The 4 Firms In-House Counsel Fear The Most

By Ryan Davis (September 3, 2010, 3:21 PM EDT) -- When in-house counsel look across a courtroom, there are a few firms that they don't want to ever see as opponents, a new survey has found.

For its 2011 Litigation Outlook report, the BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Mass.) surveyed 240 corporate counsel about which firms they feel are the most formidable litigation opponents. Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP, and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP were mentioned most often in the report, leading BTI to dub them the "Fearsome Foursome."

"They are the firms clients most fear and the ones they...

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