If a messenger from the future transmitted an overview of the 2020 performance of America’s 100 top-grossing law firms back to a group of firm leaders at the start of the past year, those leaders would still have no idea what was in store.

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Revenue for the Am Law 100 grew a hefty 6.6% over the course of a year in which offices were nearly deserted for over nine months, job cuts thinned the ranks of administrative staff and courtrooms across the country went dark, all consequences of a global pandemic that has killed over 500,000 Americans to date.