Law Firms

These law firms get the most business from large companies in five areas of litigation

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The nation’s largest companies spread their work around to a mix of law firms, according to an analysis of court filings and public documents.

Corporate Counsel (sub. req.) did the review and created the list of the top go-to law firms used by Fortune 50 companies in five key areas of litigation last year. American Lawyer (sub. req) summarized the findings. The top four in each category, by number of mentions, are:

Torts litigation

• Shook, Hardy & Bacon
• Manning & Kass
• Wilson Elser
• Gordon Rees

Securities litigation

• Davis Polk
• Shearman & Sterling
• Simpson Thacher
• Milbank

Labor and employment litigation:

• Littler Mendelson
• Ogletree Deakins
• Jackson Lewis
• Seyfarth Shaw

IP litigation:

• Fish & Richardson
• Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
• Gillam Smith
• Potter Minton

Contracts litigation: • Faegre Baker
• Hinshaw & Culbertson
• Ogletree Deakins
• Troutman Sanders and Womble Carlyle (both had nine mentions each.)

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