Two Texas firms are among the most feared litigation firms, according to 240 in-house lawyers who participated in the newly released BTI Litigation Outlook.
Bickel & Brewer of Dallas and Bracewell & Giuliani of Houston are among the 38 U.S. firms on the “Honor Roll” of the most-feared firms.
BTI asked the 240 general counsel and in-house litigation heads which firm “would you really rather not see as lead opposing counsel in a litigation case.”
The BTI “Fearsome Foursome” — the most-feared firms — are Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Jones Day; Kirkland & Ellis; and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Another 15 firms — none based in Texas — are the “Awesome Opponents.”
The survey is based in part on more than 350 telephone interviews conducted from March 22 through August 3 with general counsel, heads of litigation and other in-house lawyers who report directly to general counsel.
-- Brenda Sapino Jeffreys