BakerHostetler Earns Spot as One of "24 Firms General Counsel Love the Most"

Press Releases / July 25, 2017

CLEVELAND – July 25, 2017 – A nationwide report lists BakerHostetler among 24 firms with the most “clientoptia” relationships. “Clientopia” is a term coined by BTI Consulting Group to describe the state of having the strongest type of client relationship. The “BTI Clientopia 24” appears in BTI Consulting Group’s 2017 Industry Power Rankings report released in mid-July. BTI indicates the firms on this list “are the law firms clients name as their core, go-to firms, the firms they recommend most to their peers.”

To identify the firms with the strongest relationships, BTI interviewed more than 950 top legal decision-makers between March 2015 and February 2017. Without prompting, they were asked to identify their primary firms and which firms they recommend to their peers. Only 143 firms were named. BTI identified BakerHostetler as one of 24 capturing the most “clientopia” relationships.

“This recognition affirms that our client-focused industry and practice teams are effectively meeting clients’ needs,” said BakerHostetler Legal Services Partner Dave Holcombe. “Clients value law firms like ours that work with them as a trusted partner, looking beyond their immediate legal needs to help them anticipate long-term concerns and priorities.”

This recognition follows other reports from BTI naming the firm among its 2017 “Client Service 30” and as a “Best Value Leader.”


About BakerHostetler
Recognized as one of the top firms for client service, BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm that helps clients around the world to address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With five core national practice groups – Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Tax – the firm has more than 940 lawyers located in 14 offices coast to coast. BakerHostetler is widely regarded as having one of the country’s top 10 tax practices, a nationally recognized litigation practice, an award-winning data privacy practice and an industry-leading business practice. The firm is also recognized internationally for its groundbreaking work recovering more than $11 billion in the Madoff Recovery Initiative, representing the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Visit