The American Lawyer has published its annual A-List rankings.
For those unfamiliar with the survey, it began life 10 years ago as an attempt to provide a more complete picture of law firm health by going beyond the core financial indicators such as revenue and profitability.
Law firms are thus scored using a blend of financial performance, pro bono, diversity, and associate satisfaction.
For the third year in a row, Munger, Tolles & Olson, Paul Hastings, and Hughes Hubbard & Reed occupy the top three spots on the A-List.
As part of its 10-year anniversary analysis, the publishers calculated a “best of the best” score, combining each firm’s A-List scores from 2003 to 2013.
Debevoise & Plimpton came out top on this measure, largely down to its impressive pro bono commitment, followed by Latham & Watkins, and Davis Polk & Wardwell.
(Pictured: Los Angeles, the home of 2013 A List champ, Munger, Tolles & Olson)