Profits per Partner among Global 100 firms grew by 15 percent in 2007, down from 17 percent in 2006. Seventy-five firms on our list posted profits per partner of more than $1 million, up from 64 a year ago, and 25 had profits in excess of $2 million, up from 15. American firms continue to dominate the top quintile of our profits ranking: As was the case a year ago, 15 of the top 20 firms are based in the United States.
This chart ranks the most profitable firms on our Most Revenue and Most Lawyers charts. To be eligible, a firm had to appear on at least one of those charts. Figures for U.S. firms were obtained from The Am Law 100, except where otherwise noted; figures for European firms were obtained from Legal Week; and Australian and Canadian firms were surveyed by The American Lawyer. For details, see “About the Charts.”