A List Hughes

August 5, 2020 — Hughes Hubbard has again been named to The American Lawyer’s A-List, the legal magazine’s designation of the nation’s 20 most elite law firms.

The annual list, published in the magazine’s August issue, ranks the top 20 U.S. law firms based on revenue per lawyer, pro bono work, associate satisfaction, as well as racial and gender diversity among equity partnership.

“The combination of the coronavirus crisis and the recent explosion of attention on the country’s legacy of racial inequality only serves to highlight the importance of balancing financial concerns with social considerations when running a law firm,” AmLaw observed in its feature story on the 2020 A-List.

HHR ranked 15th on this year’s list with an overall score of 79.7. The ranking marks HHR’s 14th time on the exclusive list in 17 years.  

“We are always particularly proud of this accomplishment, because the AmLaw ranking system assesses not only the strength of our business, but also our commitments to pro bono, associate satisfaction and diversity,” said Ted Mayer, chair of the firm. “In a year of personal and professional challenges for all of us, every member of our firm can be proud of public reaffirmation of our rightful place among the elite firms.”

The firm earned high marks in each category, but stood out for its pro bono work. HHR’s score of 99 was the second-highest mark among this year’s A-List firms.

HHR’s A-List designation is the latest honor for the firm in the past year. HHR earned a top spot in AmLaw’s annual pro bono survey once again, ranking third among Big Law firms for U.S. pro bono commitment in 2019. HHR also received the Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum for the 10th year in a row. The award certifies and recognizes law firms that have integrated women into their highest leadership positions.