Global legal consultancy Acritas has named Baker McKenzie one of the top law firms in the US, based on a survey of more than 600 senior in-house counsel.
Acritas recognized Baker McKenzie as the fifth highest firm in its 2018 US Law Firm Brand Index. The consultancy polls in-house counsel on their awareness of and favorability toward law firms; their consideration of firms for top-level litigation and major M&A; as well as their use of firms for high value work. The survey questions are recognized as objective and reliable measures of brand strength across all industry sectors.
The Index also takes into account the views of nearly 200 non-US-based senior counsel who were asked which firms they used for their US-based legal needs.
The Firm's US ranking follows Acritas naming Baker McKenzie the strongest global law firm brand in its Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index for the eighth year in a row. In the global survey, the Firm ranked at the top for each of the measures in the Acritas Index – awareness, favorability, consideration for multijurisdictional deals and for multijurisdictional litigation.Other recent recognitions include Corporate Board Member magazine naming Baker McKenzie one of "America's Top Corporate Law Firms" for the 16th year. The Firm has also has been ranked among the top 30 law firms in BTI Consulting's Client Service A-Team for the last 11 years.