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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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Baker & McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World
Baker & McKenzie Law - “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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Latham & Watkins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World
Latham & Watkins Law - “Revenue: $1,821.0m. Headquarters: USA“

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer “Revenue: $1,787.0m. Headquarters: UK“

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Allen & Overy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World
Allen & Overy “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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Kirkland & Ellis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World
Kirkland & Ellis Law - “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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Sullivan & Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World
Sullivan & Cromwell Law - “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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Hogan Lovells is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World
Hogan Lovells Law - “Revenue: $864.5m. Headquarters: USA“

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Bingham McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World
Bingham McCutchen “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 Law - “Revenue: $849.0m. Headquarters: UK“

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe “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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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Law - “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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Winston & Strawn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World
Winston & Strawn Law - “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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Fulbright & Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 100 Largest Law Firms in the World
Fulbright & Jaworski Law - “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“