BTI Methodology and Approach

100% Independent: Solely and Exclusively Client-Driven

BTI’s goal each year is to be objective and transparent in our rankings. The All-Stars is a data-driven ranking based solely on in-depth telephone interviews with leading legal decision makers.

This research is independent and unbiased—no law firm or organization other than BTI sponsors this study. No law firm or attorney influences the results, submits nominations, or provides client names to BTI.

Each year, BTI reaches out to a sample of legal decision makers at large organizations with $1 billion or more in revenue. BTI Client Service All-Stars 2017 draws on data collected in BTI’s ongoing Annual Survey of General Counsel.

Participants are granted confidentiality at the individual and organizational level.

The Clients We Interview

This comprehensive analysis trends data from more than 4,500 corporate counsel client interviews conducted over the span of 15 years. This year, BTI interviewed more than 300 corporate counsel from large and Fortune 1000 companies to probe at all aspects of client relationships.