Directors & Boards presents its fourth annual ranking of top law firms specializing in corporate governance issues. These rankings represent the unaided ("fill in the blank") responses from 324 respondents to our legal services survey, which was conducted in May 2011.
We asked directors to name up to three law firms which they felt were best in each of the following categories: general corporate governance issues, director liability, and board-level M&A.
The lists below represent law firms that are top-of-mind among our survey respondents.
Because of the broad base of governance professionals represented in our survey database, we used only the responses of public, private, and nonprofit company directors to create these lists.
The top 10 responses in each category are presented in the accompanying exhibits.
Best in dealing with general corporate governance issues 2011 2010 Rank Rank 1 1 Wachtel Lipton Rosen & Katz 2 2 Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom 3 9 Jones Day 4 3 Weil Gotschaf & Manges 5 7 Drinker Biddle & Reath 6 NR Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 7 NR Latham & Watkins 8 NR Morrison Foerster 9 NR Debevoise & Plimpton 10 8 Blank Rome Best in dealing with general director liability issues 2011 2010...