Rankings: Law360 400

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.