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- Designation: New York
- Head Count: 845
- Gross Revenues: $777,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $920,000
- Profits Per Partner: $2,150,000
- Year Over Year Change: 4
Dechert is a Philadelphia-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Dechert has 845 attorneys and is the 35th largest firm in the United States. With $777,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 34th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking. On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Dechert ranked as the 42nd 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
David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 19, 2015
A quartet of lawsuits challenging the SEC's in-house enforcement actions became a quintet on Friday, signaling that it may take a federal appeals court—and perhaps even the U.S. Supreme Court—to decide once and for all whether the agency's administrative proceedings pass muster.
Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2015
Justice Eugene Fahey, of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, is Gov. Andrew Cuomo's choice to fill a seat on the Court of Appeals opened by the Dec. 31 retirement of Robert Smith.
: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015
The leading M&As of 2014, where the target or acquirer was based in NJ.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2015
From Akin's John Dowd to Vinson & Elkins' Joe Dilg, the start of 2015 has led some lions of the bar to retire. Some, like Dilg, are leaving Am Law 100 life early to try their hand on the business side, while others, such as Baker Botts' Robert Jordan and McGuireWoods' Richard Lieberman, are preparing for book tours.
Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2015
A former Fox 29 anchor who was fired after using a racial epithet will not have to wait for his former employer's interlocutory appeal before his employment discrimination suit can go to trial, a federal judge has ruled.
Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 14, 2015
Three years ago, Bingham McCutchen was literally a case study in successful management.
Now it's dead. A look at last days of a high flyer and the stumbles that sealed its fate.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015
Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
: New York Law Journal : January 08, 2015
The latest on Third Department Justice Leslie Stein's nomination to the state's high court and the choice to replace Justice Robert Smith.
Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2015
Dechert announced that its London litigation partner Antony Dutton died suddenly on Jan. 4.
Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2015
Cases arising from technological issues took up much of the Third Circuit's docket in 2014 and allowed the court to set precedent on the intersection of the law and the Internet, among other things.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2015
Even if Pepper Hamilton violated a former client's confidentiality by disclosing an FBI affidavit of probable cause to search that client's home, the firm can't be sued considering the affidavit was made public prior to the firm's disclosure, a Philadelphia trial judge has ruled.
: The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015
City of Detroit Chapter 9 Bankruptcy; U.S. v. Weil; Takata Air Bag Litigation; In re Whirlpool Washer Product Liability Litigation
Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : January 01, 2015
Billion-dollar transactions in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Nordic countries.
Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 30, 2014
The appeals court voted to revisit its case law on the unreasonable delay defense in light of a 2014 ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 30, 2014
Securities defense pro Bruce Angiolillo is leaving his lifelong Simpson Thacher career behind to guide embattled auto parts maker Takata through a U.S. legal minefield.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 30, 2014
The latter part of 2014 brought with it not only the biggest business of law news for Pennsylvania, but perhaps for the country. All eyes watched during the second half of the year as Morgan, Lewis & Bockius entertained merger discussions with struggling Boston-based firm Bingham McCutchen. A full-on acquisition of the more than 700 lawyers at Bingham would have been a big departure for Morgan Lewis' typical growth strategy of acquiring groups of attorneys from firms that are disbanding.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 23, 2014
The Tokyo office of Bingham McCutchen has found a home for holidays, with one of Japan's leading firms and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius agreeing to divvy up the spoils; Baker & Hostetler bags a hydraulic fracturing advocate; Skadden brings back a former partner from Guantánamo Bay; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 19, 2014
The New York City Bar Association has given six candidates for the next opening on the state Court of Appeals "well qualified" ratings. The seventh, Rowan Wilson of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, was deemed "exceptionally well qualified."
Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : December 19, 2014
Global 100 firms with a major presence in Russia have quietly pulled back from Moscow and St. Petersburg as the country's economy reels from a perfect storm of Western economic sanctions, the ruble's recent collapse and tumbling oil prices.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 17, 2014
The legal expenses racked up in fighting a 2007 mayoral ballot challenge were not incurred to influence the outcome of an election, so forgiving that debt is not bound by campaign finance limits, the state Supreme Court has ruled.
David Hechler : Corporate Counsel : December 17, 2014
It's not unusual for law firms to stage mock trials to train their young litigators. But it is unusual for in-house lawyers to join them.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014
James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 16, 2014
Bar organizations rating the candidates from whom Gov. Andrew Cuomo will fill an upcoming opening on the Court of Appeals have found all seven candidates qualified for the court, though they differ as to their highest recommended nominees.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 11, 2014
In the last 10 years, there has been no movement in the percentage of women lawyers practicing in the Pennsylvania offices of the state's 100 largest law firms.
Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 09, 2014
Several firm leaders referred to 2013 as a year of investment, and that characterization is borne out by the numbers, with gross revenue generally outpacing profits per equity partner (PPP) and the majority of firms seeing significant increases in head count.
John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : December 09, 2014
South Florida attorneys are blocked from immediate access to documents in Takata air bag litigation while a federal panel decides where the cases should be consolidated.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 05, 2014
A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : December 04, 2014
The New York City Bar Association held its 10th annual Thomas E. Dewey Medal Presentation Tuesday honoring an outstanding assistant district attorney in each of the five boroughs and in the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.
Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : December 03, 2014
Major car manufacturers and the maker of defective air bags that have recently been recalled are pushing to have the cases filed against them by affected car owners across the country consolidated in an MDL in Pittsburgh while plaintiffs lawyers are divided over where they want the cases sent.
Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 02, 2014
A federal judge has remanded a potential defamation suit against Louis J. Freeh to state court, effectively ending for now Freeh's attempts to have the federal court take up the case.