Volatility was the norm on the 2011 A-List as Hughes Hubbard edged into the top spot. And for the third year in a row, the list has four firms that weren’t on it last year.

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Overview: Upheaval in the Ranks Some firms moved down. But they all moved. None of the firms on last year’s A-List returned to the same spot this year. Whether it was a result of a firm’s spike in its associate satisfaction score, or a drop in its revenue per lawyer, the 2011 list is all about volatility.
Top of the Heap: The A-List’s New Leader Hughes Hubbard edges out Munger Tolles to preside over the A-List.
Dewey’s A-List Debut A spike in its associate satisfaction score propels Dewey & LeBoeuf onto the A-List.


The A-List Volatility was the norm in our ninth annual ranking of the nation’s elite law firms.


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