Revenue Per Lawyer: A Modest Upturn
Revenue per lawyer notched up slightly in 2012, as Am Law 100 firms posted an average increase of 2.6 percent, compared to 1.9 percent in 2011. Sixty-nine firms reported RPL gains, compared to 74 in 2011. The number of firms with RPL of at least $1 million was flat, at 24.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton and Bracewell & Giuliani had the highest increases in RPL16.7 and 16.3 percent, respectively. Two other firms, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Cravath, Swaine & Moore, had increases greater than 10 percent. In 2011, seven firms had increases in RPL greater than 10 percent.
Figures on this chart are rounded to the nearest $5,000. Firms that are tied are listed alphabetically. For more details, see A Guide to Our Methodology.
*Vereins differ structurally from other Am Law 100 firms, especially in regard to profit sharing.
1 Includes lawyers from a Tokyo joint venture who were not included in 2011.
2 Fiscal year ends on March 31. Results are projected in order to meet The Am Law 100’s publication deadline.
3 Fulbright & Jaworski will join with Norton Rose in June of 2013 to form the Norton Rose Fulbright verein.
4 Baker & Daniels joined with Faegre & Benson to form Faegre Baker Daniels in January 2012, so there is no year-over-year comparison.
5 SNR Denton joined with Fraser Milner Casgrain and Salans in March 2013, creating the Dentons verein. Results are for the legacy operation only.
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