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Dentons is a London-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Dentons has 2503 attorneys and is the 4th largest firm in the United States. With $1,261,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 14th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking. On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Dentonsranked as the 18th highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm has offices in AL, AZ, CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, TX and WA.
In the News
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 22, 2015
Reed Smith is set to open an office in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 1 with the addition of seven lawyers from four different firms. The new location, which will focus heavily on the financial services industry, will be managed from the firm's 10-year-old Munich office.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 20, 2015
The former speaker of the House and Republican presidential candidate will join the global megafirm on June 1 as a senior adviser in its public policy and regulation practice, Dentons announced Wednesday, ahead of the closing of its impending merger with Atlanta-based McKenna Long & Aldridge.
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 20, 2015
Newt Gingrich, though not a lawyer, will be a senior adviser at Dentons and arrives as the firm builds out its policy-related practices through mergers and new hires.
Jenna Greene : Legal Times : May 20, 2015
The Justice Department on Wednesday is expected to announce settlements with major banks over foreign-exchange manipulation. The Swiss bank UBS will plead guilty to one count of wire fraud. Takata's air bag recall is the largest in history. This is a roundup of news from ALM and other publications.
Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : May 20, 2015
We've seen and heard of Big Law and New Law; the latest "law" firm business model could very well be known as "Next Law"—that is, if Dentons has anything to do with it.
Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2015
Dickinson Wright hires a name partner from struggling Las Vegas legal mainstay Gordon Silver; Jones Day hires a Kelley Drye & Warren practice leader; Sidley Austin snags two partners in Houston and Singapore; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 19, 2015
More lawyers are leaving McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its impending merger with Dentons—this time for Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2015
The firm on Monday unveiled NextLaw Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary through which Dentons will invest in and develop technologies so that attorneys can deliver services to their clients "better, cheaper, faster," according to Dentons global chairman Joseph Andrew.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2015
As the one-year anniversary of the firm's creation draws near, several more Squire Patton Boggs partners seek new homes; Baker & Hostetler brings on roughly 30 lawyers from McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of the latter's June 1 merger with Dentons; Boies, Schiller & Flexner bags another federal prosecutor; Greenberg Traurig grows in Poland; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 14, 2015
A 25-lawyer group of health care lawyers led by Jim Rawls is leaving McKenna Long & Aldridge for Baker & Hostetler on June 1, ahead of McKenna's impending merger with global megafirm Dentons.
Vivia Chen : The Careerist : May 13, 2015
It's all a day at the beach, but which beach?
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015
EY Legal, the legal services unit of accounting giant Ernst & Young, launches a financial regulatory practice in London with 12 lawyers from two Am Law 100 firms; Foley Hoag opens in New York; a senior Wilmer partner goes in-house; a Cravath partner departs; more machinations at McKenna Long & Aldridge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 12, 2015
McKenna Long chairman Jeffrey Haidet said there was no "vote buying" and the firm negotiated partner departures on a case-by-case basis.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2015
The global legal giant will close its banking and finance outpost in Singapore as a result of its tie-up with China's Dacheng, a union that creates the world's largest law firm with 6,600 lawyers.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015
McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
: The Recorder : May 11, 2015
New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015
Cozen O'Connor lured from Dickstein Shapiro last week almost the entire group of lawyers who advocate in state attorneys general offices, a controversial but growing practice area that a number of law firms have jockeyed in this year.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 08, 2015
McKenna Long & Aldridge has lost two corporate partners, David Brown and Clayton Coley, to Baker & Hostetler.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 08, 2015
Under James Rishwain, who announced he will step down at the end of 2016, headcount and revenue fell sharply as the firm searched for the right merger partner. But its overall financial health improved, partners say.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 07, 2015
The government-contracts lawyers were expected to leave ahead of McKenna's merger with Dentons.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 06, 2015
Raymond Aghaian, a former federal prosecutor, specializes in white-collar defense and cybersecurity.
Gina Passarella and Katelyn Polantz : The Legal Intelligencer : May 06, 2015
Cozen O'Connor has continued its expansion efforts this year with the addition of a 10-person state attorneys general practice from Dickstein Shapiro in Washington, D.C., and the firm's leadership said it isn't stopping there.
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 05, 2015
Cozen O'Connor has lured state attorneys general practice group leaders from Dickstein Shapiro, with eight attorneys and two advisers changing firms in Washington, Cozen said Tuesday.
: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 04, 2015
A week after shuttering its last 28 campuses in the aftermath of a crippling settlement with the U.S. Department of Education last year, Corinthian Colleges filed for bankruptcy Monday in Delaware. The for-profit company's Chapter 11 filing marks the largest collapse of a higher education provider in U.S. history and reveals some of Corinthian's mounting legal bills ahead of its demise.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2015
Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman pick up partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge as the latter prepares to merge with Dentons; Kirkland & Ellis and Mayer Brown make European antitrust hires; a Sidley Austin litigator flies solo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : May 01, 2015
Nearly two months after a judge narrowed the claims of a businessman who sued a meat supplier over an off-camera agreement in the filming of a reality television show, the parties agreed to settle the case.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 01, 2015
Covington & Burling has scooped up 19 lawyers, including five partners, from McKenna Long & Aldridge's marquee Washington government contracts group, The National Law Journal reports.
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 01, 2015
Covington & Burling has picked up the heart of McKenna Long & Aldridge's government contracts practice in an acquisition of 19 lawyers, including five partners, the firm announced Friday.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 28, 2015
Timothy Tosta, who works on large development projects for tech companies, said the pending Dentons merger would create too many conflicts for his practice.