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100 Largest Law Firms in the World

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This list has the biggest law firms in the world, based on yearly revenue for 2010. The majority of these firms consist of 1,000 or more individual lawyers. The United States and the United Kingdom are home to the most large law firms, however top international law firms from other nations - including Australia, France, the Netherlands, and Spain - are also on the list. The list was originally compiled by The American Lawyer.

To be considered a law firm, a company only needs to have 2 or more lawyers on staff. These larger firms have considerably more, and advise clients in all manners of civil and criminal law. Many rank among the best law firms in the world as well.

Major law firms in the US pay $160,000 to lawyers in their first year. Salaries tend to go up to $300,000 by the seventh or eighth year at a firm. (Successful lawyers may also expect bonuses from time to time.) Law firm rankings are often used by prospective associate attorneys who are fresh out of law school looking for their first jobs. 

This list compiles the largest-scale law firms around the globe. Ranker also has available a larger more extensive list of the world's top law firms. What are the largest law firms in the world? This list will answer that question.
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    “Revenue: $2,104.0m. Headquarters: US“

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    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom “Revenue: $2,100.0m. Headquarters: US“

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    Clifford Chance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Clifford Chance “Revenue: $1,874.5m. Headquarters: UK“

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    Linklaters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Linklaters “Revenue: $1,852.5m. Headquarters: UK“

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    “Revenue: $1,821.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    “Revenue: $1,787.0m. Headquarters: UK“

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    “Revenue: $1,644.5m. Headquarters: UK“

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    Jones Day is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Jones Day “Revenue: $1,520.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    “Revenue: $1,428.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Sidley Austin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Sidley Austin “Revenue: $1,357.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    White & Case is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    White & Case “Revenue: $1,307.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Weil Gotshal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Weil Gotshal “Revenue: $1,233.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Greenberg Traurig is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Greenberg Traurig “Revenue: $1,173.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Mayer Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Mayer Brown “Revenue: $1,118.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius “Revenue: $1,068.5m. Headquarters: USA“

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    K&L Gates is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    K&L Gates “Revenue: $1,034.5m. Headquarters: USA“

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    DLA Piper USA is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    DLA Piper USA “Revenue: $1,014.5m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Gibson Dunn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Gibson Dunn “Revenue: $995.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    “Revenue: $995.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilt... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton “Revenue: $965.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Reed Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Reed Smith “Revenue: $942.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    WilmerHale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    WilmerHale “Revenue: $941.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Dewey & LeBoeuf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Dewey & LeBoeuf “Revenue: $941.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    DLA Piper International is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    DLA Piper International “Revenue: $910.0m. Headquarters: UK“

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    Paul Hastings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Paul Hastings “Revenue: $889.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Morrison & Foerster is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Morrison & Foerster “Revenue: $884.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett “Revenue: $870.5m. Headquarters: USA“

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    “Revenue: $864.5m. Headquarters: USA“

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    “Revenue: $860.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Lovells is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Lovells “Revenue: $849.0m. Headquarters: UK“

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    “Revenue: $847.5m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Davis Polk & Wardwell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Davis Polk & Wardwell “Revenue: $846.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    McDermott Will & Emery is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    McDermott Will & Emery “Revenue: $829.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    O'Melveny & Myers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    O'Melveny & Myers “Revenue: $826.5m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Shearman & Sterling is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Shearman & Sterling “Revenue: $801.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Ropes & Gray is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Ropes & Gray “Revenue: $789.5m. Headquarters: USA“

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    “Revenue: $719.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Dechert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Dechert “Revenue: $713.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    “Revenue: $705.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Herbert Smith is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Herbert Smith “Revenue: $704.5m. Headquarters: UK“

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    King & Spalding is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    King & Spalding “Revenue: $677.5m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Debevoise & Plimpton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Debevoise & Plimpton “Revenue: $668.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Foley & Lardner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Foley & Lardner “Revenue: $667.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Paul Weiss is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Paul Weiss “Revenue: $665.5m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Goodwin Procter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Goodwin Procter “Revenue: $658.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Proskauer Rose is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Proskauer Rose “Revenue: $643.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    “Revenue: $642.5m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Slaughter & May is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Slaughter & May “Revenue: $628.5m. Headquarters: UK“

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    Hunton & Williams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Hunton & Williams “Revenue: $615.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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    Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McClo... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World

    Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy “Revenue: $601.5m. Headquarters: USA“

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