The 2011 Global 100: Most Profits Per Partner

Profits per partner among Global 100 firms averaged nearly $1.5 million in 2010. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is at the top of this chart with a PPP over $4 million. Six firms had PPP over $3 million. Seventy firms topped $1 million. American firms represent nine of the top ten, and 18 of the top 20 firms. Slaughter and May is the highest-ranking non-American firm, coming in at number eight. Freshfields also makes the top 20 at number 19. 

This chart ranks the most profitable firms on our Most Revenue and Most Lawyers charts, which combined have a total of 114 firms featured. To be eligible for this chart, a firm had to appear on one of those charts. Figures for U.S. firms were obtained from The Am Law 100. Figures for European firms come from Legal Week, our partner on this project. Australian and Canadian firms were surveyed directly. Click here for more on the methodology used to create this and other charts in the Global 100 package. 
 
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Footnotes:
¹ Hogan & Hartson joined with Lovells in May 2010 to form the Hogan Lovells verein.
² Merged with Nicholl Paskell-Mede, effective September 2011, and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, effective November 2011. Results are for Clyde & Co premerger.
³ Sonnenschein joined with Denton Wilde Sapte in September 2010 to form the SNR Denton verein. Results are for the legacy U.S. operation only.
⁴ Squire, Sanders & Dempsey joined with Hammonds to form a verein effective January 2011. Results are for Squire, Sanders & Dempsey premerger.
⁵ Norton Rose joined with Deacons Australia to form a verein, effective January 2010. It also joined with law firms Ogilvy Renault and Deneys Reitz Inc, effective June 2011. Results here do not include the June mergers.