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This year’s Am Law 100 results are fascinating for so many reasons, but what struck me the most was what we learned from looking back over the past decade.


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Nearly all the 100 largest law firms had a strong year in 2020, and they all outperformed the bleak picture initially envisioned at the start of the pandemic. But the firms that did the best, posting double-digit gains in revenue, were on that path well before 2020—no global health emergency was going to stop them.

The American Lawyer editor-in-chief Gina Passarella.

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Gina Passarella Cipriani

Gina Passarella is editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer. She has covered the business of law for her entire career, first as a reporter and special projects editor with The Legal Intelligencer in Pennsylvania and then as senior editor for business of law in ALM's global newsroom. She took over as editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer in January 2017.

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