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Rankings: Law360 400

  • April 16, 2018

    Why BigLaw’s Partnerships Are Shrinking

    BigLaw’s brass ring has grown more elusive in recent years, Law360 data shows, and experts say a number of potentially market-changing forces may be at work.

  • April 16, 2018

    Dropping Ranks: Andrews Kurth’s Pre-Merger Dip

    Andrews Kurth Kenyon saw a more than 12 percent drop in headcount in the year before its February merger with Hunton & Williams — a story experts expect to become familiar for regional firms in Texas.

  • April 16, 2018

    Dropping Ranks: Lathrop’s Rough Patch

    Lathrop Gage lost more than 15 percent of its attorneys in 2017. Can a new managing partner help bolster its headcount?

  • April 16, 2018

    Dropping Ranks: Stroock’s ‘Shrink To Grow’ Strategy

    De-equitized partners. Contracting offices. Declining headcount. The leaders of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan say it’s all part of the plan — a plan that’s already paying dividends.

  • April 13, 2018

    IP Boutiques Tick Down As AIA Settles In

    Amid years of attorney migration between intellectual property boutiques and their general practice rivals, the IP specialists saw a slight downtick in 2017, as these firms continued to adjust to practicing under the America Invents Act. 

  • April 13, 2018

    The Law360 400

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP leapfrogged its way to the top of this year’s Law360 400, our annual ranking of the largest law firms in the country.

  • April 13, 2018

    Megafirms Find New Heights In Grounded Market

    The biggest of BigLaw are widening the gap between themselves and their rivals, as firms of all sizes grapple with fluctuating demand and seek out their place in the legal landscape.

  • April 13, 2018

    How 5 Firms Grew Without Merging

    These firms saw double-digit growth in 2017 — one hire at a time. Here, their leaders tell Law360 of their varied approaches to attracting top talent.

  • April 13, 2018

    Law360 Reveals 400 Largest US Firms

    The annual Law360 400 ranks the largest U.S.-based law firms and vereins with a U.S. component by domestic attorney headcount.

  • April 16, 2018

    CORRECTED: How 3 Employment Firms Are Pulling Ahead Of The Pack

    The three largest employment boutiques are getting bigger at a faster rate than their rivals, according to this year’s Law360 400. Here’s our look at the trends that shaped the sector in 2017.

  • May 30, 2017

    How 3 Employment Boutiques Grew Their Ranks

    Three of the smaller nationwide employment firms are far outpacing their general practice counterparts in growth, according to the latest Law360 400. Here’s how they took advantage of their unique position in the market.

  • May 30, 2017

    IP Boutiques Right The Ship In Choppy Market

    After a rough stretch that resulted in two intellectual property firms going belly up, IP boutiques have adjusted to heightened price scrutiny and a slowdown in patent cases to stabilize their headcount, according to the latest Law360 400.

  • May 29, 2017

    Law360 Reveals 400 Largest US Firms

    The Law360 400 features the largest U.S.-based law firms and vereins with a U.S. component, as measured by domestic attorney headcount.

  • May 29, 2017

    Turning 50, Greenberg Traurig Tops The Law360 400

    Greenberg Traurig LLP is celebrating its golden anniversary with a trip to the top of Law360’s list of the largest U.S. law firms, capping off decades of steady growth by ousting Jones Day from the No. 1 spot.

  • May 29, 2017

    The Firms That Grew Fastest Without Merging

    Often with one hire at a time, five firms drove double-digit growth last year, according to the latest Law360 400. Here’s how they added headcount without putting their culture at risk.

  • May 29, 2017

    The Firms That Lost The Most Ground In 2016

    Four firms saw their roster of U.S.-based attorneys shrink by more than 10 percent last year, according to the latest Law360 400. In some cases, a dramatic exodus can be devastating, but experts say there can also be a silver lining.

  • May 29, 2017

    The Law360 400

    The Law360 400 features the largest U.S.-based law firms and vereins with a U.S. component, as measured by domestic attorney headcount.

  • May 29, 2017

    Biggest US Firms Opt For Modest Growth In Sluggish Market

    In a highly competitive legal market, U.S. law firms on average appear to be leaning on a strategy of slow-but-steady growth as they continue to adjust to sluggish demand for legal services, according to the latest 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.