Ropes & Gray Ranked #1 in UK, #2 in U.S. on 2023 A-List

Rankings & Awards
August 3, 2023

Ropes & Gray is ranked #1 in the UK and #2 in the U.S. on the Lawyer 2023 A-List, an annual roster honoring the 20 most well-rounded firms on the Am Law 200. This is the second straight year the firm has topped the UK A-List; the firm has earned seven consecutive top-three rankings, and 13 consecutive appearances, on the U.S. list.

The A-List recognizes firms based on a combination of financial and organizational factors, including associate satisfaction, pro bono commitment, and diversity.  The elite group that makes the list excel in five areas: financial performance, associate satisfaction, pro bono work and racial and gender diversity. 

In its commentary, Am Law stated that firms atop the 2023 list have “core convictions.” They are firms that “know who they are and what they do and do it well.”   

Of note, Ropes & Gray’s diversity score increased again this year. Speaking specifically to the firm’s commitment to advance diversity, Julie Jones, chair, told The American Lawyer that advancing diversity requires intentionality and focus: “You need to do 100 things. You need to watch the [talent] pipeline, watch advancement, the distribution of opportunities, championing and mentoring efforts. 

Read The American Lawyer’s A-List report (subscription required).