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The best law firms in the United States

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They are the largest firms in the United States and most of them also make it into the global ‘top 10’. The legal publication Am Law 100  has released its ranking of US law firms by turnover and the top ten positions are occupied by organizations that last year entered more than 2,000 million dollars last year.

The best law firms in the United States

2018 was a good year for Big Law firms, with growth, in many cases, in double digits. As Am Law 100 points out  ,  the numbers highlight the growing “gap” between large law firms and the middle market. The trend, the publication explains, is for clients to flock to specialized firms and boutiques, and when they don’t, “they run with even more fervor” into the arms of larger law firms, “the kind of law firms that nobody is. fired for hiring “.

The top 10 North American law firms by billing, according to 2018 figures compiled by Am Law 100, is as follows (figures are rounded):

1st. Kirkland & Elis , with $ 3.75 billion (up 18%).


2nd. Latham & Watkins , with 3.38 billion dollars (10% more than a year before).

3rd. Baker McKenzi e, with $ 2.9 billion.

4th. DLA Piper , with $ 2.8 billion.

5th. Sk adden , Arps, Slate, with 2.6 billion dollars (up 3.5%).

6th. Sidley Austin , with 2,200 million dollars (9% more).


7th. Hogan Lovells , with $ 2.1 billion (increased revenue by 4.1%).

8th. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius , with 2,095 million dollars (4.7% higher).

9th. Jones Day, with 2,057 million dollars.

10th. White & Case, with 2.05 billion dollars (and an increase of 13.7%).

The rise of White & Case allows him to take the tenth position in the ranking, replacing in it Norton Rose Fulbright, who falls to number 11.


As the publication reveals, there are 37 firms that in the United States have a turnover of more than 1,000 million dollars a year.

Six of the law firms that make up the top 10 in the United States have a presence in Spain. They are Latham & Watkins, Baker McKenzie, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, Jones Day, and White & Case.



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