List of largest law firms by revenue

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The combined revenue of the world's top 200 law firms exceeds $100bn. The list includes 144 US, 31 UK, 9 Asian, 7 Canadian and 9 European firms, which collectively brought in $127bn in 2014.[1]

The average firm produces revenue of some $550m in revenue and employs 830 lawyers, including 314 partners. Average revenue per partner is $1.77m.

Collectively, the top 200 global firms have offices in 573 cities in 94 countries around the world. The US is, naturally, by far the largest jurisdiction for these firms, employing a total of 40,376 partners, or 64.2 per cent of partnerships in The Lawyer Global 200 ranking. The UK is second, with 6,929 partners, while Canada comes third with 2,252 partners.[1]

This is a list of the world's largest law firms by revenue as of 2015.[2]

Rank Name Revenue Headquarters Number of Offices Year established
1 Increase DLA Piper $2.5b [3] United Kingdom UK (London) / United States United States (Chicago, IL) 80 2005 (by merger)
2 Decrease Latham & Watkins $2.37b[4]  United States (Los Angeles, CA) 22 1934
3 Decrease Baker & McKenzie $2.62b[5] United States United States (Chicago, IL) 77 1949
4 Decrease Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom $2.315b United States United States (New York, NY) (4 Times Square) 23 1948
5 Decrease Kirkland & Ellis $2.05b United States United States (Chicago, IL) (300 North LaSalle) 12 1909
6 Increase Dentons $1.89b United States United States / China PRC - Decentralised management 137 2013 (by merger)
7 Decrease Clifford Chance $1.85b[6] United Kingdom UK (London) (10 Upper Bank Street) 36 1987 (by merger)
8 Decrease Allen & Overy $1.75b[6] United Kingdom UK (London) 46 1930
9 Increase Jones Day $1.74b United States United States (Cleveland, OH) 44 1893
10 Decrease Linklaters $1.73b[6] United Kingdom UK (London) 29 1838
11 Decrease Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer $1.7b[6] United Kingdom UK (London) 27 1743
12 Steady Sidley Austin $1.754b United States United States (Chicago, IL) (One South Dearborn) 20 1866
13 Increase Morgan Lewis & Bockius $1.65b United States United States (Philadelphia, PA) 28 1873
14 Decrease Norton Rose Fulbright $1.851b United Kingdom UK (London) 50 1794
15 Decrease Hogan Lovells $1.780b United Kingdom UK (London) / United States United States (Washington, DC) 46 2010 (by merger)
16 Steady Gibson Dunn $1.503b United States United States (Los Angeles, CA) (Wells Fargo Center) 18 1890
17 Steady White & Case $1.503b United States United States (New York, NY) 41 1901
18 Decrease Ropes & Gray $1.503b United States United States (Boston, MA) (Prudential Tower) 11 1865
19 Increase Greenberg Traurig $1.503b United States United States - Decentralised 37 1967
20 Decrease Sullivan & Cromwell United States United States (New York, NY) 12 1879
21 Increase Simpson Thacher & Bartlett United States United States (New York, NY) 11 1884
22 Steady Mayer Brown United States United States (New York, NY) 22 1881
23 Steady Herbert Smith Freehills United Kingdom UK (London) 24 2012 (by merger)
24 Steady Cleary Gottlieb United States United States (New York, NY) (One Liberty Plaza) 16 1946
25 Steady Weil Gotshal United States United States (New York, NY) (General Motors Building) 21 1931
26 Steady CMS United Kingdom UK (London) 17 1997 (by merger)
27 Increase WilmerHale United States United States (Washington, DC / Boston, MA) 12 2004 (by merger)
28 Increase Reed Smith United States United States (Pittsburgh, PA) (Three PNC Plaza) 26 1877
29 Increase Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison United States United States (New York, NY) 8 1875
30 Increase King & Wood Mallesons Hong Kong Hong Kong, SAR (The Landmark) 30 2012
31 Increase Davis Polk & Wardwell United States United States (New York, NY) 10 1849
32 Increase K&L Gates United States United States (Pittsburgh, PA) (K&L Gates Center) 45 2007 (by merger)
33 Increase Paul Hastings United States United States (Los Angeles, CA) (City National Plaza) 20 1951
34 Increase Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan United States United States (Los Angeles, CA) (TCW Tower) 18 1986
35 Increase King & Spalding United States United States (Atlanta, GA) (1180 Peachtree) 17 1885
36 Increase Morrison & Foerster United States United States (San Francisco, CA) (425 Market Street) 17 1883
37 Increase Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld $955m United States United States (Washington, DC) 21 1945
38 Increase Squire Patton Boggs $950m United States United States (Cleveland, OH) (Key Tower) 45 2014 (by merger), Hammonds in 1887, Squire Sanders & Dempsey in 1890, Patton Boggs in 1962
39 Increase Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe United States United States (San Francisco, CA)
40 Increase Cooley United States United States (Palo Alto, CA)
41 Increase McDermott Will & Emery United States United States (Chicago, IL)
42 Increase Dechert United States United States (Philadelphia, PA)
43 Increase Goodwin Procter United States United States (Boston, MA)
44 Increase Shearman & Sterling United States United States (New York, NY) (599 Lexington Avenue)
45 Increase Ashurst United Kingdom UK (London)
46 Increase Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz United States United States (New York, NY) (CBS Building)
47 Increase Proskauer Rose United States United States (New York, NY) (Eleven Times Square)
48 Increase Winston & Strawn United States United States (Chicago, IL) (Leo Burnett Building)
49 Increase Kim & Chang South Korea South Korea (Seoul, South Korea)
50 Increase Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy United States United States (New York, NY) (28 Liberty Street)
51 Increase Debevoise & Plimpton United States United States (New York, NY) (919 Third Avenue)
52 Increase Perkins Coie United States United States (Seattle, WA) (1201 Third Avenue)
53 Increase Holland & Knight
54 Increase Covington & Burling United States United States (Washington, DC)
55 Increase Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati United States United States (Palo Alto, CA)
56 Increase Baker Botts United States United States (Houston, TX) (One Shell Plaza)
57 Steady O'Melveny & Myers United States United States (Los Angeles, CA)
58 Steady Alston & Bird United States United States (Atlanta, GA) (One Atlantic Center)
59 Steady Slaughter and May United Kingdom UK (London)
60 Steady Foley & Lardner United States United States (Milwaukee, WI) (U.S. Bank Center (Milwaukee))
61 Steady Cravath Swaine & Moore United States United States (New York, NY) (One Worldwide Plaza)
62 Steady Willkie Farr & Gallagher United States United States (New York, NY) (AXA Equitable Center)
63 Steady McGuireWoods United States United States (Richmond, VA)
64 Steady Arnold & Porter United States United States (Washington, DC)
65 Steady BakerHostetler United States United States (Cleveland, OH) (Key Tower)
66 Steady Vinson & Elkins United States United States (Houston, TX) (First City Tower)
67 Steady Bryan Cave United States United States (St. Louis, MO) (One Metropolitan Square)
68 Steady Clyde & Co United Kingdom UK (London)
69 Steady Locke Lord United States United States (Dallas, TX) (Chase Tower (Dallas))
70 Steady Seyfarth Shaw United States United States (Chicago, IL) (Citadel Center)
71 Steady Eversheds United Kingdom UK (London)
72 Steady Katten Muchin Rosenman United States United States (Chicago, IL)
73 Steady Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
74 Steady Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman United States United States (New York, NY) (Bertelsmann Building)
75 Steady Pinsent Masons United Kingdom UK (London)
76 Steady Hunton & Williams United States United States (Richmond, VA)
77 Steady Littler Mendelson
78 Steady Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson United States United States (New York, NY) (1 New York Plaza)
79 Steady Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy United States United States (New York, NY)
80 Steady Venable LLP United States United States (Baltimore, MD)
81 Steady Slater & Gordon Australia Australia (Melbourne)
82 Steady Troutman Sanders United States United States (Atlanta, GA) (Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta))
83 Steady Faegre Baker Daniels United States United States (Minneapolis, MN) (Wells Fargo Center (Minneapolis))
84 Steady Jenner & Block United States United States (Chicago, IL) (353 North Clark)
85 Increase Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft United States United States (New York, NY) (200 Liberty Street)
86 Steady Blake, Cassels & Graydon Canada Canada (Toronto, ON)
87 Steady Nixon Peabody United States United States (Boston, MA) (100 Summer Street)
88 Steady Simmons & Simmons United Kingdom UK (London) (CityPoint)
89 Steady Duane Morris United States United States (Philadelphia, PA)
90 Steady Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton United States United States (Atlanta, GA)
91 Steady Polsinelli United States United States (Kansas City, MO)
92 Steady Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt Canada Canada (Toronto, ON) (First Canadian Place)
93 Steady Drinker Biddle & Reath United States United States (Philadelphia, PA)
94 Steady Jackson Lewis United States United States (White Plains, NY)
95 Steady Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith United States United States (Los Angeles, CA)
96 Steady Schulte Roth & Zabel United States United States (New York, NY) (919 Third Avenue)
97 Steady Williams & Connolly United States United States (Washington, DC)
98 Steady Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
99 Steady Berwin Leighton Paisner United Kingdom UK (London)
100 Steady Bird & Bird United Kingdom UK (London)
101 Steady Fish & Richardson
102 Increase Pepper Hamilton United States United States (Philadelphia, PA) (Two Logan Square)
103 Increase Fidal
104 Increase Boies, Schiller & Flexner United States United States (New York, NY)
105 Increase Garrigues
106 Steady Kaye Scholer United States United States (New York, NY)
107 Steady Taylor Wessing Decentralised
108 Steady Cahill Gordon & Reindel United States United States (New York, NY)
109 Steady Fox Rothschild United States United States (Philadelphia, PA)
110 Steady Fenwick & West United States United States (Mountain View, CA)
111 Steady Crowell & Moring United States United States (Washington, DC)
112 Steady Haynes and Boone United States United States (Dallas, TX) (One Victory Park)
113 Steady McCarthy Tetrault Canada Canada (Toronto, ON)
114 Steady Hughes Hubbard & Reed United States United States (New York, NY)
115 Steady Barnes & Thornburg United States United States (Indianapolis, IN)
116 Steady Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo United States United States (Boston, MA) (One Financial Center)
117 Steady Steptoe & Johnson United States United States (Washington, DC)
118 Steady Blank Rome United States United States (Philadelphia, PA)
119 Steady Stikeman Elliott Canada Canada (Montreal, QC) (CIBC Tower)
120 Steady Cozen O'Connor United States United States (Philadelphia, PA)
121 Steady Ballard Spahr United States United States (Philadelphia, PA)
122 Steady Akerman
123 Steady Dorsey & Whitney
124 Steady Loyens & Loeff
125 Steady Baker Donaldson
126 Steady Kramer Levin
127 Steady Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
128 Increase Allens
129 Increase Shook, Hardy & Bacon
130 Increase MinterEllison
131 Steady Irwin Mitchell
132 Steady Nelson Mullins
133 Steady Clayton Utz
134 Steady Davis Wright Tremaine
135 Steady Zhong Lun
136 Steady Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker
137 Steady Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
138 Steady DAC Beachcroft
139 Steady Sutherland
140 Steady Andrews Kurth
141 Steady Bracewell
142 Steady Cuatrecasas
143 Steady Addleshaw Goddard United Kingdom UK (London)
144 Steady Gowlings
145 Steady DWF
146 Steady Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
147 Steady Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
148 Steady Husch Blackwell
149 Steady Arent Fox
150 Steady Gordon & Rees
151 Steady Schiff Hardin
152 Steady Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co United Kingdom UK (London)
153 Steady Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
154 Steady Hengeler Mueller
155 Steady Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
156 Steady Munger, Tolles & Olson
157 Steady Snell & Wilmer
158 Steady Quarles & Brady
159 Steady Stinson Morrison Hecker
160 Steady Lowenstein Sandler
161 Steady Holland & Hart
162 Steady Chadbourne & Parke
163 Steady Loeb & Loeb
164 Steady Macfarlanes United Kingdom UK (London)
165 Steady Vedder Price
166 Steady Kasowitz Benson
167 Steady Uria Menendez
168 Steady McCarter & English
169 Steady Osborne Clarke United Kingdom UK (London)
170 Increase Noerr
171 Steady Kelley Drye & Warren
172 Steady Hinshaw
173 Steady Dykema Gossett
174 Steady Carlton Fields
175 Steady Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg Canada Canada (Toronto, ON)
176 Increase Stephenson Harwood
177 Steady Jackson Walker
178 Steady Dinsmore & Shohl United States United States (Cincinnati, OH)
179 Steady Kutak Rock United States United States (Omaha, NE)
180 Steady Bae Kim & Lee
181 Steady Gide Loyrette Nouel
182 Steady Knobbe Martens
183 Steady Winstead PC United States United States (Dallas, TX)
184 Steady Holman Fenwick Willan United Kingdom UK (London)
185 Steady Frost Brown Todd United States United States (Louisville, KI) (400 West Market)
186 Steady Wiley Rein United States United States (Washington, DC)
187 Steady Stoel Rives United States United States (Portland, OR)
188 Steady Thompson Hine
189 Steady Thompson & Knight United States United States (Dallas, TX)
190 Steady Charles Russell Speechlys
191 Steady Rödl & Partner
192 Increase Withers LLP United Kingdom UK (London)
193 Steady Choate, Hall & Stewart
194 Steady Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn United States United States (Detroit, MI)
195 Steady Irell & Manella United States United States (Los Angeles, CA)
196 Steady Kennedys Law United Kingdom UK (London)
197 Steady Corrs Chambers Westgarth
198 Steady Thompson Coburn United States United States (Chicago, IL)
199 Increase Olswang United Kingdom UK (London)
200 Steady Torys LLP Canada Canada (Toronto, ON)

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