Revenue per lawyer and profits per partner don’t define a law firm, even if they are useful metrics for measuring financial performance. The COVID-19 outbreak has shown us that firms can be a compass for navigating disaster, a sturdy guidepost when it comes to appropriate business behavior during a crisis and even a model for charitable giving during times of duress.
When it comes to the latter, the firms on this list may be in the best position to help. Since 2014, The American Lawyer has released a list of Super Rich law firms—our attempt to identify those that managed to excel at delivering both revenue and profits. The criteria this year, unchanged from last year, were a revenue per lawyer mark north of $1.1 million and a profits per lawyer payout over $500,000. Also unchanged this year are most of the names on the list.