Rankings: Law360 400

  • March 30, 2016

    The Law360 400

    Jones Day has edged its way back to the top of the Law360 400, reclaiming its title as the largest U.S. law firm after falling to second place last year, according to our annual ranking of the largest firms in the country. Morgan Lewis & Bockius shed some of its attorneys since adding hundreds of U.S.-based attorneys from Bingham McCutchen in 2014, causing it to fall from first to third place on the list as Greenberg Traurig snagged the No. 2 spot.

  • March 29, 2016

    Fla. Firms Bullish Despite Miami Real Estate Cool-Down

    Business is booming for the 18 firms on the Law360 400 that call Florida home, and with increasing opportunities in technology and midmarket transactional work, the firms expect continued growth despite a projected cooling off of the South Florida real estate market.

  • March 29, 2016

    NJ Firms See Pockets Of Growth In Stagnant Market

    While many of the New Jersey firms on the Law360 400 saw their ranks dip slightly in 2015 amid nationwide trends of conservative hiring and sparing lateral moves, there were bright spots of growth in the Garden State, with Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC leading the pack in new hires.

  • March 29, 2016

    Midsize Pa. Firms In Growth Mode As Top Shops Contract

    While both of the two biggest Pennsylvania-based firms included on the Law360 400 experienced significant contractions in 2015, midmarket outfits were using their strong foundations in the Keystone State to seize new growth opportunities throughout the country.

  • March 28, 2016

    SoCal Firms Boom As PE, Media Fuel Middle-Market Growth

    More than 40 law firms with California headquarters landed on the Law360 400, with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP topping the list, and experts say that booming business from new private equity investments and technology-driven shifts in the entertainment industry are giving firms outside of Silicon Valley a shot at explosive growth. 

  • March 28, 2016

    Texas Firms Hold Steady As Competition Remains Fierce

    Following a year of plunging commodity prices and ever-increasing competition from national firms edging into what remains a hot market, Texas law firms on the Law360 400 kept it conservative in 2015, with most firms growing by less than 5 percent or slightly shrinking.

  • March 28, 2016

    BigLaw's Biggest Continue To Call New York Home

    Half of the very largest firms in New York got their start elsewhere and either grew or remained stable in 2015 because of a steady flow of mergers and finance-related work, according to the latest Law360 400 survey.

  • March 25, 2016

    Littler Shrinks As Employment Space Sees New Competition

    National employment firm Littler Mendelson PC lost more than 7 percent of its total attorney headcount last year, according to recent Law360 400 data, and sources pointed to increasing competition and internal client conflicts as possible drivers of the losses.

  • March 25, 2016

    Law360 Reveals Largest IP Boutiques

    Fish & Richardson PC remains the biggest intellectual property boutique on the block, according to Law360’s survey of the largest U.S. law firms, amid a tough legal market that has prompted IP specialty shops to retool their tactics as they scramble to best BigLaw rivals in the battle for top-tier work.

  • March 25, 2016

    These 13 Firms Keep Their Partner Ranks Exclusive

    Law360’s survey of the largest law firms in the U.S. reveals a small league of firms that keep their partnership ranks lean, deploying a strategic model to leverage talent and score top-flight legal work.

  • March 23, 2016

    Law360 Reveals 400 Largest US Firms

    Jones Day has edged its way back to the top of the Law360 400, reclaiming its title as the largest U.S. law firm after falling to second place last year, according to our annual ranking of the largest firms in the country.

  • March 23, 2016

    Morgan Lewis Sheds Over 100 Attorneys After Bingham Deal

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP has seen its U.S.-based attorney headcount drop by 108 in the past year, which sources tell Law360 is a combination of losses tied to the firm’s mass acquisition of Bingham McCutchen LLP laterals and BigLaw's increasing trend of associate-level attrition.

  • March 23, 2016

    5 Firms On The Rise In 2016

    While the firms on the Law360 400 only grew modestly as a whole last year, a handful stood out, each expanding its U.S. headcount by more than 10 percent. Here, Law360 names five firms worth watching as they move up the ranks of the largest U.S. firms.

  • March 23, 2016

    The Firms That Lost The Most Ground This Year

    Faced with contracting markets and increasing competition, five midsize and boutique firms on the Law360 400 shrank their attorney headcounts by 12 percent or more last year, according to data compiled by Law360.

  • March 23, 2016

    Greenberg Traurig On Track To Become Biggest US Firm

    Greenberg Traurig LLP’s ranks swelled again in 2015 through a number of high-profile lateral acquisitions, and though the firm’s leader said that growth for its own sake is not a sound strategy, the firm is poised to top next year’s Law360 400.

  • March 31, 2015

    Fla. Firms See Sunny Future As Cuba Relations Thaw

    With steady growth in the Florida real estate sector expected to continue and the prospect of increased business with Cuba, the 17 Florida-based firms that made the Law360 400 list are bullish on their prospects for the coming years.

  • March 31, 2015

    Law Firms Find Strong Footing In Minneapolis Market

    With an unusually high concentration of Fortune 500 companies, a relatively low cost of doing business and a wealth of cultural and educational opportunities, it's no surprise that Minneapolis is among the top 10 cities that law firms in the Law360 400 have chosen to call home and, in many instances, have been able to thrive in for more than a century.

  • March 30, 2015

    McCarter & English Tops List Of Firms That Call NJ Home

    Recent combinations with energy and technology-centric law firms have helped McCarter & English LLP to keep the number one spot on the list of the biggest firms based in New Jersey, according to the Law360 400.

  • March 30, 2015

    Pa. Firms Safe At Home And Gunning For National Growth

    With strong foundations built on a stable legal market in the state, many of the more than two dozen Pennsylvania-based firms in the Law360 400 have turned their eyes in the past year toward expanding their footprint in other cities across the United States.

  • March 27, 2015

    DC Legal Boom Set To Continue Amid Regulatory Demand

    An increasing number of Law360 400 firms are placing their flagship offices in Washington, D.C., but this is only the tip of the iceberg for the vibrant legal market in the capital, industry experts say, as firms seek to meet growing demand for regulatory guidance.

  • March 27, 2015

    Calif. Firms Pick Up Speed From Startup, Tech Boom

    Nearly three dozen law firms with California headquarters landed on the Law360 400, with San Francisco’s Littler Mendelson PC once again topping the list, and experts say the intellectual property, employment and transactional needs of booming startups and technology businesses like Snapchat Inc. and Hulu LLC are creating opportunities for firms to reach new heights.

  • March 26, 2015

    Texas Firms Branch Out While Doubling Down At Home

    Bolstered by a strong statewide economy and a thriving legal market, Texas is home to nearly two dozen firms on the Law360 400, and even as those firms expand nationally and internationally, they continue to find great value in their Texas roots.

  • March 25, 2015

    NY Loses Ground To DC In Flagship Office Count

    New York still reigns supreme as the city with the most flagship law firm offices in the Law360 400, but the Big Apple's total shrank by 14 percent as several firms grew their offices in other U.S. cities.

  • March 25, 2015

    Deep-Pocketed Outsiders Challenge Wall Street Firms In NY

    The hegemony of so-called Wall Street firms in New York is under threat from firms founded elsewhere in the U.S. that are using record-high compensation packages as a cudgel to steal elite lateral talent, clients and market share, according to Law360 data and industry insiders.

  • March 24, 2015

    16 US Law Firms Keep Partnership Club Elite

    Law360's ranking of the 400 largest U.S. law firms confirms that top-billing Wall Street firms tend to keep partner concentrations extremely low, helping to boost the all-important profits-per-partner metric.