Law360 (December 13, 2021, 11:04 AM EST) · Listen to article — The legal industry puts a premium on financial success. While money isn’t everything, a firm’s revenue provides a window into the firm’s work, financial resources and business trajectory. Our inaugural list of top firms by gross revenue highlights the law firms who are breaking the bank.
While the more than 100 firms have all made a name for themselves in the legal market, the gulf between revenue reported by firms at the top and revenue reported by firms at the bottom of the list is vast: more than $4.5 billion.
Only two firms report gross revenue of over $4 billion: Latham & Watkins LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Nine high-performing firms report revenue of higher than $2 billion. Thirty-four firms report revenue of higher than $1 billion. Firms toward the bottom of our list are reporting revenue around $100 million.
The ranking is based on firms’ reported