The Am Law 100 2010 -- Revenue Per Lawyer (RPL) Falls Again
The downward trend continued for Am Law 100 firms in 2009 as more than half (56) posted drops in revenue per lawyer (RPL), our best measure of a firm's financial health. Four firms had double-digit decreases. Debevoise & Plimpton reported the steepest decline, at 19.1 percent, pushing it out of the top ten. Howrey also posted a 19 percent decrease. Baker & McKenzie was down 11.6 percent. Among gainers, Fish & Richardson had an 11.2 percent uptick, and Cozen O'Connor also showed double-digit growth, at 10.6 percent.
We calculate revenue per lawyer by dividing gross revenue by the number of lawyers. Figures on this chart are rounded to the nearest $5,000. Firms that tied are listed alphabetically.
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