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Firms with Indiana presence make Top 30 in corporate counsel survey

IL Staff
July 3, 2013
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Two big law firms with presences in Indiana made the list of law firms offering the best service for Fortune 1000 clients, according to a survey of corporate counsel.

Boston-based BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service Top 30 rankings were released Friday. Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, which has offices in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and South Bend, ranked No. 8 on the list. Atlanta-based Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart was 17th on the list.

The rankings are based on an analysis of interviews with hundreds of corporate counsel who ranked firms on 17 client-service activities, BTI said.

The top five firms in the nationwide survey were Jones Day of Washington, D.C.; Mayer Brown LLP of Chicago; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP of New York;  McGuireWoods LLP of Richmond, Va.; and Seyfarth Shaw LLP of Chicago. The survey may be viewed here.

 

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