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The A-List, published annually in July, is based on rankings taken from four ALM surveys that ALM Legal Intelligence conducts throughout the year. Both revenue per lawyer and pro bono ranks are taken from the Am Law 200 while the Diversity Scorecard) and the Midlevel Associates Survey provide the diversity and associate satisfaction ranks, respectively. The A-List formula provides a collective measurement of the most successful and committed firms in the United States.
The 2018 edition of the Am Law 200 is, in many ways, a study in contrasts. There is a clear and growing gap between the overwhelming success of the Am Law 100 and the disappointing collective returns of the Second Hundred.
Our goal at ALM Media is to serve the entire legal community and, as part of that, we're adding new wrinkles to our annual Professional Excellence Awards to make sure we highlight the great work and achievements across the full breadth of the legal communities that our publications serve.
Corporate Scorecard is published by The American Lawyer each April and details the performance of the U.S. law firms with the most active corporate finance and capital markets practices. The information which is culled by a number of third-party sources, is gathered by ALM Legal Intelligence. Firms are ranked on both the number and value of the deals handled in specific transactional areas, including Asset-Backed Securities, Bankruptcy, Equities,High-Yield Debt, Investment-Grade Debt, IPOs, Mergers & Acquisitions,Mortgage-Backed Securities, Municipal Bonds, Private Equity, Project Financing,REIT Debt, and REIT Equities.
The Annual Report on Firm Finance also includes a Profitability Index, which shows whether equity partners in a firm are taking home more or less than average RPL, and a firm-by-firm analysis that helps to explain financial results from each of the top 25 firms.
The Law Librarians' Survey surveys the head librarians of the Am Law 200. The report includes: average salaries for law librarians, library finances and expenses, satisfaction with major information providers, staffing and resources for the libraries of the nation's largest law firms.
The American Lawyer's annual report on the state of pro bono work in the nation's largest law firms, ranks The Am Law 200 firms based on the amount of pro bono work performed by the firm. Included for each firm are the average number of pro bono hours per lawyer and the percentage of lawyers with more than 20 hours of pro bono work.
The Lifetime Achievement Award honorees we profile here have had distinguished careers at some of the country's most prominent law firms, organizations or companies, and have also made their mark through pro bono, government or civic work. Law Firm Distinguished Leader Award winners, whom we also honor, have provided exemplary stewardship of their firms.
The American Lawyer's annual survey measuring the satisfaction of summer associates employed by the nation's law firms. Firms are scored based on associate ratings of the firm’s qualities, including interest and satisfaction with the work, benefits and compensation, interaction with partners, training, and more.
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