The largest law firms in the U.S. expanded by a robust 5.6 percent in 2007, a year that showed growth well ahead of 2006's gains and one that for the first time knocked a long-reigning leader from the No. 1 slot. The results of the 2007 NLJ 250, The National Law Journal's 30th annual survey of the nation's biggest firms, show that a total of 128,213 attorneys worked at those firms this year, compared with last year's census of 121,423. The increase is the most growth among NLJ 250 firms since 2001.
NLJ 250 Shows Big Growth Spurt for Law Firms
The National Law Journal
November 12, 2007