Dentons Reignites AmLaw Feud Over 'Fabricated' Data

By Andrew Strickler (April 28, 2015, 6:06 PM EDT) -- Dentons demanded a correction of financial data reported Monday showing a sharp decline in its per-partner profits, saying the American Lawyer "fabricated" revenue and profit numbers that vastly underestimated its financial performance.

Dentons, the expansion-happy verein which took over the global firm head-count lead this year, self-reported record-breaking returns for its U.S. branch in 2014, with profits per partner crossing the $1 million mark alongside bumps in gross revenue and net income.

By contrast, the American Lawyer in its annual rankings on Monday pegged Dentons' firmwide profits per equity partner at a relatively paltry $495,000 — 10 percent below those of...

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