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Overall lawyer head count for global 100 firms was 142,201 in 2018, an annual growth rate of 5.2%. Fifty-seven of the 100 largest firms, when ranked by head count, have at least 1,000 lawyers. Fifty-five firms have the largest share of their lawyers in the United States, 18 are largest in the United Kingdom and 17 have their biggest group in China. The number of lawyers listed here is the average full-time equivalent for the 2018 fiscal year. (For U.K.-based firms, the number of lawyers is the average full-time equivalent for the fiscal year ending April 30).

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