Above the Law Features Litigation Intelligence from UniCourt In Its Law Firm Transparency Directory

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Above the Law Features Litigation Intelligence from UniCourt In Its Law Firm Transparency Directory

Data makes the legal world go round and is the fuel for driving continued modernization in the legal industry. 

As a part of UniCourt’s mission to improve access to court data, we’re dedicated to making the data the legal industry needs more easily available via our Legal Data APIs, so legal professionals can transform their business development initiatives, competitive intelligence gathering, legal analytics development, and legal recruiting. 

We’re excited to share that UniCourt’s partnership with Above the Law to supply litigation intelligence for their Law Firm Transparency Directory has carried on into 2022. 

Above the Law’s initial release of the Transparency Directory included 50 of the most recognizable law firms in the U.S. legal market, and in an effort to expand the Transparency Directory’s reach, they have added another 50 firms, for a combined total of 100 firms.

In this blog post, we’ll share which new law firms made the cut in the latest round of additions to the Transparency Directory and give you a sneak peak at the data UniCourt provided Above the Law, along with some bonus data points. We’ll also touch on how law firms, legal recruiters, legal tech companies, and others in the legal industry are using UniCourt’s Legal Data as a Service (LDaaS) to gain a competitive edge in the legal marketplace. 

New Additions to the Law Firm Transparency Directory

The new 50 law firms selected by Above the Law as the latest entrants to its Law Firm Transparency Directory include an impressive cross section of AmLaw firms, international swiss vereins, national employment litigation heavyweights, elite BigLaw New York firms, and much more. 

Here’s the full list of new law firms:

1. Akerman LLP26. Jackson Lewis P.C.
2. Alston & Bird LLP27. Jones Day
3. Baker & Hostetler LLP28. K&L Gates LLP
4. Baker Botts L.L.P.29. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
5. Baker & McKenzie30. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
6. Ballard Spahr LLP31. Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
7. Barnes & Thornburg LLP32. Littler Mendelson P.C.
8. Blank Rome LLP33. Locke Lord LLP
9. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP34. McGuireWoods LLP
10. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP35. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
11. Cozen O’Connor P.C.36. Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
12. Crowell & Moring LLP37. Nixon Peabody LLP
13. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP38. Norton Rose Fulbright
14. Dechert LLP39. O’Melveny & Myers LLP
15. DLA Piper40. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
16. Duane Morris LLP41. Polsinelli LLP
17. Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP42. Reed Smith LLP
18. Foley & Lardner LLP43. Seyfarth Shaw LLP
19. Fox Rothschild LLP44. Shearman & Sterling LLP
20. Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP45. Squire Patton Boggs
21. Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP46. Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
22. Greenberg Traurig, LLP47. Venable LLP
23. Haynes and Boone, LLP48. Vinson & Elkins LLP
24. Holland & Knight LLP49. Winston & Strawn LLP
25. Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP50. Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

View the initial 50 law firms included in the Transparency DIrectory.

Litigation Intelligence on Law Firms, Attorneys, and Corporate Clients

As a continuation of our initial contribution to the Law Firm Transparency Directory, UniCourt has provided Above the Law with litigation intelligence for each of the new 50 law firms added to the Transparency Directory, as well as updated intelligence on the first 50 firms included in the inaugural release. 

For each of these law firms, we provided their top three (1) most common federal case types, (2) most active federal jurisdictions, and (3) most frequent federal litigation clients for all U.S. District Courts in 2021. 

To give you a snapshot of the data you can now access in the Law Firm Transparency Directory, we’ve included here below an expanded view of the litigation profiles for Jones Day and Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. As a bonus, we’ve also included a list of the top 10 federal litigators by case count for each firm.

Jones Day 

Top Jurisdictions: U.S. District Courts

  1. Southern District of Illinois
  2. Central District of California
  3. Southern District of New York
  4. Northern District of Illinois
  5. Middle District of Florida
  6. Eastern District of New York
  7. Northern District of Texas
  8. Southern District of Florida
  9. Northern District of Georgia
  10. District of Minnesota

Top Case Types: U.S. District Courts

  1. Finance – Consumer Credit
  2. Personal Injury – Other Product Liability
  3. Arbitration
  4. Contract – Other Contract
  5. Intellectual Property – Patent
  6. Labor – Other Labor
  7. Personal Injury – Medical/Pharmaceutical Product Liability
  8. Antitrust
  9. Labor – Employee Benefit
  10. Civil Right – Employment Discrimination

Top Corporate Clients: U.S. District Courts

  1. Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
  2. Chevron Corporation
  3. International Business Machines Corporation
  4. Clarity Services, Inc.
  5. Walmart Inc.
  6. Daikin America Inc.
  7. Bestwall LLC 
  8. U.S. Bank National Association
  9. United Airlines, Inc.
  10. DRE Health Corporation

Top Litigators: U.S. District Courts

  1. Jihan Elearah Walker
  2. Katherine A. Neben
  3. Jennifer Sun
  4. Angela M. Taylor
  5. Matthew W. Lampe
  6. Kyle James Maury
  7. Andrew Juan Turnier
  8. Pamela C. Acebo 
  9. Robert Patrick Hart
  10. Thomas Kiernan Schulte

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Top Jurisdictions: U.S. District Courts

  1. Central District of California
  2. Northern District of California 
  3. Middle District of Florida
  4. Southern District of Florida
  5. Eastern District of California
  6. Southern District of Indiana
  7. Northern District of Texas
  8. District of South Carolina
  9. Northern District of Illinois
  10. District of New Jersey

Top Case Types: U.S. District Courts

  1. Civil Right – Employment Discrimination
  2. Labor – Employee Benefit
  3. Civil Right – Other Disability Discrimination
  4. Labor – Labor Standard
  5. Civil Right – Employment Disability Discrimination
  6. Labor – Other Labor
  7. Contract – Other Contract
  8. Civil Right – Other Civil Right
  9. Contract – Insurance
  10. Labor – Family & Medical Leave

Top Corporate Clients: U.S. District Courts

  1. The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company
  2. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company 
  3. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada 
  4. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston 
  5. Johnson Controls, Inc.
  6. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.
  7. Tri-Star Energy Holdings, Inc.
  8. General Motors Corporation
  9. Life Insurance Company of North American 
  10. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Top Litigators: U.S. District Courts

  1. Jan Nicholas Marfori
  2. Amber L. Roller
  3. Jennifer S. Rusie
  4. Byrne J. Decker
  5. Jenny H. Wang
  6. Eric P. Mathisen
  7. Sarah J. Kuehnel
  8. Kristina Novotny Holmstrom
  9. Karen Elizabeth Smeda
  10. Maja Agnieszka Hartzell

Gaining Deeper Insights from Litigation Intelligence 

UniCourt makes litigation intelligence easily available through our APIs as a part of our Legal Data as a Service because we want to ensure that legal professionals can seamlessly access the data they need within their own applications and databases.

With API access to legal data, you can push it into data visualization tools to generate dynamic dashboards. You can build intranet sites filled with regularly updated data feeds and litigation leaderboards. You can create self-service reporting tools and empower your professionals with the data they need right at their fingertips. 

So you might be asking, what are some of the real-world use cases for API access to litigation intelligence? Here are a handful of the ways our clients are using litigation intelligence in the legal industry.

Business Development

  • Find new clients and business opportunities previously hidden within the billions of court data points you can now easily sift through with our APIs. 
  • Be the first to know when your clients are involved in new litigation and get real-time updates when cases reach critical stages.
  • Push data directly into your CRM, client experience portal, or matter management system and create automated workflows to boost the productivity of business development teams and law firm relationship partners.

Competitive Intelligence

  • Capture litigation snapshots of your top clients to see who they’re hiring, quantify your business opportunities, and create market share analysis reports. 
  • Dig deeper into your top competitors to see who they’re working for and develop data driven benchmarking against your peer firms.
  • Spot litigation trends impacting your most important revenue streams and continuously monitor what’s happening in your core practice areas to better position for the future.

Legal Analytics

  • Gain deeper insights by mixing litigation data with your financial data, internal settlements data, and other proprietary data sets.
  • Build your own practice-specific litigation analytics and stop relying on blackbox analytics without verifying the underlying data.
  • Short circuit the time needed to develop analytics products by taking advantage of bulk API access to data and our entity normalization of law firms, attorneys, corporate clients, and judges.

Legal Recruiting

  • Leverage normalized attorney data to find lateral candidates with a strong book of business and real courtroom experience.
  • Easily ask and answer the questions you care about without the song and dance of traditional recruiting: Who are their clients? What are their real practice areas? Do they move from firm to firm often? Do their clients follow them to new firms?
  • Grow your client base, invigorate your litigation practice groups, and expand your presence geographically by focusing on the facts and finding candidates that fit your practice groups.

As a leader in API development for court data, UniCourt supports the core data needs our clients have for a wide-range of use cases beyond the four we’ve outlined above, including case research, investigations, underwriting, machine learning models, news reporting, and much more.

Want to see a demo of our APIs? Or want to learn more about Above the Law’s updated Law Firm Transparency Directory? Contact Us and we’ll be in touch.