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Revenue growth among law firms based or founded in Chicago occurred on a stratified basis in 2019, with those toward the top of the Am Law 200 seeing larger growth than those toward the bottom.

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Of the 14 Am Law 200 firms that either call Chicago home or have deep roots here, six—Kirkland & Ellis, Sidley Austin, Mayer Brown, McDermott Will & Emery, Seyfarth Shaw and Katten Muchin Rosenman—posted gains that exceeded the average 5% growth the Am Law 200 saw last year. All six of those firms are in the top 70 of the Am Law 200.

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David Thomas

I'm a reporter covering the business of law, with an emphasis on national and global law firms for The American Lawyer, Law.com and other ALM publications.

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