List of largest law firms by revenue

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This is a list of the world's largest law firms by revenue.

The combined revenue of the world's top 200 law firms exceeded $100bn in 2015. 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]

The following is a list of the world's 100 largest law firms by revenue as of September 2016.[2]

Rank Name Revenue Headquarters Number of offices Year established Profit margin Profit per lawyer PEP
1 Decrease Latham & Watkins $2.65b[3]  United States (Los Angeles) 22 1934 50% $606,000 $2,905,000
2 Decrease Baker McKenzie $2.62b[4] United States United States (Chicago, IL) 77 1949 35% $183,000 $1,300,000
3 Increase DLA Piper $2.54b [5] United Kingdom UK (London) / United States United States (Chicago, IL) 80 2005 (by merger between San Diego-based Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP, Chicago-based Piper Rudnick LLP and United Kingdom-based DLA LLP) 70% £548,000 £2,568,000
4 Increase Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom $2.41b United States United States (New York, NY) (4 Times Square) 23 1948 51% $727,000 $3,125,000
5 Increase Kirkland & Ellis $2.3b United States United States (Chicago, IL) (300 North LaSalle) 12 1909 55% $771,000 $3,605,000
6 Decrease Clifford Chance $2.11b[6] United Kingdom UK (London) (10 Upper Bank Street) 36 1987 (by merger of two London-based law firms, Clifford Turner and Coward Chance) 36% $251,000 $1,515,000
7 Decrease Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer $2.03b[6] United Kingdom UK (London) 27 1743 46% $415,000 $1,810,000
8 Steady Dentons $2.03b United States United States / China PRC - Decentralised management 137 2013 (by merger of SNR Denton, Fraser Milner Casgrain and Salans. The combination between Dentons and Chinese law firm Dacheng announced in January 2015 created the world’s largest law firm by headcount.) N/A $169,000 $1,070,000
9 Decrease Allen & Overy $2.02b[6] United Kingdom UK (London) 46 1930 40% $301,000 $1,478,000
10 Decrease Linklaters $2.01b[6] United Kingdom UK (London) 29 1838 47% $357,000 $1,750,000
11 Increase Jones Day $1.94b United States United States (Cleveland, OH) 44 1893 48% $368,000 $1,010,000
12 Increase Sidley Austin $1.86b United States United States (Chicago, IL) (One South Dearborn) 20 1866 38% $397,000 $2,063,000
13 Steady Morgan Lewis & Bockius $1.84b United States United States (Philadelphia, PA) 28 1873 43% $451,000 $1,530,000
14 Increase Hogan Lovells $1.82b United Kingdom UK (London) / United States United States (Washington, DC) 46 2010 (by merger of Washington-based Hogan & Hartson and London-based Lovells) 37% $265,000 $1,250,000
15 Decrease Norton Rose Fulbright $1.73b United Kingdom UK (London) 50 1794 32% $158,000 $485,000
16 Increase Gibson Dunn $1.53b United States United States (Los Angeles) (Wells Fargo Center) 18 1890 62% $780,000 $3,185,000
17 Increase White & Case $1.52b United States United States (New York, NY) 41 1901 38% $292,000 $2,017,000
18 Increase Ropes & Gray $1.39b United States United States (Boston, MA) (Prudential Tower) 11 1865 41% $514,000 $2,018,000
19 Decrease Herbert Smith Freehills $1.329b United Kingdom UK (London) 24 2012 (by merger between the United Kingdom-based Herbert Smith, a member of the "Silver Circle" of leading UK law firms, and Freehills, one of the "Big Six" law firms in Australia) 31% $175,000 $1,284,000
20 Increase Greenberg Traurig $1.321b United States United States - Decentralised 37 1967 34% $248,000 $1,474,000
21 Increase Sullivan & Cromwell $1.31b United States United States (New York, NY) 12 1879 49% $805,000 $3,870,000
22 Increase Simpson Thacher & Bartlett $1.27b United States United States (New York, NY) 11 1884 51% $675,000 $3,470,000
23 Increase Mayer Brown $1.25b United States United States (Chicago, IL) 22 1881 35% $296,000 $1,558,000
24 Decrease Cleary Gottlieb $1.21b United States United States (New York, NY) (One Liberty Plaza) 16 1946 48% $446,000 $3,080,000
25 Increase Weil Gotshal & Manges $1.16b United States United States (New York, NY) (General Motors Building) 21 1931 36% $356,000 $2,522,000
26 Increase WilmerHale $1.14b United States United States (Washington, DC / Boston, MA) 12 2004 (by merger of the Boston-based firm, Hale and Dorr and the Washington-based firm Wilmer Cutler & Pickering 44% $559,000 $1,810,000
27 Decrease CMS $1.123b United Kingdom UK (London) 17 1997 (by merger in 1997 of Cameron Markby Hewitt with fellow City of London law firm McKenna & Co to form CMS Cameron McKenna in 1999) 31% $122,000 $671,000
28 Decrease Reed Smith $1.120b United States United States (Pittsburgh, PA) (Three PNC Plaza) 26 1877 30% $201,000 $1,104,000
29 Increase Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison $1.109b United States United States (New York, NY) 8 1875 52% $603,000 $4,085,000
30 Increase Davis Polk & Wardwell $1.10b United States United States (New York, NY) 10 1849 46% $585,000 $3,305,000
31 Decrease K&L Gates $1.06b United States United States (Pittsburgh, PA) (K&L Gates Center) 45 2007 (by merger between Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham and Preston Gates & Ellis to form Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis. The name was later shortened to K&L Gates.) 17% $96,000 $875,000
32 Increase Paul Hastings $1.05b United States United States (Los Angeles) (City National Plaza) 20 1951 46% $536,000 $2,505,000
33 Decrease Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan $1.04b United States United States (Los Angeles) (TCW Tower) 21 1986 66% $1,023,000 $4,419,000
34 Decrease King & Wood Mallesons $1.02b Hong Kong Hong Kong, SAR (The Landmark) 30 2012 (by merger of Chinese law firm King & Wood, Australian 'Big Six' firm Mallesons Stephens Jacques and UK 'Silver Circle' firm SJ Berwin) 31% $142,000 $900,000
35 Increase King & Spalding $1.01b United States United States (Atlanta, GA) (1180 Peachtree) 17 1885 44% $478,000 $2,515,000
36 Increase Morrison & Foerster $979.5m United States United States (San Francisco, CA) (425 Market Street) 17 1883 38% $400,000 $1,555,000
37 Increase Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld $930.1m United States United States (Washington, DC) 21 1945 43% $469,000 $1,912,000
38 Increase Squire Patton Boggs $929.1m United States United States (Cleveland, OH) (Key Tower) 46 2014 (by merger of Cleveland-headquartered Squire Sanders with D.C.-based Patton Boggs) 13% $86,000 $843,000
39 Increase Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe $913.2m United States United States (San Francisco, CA) 23 1863 25% $249,000 $1,785,000
40 Increase Cooley $912m United States United States (Palo Alto, CA) 12 1920 41% $461,000 $1,885,000
41 Decrease McDermott Will & Emery $891.6m United States United States (Chicago, IL) 19 1934 35% $303,000 $1,581,000
42 Increase Dechert $890.2m United States United States (Philadelphia, PA) 27 1875 46% $463,000 $2,512,000
43 Increase Goodwin Procter $865.5m United States United States (Boston, MA) 10 1912 45% $492,000 $1,992,000
44 Increase Shearman & Sterling $860.3m United States United States (New York, NY) (599 Lexington Avenue) 18 1873 35% $356,000 $1,835,000
45 Increase Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz $831.5m United States United States (New York, NY) (CBS Building) 1 1965 67% $2,124,000 $6,600,000
46 Steady Proskauer Rose $822.3m United States United States (New York, NY) (Eleven Times Square) 13 1875 44% $518,000 $2,150,000
47 Increase Winston & Strawn $818.5m United States United States (Chicago, IL) (Leo Burnett Building) 18 1853 32% $327,000 $1,812,000
48 Decrease Slaughter and May $793.2m United Kingdom UK (London) 4 1889 50% $580,000 $2,340,000
49 Decrease Ashurst $771.8m United Kingdom UK (London) 27 1822 31% $148,000 $745,000
50 Increase Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy $771.1m United States United States (New York, NY) (28 Liberty Street) 12 1866 52% $620,000 $2,756,000
51 Increase Debevoise & Plimpton $756.9m United States United States (New York, NY) (919 Third Avenue) 9 1931 46% $560,000 $2,624,000
52 Increase Perkins Coie $748.6m United States United States (Seattle, WA) (1201 Third Avenue) 19 1912 27% $216,000 $1,096,000
53 Increase Holland & Knight $744m United States United States (Miami, FL) 27 1968 30% $211,000 $1,250,000
54 Increase Covington & Burling $742.5m United States United States (Washington, DC) 10 1919 44% $413,000 $1,275,000
55 Increase Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati $735m United States United States (Palo Alto, CA) 15 1961 40% $420,000 $2,220,000
56 Increase Baker Botts $704.5m United States United States (Houston, TX) (One Shell Plaza) 14 1840 43% $422,000 $1,802,000
57 Increase O'Melveny & Myers $689.3m United States United States (Los Angeles) 15 1885 43% $472,000 $1,760,000
58 Increase Alston & Bird $688m United States United States (Atlanta, GA) (One Atlantic Center) 10 1893 36% $330,000 $1,745,000
59 Increase Clyde & Co $683.2m United Kingdom UK (London) (St Botolph Building) 46 1933 27% $131,000 $1,029,000
60 Increase Foley & Lardner $682m United States United States (Milwaukee, WI) (U.S. Bank Center (Milwaukee)) 20 1842 24% $197,000 $1,130,000
61 Increase Cravath Swaine & Moore $666.5m United States United States (New York, NY) (One Worldwide Plaza) 2 1819 48% $678,000 $3,556,000
62 Increase Willkie Farr & Gallagher $658m United States United States (New York, NY) (AXA Equitable Center) 9 1888 55% $640,000 $2,607,000
63 Steady McGuireWoods $653.5m United States United States (Richmond, VA) 23 1834 28% $188,000 $1,045,000
64 Decrease Arnold & Porter $650m United States United States (Washington, DC) 9 1946 44% $424,000 $1,210,000
65 Increase BakerHostetler $633.5m United States United States (Cleveland, OH) (Key Tower) 14 1916 25% $173,000 $930,000
66 Decrease Vinson & Elkins $627.7m United States United States (Houston, TX) (First City Tower) 16 1917 44% $443,000 $1,888,000
67 Decrease Eversheds $619.8m United Kingdom UK (London) 55 1988 (by a four-way merger between Manchester-based Alexander Tatham & Co, Sheffield-based Broomheads & Neals, Norwich-based Daynes Hill & Perks and Birmingham-based Evershed & Tomkinson) 22% $79,000 $1,135,000
68 Decrease Bryan Cave $616.8m United States United States (St. Louis, MO) (One Metropolitan Square) 27 1873 26% $178,000 $802,000
69 Steady Locke Lord $597.2m United States United States (Dallas, TX) (Chase Tower (Dallas)) 23 2007 (by merger of Locke Liddell & Sapp and Lord Bissell & Brook, forming Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell) 26% $186,000 $890,000
70 Increase Seyfarth Shaw $590m United States United States (Chicago, IL) (Citadel Center) 14 1945 33% $245,000 $1,020,000
71 Decrease Pinsent Masons $584.3m United Kingdom UK (London) 21 2004 (by merger of Pinsent & Co and Masons, forming Pinsent Masons) 24% $88,000 $841,000
72 Increase Katten Muchin Rosenman $561.5m United States United States (Chicago, IL) 13 2002 (by merger of Chicago-based Katten Muchin & Zavis and New York-based Rosenman & Colin) 40% $361,000 $1,510,000
73 Steady Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton $559.5m United States United States (Los Angeles) 15 1927 31% $288,000 $1,445,000
74 Steady Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman $557m United States United States (New York, NY) (Bertelsmann Building) 18 1868 32% $295,000 $1,185,000
75 Steady Hunton & Williams $528m United States United States (Richmond, VA) 19 1901 30% $228,000 $950,000
76 Decrease Littler Mendelson $506.5m United States United States (San Francisco, CA) 70 1942 32% $167,000 $425,000
77 Increase Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson $504.3m United States United States (New York, NY) (1 New York Plaza) 5 1890 45% $555,000 $2,198,000
78 Increase Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy $494m United States United States (New York, NY) 40 1951 24% $214,000 $1,850,000
79 Increase Venable LLP $477m United States United States (Baltimore, MD) 9 1900 36% $288,000 $1,060,000
80 Increase Troutman Sanders $468.5m United States United States (Atlanta, GA) (Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta)) 16 1897 39% $288,000 $970,000
81 Increase Faegre Baker Daniels $465.9m United States United States (Minneapolis, MN) (Wells Fargo Center (Minneapolis)) 14 2012 (by merger of Faegre & Benson LLP and Baker & Daniels LLP) 39% $270,000 $796,000
82 Increase Jenner & Block $464.9m United States United States (Chicago, IL) (353 North Clark) 5 1914 42% $449,000 $1,716,000
83 Decrease Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft $463.5m United States United States (New York, NY) (200 Liberty Street) 8 1792 21% $216,000 $2,062,000
84 Increase Nixon Peabody $461m United States United States (Boston, MA) (100 Summer Street) 16 1999 (by merger of New York-based Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP and Boston-based Peabody & Brown) 29% $214,000 $905,000
85 Decrease Simmons & Simmons $451m United Kingdom UK (London) (CityPoint) 21 1896 30% $158,000 $893,000
86 Increase Duane Morris $434.5m United States United States (Philadelphia, PA) 27 1904 25% $171,000 $900,000
87 Decrease Bird & Bird $412.7 United Kingdom UK (London) 28 1846 16% $63,000 $722,000
88 Steady Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton $411.5m United States United States (Atlanta, GA) 17 1860 25% $177,000 $930,000
89 Steady Polsinelli $410m United States United States (Kansas City, MO) 17 1972 21% $119,000 $725,000
90 Increase Drinker Biddle & Reath $409.5m United States United States (Philadelphia, PA) 10 1849 34% $259,000 $800,000
91 Increase Jackson Lewis $407m United States United States (White Plains, NY) 57 1958 35% $188,000 $600,000
92 Steady Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith $406m United States United States (Los Angeles) 41 1979 22% $86,000 $860,000
93 Increase Schulte Roth & Zabel $405m United States United States (New York, NY) (919 Third Avenue) 3 1969 49% $558,000 $2,331,000
94 Increase Williams & Connolly $403m United States United States (Washington, DC) 1 1967 45% $600,000 $1,560,000
95 Steady Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart $399m United States United States (Greenville, SC) 49 1977 27% $147,000 $660,000
96 Steady Fish & Richardson $395m United States United States (Boston, MA) 12 1878 40% $467,000 $1,490,000
97 Decrease Taylor Wessing $389m United Kingdom UK (London) 30 2002 (by merger of London-based Taylor Joynson Garrett and the German law firm Wessing & Berenberg-Gossler) 38% $157,000 $613,000
98 Increase Pepper Hamilton $388.5m United States United States (Philadelphia, PA) (Two Logan Square) 13 1890 36% $286,000 $1,025,000
99 Decrease Berwin Leighton Paisner $388.2m United Kingdom UK (London) 14 2001 (by merger of Berwin Leighton and Paisner & Co) 22% $110,000 $1,049,000
100 Decrease Fidal $384m France France (Paris) 90 1922 7% $21,000 $383,000

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