The Am Law 100: Firms Ranked by Profits Per Partner

Two firms have profits per partner that exceed $4 million in 2011. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is not far behind perennial leader Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Five other firms generated profits over $3 million last year. And another 14 were in the $2 million range.

Overall PPP was up by 3 percent. Arnold & Porter had the biggest gain at 25.4 percent. The sharpest decrease came from Fish & Richardson, whose PPP dropped by 10 percent. Figures on this chart are rounded to the nearest $5,000. Firms that are tied are listed alphabetically. For more details, including our criteria for classifying partners as having equity status, see the methodology.

Year-over-year growth rates are not calculated for firms that merged in a merger of equals or joined to form a verein.

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