The information for this directory was compiled by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Law firms have been asked to provide information from 1 January 2020 in order to obtain the most accurate details for the 2020 edition. Please note that, unlike some previous editions, the diversity figures only apply to Massachusetts lawyers. Update July 2019: Below is a list of the 350 largest law firms in the United States linked to their respective websites. We will release our next annual update in July 2020. McDermott sits comfortably among the V100 law firms and is best known for his work in healthcare and tax economics – although his practices go far beyond that. The firm is at the forefront of wellness, offering billable credits to lawyers for 25 hours of wellness, and will appeal to those looking for a collegial and supportive environment. Dechert is a global company, but its collegial culture seems to create a sense of close community. The firm encourages lawyers to participate beyond billable and offers a “STARS” award and bonus for contributions related to education, diversity and innovation. It is recognized as one of the best law firms for pro bono work, with many awards and many hours per year. From mergers and acquisitions to taxes, Skadden is a legal powerhouse and a pillar among the most prestigious companies in Vault`s top 100 rankings. Skadden`s lawyers are a social group that values teamwork and mentorship while jumping headfirst into complex issues.
From New York to Shanghai, the Skadden name is global, with approximately 1,700 lawyers in eight U.S. offices and 13 international offices. The exit options for Skadden lawyers are endless due to the firm`s strong alumni network and prestigious name. The company`s commitment to pro bono is unprecedented, with more than two million hours devoted to pro bono over the past 10 years. Welcome to Lawyers Weekly`s annual review of the state`s largest law firms. We`ve been surveying massachusetts` top 100 companies for over 25 years and are proud to present this year`s edition. Many law firms in this directory took the opportunity to publish an “extended list” that contains a wealth of additional information about the firm. Others chose to simply make a simple list. For this reason, some lists seem more elaborate than others.
Ropes & Gray, a V20 law firm, has a place at the table of the most elite law firms. The firm is known for its private equity skills as well as its global strength in all areas of law. Training and mentoring are the key to the company`s collaborative culture, which has no place for egos. Ropes & Gray strives to honor its reputation as a company that fosters friendship and camaraderie among all employees. In its annual review of the state`s largest law firms, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly announced the top 100 largest law firms in the MA. Morrison Mahoney was entered at number 14 for the second year in a row. To learn more about the report and the ranking methodology, please click here. Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP operates from two offices in Massachusetts and is a staple in the Northeast. As a full-service, medium-sized company, Nutter employs approximately 150 lawyers in a dozen industries. Nutter`s lawyers bring extensive experience in areas such as corporate law, intellectual property, employment and employment, litigation, data protection and security, private clients, public policy, real estate and taxes. The firm`s buzzword is enough to stand out from the competition: “unusual law”. With more than 1,800 lawyers in 14 offices, Goodwin has established itself as a global legal name.
The firm has a particular strength in corporate law and real estate, among other areas. Candidates looking for a highly transparent company that prioritizes employee development are likely to feel right at home at Goodwin. At Mintz in Boston, employees really feel like they`re part of a team. They value leadership that is open to ideas, comments and questions. And they get great training and mentorship, also thanks to plenty of pro bono opportunities. Health and life sciences practices are the bread and butter of the company, which offers its employees many opportunities to work on a variety of fascinating and state-of-the-art works. Hogan Lovells is truly a mega-firm and home to nearly 3,000 lawyers working in more than 50 offices. The company is particularly known for its data protection work as well as its high-profile pro bono business. Lawyers who are down-to-earth and have a strong desire to give back through pro bono will be a good choice.
Morgan Lewis, a leading labor and employment company, has a vast global reach of more than 30 offices. The company attracts those who want to give back through pro bono work – 20 hours are required for bonus eligibility – and who are looking for a non-hierarchical culture with a lot of transparency. With an army of more than 2,200 lawyers and jurists across the country and around the world, Morgan Lewis offers a wealth of opportunities to work on diverse and high-level issues in key areas of the firm. Exemplary work is the norm, but as its nickname suggests, the firm – and its lawyers – don`t take themselves too seriously. , including 17 global offices and more than 1,000 lawyers, excels in many practice areas, including intellectual property and privacy, and is an exceptional pro bono provider that assists in a variety of areas. Diversity and related initiatives are also crucial, as DCI`s activities can count towards working hours. Goulston & Storrs is an AmLaw 200 company with services in four main departments – corporate law, litigation, private clients and real estate – although it is best known for its real estate work. The company is focused on work-life balance, and while COVID has somewhat challenged fulfilling that promise, the company`s robust wellness offerings and lack of a billable hourly requirement are a testament to its commitment.
Sometimes the stress gets higher than lawyers would like, but overall, Goulston & Storrs employees are very happy in their careers. Founded in Silicon Valley in 1995, Gunderson Dettmer today has 10 offices and more than 425 lawyers as a leading international law firm focused exclusively on the innovation economy. They are a global leader in providing legal services to publicly traded venture capital-funded technology and life sciences companies, as well as venture capitalists. Demanding work, incredible support from partners, and an office culture are strengths for employees. Tops for work and employment and the reference company for media, entertainment and sports, Proskauer Rose is a complete legal power. Pro bono is part of the company`s lifeblood, as is a strong commitment to diversity. Friendly people will do well in the company`s favorable team environment. For more copies of this directory, please call (617) 451-7300 or visit books.lawyersweekly.com. We wish you a lot of fun and use this repertoire. Sullivan & Worcester advises clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging companies. With more than 175 lawyers in Boston, London, New York, Tel Aviv and Washington, DC, the firm provides services in a variety of areas, including corporate finance, banking, trade finance, securities and mutual funds, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, taxes, real estate and REITs, private equity and venture capital, bankruptcy, regulatory law, employment and benefits. Many of the company`s customer relationships span more than 30 years over several generations.
Prepare your passport – DLA Piper has more than 90 offices worldwide and more than 4,000 lawyers. These lawyers work together in 13 major firms, and the firm is praised for its privacy, privacy and security. Collaboration and professionalism are the key to this company`s collegial culture. Employees maintain strong relationships with their partners and benefit from a large team dedicated to pro bono work. The directory will be sent to all Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly subscribers. We estimate that approximately 30,000 lawyers will make it available for their reference. It is also sent to more than 3,000 readers of New England In-House. This means that we expect this guide to be on the desks of thousands of business decision-makers and to be available to them at all times when they are thinking about which law firm to keep. The opposite of a stifling BigLaw law firm, Quinn Emanuel, is a unique combination of casual and ambitious. Lawyers working in this leading litigation sector are independent and motivated, with the autonomy to manage their workload and the willingness to tackle intense hours for complex issues – while wearing jeans and flip-flops (if they wish).
Quinn Emanuel`s lawyers are treated with a completely remote policy working from anywhere and have significant opportunities to work in one of their international offices. At K&L Gates, lawyers take on challenging work for high-level clients in a supportive environment. A free market allocation system allows employees to exercise control over their workload, and older lawyers act as willing mentors.