Law firms can have multiple areas of activity, and the world`s largest law firms need expertise both locally and globally. The law firms listed above are successfully operating in several practice areas and have proven effective in consistently managing billions in revenue. Click here to see the NLJ`s full list of the 500 largest law firms in the country, and click here to see Law360`s full list of the 400 largest U.S. law firms in the country. Update July 2019: Below is a list of the 350 largest law firms in the United States linked to their respective websites. We will release our next annual update in July 2020. And these are the 10 largest U.S. law firms in America, according to Law360: One should not overlook, however, the NLJ 500 ranking, in which the National Law Journal ranks the 500 largest firms in the U.S. by number of lawyers — the firms that put the “big” in “biglaw.” They may not be as sexy as company rankings based on profitability or prestige, but they`re still important. DLA Piper has earned its place as the second largest law firm in the United States and is actually the largest Law Firm based in New York City. In addition, they have offices in 40 countries, from Asia-Pacific to Europe.
When you switch to the National Law Journal, you can access the full ranking as well as many color comments. Here are some other highlights from elsewhere in the NLJ 500, including cities and states with the highest number of NLJ 500 lawyers. There are more than 1.3 million licensed lawyers and 200 law firms in the United States. DLA Piper, one of the world`s largest law firms with lawyers in more than 40 countries, emerged after a mega-merger of several international law firms in 2005. Like many lawyers, I am a ranking fool. In Biglaw`s world, some of the most notable rankings are the Am Law 100 and Am Law 200 rankings, which rank the country`s largest law firms based on their total revenue (and also include data on metrics such as earnings by stock exchange partner), and the Vault 100 rankings, which rank companies by prestige. Yes, size is important, and because the legal profession is obsessed with every measurable and quantifiable factor that law firms have to offer, there`s obviously a ranking for that – two, in fact. So, which biglaw law firm is the biggest of all? And which U.S.-based biglaw law firm is the largest in the country? The National Law Journal and Law360 (sub. req.) can help us answer these questions. Last night, Law360 released its master list of 400 U.S.-based law firms by staff, and this morning the NLJ did the same, but for the top 500 law firms in the country. What did these duel rankings reveal about what the number of law firm employees looks like after the wild crossroads in 2021? While Kirkland Ellis is the largest law firm in America by revenue, they come in seventh place in the number of lawyers. This law firm was founded 112 years ago in 1909 and has since established nine major offices in the United States.
Here are the top 10 companies in the NLJ 500, i.e. the ten largest companies in terms of headcount based on 2020 data. I calculated myself and added two columns of calculations that I thought might be interesting – partners as a percentage of total lawyers in a law firm and capital partners as a percentage of total lawyers in a law firm: So, what are the largest law firms in America? To answer this question, we`ve compiled a list of the 15 largest law firms based on their 2021 annual revenue. Although their largest office is located in New York City, Greenberg and Traurig is headquartered in Miami, Florida. In total, the firm has 41 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia and employs approximately 2,200 lawyers worldwide. The law is a large service company. Economics, finance, taxation, litigation, corporate affairs, disputes, patents, copyright, antitrust, property, labor, arbitration, as well as administration, politics, and social affairs all require legal expertise. Although there are other criteria for evaluating law firms, such as income per partner or lawyer, number of lawyers or percentage of year-on-year growth, annual turnover remains the most accurate, consistent and easy to track. Fortunately, from divorces to fines, there are 1.3 million licensed lawyers and more than 200 law firms with at least 500 lawyers to choose from. There are even entire law firms dedicated to very specific types of cases. First of all, the NLJ 500 reminds us that large U.S.
law firms, even if they are not publicly traded, can be larger than any other than the largest companies, generate billions in revenue and employ thousands of people, including not only lawyers, but also paralegals, legal assistants and other professionals. Second, the rankings also show how many careers and people`s lives are related to a particular company and, in that sense, they reflect the influence and importance of a company within the Biglaw ecosystem. There are many different and exciting ways to evaluate law firms. How prestigious are they? How much money do they earn? How much do partners earn? How much do employees earn in cash compensation? How big are they? Here is a list of the ten best law firms in the world. All the figures compiled from the Global 200 2020, a rank of The International Lawyer, represent the 2019 fiscal year.Congratulations to the top 10 of the two lists that keep your Biglaw law firms bigger than any other. As with any other business, you will continue to grow and one day you will also be a biglaw giant. Look for the best law firms represented in ALM`s top rankings such as Am Law 200, NLJ 500, Global 200 and UK 100. Dig deeper and get a comprehensive overview of each company`s track record, rankings, and analytics. Baker Mckenzie occupies its place as the first largest law firm in America and is a general law firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. This law firm is actually one of the largest in the world with 77 offices in 46 counties. Baker Mckenzie employs more than 6,000 lawyers worldwide and 4,720 domestically.
Founded nearly 150 years ago in 1873, this U.S.-based law firm is still strong and even the largest law firm in the U.S. with a woman as president. Morgan, Lewis Bockius has 31 offices in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Hogan Lovells is one of the newest major law firms on this list, created by a merger between US-based Hogan Hartson and UK-based Lovells in 2020. These are the 10 largest law firms in America, according to NLJ, with a glimpse of the list: Jones Day is one of the oldest law firms on this list, founded 128 years ago in 1893. This law firm is known as a business support because it represents more than half of the Fortune 500 companies. Among the best known on this list are Goldman Sachs, General Motors and even McDonald`s. The firm has more than 10,000 lawyers in more than 70 countries. Dentons ranked fifth on the list with annual sales of $2.9 billion. Headquartered in London and Chicago, the company ranked third with annual revenue of $3.11 billion. It employs nearly 4,000 lawyers in its offices, with areas of activity in sectors such as education, public procurement, insurance and technology. Baker & McKenzie was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Chicago and employs more than 13,000 people in 47 different countries.