InsIde ThIs specIal repor T and survey
overvIew: can we Talk? paGe 66
The mos T-men TIoned law fIrms paGe 68
who represen Ts Ip amerIca? paGe 73
The bIG char T paGe 75
welcome to this year’s edition of our survey of companies and the law firms that represent them. you’ll
find our customary wealth of charts in these pages: an overall look at the fortune 50, plus some breakouts
showing the most used law firms in some crucial practice areas.
as for commentary, we’re doing something a little different this year. previously we examined the state
of the client-law firm relationship from an economic and operational standpoint. did the economic crisis
lead to big changes in the power relationship? yes and no. This year, we get a little more personal. we
asked corporate counsel and some law firm partners what bothers them about their opposite numbers.
They dished—but they also offered solutions to the main problem, a breakdown in communication.
AMERICA’S BIGGEST COMPANIES