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100 Largest Law Firms in the World

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 & Flom “Revenue: $2,100.0m. Headquarters: US“

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    “Revenue: $995.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    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 “Revenue: $849.0m. Headquarters: UK“

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    “Revenue: $847.5m. Headquarters: USA“

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

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

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

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

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

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    “Revenue: $719.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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

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    “Revenue: $705.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    “Revenue: $642.5m. Headquarters: USA“

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

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

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

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