THE AM LAW 100 2011

How the Firms Stack Up

Some of this year's Am Law 100 metrics, such as gross revenue, PPP, and revenue per lawyer, are straightforward. And because they are easy to comprehend in a list, they get a lion's share of the attention. Other metrics are equally powerful but less-often cited; they lend themselves to a different sort of presentation. Here are four of them: profitability index, leverage, profit margin, and value per lawyer.

This bubble chart is interactive: you can click and select an area in the grid below to zoom in for greater detail, and you can use the scroll arrows to adjust the viewable field. 

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