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The Global 100 charts compare the world’s largest law firms on the bases of gross revenue, number of lawyers, and average profits per equity partner. We compile the charts in conjunction with London’s Legal Business. Because foreign law firms differ in structure from American law firms, direct comparison is difficult. The following are the most important steps we have taken to level the playing field. For additional caveats, please see the introductions and footnotes to the charts. Most Revenue: This chart ranks firms by gross revenue for fiscal year 2001-02. For U.S. firms, revenue figures are obtained from The Am Law 100, published in the July issue of The American Lawyer. For British firms, revenue figures are obtained from The Legal Business 100, published in the September issue of Legal Business. For Australian firms, revenue figures were obtained from BRW.com.au, Sept. 30, 2002. Figures for Canadian and European firms were obtained through reporting by the staffs of The American Lawyer and Legal Business. Location of Firms: Firms are identified as international if 40 percent or more of their lawyers are working outside their home country. Firms identified as national have no more than 45 percent of their lawyers located in any one region of their home country. Most Lawyers: This chart ranks firms by the average number of full-time equivalent lawyers at the firm in its most recently completed fiscal year. Lawyer numbers for British, Canadian, and Australian firms include recently graduated law students who are not yet fully licensed but who function and charge time as do junior associates. Lawyer numbers and branch office totals reflect only those within a single partnership and do not include affiliations, networks, or those in separate partnerships, even if they operate under a single name. Profits Per Partner: Only firms on the “Most Revenue” and “Most Lawyers” charts are included on this last chart, in which firms are ranked by average profits per equity partner for the most recent past fiscal year. Figures for profits per equity partner are taken from the same lists mentioned in the “Most Revenue” section. Profit and revenue figures for non-U.S. firms were converted to U.S. dollars, using the average rate for the last fiscal year.

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