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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
Arthur J. Ciampi : New York Law Journal : November 27, 2015
In his Law Firm Partnership Law column, Arthur J. Ciampi writes: The year 2015 presented a number of interesting developments concerning law firms and the practice of law. Once again, proving that lawyers never give in, a number of the decisions concern inventive attempts by lawyers and their clients to obtain results, which theretofore, they had been denied. As you will see, in some circumstances their 2015 labors succeeded and in others they did not (there is always 2016...).
: New York Law Journal : November 27, 2015
Four law firms and Exiger, a corporate consulting firm, announce new hires, while other firms announce promotions.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2015
After a series of departures and an inability to find traction in the desert, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has shuttered its Phoenix office; Gibson Dunn grabs two new hires; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : November 24, 2015
It was a strong year for most large Pennsylvania firms, with revenue growth in 2014 nearly across the board and profits per equity partner showing positive change at most firms. The only declines in both revenue and PPP were modest.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 24, 2015
Despite the consistent drumbeat of a low-growth market for legal services, Pennsylvania law firms appear to have found a way to improve their financial performance while paying associates more and resorting to layoffs less.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 22, 2015
Mayer Brown adds a cybersecurity expert in Washington, D.C., while watching its Brazilian affiliate ramp up in São Paulo; Baker Botts makes some anniversary additions; a lobbying shakeup at Wilson Elser; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : November 19, 2015
Pennsylvania may not compel single-state arbitration to resolve a dispute over the nationwide 1998 settlement with several tobacco companies, the Commonwealth Court has ruled.
: The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015
New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.
Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2015
Just over a third of the U.S. lawyers promoted to partner by the country's largest firms last year were female, according to a new study, while several Am Law firms invited only men to the partner ranks.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 03, 2015
Dechert has filled its chief marketing officer position with a woman who has worked alongside the firm as both a client and collaborator.
Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : November 03, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fined Takata Corp. as much as $200 million—the largest amount ever imposed by the agency—for failing to disclose a defect that caused its air bags to rupture. The fines, announced Tuesday, are the latest in a series of increasingly severe penalties that NHTSA has imposed on automobile companies over safety defects.
Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015
When lawyers make lateral moves, often their blogs go with them.
Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015
Firms involved in detainee representation.
Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : November 02, 2015
A United Nations war crimes tribunal for former members of the Khmer Rouge reels in a Holland & Knight partner; Kilpatrick Townsend sets up shop in Texas; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
: The Legal Intelligencer : October 30, 2015
Molly Peckman, Dechert's global director of legal talent, is set to present "Sisters in Success: Leaning in and On" at an event hosted by the National Bar Association's women lawyers division, Philadelphia chapter.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2015
A tie-up of big pharmacy chains came with a healthy price tag, as the proposed $17.2 billion union between the Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid yielded roles for a handful of Am Law 100 firms.
Jennifer Henderson and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2015
Douglas Tween, chair of Baker & McKenzie's white-collar practice and head of the firm's New York litigation department, is headed to Magic Circle firm Linklaters; Cravath hires from Simpson Thacher; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : October 27, 2015
The former general counsel of General Motors Co. is fending off a subpoena to testify in the first bellwether trial over the ignition switch defect that prompted recalls of 2.6 million cars and trucks last year.
: New York Law Journal : October 26, 2015
In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "'Going Dark' Presents Traps for Unwary Companies Following an Acquisition," "Use of R&W Insurance Grows in Middle-Market Transactions," "Navigating the Purchase and Sale of Sports Teams" and "Working Capital Adjustments: At the Crossroads of Law and Accounting."
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 26, 2015
Dechert has grown its Washington, D.C., office with the addition of the chairman of Baker Botts' white-collar crime and corporate investigations group, continuing a years-long trend for Dechert of hiring practice area leaders away from other Am Law 100 firms.
Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : October 23, 2015
Attorneys for Takata and several major automakers argue vehicle owners who allege they took an economic hit by buying cars with defective Takata air bags should take advantage of a mass recall.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 21, 2015
It's the fourth quarter, which in the legal industry means collections season. And while law firm leaders have said they have focused on improving their collections cycle, most still said to call back come Jan. 1 for any clear picture of the year's finances.
: The National Law Journal : October 19, 2015
Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 19, 2015
Leaders of Pennsylvania's largest law firms are predicting revenue and profit gains for 2015 despite little demand growth, but some of those firm leaders fear the increases they are seeing this year are nearing a plateau. What seems to be consistent is a revised definition of success, with firm leaders saying a flat to 5 percent increase in revenue should be viewed as a good year.
Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2015
Crowell & Moring picks up a former disc jockey to head its London corporate group, while another controversial partner departs; Cahill Gordon & Reindel hires from Credit Suisse; Orrick adds in Germany; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
: The Legal Intelligencer : October 16, 2015
Lisa A. Lori, a partner at Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, is set to be a speaker at the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College's "National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Are You Prepared? A Conversation on Cyberlaw and Cyberinsurance" on Oct. 21 at the NCI offices in Washington, D.C.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 11, 2015
The world's soon-to-be-largest firm by attorney head count continues to expand; Honigman Miller hires again in Chicago; Ice Miller opens in New York; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
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.