Revenue per lawyer for The Global 100 was $784,297. Wachtell, Lipton Rosen & Katz is at the top of the chart with an RPL of almost $2.5 million. Twenty other firms topped the $1 million mark. American firms represent nine of the top ten, and 28 out of the top 30 firms on this list. Slaughter and May is the highest-ranking non-American firm, coming in at number six. Only three other non-American firms made the top 50: Freshfields, Linklaters, and McCarthy Tétrault.
Revenue per lawyer is calculated by dividing gross revenue by the number of lawyers. Figures for U.S. firms were obtained from the 2013 Am Law 100. All other firms were surveyed directly. Revenue per lawyer is rounded to the nearest $5,000. Click here for more on the methodology used to create this and other charts in the Global 100 package.
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* Vereins and European Economic Interest Groups (EEIGs) differ structurally from other Global 100 firms, especially in regard to profit sharing.
1 Merged with Norton Rose in June 2013 to form the Norton Rose Fulbright verein. Results are for the legacy operation only.
2 Baker & Daniels joined with Faegre & Benson to form Faegre Baker Daniels in January 2012.
3 SNR Denton joined with Fraser Milner Casgrain and Salans in March 2013, creating the Dentons verein. Results are for the legacy operation only.
4 Herbert Smith joined with Freehills to form Herbert Smith Freehills in October 2012. Their financials are a full-year pro forma based on seven months of official results.
5 Ashurst and Ashurst Australia have a proposed vote for a global merger in October 2013.
6 Ashurst and Blake Dawson merged their Asian operations to form Ashurst Australia in March 2012 ahead of their vote for global merger in October 2013.
7 Merged with Fulbright & Jaworski in June 2013 to form the Norton Rose Fulbright verein. Results are for the legacy operation only.
8 King & Wood joined with Mallesons Stephen Jaques to form the King & Wood Mallesons verein in March 2012.