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THE AM LAW 100
2003 Rank 2002 Rank Firm City Gross Revenue Number of Lawyers
1 1 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom New York $1,330,000,000 1,650
2 2 Baker & McKenzie International $1,134,000,000 3,053
3 3 Jones Day National $1,035,000,000 1,970
4 4 Latham & Watkins National $1,033,000,000 1,513
5 5 Sidley Austin Brown & Wood National $926,000,000 1,421
6 6 Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw National $813,000,000 1,249
7 9 White & Case International $811,000,000 1,552
8 8 Weil, Gotshal & Manges New York $801,000,000 1,015
9 7 Shearman & Sterling New York $730,500,000 988
10 12 Kirkland & Ellis Chicago $725,000,000 854
11 11 Sullivan & Cromwell New York $687,000,000 647
12 10 McDermott, Will & Emery National $668,000,000 901
13 16 O’Melveny & Myers Los Angeles $658,000,000 909
14 15 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Los Angeles $645,500,000 747
15 17 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius National $631,000,000 1,063
16 14 Davis Polk & Wardwell New York $587,000,000 581
17 13 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld National $585,000,000 832
18 19 Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton New York $580,000,000 758
19 18 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett New York $576,500,000 637
20 25 Greenberg Traurig National $572,500,000 952
21 24 Hogan & Hartson Washington, D.C. $550,000,000 860
22 21 Morrison & Foerster San Francisco $540,000,000 880
23 23 Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker National $537,000,000 775
24 20 Holland & Knight National $532,000,000 1,161
25 22 Foley & Lardner Milwaukee $523,000,000 887
26 29 Bingham McCutchen National $506,500,000 784
27 27 Piper Rudnick National $502,000,000 876
28 28 Winston & Strawn National $461,000,000 805
29 35 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe San Francisco $448,000,000 638
30 32 Fulbright & Jaworski Houston $446,000,000 796
31 31 Arnold & Porter Washington, D.C. $444,000,000 669
32 33 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison New York $443,000,000 466
33 54 Reed Smith Pittsburgh $441,500,000 887
34 26 Vinson & Elkins Houston $440,000,000 740
35 34 Hunton & Williams Richmond $434,000,000 800
36 42 Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe San Francisco $430,000,000 571
37 49 Cravath, Swaine & Moore New York $425,000,000 439
37 36 King & Spalding Atlanta $425,000,000 692
39 30 Pillsbury Winthrop San Francisco $423,500,000 671
40 46 Debevoise & Plimpton New York $408,000,000 537
41 39 Dechert National $406,000,000 697
42 38 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy New York $399,500,000 453
43 40 Baker Botts Houston $394,000,000 628
44 58 Howrey Simon Arnold & White Washington, D.C. $386,500,000 550
45 48 Bryan Cave National $383,500,000 782
46 36 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Palo Alto $382,000,000 570
47 41 Squire, Sanders & Dempsey National $375,500,000 705
48 44 Dewey Ballantine New York $374,000,000 558
49 47 Proskauer Rose New York $365,000,000 561
50 53 Alston & Bird Atlanta $362,500,000 660
51 56 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft New York $354,000,000 476
52 51 Willkie Farr & Gallagher New York $353,000,000 497
53 65 Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal Chicago $347,000,000 616
54 45 LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae National $340,000,000 592
55 67 Ropes & Gray Boston $339,000,000 495
56 57 Kaye Scholer New York $338,000,000 456
57 54 Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman Chicago $335,000,000 570
58 62 Wilmer Cutler Pickering Washington, D.C. $334,000,000 473
59 59 Dorsey & Whitney Minneapolis $326,000,000 648
60 60 Hale and Dorr Boston $325,000,000 509
61 50 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson New York $321,000,000 494
62 66 Kirkpatrick & Lockhart National $320,500,000 652
63 64 Covington & Burling Washington, D.C. $313,500,000 465
64 51 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz New York $310,000,000 171
65 73 McGuireWoods Richmond $307,500,000 669
66 76 Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky Washington, D.C. $302,500,000 299
67 70 Nixon Peabody National $298,000,000 617
68 61 Cooley Godward Palo Alto $289,000,000 464
69 69 Goodwin Procter Boston $280,000,000 458
70 75 Baker & Hostetler Cleveland $275,000,000 580
71 63 Jenkens & Gilchrist Dallas $272,000,000 462
72 72 Perkins Coie Seattle $270,500,000 555
73 74 Seyfarth Shaw National $268,500,000 537
74 68 Shook, Hardy & Bacon Kansas City, Missouri $268,000,000 544
75 71 Coudert Brothers International $262,000,000 630
76 86 Schulte Roth & Zabel New York $247,500,000 314
77 79 Chadbourne & Parke New York $239,000,000 337
78 81 Thelen Reid & Priest San Francisco $235,000,000 406
79 80 Jenner & Block Chicago $234,500,000 375
80 83 Duane Morris Philadelphia $229,000,000 472
81 92 Blank Rome Philadelphia $224,000,000 432
82 95 Cahill Gordon & Reindel New York $223,000,000 242
83 89 Stroock & Stroock & Lavan New York $215,000,000 320
84 78 Kilpatrick Stockton Atlanta $213,000,000 425
85 82 Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich Palo Alto $209,000,000 374
86 84 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Washington, D.C. $207,500,000 284
86 89 Venable Washington, D.C. $207,500,000 390
88 85 Drinker Biddle & Reath Philadelphia $206,500,000 435
89 77 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo Boston $205,000,000 371
90 93 Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice Winston-Salem $200,500,000 458
91 103 Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker New York $199,000,000 642
92 104 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton Los Angeles $198,500,000 337
93 98 Andrews & Kurth Houston $198,000,000 381
93 96 Steptoe & Johnson Washington, D.C. $198,000,000 329
95 106 Fish & Richardson National $197,500,000 292
96 97 Patton Boggs Washington, D.C. $196,000,000 380
97 87 Troutman Sanders Atlanta $194,000,000 490
98 94 Haynes and Boone Dallas $193,000,000 404
99 87 Shaw Pittman Washington, D.C. $189,500,000 350
100 116 Preston Gates & Ellis Seattle $189,000,000 375
Definitions: Figures for gross revenue and net operating income are rounded to the nearest $500,000. Figures for revenue per lawyer, profits per equity partner, and partner compensation are rounded to the nearest $5,000. Firms that tied in the rankings are listed alphabetically. In most instances, our results are based on the accounting method used by the firm; if a firm offered us both cash- and accrual-method figures, we chose the former. Revenue figures include paralegal billings but not revenue from ancillary businesses, equity investments, or charges for disbursements. Revenue per lawyer is gross revenue divided by the number of lawyers; profits per equity partner is net operating income�minus aggregate compensation for all nonequity partners, if any�divided by the number of equity partners. Average partner compensation is the net operating income plus the aggregate salary of all nonequity partners divided by the number of equity and nonequity partners. Profitability index is the ratio of profits per partner to revenue per lawyer. Firm size: For firms whose fiscal year ended between September 1, 2003, and February 29, 2004, the numbers of lawyers and partners are stated as of August 31, 2003. For firms whose fiscal year ended between March 1 and August 31, 2003, numbers are stated as of the end of the fiscal year. We asked for full-time equivalent lawyer numbers, which were rounded to the nearest whole number. Only full equity partners are counted as partners.

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