Instant Insights

The 2021 Am Law 100

As the pandemic took hold last spring, the legal industry faced a series of daunting challenges and proceeded with caution into the unknown. Now, more than a year into the pandemic, it's clear that the country’s largest law firms excelled in the face of an unprecedented crisis, growing revenue 6.6%, revenue per lawyer 4.8% and profits per equity partner 13.4%.

But those numbers don't tell the complete story of how firms found success in 2020—or what they will need to do if they want a repeat performance in 2021. In this year's Am Law 100 report, we analyze all the numbers while closely examining the status of the nonequity partnership tier, the future of law firm real estate, Latham & Watkins' response to the crisis, the traits that helped resilient firms outperform the competition after the last recession and will guide them through this one—and much more.

Share This Page