Have you ever wondered if you’re working for a firm with a strong brand name or if you’ve hired one that’s ranked up there alongside Google, Apple and IBM in terms of global brand recognition?  Well, wonder no more, Acritas, a self-described provider of  research services to the world’s leading professional and financial services organizations, has done a study in the matter and will be releasing its findings this week.  For a quick peek, here’s list of the top 25 U.S.law firm brands, according to the survey:

The Leading US Law Firm Brands 2012

1. Skadden
2. Jones Day
3. Kirkland & Ellis
4. Sidley Austin
5. Wachtell
6. Latham & Watkins
7. Baker & McKenzie
8. Morgan Lewis
9. Gibson Dunn
10. Sullivan & Cromwell
11. DLA Piper
12. Mayer Brown
13. Hogan Lovells
14. Fulbright & Jaworski
15. Cravath
16. Weil Gotshal
17. Baker Botts
18. Shearman & Sterling
19. K&L Gates
20. Vinson & Elkins
21. White & Case
22. Morrison & Foerster
23. Davis Polk
24. Wilmer
25. Simpson Thacher

For a scholarly analysis of the survey result we direct you to this story from the u’ber purveyor of law firm surveys American Lawyer.