Report methodology

Our study looked at the Global 200 law firms as ranked by The American Lawyer 2019. Media information was taken from global media database Factiva and covered the first six months of 2020 (1st Jan – 30th Jun). Unless otherwise stated searches were based on the name of the firm alone. The results for firms annotated with an asterisk have been estimated because additional search terms such as law or firm had to be applied to separate the results from unrelated media mentions (e.g. Bill Withers when searching for Withers, or Content Management System when searching for CMS). Results from Mondaq Business Briefing have not been included as a subscription fee is required for firms to feature on the platform. Faegre Baker Daniels, annotated with two asterisks, merged on the first of February 2020 to form Faegre Drinker Biddle so media results are, again, therefore estimated.