Am Law 100 office space is nowhere near as efficient as it could be, with an average square foot per attorney ratio that is “still relatively high,” despite firms’ attempts over decades to improve their use of space, according to the Savills 2023 Benchmarking Report.

Among Am Law 100 offices, the average efficiency is 985 square feet per attorney (sf/atty), which is higher than the 500-750 sf/atty many firms use as a target occupancy rate. The numbers are based on lease data and numbers of lawyers by office reported to ALM at more than 1,400 Am Law 100 offices across the U.S.