Here are the go-to law firms of corporate America in five litigation areas

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A diverse group of law firms in the US are being utilised by the country’s largest companies for representation, a study of court filings and public documents reveal.
 
According to data from Corporate Counsel which was summarised by The American Lawyer, days when Corporate America predictably hired the biggest big-city law firms for lawsuits are over.
 
Here are the go-to firms used by Fortune 50 companies in five key litigation areas last year:
 
Torts litigation
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester
  • Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • Butler Snow
 
Securities litigation
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Shearman & Sterling
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
  • Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann
Labour and employment litigation:
  • Littler Mendelson
  • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
  • Jackson Lewis
  • Seyfarth Shaw
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
 
IP litigation:
  • Fish & Richardson
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
  • Gillam Smith
  • Potter Minton
  • DLA Piper
 
Contracts litigation:
  • Faegre Baker Daniels
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson
  • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
  • Troutman Sanders (tie)
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice (tie)
 
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