The Am Law Global 100 2007

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Revenue was up an average of 13 percent this year over last for The Global 100. American and British players continue to dominate our list. Seventy-five of the world’s top-grossing firms are American, and 17 are British. The eight others include four Australian firms: Mallesons Stephen Jaques (81), Freehills (83), Minter Ellison (92), and Clayton Utz (93); and Canada’s McCarthy Tétrault (73), France’s Fidal (88), Spain’s Garrigues (96), and the Netherlands’ Loyens & Loeff (98).


Revenue figures for American firms were obtained from The Am Law 100, except where noted. European firm revenues were obtained from Legal Week in London. Australian and Canadian firms were surveyed by The American Lawyer. Currency conversion rates are annual averages for 2006. Lawyer numbers are average full-time-equivalent numbers for each firm’s most recent fiscal year. Revenue figures are rounded to the nearest $500,000. For details, see About the Charts.”



2007 Rank By Revenue Firm Gross Revenue, Most Recent Fiscal Year
1 Clifford Chance International (U.K.) $2,201,000,000
2 Linklaters International (U.K.) $2,066,500,000
3 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom National (U.S.) $1,850,000,000
4 Baker & McKenzie 1 International (U.S.) $1,830,000,000
5 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer International (U.K.) $1,817,500,000
6 Allen & Overy International (U.K.) $1,635,000,000
7 Latham & Watkins National (U.S.) $1,624,000,000
8 Jones Day National (U.S.) $1,310,000,000
9 Sidley Austin National (U.S.) $1,246,500,000
10 White & Case International (U.S.) $1,185,000,000
11 Kirkland & Ellis National (U.S.) $1,145,000,000
12 Mayer, Brown National (U.S.) $1,084,000,000
13 Weil, Gotshal & Manges New York $1,050,000,000
14 Greenberg Traurig National (U.S.) $1,040,500,000
15 DLA Piper US2 National (U.S.) $1,016,000,000
16 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius National (U.S.) $922,000,000
17 Sullivan & Cromwell New York $900,000,000
18 Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr National (U.S.) $897,000,000
19 O’Melveny & Myers National (U.S.) $869,000,000
20 McDermott Will & Emery National (U.S.) $860,000,000
21 Shearman & Sterling International (U.S.) $842,000,000
22 DLA Piper International2 International (U.K.) $823,000,000
23 Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker National (U.S.) $813,500,000
24 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton New York $813,000,000
25 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher National (U.S.) $809,000,000
26 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett New York $801,000,000
27 Lovells International (U.K.) $783,500,000
28 Morrison & Foerster San Francisco $774,000,000
29 Hogan & Hartson National (U.S.) $755,000,000
30 Dechert National (U.S.) $729,000,000
31 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld National (U.S.) $726,500,000
32 Bingham McCutchen National (U.S.) $686,000,000
33 Slaughter and May London $677,500,000
34 Foley & Lardner Milwaukee $668,000,000
35 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe National (U.S.) $666,000,000
36 Eversheds National (U.K.) $656,500,000
37 Davis Polk & Wardwell New York $650,000,000
38 Reed Smith Pittsburgh $644,000,000
39 Ropes & Gray Boston $616,000,000
40 Herbert Smith London $615,500,000
41 Holland & Knight National (U.S.) $614,000,000
42 Winston & Strawn Chicago $612,000,000
43 Fulbright & Jaworski Houston $602,500,000
44 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison New York $594,000,000
45 King & Spalding Atlanta $582,500,000
46 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman National (U.S.) $579,500,000
47 Debevoise & Plimpton New York $575,000,000
48 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft New York $556,000,000
49 Cravath, Swaine & Moore New York $550,000,000
50 Hunton & Williams Richmond $546,500,000
51 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy New York $541,000,000
52 Vinson & Elkins Houston $532,000,000
53 Proskauer Rose New York $514,500,000
54 LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae National (U.S.) $513,500,000
55 Ashurst London $507,000,000
55 Heller Ehrman San Francisco $507,000,000
57 Goodwin Procter Boston $506,000,000
58 Baker Botts Houston $502,500,000
59 Willkie Farr & Gallagher New York $502,000,000
60 Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis3 National (U.S.) $499,000,000
61 Arnold & Porter Washington, D.C. $475,000,000
62 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz New York $474,000,000
63 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson New York $470,500,000
64 Squire, Sanders & Dempsey National (U.S.) $465,500,000
65 Alston & Bird Atlanta $462,000,000
66 Simmons & Simmons International (U.K.) $461,500,000
67 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Palo Alto $460,000,000
68 Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal Chicago $459,500,000
69 Howrey National (U.S.) $457,000,000
70 Norton Rose London $429,500,000
71 Kaye Scholer New York $426,000,000
72 Katten Muchin Rosenman Chicago $420,500,000
73 McCarthy Tétrault National (Canada) $419,500,000
74 Bryan Cave St. Louis $411,000,000
75 Dewey Ballantine New York $408,500,000
76 Covington & Burling Washington, D.C. $408,000,000
77 Wiley Rein Washington, D.C. $407,000,000
78 Nixon Peabody National (U.S.) $392,500,000
79 Seyfarth Shaw National (U.S.) $391,500,000
80 McGuireWoods Richmond $387,500,000
81 Mallesons Stephen Jaques National (Australia) $373,000,000
82 Schulte Roth & Zabel New York $369,000,000
83 Freehills National (Australia) $365,500,000
84 CMS Cameron McKenna London $364,000,000
85 Perkins Coie Seattle $356,500,000
86 Pinsent Masons National (U.K.) $354,500,000
87 SJ Berwin London $348,500,000
88 Fidal National (France) $346,500,000
89 Duane Morris National (U.S.) $336,500,000
90 Cooley Godward Kronish Palo Alto $335,000,000
91 Dorsey & Whitney Minneapolis $329,500,000
92 Minter Ellison National (Australia) $327,000,000
93 Addleshaw Goddard National (U.K.) $325,500,000
93 Clayton Utz National (Australia) $325,500,000
95 Jenner & Block Chicago $320,000,000
96 Garrigues Madrid $316,500,000
97 Berwin Leighton Paisner London $311,500,000
98 Loyens & Loeff Amsterdam $310,500,000
99 Troutman Sanders Atlanta $307,500,000
100 Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge Boston $305,000,000
1 Baker & McKenzie’s figures are as of June 30, 2007.
2 DLA Piper International and DLA Piper US are treated as separate entities.
3 Kirkpatrick & Lockhart merged with Preston Gates & Ellis in January 2007 to form Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis. The numbers presented here and throughout the package reflect the premerged entities.
(The American Lawyer, October 2007)