Profits per partner among Global 100 firms averaged slightly over $1.5 million in 2011. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is at the top of this chart with a PPP of almost $4.5 million.  Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan was the only other firm over $4 million. Seventy-four firms topped $1 million. American firms represent nine of the top 10, and 19 of the top 20 firms. Slaughter and May is the highest-ranking non-American firm, coming in at number seven.

This chart ranks the most profitable firms on our Most Revenue and Most Lawyers charts, which combined have a total of 117 firms featured. To be eligible for this chart, a firm had to appear on one of those two charts. Figures for U.S. firms were obtained from the 2012 Am Law 100. Figures for European firms come from Legal Week, our partner on this project. Australian and Canadian firms were surveyed directly. Click here for more on the methodology used to create this and other charts in the Global 100 package.

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