Law360 has named the 10 most feared plaintiff firms in a new listing from the publisher:
- Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann
- Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll
- Grant & Eisenhofer
- Kirby McInerney
- Labaton Sucharow
- Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
- McKool Smith
- Motley Rice
- Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
- Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd
- Susman Godfrey
“Amid fierce competition in the plaintiffs’ bar, 11 firms have stood above the rest in recent years by launching headline-grabbing suits, winning landmark decisions and brokering mammoth settlements. The primary factor considered in selecting the winners was the firms’ performance in high-profile or complex cases between July 2011 and July 2012.”
On the fear theme, this survey follows a recent BTI report that identified four law firms that terrify in-house counsel.
Tagged the “fearsome foursome”, companies dread coming up against Quinn Emanuel, Jones Day, Kirkland & Ellis, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, according to BTI’s research.
Separately, in July, Law360 ranked 20 law firms that it believes have the largest global presence and were involved in the biggest, most complex cross-border matters over the past year.
The Global 20 survey, now in its third year, placed Freshfields in the top spot.
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