A hard-nosed focus on core areas has pushed Dechert from Philly-based also-ran to the top tier of profitability among The Am Law 100. In 2006, Dechert's revenues were up 27 percent, growing faster than all but a few firms that scored big contingency fees or had a merger. Profits per partner hit $1.99 million, just a tick below top Wall Street players. And the firm showed above-average growth rates in revenue per lawyer and value per lawyer. How has Dechert made the formula work where other firms have not?
Dechert Cracks the Code for Am Law 100 Success
The American Lawyer
May 14, 2007