CORRECTION: Kim & Chang should have been ranked 49th in our ranking of firms by most revenue, with revenue of $815 million, lawyer head count of 860 and revenue per lawyer of $950,000. The firm should have been ranked 64th in our Global 100 Most Lawyers ranking.
Gross revenue for The Global 100 grew by 2.8 percent in 2016, to $99.3 billion, just shy of 2015’s increase of 3.1 percent. This year 81 of the world’s top-grossing firms have more lawyers in the United States than elsewhere, while 12 have the greatest proportion of their lawyers in the United Kingdom. Eight firms are structured as vereins or European Economic Interest Groups (EEIGs). Thirty-four firms had more than $1 billion in revenues, compared with 35 last year. In most cases, gross revenues for U.S. firms are derived from The Am Law 100. Other firms were surveyed directly for The Global 100, the Asia 100/China 50, or Legal Week’s UK Top 50. Currency conversion rates to U.S. dollars are annual averages for 2016. Lawyer numbers are average full-time-equivalent numbers for 2016. Gross revenue figures are rounded to the nearest $500,000, while revenue per lawyer figures are rounded to the nearest $5,000.