The 2021 NLJ 500 showed some significant changes in rankings for firms executing on strategic growth plans, or in one case, experiencing mass departures against the backdrop of pandemic-era conditions in 2020. Here are some of the law firms that saw significant leaps and falls in their placement.

Transformative Mergers: Taft Stettinius & Hollister, Troutman Pepper and Faegre Drinker

Robert L. Hickok of Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders. Courtesy photo

Taft Stettinius & Hollister, which underwent a combination with Briggs & Morgan that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, stepped into the NLJ 500′s top 100 list this year.