But it never quite gets the most ammo.
Hall Render was named second-largest health care law firm in the nation by the American Health Lawyers Association this week.
The professional group has placed Hall Render second or third for several years running â?? but never No. 1.
Thatâ??s because the Atlanta colossus King & Spalding is much bigger. This year it had 199 members to Hall Renderâ??s 124.
Still, Hall Render manages to keep its spot by out-growing other firms. In 2005, it managed a No. 2 rank with only 62 members.
A high placing is good for the ego, but are these rankings actually important? Is there a significant difference between No. 1 and 2 when it comes to landing business?