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Jones Day tops US law firm brand strength list

13 February 2018

International law firm Jones Day has topped the Acritas US Law Firm Brand Index 2018. It is the second year in a row that Jones Day has been accorded the strongest law firm brand in the US.

Founded in the United States in 1893, Jones Day now has offices in 43 locations in 18 countries around the world and employs around 2,500 lawyers.

The Acritas US Law Firm Brand Index is compiled from 601 interviews with respondents in $1 billion-plus revenue organisations across the United States who have senior responsibility for buying legal services. It also includes the views of a further 176 non-US-based senior counsel who were asked which firms they used for their US-based legal needs.

Second on the list is Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, which fell to second behind Jones Day last year after five years at the top of the list.

“Jones Day is more favored this year for its practical style of delivery, along with its global coverage and breadth of services – all areas we know align with clients’ evolving needs especially now that half of legal departments are assigning responsibility for optimizing legal operations," says Acritas US Vice-President Lizzy Duffy.

Acritas US Law Firm Brand Index 2018, top 10
RankFirmBrand Index
1Jones Day100
2Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom85
3Latham & Watkins78
4Sidley Austin70
5Baker McKenzie64
6DLA Piper61
7Kirkland & Ellis60
8Morgan Lewis59
9Hogan Lovells54
10Wachtell Upton Rosen & Katz48

Acritas has also released an Alternative Legal Brand Index. This shows Thomson Reuters at the top, followed by Axiom Legal Services, with LexisNexis third. Deloitte Legal and PWC Legal follow.

Last updated on the 16th September 2019