The 10 Law Firms with the Strongest Client Relationships in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Big Pharma is finding the balance between mergers, development, getting the right patent protection, and acquiring smaller companies for technology or to build their product pipelines. These clients look for law firms who can look beyond the legal demands and see the impact on getting product to market faster.

Large pharmaceutical companies are among the largest and most sophisticated legal spenders in the world. The clients know much of their legal spending is intertwined with their growth. Their law firms also play a key role in managing risk, litigation exposure, and government investigations. These diverse needs create the need to use multiple law firms—all play important roles—but only 10 firms stand out as having the strongest relationships, reaching Clientopia.

These 10 law firms with the strongest relationships—who are both core and recommended first in the Pharmaceuticals industry—are named by clients in the just-released BTI Power Rankings 2016:

Butler Snow
Duane Morris
Fish & Richardson
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman
Mayer Brown
Ober|Kaler
Schiff Hardin
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Venable
WilmerHale