The Law360 400: Tracking The Largest US Law Firms

By Jacqueline Bell (June 20, 2022, 9:02 PM EDT) -- As the legal market adjusted to pressures of a global pandemic and saw demand for complex legal services soar, many law firms spent 2021 locked in a fierce war for talent to meet ever-expanding client needs.

Business was booming, and a red-hot job market made recruiting and retaining talent a priority for law firms, a reality reflected in the surging headcount numbers reported by law firms in our annual law firm survey.

The biggest of BigLaw grew significantly, with Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP both reporting a bench strength well above 2,000 U.S. attorneys.

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