Latham & Watkins has overtaken Hogan Lovells as the second largest NLJ 500 firm in Washington, D.C., by attorney head count, after steadily growing its office in the nation’s capital in the past seven years. It’s one of several rank changes in the market this past year.

The number of full-time equivalent attorneys at Latham & Watkins’ D.C. office has grown from about 300 attorneys in 2016 to 452 attorneys in 2023, according to ALM data, which has now surpassed the D.C. lawyer head counts of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Williams & Connolly, and most recently Hogan Lovells.