List of largest law firms by profits per partner

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This is a list of global law firms by profits per equity partner (PPEP) in 2020.[1][2]

These are estimates and equity partners can make vastly different salaries inside the same firm.[3]

Rank by PPEP Firm 2019/2020 PPEP Equity partners
1 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz $7,500,000 85
2 Kirkland & Ellis $6,200,000 450
3 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison $5,369,000 153
4 Sullivan & Cromwell $5,185,000 164
5 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan $4,556,000 157
6 Davis Polk & Wardwell $6,350,000 160
7 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett $4,417,000 191
8 Cravath, Swaine & Moore $4,576,000 85
9 Weil, Gotshal & Manges $4,028,000 168
10 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom $3,919,000 334
11 Milbank $4,492,000 158
12 Latham & Watkins $3,352,000 488
13 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher $3,345,000 323
14 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson $3,268,000 104
15 Debevoise & Plimpton $3,265,000 136
16 Paul Hastings $3,254,000 187
17 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton $3,162,000 186
18 Willkie Farr & Gallagher $3,089,000 146
19 Slaughter & May $3,073,000 102
20 King & Spalding $2,847,000 194
21 Dechert $2,728,000 164
22 Proskauer Rose $2,660,000 173
23 Ropes & Gray $2,552,000 250
24 Sidley Austin $3,095,000 315
25 Vinson & Elkins $2,517,000 125
26 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer $2,485,000 370
27 Goodwin Procter $2,463,000 220
28 Shearman & Sterling $2,431,000 138
29 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld $2,402,000 185
30 White & Case $2,400,000 342
31 Cooley $2,382,000 225
32 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati $2,350,000 131
33 Clifford Chance $2,340,000 394
34 O'Melveny & Myers $2,262,000 167
35 Allen & Overy $2,215,000 388
36 Winston & Strawn $2,162,000 152
37 Linklaters $2,270,000 443
38 WilmerHale $2,151,000 252
39 Alston & Bird $2,087,000 151
40 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe $1,989,000 118
41 Morrison & Foerster $1,982,000 167
42 Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy $1,884,000 61
42 McDermott Will & Emery $1,884,000 173
44 DLA Piper (verein) $1,874,000 401
45 Greenberg Traurig $1,750,000 308
46 Covington & Burling $1,734,000 286
47 Mayer Brown $1,702,000 274
48 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton $1,689,000 140
49 Katten Muchin Rosenman $1,682,000 140
50 Baker Botts $1,662,000 190
51 Nixon Peabody $1,503,000 131
52 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman $1,500,000 134
53 Baker McKenzie (verein) $1,443,000 680
54 Holland & Knight $1,424,000 184
55 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius $1,391,000 717
56 Hogan Lovells (verein) $1,381,000 523
57 Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt $1,372,000 210
58 McGuireWoods $1,360,000 198
59 Kim & Chang $1,302,000 180
60 Ashurst $1,299,000 241
61 Perkins Coie $1,287,000 185
62 Herbert Smith Freehills $1,269,000 323
63 Reed Smith $1,261,000 285
64 Foley & Lardner $1,251,000 156
65 Arnold & Porter $1,242,000 309
66 Venable $1,165,000 160
67 Eversheds Sutherland $1,161,000 199
68 Seyfarth Shaw $1,140,000 202
69 Hunton Andrews Kurth $1,097,000 180
70 Jones Day $1,093,000 919
71 Troutman Sanders $1,074,000 182
72 BakerHostetler $1,035,000 131
72 Locke Lord $1,035,000 170
74 Squire Patton Boggs (verein) $1,027,000 169
75 Duane Morris $1,010,000 126
76 Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough $996,000 181
77 K&L Gates $990,000 180
78 Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith $951,000 122
79 Simmons & Simmons $949,000 168
80 Clyde & Co $922,000 219
81 King & Wood Mallesons $921,000 471
82 Norton Rose Fulbright $907,000 681
83 Faegre Baker Daniels $896,000 226
84 Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner $844,000 281
85 Cozen O’Connor $828,000 185
86 Pinsent Masons $817,000 183
87 Zhong Lun Law Firm $809,000 293
88 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart $776,000 189
89 CMS (EEIG) $766,000 602
90 Bird & Bird $757,000 119
91 McCarthy Tetrault $762,000 221
92 Blake, Cassels & Graydon $747,000 308
93 Polsinelli $739,000 122
94 Fox Rothschild $695,000 224
95 Womble Bond Dickinson $557,000 240
96 Gowling WLG $535,000 364
97 Dentons (verein) $533,000 1,497
98 Littler Mendelson $521,000 381
99 AllBright $403,000 600
100 Yingke $172,000 362

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References[edit]

  1. ^ American Lawyer Magazine, "The 2019 Global 100: Ranked by Profits Per Equity Partner", September 24, 2019.
  2. ^ American Lawyer Magazine, AmLaw 100 2020 https://www.law.com/americanlawyer/2020/04/21/the-2020-am-law-100-report/
  3. ^ Stewart, James B. "$11 Million a Year for a Law Partner? Bidding War Grows at Top-Tier Firms". The New York Times. Retrieved 2021-04-28.