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- Designation: New York
- Head Count: 877
- Gross Revenues: $839,500,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $955,000
- Profits Per Partner: $2,315,000
- Year Over Year Change: -1
Dechert is a Philadelphia-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Dechert has 877 attorneys and is the 36th largest firm in the United States. With $839,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 35th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking. On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Dechert ranked as the 43rd highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm has offices in CA, CO, CT, DC, IL, MA, NC, NJ, NY, PA and TX.
In the News
Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2015
Law firms are used to partners taking their clients with them when they jump to other firms. But what about their blogs?
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 08, 2015
Jones Day is advising Newell Rubbermaid in its $600 million acquisition of Elmer's Products, which sells the Elmer's line of glues and adhesives, plus Krazy Glue and X-Acto.
Lisa Goldstein : The Legal Intelligencer : October 07, 2015
Many lawyers who have spent their careers with law firms are enthralled by the prospect of switching to an in-house lawyer role. The advantages of the demise of the billable hour, focusing on only one client, and the prospect of a better work-life balance all sound appealing. But what does it really take for a lawyer to succeed in-house? Several general counsel have provided a glimpse into their world, including success factors for in-house counsel, challenges of the role, team selection process, and work-life balance.
P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : October 05, 2015
A federal judge has tossed three complaints filed against Pepper Hamilton, Blank Rome and Dechert filed by a law student who claimed the firms' decision not to hire him for a summer position violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Patience Haggin and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 30, 2015
Consultants, recruiters and former partners weigh in on what Chadbourne & Parke and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman stand to gain by merging with one another.
Patience Haggin and Brian Baxter : The Recorder : September 30, 2015
The appeal for James Rishwain's Pillsbury seems to be broader reach and a boost to depleted ranks.
P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : September 29, 2015
The U.S. attorney's decision to drop charges against a Temple University physics professor accused of relaying U.S. defense technology information to China is not a typical move, according to former federal prosecutors.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 28, 2015
The relocation of transactions partner Andrew Hutton to Hong Kong leaves behind just one partner whose primary residence is in the firm's city-state office.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 28, 2015
Pennsylvania law firms were split down the middle when it came to how well received their summer associate programs were this year as compared to last year.
Marsha Cohen : The Legal Intelligencer : September 28, 2015
Since its founding in 1990, the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) has partnered with area law firms and law schools from around Philadelphia to conduct legal clinics in shelters, soup kitchens, transitional housing facilities and drop-in day sites located in neighborhoods throughout the city.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 27, 2015
The co-head of a Los Angeles-based litigation boutique decamped for Covington & Burling, which opened in the city earlier this year; comings-and-goings at Ballard Spahr and White & Case; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Arthur J. Ciampi : New York Law Journal : September 25, 2015
In his Law Firm Partnership Law column, Arthur J. Ciampi writes that despite the demise of the application of "unfinished business" to hourly matters, a decision issued this spring by U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon presents a somewhat inventive variation on the "unfinished business" theme concerning which law firms and their partners should be aware.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : September 24, 2015
It took a class action plaintiffs lawyer to make sure no one ever gets sued again over “Happy Birthday.”
Julie Triedman and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : September 23, 2015
The two Am Law 100 firms, both of which have mulled the possibility of a combination in the past, could be poised to pull off a union by October.
Meghan Rohling Kelly : The Legal Intelligencer : September 22, 2015
The initial weeks of an attorney's first job out of law school are filled with excitement and optimism. Finally embarking on your chosen career after seven years of school and a long summer spent studying for the bar exam is exhilarating. But as fall fades into winter and you become more familiar with your new colleagues and the tasks that now occupy your days, it can be easy for some of your initial enthusiasm to wane. At that point it is critical to recognize the opportunities in even the most basic tasks you are assigned to and seize them.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 22, 2015
After a few months of partner losses, K&L Gates has been on a hiring spree in September, but some firm lawyers continue to find new homes; Morgan Lewis lands a former NLRB member; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 22, 2015
First-year associate class sizes shrunk across the firmwide offices of many Pennsylvania firms, which also reported a sharp dive in the number of first-years hired within the state, according to results from The Legal's First-Year Associates Survey.
Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : September 20, 2015
Lawyers who have a strong track record of winning beauty contests share what makes a pitch work—and how it can fall flat.
Dena Lefkowitz : The Legal Intelligencer : September 17, 2015
On Sept. 8, sisters Serena and Venus Williams squared off during the U.S. Open in a match that could have had historical significance for Serena Williams, who was closing in on a Grand Slam, a feat not achieved since 1988. In an article aptly titled "Love Game," Steve Tignor, for Tennis.com, described the charged atmosphere as a sold-out, celebrity-riddled crowd filled Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. "It was more unique, definitely," Venus Williams said of the vibe. "Serena is going for the Grand Slam, and I think everybody is interested because she has to play her sister to get to that. People want to see, you know, how that's going to come out."
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 08, 2015
The majority of Pennsylvania law firms on this year's rankings of associate satisfaction by Legal affiliate The American Lawyer saw strong improvement, thanks in large part to both investments in technology and paying closer attention to what the associate committees had to say.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2015
As more partners head for the door, K&L Gates adds a Paul Hastings practice leader; Duane Morris absorbs eight lawyers from two boutiques; Kirkland & Ellis expands in Hong Kong; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 02, 2015
Dechert has expanded its reach in the Middle East through an association with the Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Vivia Chen : The Careerist : September 02, 2015
Pennsylvania firms are sleepy no longer. Profits, rates, demand and salaries are all up.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 01, 2015
On a Wednesday in December, three teams of Dechert lawyers sat at three different tables to close three deals worth a combined $5.6 billion in real estate financings.
Nell Gluckman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 01, 2015
Shearman & Sterling launches in Dubai; Dechert forms an alliance in Saudi Arabia; Ogletree Deakins and Jackson Lewis expand in the U.S.; and litigation boutique Kobre & Kim heads to South Korea.
: The Legal Intelligencer : September 01, 2015
The Best Law Firm Corporate Practices supplement includes profiles of all the firms being honored for their outstanding corporate work, including a general category and five specialty practice area categories.
: Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2015
: The Legal Intelligencer : August 31, 2015
Jeremy S. Rivet joined Babst Calland as staff attorney in the firm's mineral title services and energy and natural resources groups.
: The National Law Journal : August 31, 2015
Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 28, 2015
The average starting pay for first-year associates in Pennsylvania will be noticeably higher for this fall's class, with several firms increasing pay to $160,000 or just below, according to the National Association for Law Placement and data submitted by the firms.