, racial diversity and gender diversity (the percentage of equity partners who are women), with RPL and pro bono given double weight. Each metric measures Am Law 200 firms’ relative performance—a firm’s score in a given category is based on its ranking among all 200 firms. Each category, as well as the overall score, is based on a 100-point scale. Additional data and other A-List rankings can be found at Law.com Compass. An analysis of the top-ranked firms can be found here.

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