New York, July 12, 2012 – Hughes Hubbard & Reed announced today that it was honored for the second year in a row as the top firm in the United States according to The American Lawyer’s A-List, what the magazine describes as its list of “firms that represent the all-around best.” 

According to The American Lawyer, “the factors that go into the tenth edition of this annual ranking—revenue per lawyer (RPL), pro bono, associate satisfaction and diversity—aim to identify firms that represent the all-around best. While financial strength is important (and reflected in the RPL factor), we also want to applaud firms that are committed to serving the less fortunate, and to creating a diverse and healthy work environment.” The magazine has described the firms on its A-List as “the top firms among the nation’s legal elite” and “the profession’s top tier.”

Hughes Hubbard Chair Candace Beinecke said, “Our two years as number one on the A-list rankings reflect critical aspects of our firm. Above all, topping the A-List reflects our ability to continue to earn our clients’ trust to handle their most significant matters. We are extremely grateful. It also reflects our associates' engagement and satisfaction with their training and quality of work.” With regard to the A-List metrics of diversity and pro bono, Beinecke stated, “Our diversity makes our business stronger and enhances our lives in and out of the office, while pro bono work nourishes our deep roots in the community by providing opportunities to work with clients who wouldn't otherwise have access to our services. These factors are important to us and to our clients.”

2012 marks Hughes Hubbard’s eighth year on The American Lawyer’s A-List. The firm earned the top spot on the list in 2011 and 2012.