LIST OF THE LARGEST LAW FIRMS
in USA, Europe, China

Below is a list of largest law firms by number of lawyers and revenue in the US, Europe and China.

Largest Law Firms Worldwide

LAW FIRMS WITH MORE THAN 100 ATTORNEYS:

  • In 1970 - about 10
  • In 1990 - about 250
  • In 2000 - more than 500

The great majority of law firms in America employ less than 20 lawyers, and most attorneys in private practice work at small firms or as solo practitioners.


The largest law firms in the US by Name, City and Size (Number of Lawyers).

****The numbers shown below may vary from month to month due to additions or terminations.

1 - Baker and McKenzie Chicago 3,779
2 - DLA Piper Chicago 3,452
3 - Jones Day Washington 2,517
4 - Hogan Lovells Washington 2,344
5 - Latham and Watkins New York 2,008
6 - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom New York 1,884
7 - White and Case New York 1,861
8 - Greenberg Traurig New York 1,764
9 - K&L Gates Pittsburgh 1,735
10 - Mayer Brown Chicago 1,683
11 - Sidley Austin Chicago 1,573
12 - Reed Smith Pittsburgh 1,432
13 - Kirkland and Ellis Chicago 1,417
14 - Morgan, Lewis and Bockius Philadelphia 1,208
15 - Weil, Gotshal and Manges New York 1,193
16 - Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton New York 1,123
17 - Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe San Francisco 1,079
18 - Dewey and LeBoeuf New York 1,073
19 - Ropes and Gray Boston 1,062
20 - Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher Los Angeles 1,033
21 - Morrison and Foerster San Francisco 1,004
22 - Holland and Knight Washington 942
24 - Bryan Cave St. Louis 927
23 - McDermott Will and Emery Chicago 928
25 - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker New York 924
26 - Bingham McCutchen Boston 919
27 - Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr Washington 907
28 - Winston and Strawn Chicago 899
29 - Foley and Lardner Milwaukee 895
30 - O Melveny and Myers Los Angeles 884
31 - McGuireWoods Richmond 871
32 - Fulbright and Jaworski Houston 856
33 - Hunton and Williams Richmond 846
34 - Simpson Thacher and Bartlett New York 814
35 - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld Washington 799
36 - Covington and Burling Washington 799
37 - Shearman and Sterling New York 798
38 - King and Spalding Atlanta 796
39 - Alston and Bird Atlanta 787
40 - Goodwin Procter Boston 776
41 - Sullivan and Cromwell New York 772
42 - Dechert Philadelphia 766
43 - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith Los Angeles 764
44 - Littler Mendelson San Francisco 764
45 - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison New York 761
46 - Squire, Sanders and Dempsey Cleveland 761
47 - Debevoise and Plimpton New York 750
48 - Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman and Dicker New York 745
49 - Davis Polk and Wardwell New York 743
50 - Seyfarth Shaw Chicago 704
51 - Vinson and Elkins Houston 702
52 - Baker Hostetler Cleveland 687
54 - Perkins Coie Seattle 683
53 - Baker Botts Houston 683
55 - Nixon Peabody New York 682
56 - Arnold and Porter Washington 667
57 - Proskauer Rose New York 663
58 - Jackson Lewis White Plains 661
59 - Drinker Biddle and Reath Philadelphia 659
60 - Troutman Sanders Atlanta 651
61 - Locke Lord Bissell and Liddell Dallas 642
62 - Duane Morris Philadelphia 629
63 - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman New York 623
64 - Willkie Farr and Gallagher New York 622
65 - Cooley Palo Alto 610
66 - Howrey Washington 607
67 - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati Palo Alto 595
68 - Katten Muchin Rosenman Chicago 594
69 - Dorsey and Whitney Minneapolis 578
70 - Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy New York 561
71 - Husch Blackwell St. Louis 554
72 - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz Memphis 552
73 - Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal Chicago 551
74 - Patton Boggs Washington 525
75 - Cozen O'Connor Philadelphia 521
76 - Haynes and Boone Dallas 517
77 - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson New York 510
78 - Cravath, Swaine and Moore New York 506
79 - Edwards Angell Palmer and Dodge Boston 505
80 - Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice Winston-Salem 503
81 - Polsinelli Shughart Kansas City 500
82 - Shook, Hardy and Bacon Kansas City 500
85 - Barnes and Thornburg Indianapolis 494
84 - Venable Washington 494
83 - Hinshaw and Culbertson Chicago 494
86 - Davis Wright Tremaine Seattle 491
87 - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan Los Angeles 489
88 - Steptoe and Johnson LLP Washington 487
89 - Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft New York 485
90 - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart Greenville 485
91 - Faegre and Benson Minneapolis 483
92 - Blank Rome Philadelphia 472
93 - Fox Rothschild Philadelphia 472
94 - Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton Los Angeles 464
96 - Pepper Hamilton Philadelphia 458
95 - Ballard Spahr Philadelphia 458 223
97 - Jenner and Block Chicago 454
98 - Bracewell and Giuliani Houston 445
99 - Chadbourne and Parke New York 444
100 - Akerman Senterfitt Miami 443
101 - Crowell and Moring Washington 442
103 - Schulte Roth and Zabel New York 433
102 - Kaye Scholer New York 433
104 - McKenna Long and Aldridge Atlanta 429
106 - Kilpatrick Stockton Atlanta 423
105 - Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney Pittsburgh 423
107 - Sutherland Asbill and Brennan Atlanta 422
108 - Quarles and Brady Milwaukee 419
110 - Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin Philadelphia 412
109 - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo Boston 412
111 - Frost Brown Todd Cincinnati 404
112 - Dinsmore and Shohl Cincinnati 402
113 - Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough Columbia 400
114 - Kutak Rock Omaha 396
115 - Snell and Wilmer Phoenix 396
116 - McCarter and English Newark 382
117 - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett and Dunner Washington 382
118 - Holland and Hart Denver 379
119 - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Birmingham 372
120 - Stoel Rives Portland 368
121 - Thompson Hine Cleveland 367
122 - Gordon and Rees San Francisco 362
123 - Andrews Kurth Houston 351
124 - Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease Columbus 350
125 - Sedgwick, Detert, Moran and Arnold San Francisco 347
126 - Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone Detroit 346
127 - Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel New York 344
128 - Fish and Richardson Boston 339
129 - Dickstein Shapiro Washington 336
130 - Hughes Hubbard and Reed New York 334
132 - Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman New York 333
131 - Dykema Gossett Detroit 333
134 - Arent Fox Washington 329
133 - Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott Pittsburgh 329
136 - Thompson and Knight Dallas 328
135 - Schiff Hardin Chicago 328
137 - Thompson Coburn St. Louis 326
138 - Kelley Drye and Warren New York 325
139 - Day Pitney Parsippany 323
140 - Manatt, Phelps and Phillips Los Angeles 320
141 - Jackson Walker Dallas 317
143 - Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere and Denegre New Orleans 302
142 - Epstein Becker and Green New York 302
144 - Stroock and Stroock and Lavan New York 301
145 - Loeb and Loeb New York 300
146 - Williams Mullen Richmond 300
147 - LeClairRyan Richmond 294
148 - Stinson Morrison Hecker Kansas City 288
149 - Taft Stettinius and Hollister Cincinnati 286
150 - Lathrop and Gage Kansas City 286
151 - Moore and Van Allen Charlotte 282
153 - Phelps Dunbar New Orleans 281
152 - Baker and Daniels Indianapolis 281
154 - Carlton Fields Tampa 275
155 - Wiley Rein Washington 274
156 - Gardere Wynne Sewell Dallas 270
157 - McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney and Carpenter Morristown 269
158 - Cahill Gordon and Reindel New York 269
159 - Knobbe, Martens, Olson and Bear Irvine 266
160 - Adams and Reese New Orleans 265
161 - Winstead Dallas 264
162 - Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz New York 257
163 - Burr and Forman Birmingham 256
164 - Vedder Price Chicago 255
165 - Adorno and Yoss Miami 254
166 - Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt and Mosle New York 252
167 - GrayRobinson Orlando 250
168 - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Denver 248
169 - Fenwick and West Mountain View 245
170 - Balch and Bingham Birmingham 243
171 - Stites and Harbison Louisville 242
172 - Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi Minneapolis 239
175 - Lowenstein Sandler Roseland 238
173 - Williams and Connolly Washington 238
174 - Fisher and Phillips Atlanta 238
176 - Porter Wright Morris and Arthur Columbus 234
177 - Armstrong Teasdale St. Louis 233
178 - Fredrikson and Byron Minneapolis 231
179 - Dickinson Wright Detroit 230
180 - Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn Detroit 228
181 - Ice Miller Indianapolis 227
182 - Parker Poe Adams and Bernstein Charlotte 227
184 - Robinson and Cole Hartford 226
183 - Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory and Natsis Los Angeles 226
185 - Warner Norcross and Judd Grand Rapids 224
187 - Gibbons Newark 223
186 - Miles and Stockbridge Baltimore 223
188 - Foley Hoag Boston 220
189 - Saul Ewing Philadelphia 219
190 - White and Williams Philadelphia 218
191 - Roetzel and Andress Akron 215
192 - Michael Best and Friedrich Milwaukee 214
193 - Maynard, Cooper and Gale Birmingham 212
194 - Steptoe and Johnson PLLC Bridgeport 212
195 - Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick Toledo 210
196 - Boies, Schiller and Flexner New York 209
197 - Clark Hill Detroit 206
198 - Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren Milwaukee 205
199 - Chapman and Cutler Chicago 205
200 - Bass, Berry and Sims Nashville 202

The largest law firms pay Attorney's salaries varying from $70.000 to $160.000.

In 2010, big Law firms cut more than 4,600 attorneys nationwide.

The largest law firms by REVENUE in USA and United Kingdon.

(The numbers below are approximates and taken from media articles)

1 - Linklaters $2.4-Billions United Kingdom
2 - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer $2.4-Billions United Kingdom
3 - Clifford Chance $2.3-Billions United Kingdom
4 - Baker & McKenzie $2.1-Billions
5 - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom $2.1-Billions
6 - Allen & Overy $2.0-Billions United Kingdom
7 - Latham & Watkins $1.9-Billion
8 - Jones Day $1.5-Billion
9 - Sidley Austin $1.5-Billion
10 - White & Case $1.4-Billion
11 - Kirkland & Ellis $1.4-Billion
12 - Mayer Brown $1.3-Billion
13 - Weil Gotshal $1.2-Billion
14 - Greenberg Traurig $1.2-Billion
15 - DLA Piper USA[3] $1.2-Billion
16 - Gibson Dunn $1.2-Billion
17 - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius $1.1-Billion
18 - DLA Piper International[4] $1.1-Billion United Kingdom
19 - Sullivan & Cromwell $995.0-Millions
20 - Lovells $984.5-Millions United Kingdom
21 - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton $965.0-Millions
22 - Reed Smith $942.0-Millions
23 - WilmerHale $941.0-Millions
24 - Dewey & LeBoeuf $914.0-Millions
25 - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton $894.0-Millions
26 - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker $889.0-Millions
27 - Morrison & Foerster $884.0-Millions
28 - Shearman & Sterling $876.0-Millions United Kingdom
29 - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett $870.5-Millions
30 - Hogan & Hartson $864.5-Millions
31 - Bingham McCutchen $860.0-Millions
32 - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe $847.5-Millions
33 - Davis Polk & Wardwell $846.0-Millions
34 - McDermott Will & Emery $829.0-Millions
35 - O'Melveny & Myers $826.5-Millions
36 - Shearman & Sterling $801.0-Millions
37 - K&L Gates $755.0-Millions
38 - Ropes & Gray $733.0-Millions
39 - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld $719.0-Millions
40 - Dechert $713.0-Millions
41 - Winston & Strawn $705.0-Millions
42 - Goodwin Procter $685.0-Millions
43 - King & Spalding $677.5-Millions
44 - Debevoise & Plimpton $668.0-Millions
45 - Foley & Lardner $667.0-Millions
46 - Paul Weiss $665.5-Millions
47 - Proskauer Rose $643.0-Millions
48 - Hunton & Williams $615.0-Millions
49 - Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy $601.5-Millions
50 - Wachtell $585.0-Millions
51 - Covington & Burling $583.0-Millions
52 - Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal $579.0-Millions
53 - Baker Botts $575.0-Millions
54 - Cravath, Swaine & Moore $568.5-Millions
55 - Vinson & Elkins $562.0-Millions
56 - Bryan Cave $555.0-Millions
57 - Alston & Bird $551.0-Millions
58 - Willkie Farr & Gallagher $549.5-Millions
59 - Holland & Knight $545.5-Millions
60 - Squire Sanders $545.0-Millions
61 - Pillsbury Winthrop $533.5-Millions
62 - Arnold & Porter $524.0-Millions
63 - McGuire Woods $509.0-Millions
64 - Cooley Godward $507.0-Millions
65 - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati $501.0-Millions
66 - Howrey $480.0-Millions
67 - Nixon Peabody $465.0-Millions
68 - Sheppard Mullin $461.0-Millions
69 - Cadwalader $456.5-Millions
70 - Seyfarth Shaw $453.5-Millions
71 - Perkins Coie $433.0-Millions
72 - Kaye Scholer $432.0-Millions
73 - Fried Frank $424.5-Millions
74 - Katten Muchin $420.5-Millions
75 - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan $419.0-Millions
76 - Fish & Richardson $417.0-Millions
77 - Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell $399.0-Millions
78 - Schulte Roth $397.0-Millions
79 - Duane Morris $387.5-Millions
80 - Troutman Sanders $376.5-Millions
81 - Drinker Biddle & Reath $373.5-Millions
82 - Littler Mendelson $370.5-Millions
83 - Jenner & Block $367.5-Millions
84 - Venable $349.5-Millions
85 - Finnegan Henderson $349.0-Millions
86 - Dorsey & Whitney $342.0-Millions
87 - Crowell & Moring $339.0-Millions
88 - Steptoe & Johnson $338.5-Millions
89 - Shook Hardy & Bacon $336.5-Millions
90 - Pepper Hamilton $333.0-Millions
91 - Blank Rome $332.0-Millions
91 - Patton Boggs $332.0-Millions
92 - Baker & Hostetler $330.0-Millions
93 - Haynes and Boone $306.5-Millions
94 - Dickstein Shapiro $297.0-Millions
95 - Boies Schiller $296.0-Millions
96 - Kramer Levin $293.0-Millions
97 - Cozen O'Connor $290.5-Millions
98 - Husch Blackwell $289.0-Millions
99 - Williams & Connolly $287.0-Millions
100 - Edwards Angell $285.5-Millions

Lawyers in the 100 largest law firms account for 5% of the number of lawyers in America, but bring in 20% of the revenue.

Largest law firms in EUROPE by Revenue, Size and Country.

1 - Garrigues € 352.8-Millions 1,993 - Spain
2 - Fidal € 300.0-Millions 1,200 France
3 - Loyens & Loeff € 296.0-Millions 878 - Netherlands
4 - Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira € 241.7-Millions 980 - Spain
5 - Gide Loyrette Nouel € 220.0-Millions 643 - France
6 - Hengeler Mueller € 207.5-Millions 237 - Germany
7 - Salans € 196.5-Millions 730 185 -
8 - Uría Menéndez € 186.5-Millions 507 - Spain
9 - Nauta Dutilh € 150.0-Millions 401 - Netherlands
10 - Noerr € 143.3-Millions 353 Germany
11 - Gleiss Lutz € 140.0-Millions 272 - Germany
12 - Bonelli Erede Pappalardo € 132.0-Millions 235 - Italy
13 - Chiomenti Studio Legale € 124.0-Millions 218 - Italy
14 - De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek € 122.0-Millions 335 - Netherlands
15 - Mannheimer Swartling € 121.6-Millions 395 - Sweden
16 - Houthoff Buruma € 116.5-Millions 292 - Netherlands
17 - Stibbe € 113.5-Millions 357 - Netherlands
18 - Arthur Cox € 106.0-Millions 265 - Ireland
19 - Vinge € 101.6-Millions 350 - Sweden
20 - Kromann Reumert € 100.0-Millions 310 - Denmark
21 - McCann FitzGerald € 100.0-Millions 190 - Ireland
22 - Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners € 97.2-Millions 186 - Russia
23 - Matheson Ormsby Prentice € 97.0-Millions 360 - Ireland
24 - Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners € 96.0-Millions 309 - Italy
25 - A&L Goodbody € 89.2-Millions 250 - Ireland
26 - Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek € 87.5-Millions 210 - Germany
27 - Wikborg Rein € 84.5-Millions 202 - Norway
28 - Thommessen € 82.3-Millions 180 - Norway
29 - Arendt & Medernach € 81.0-Millions 280 - Luxembourg
30 - NCTM € 77.0-Millions 200 - Italy

Largest law firms in China by size.

Largest Law Firms

1 - Dacheng, 835
2 - King and Wood, 800
3 - Deheng, 675
4 - Grandall, 419
5 - Jun He, 338
6 - All Bright, 315
7 - Longan, 300
8 - Zhong Lun, 296
9 - Kangda, 282
10 - Zhongyin, 262

LARGEST LAW FIRMS AREAS OF LAW: Litigation law firms, international law, business law, criminal defense, family law, immigration, environmental law, personal injury, employment law, civil rights, trademark law, antitrust/competition and trade regulation, corporate tax and finance, mergers and acquisitions, complex business litigation, insolvency, restructuring and reorganization, aerospace/government contracts, appellate law, capital markets, taxation and estate planning, banking finance, real estate, class action defense, entertainment and media, finance and restructuring, global enforcement, healthcare, insurance and mass torts, intellectual property and technology, labor and employment, venture, real estate and finance, environmental and land use, product liability, medical products and biotechnology, constitutional law, corporate Government contracts, responsibility, business crimes and investigations, corporate securities and white-collar defense. The largest law firms also handle: government and police civil liability, and international arbitration.


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