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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 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
Andrew L. Oringer, Andrew H. Braid and Aaron S. Cha : Employment Law Strategist : July 31, 2015
Some recent developments surrounding the use of so-called "brokerage windows" under participant-directed retirement plans.
Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015
: The American Lawyer : July 20, 2015
Firms continue to talk the pro bono talk, but hours devoted to pro bono legal work dipped slightly last year among Am Law 200 firms.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 20, 2015
The head of Dickstein Shapiro's insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.
Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : July 20, 2015
"In the sixth grade I was the prosecutor in a 'mock trial' and from that point on I was determined to be a attorney."
Happy Carlock : Legal Times : July 17, 2015
When they're not singing and swiveling their hips to funk and soul favorites from Barry White and Marvin Gaye, these three Washington lawyers are litigation and regulatory partners at firms here. Jeremy Zucker, of Dechert; Alex Romain of Williams & Connolly; and Michael Nilsson of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis will trade their suits for tuxedos and sequins this week for their performance in the 10th annual Capital Fringe Festival in Washington.
: The Recorder : July 13, 2015
New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 12, 2015
A Kirkland & Ellis corporate partner heads to a Silicon Valley sports analytics startup; Epstein Becker & Green snags some epic eyebrows; Morgan Lewis lands a structured transactions trio in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : July 10, 2015
While pro bono work appears to have declined slightly last year at Am Law 200 firms nationwide, large Pennsylvania firms are showing improvements in pro bono participation.
: New Jersey Law Journal : July 10, 2015
Karol Corbin Walker, a partner based in LeClairRyan's Newark office, was sworn in as the first African-American president of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey (AFBNJ) on June 18 at the organization's 39th annual Brennan Dinner, held at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Plus more in this week's column.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 09, 2015
A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 08, 2015
Daniel Becker specializes in patent counseling for life-sciences companies.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2015
The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 07, 2015
Mark Perlow, who advises a range of investment groups, had been with K&L Gates.
: New York Law Journal : July 06, 2015
In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "New York's Unitary Combined Reporting Rules: Guidance Is Needed," "Leveling the Playing Field for Community Developers," "FATCA in a Nutshell for Foreign Trusts, Trustees and Beneficiaries" and "Obtaining a Higher Tax Basis: Acquisition Strategy or Trap?"
Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : July 03, 2015
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is allowing an appeal from an ousted Luzerne County chief public defender over the amount of funding provided to his former office, from which he was dismissed two years ago.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 03, 2015
M&A league tables for the first half of 2015 compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters show Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leading the pack among legal advisers, while several other Am Law 100 firms prepare to fete the Fourth of July with some insurance-related transactional work.
Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 01, 2015
Thomas Munno, who has served as Dechert's New York managing partner for the past 21 years, retired from the partnership Tuesday. The firm has appointed Kathleen Massey to succeed him in overseeing Dechert's largest office, which has more than 200 lawyers.
: Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2015
Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : June 30, 2015
In allowing a shareholder suit to proceed, a Commercial Division judge has found the "business judgment rule" is inapplicable where a company's directors ignored red flags and rushed into an ill-advised acquisition in order to avoid losing their investments.
: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015
A federal district judge in Washington last week blocked the proposed $8.2 billion merger between food distributors Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. Plus more in this week's column.
MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015
Jenner & Block takes the top spot in our annual pro bono survey; Arnold & Porter is second.
Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015
and Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 29, 2015
Pennsylvania's legal marketing community has seen relative stability over the past few years as many of the largest law firms have installed and maintained the next generation of chief marketing and business development officers. But there have been a few changes of late, including what the marketing community has perceived as the abrupt departure of Saul Ewing's marketing leader.
Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : June 26, 2015
Alan Levine, a senior litigation partner in Cooley's New York office, on July 1 will become the chair of the board of trustees for The Jewish Theological Seminary, the flagship institution for Conservative Judaism.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 26, 2015
Dechert is about to begin a yearlong leadership transition as the firm announced changes to half of its two-person executive team come July 1, 2016.
Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 26, 2015
A Pennsylvania law that allowed firearm owners and organizations to sue municipalities over gun-related regulations, and provided for a prevailing plaintiff's attorney fees, has been struck down by the Commonwealth Court.
Lisa Goldstein : The Legal Intelligencer : June 24, 2015
It's been over 20 years since corporate legal departments publicly asked for alternative fees when DuPont Legal began the trend with its convergence model. The former general counsel for DuPont and current partner at Ballard Spahr, Tom Sager, was the frontrunner in implementing alternative fee arrangements, or AFAs, and said "the impetus for this was a mass tort explosion confronting DuPont and with it the compelling need to drive efficiency, reduce costs and incentivize the firms for outstanding results." During his time at DuPont, Sager's team converted 70 percent of its matters at its high-water mark, he said. These were not discounted hourly rates; instead, the AFAs were either a flat fee or a flat fee with a holdback and contingency bonus. Over time, some companies followed DuPont's lead, but the real push for AFAs occurred after the 2008 financial crisis and recession. Since then, corporations have become increasingly more budget-conscious and have requested value-based billing.
Scott E. Mollen : New York Law Journal : June 24, 2015
Scott E. Mollen, a partner at Herrick, Feinstein and an adjunct professor at St. John's University School of Law reviews "South Tower Residential Board of Managers of Time Warner Center Condomium v. The Ann Holdings,” where the court allowed the plaintiff board to exercise its right of first refusal and assign the right to purchase to a third party; and "Deutsche Bank National Trust v. Husband," a foreclosure action where it was found the lender failed to act in good faith.
Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : June 23, 2015
A senior executive from Takata Corp. appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday to update lawmakers on the recall of nearly 34 million vehicles installed with the company's air bags.