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  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 2,285
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Dentons is a London-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Dentons has 2285 attorneys and is the 6th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,275,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 14th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Dentonsranked as the 19th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in AZ, CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MO, NC, NJ, NY, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 6 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 58 -1 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 115 -115 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Dentons to Launch 50-State Lobbying Network

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 29, 2016

While expandinig its global reach, Dentons has also been looking for local partners in all 50 states as part of a countrywide lobbying network.

Dentons Caught Up in Perceived Conflict of Interest in China

By Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 29, 2016

The world's largest law firm by headcount is accused of dumping an alleged police brutality victim client, then taking on the police as a client in the same case.

Arbitration Pledge for Diversity Met With Skepticism in South Florida and Latin America

Monika Gonzalez Mesa : Daily Business Review : June 29, 2016

A pledge that aims to increase the number of women in international arbitration has gained the support of hundreds of people and organizations worldwide, but the response from attorneys in South Florida and Latin America has been less enthusiastic.

Cooley Raids Pillsbury, MoFo for Two Big IP Hires

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : June 28, 2016

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's trademark practice leader in L.A. and a young IP partner at MoFo in Silicon Valley have decamped for Cooley.

Why We Kicked Dentons Off the NLJ 500 and Am Law 200 Lists

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

Its growth strategy raises eyebrows, and no one denies the firm's bold and risky vision.

Growth Mostly Flat Among Top-Level NLJ 500 Firms

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

But merger-hungry, mid tier firms new to the list may represent the Big Law firms of the future.

NLJ 500: A Robust Portrait of Big Law

: The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

This year, we introduce the biggest-ever expansion of our annual NLJ 350 report—launched in 1978 with a ranking of 200 firms—to provide a more robust portrait of Big Law in the U.S.

Exclusive Survey: Pro Bono Rankings

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Hughes Hubbard is tops for U.S. pro bono; Dechert leads the international scene.

Partners Warn of Serious Implications for Clients as Britain votes to Leave the E.U.

Frances Ivens and Rose Walker : Legal Week : June 24, 2016

Clifford Chance senior partner Malcom Sweeting and others weigh in as Brexit sends shock waves to global stock and foreign exchange markets.

Alison Elko Franklin, 38

: Daily Report : June 23, 2016

Alison Elko Franklin views her diverse bankruptcy litigation practice as "the last of the general practices," touching commercial litigation, labor and employment, real estate and other disciplines. On one day, she may be counseling a debtor, the next a trustee, creditor or creditor's committee.

Top Atlanta Firms Hang Back on Associate Pay Raises

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 23, 2016

After King & Spalding announced a $20,000 pay hike last week for Atlanta associates, Alston & Bird quickly matched—but the rest of Atlanta's big firms are in no hurry to follow.

Dentons' Africa Head Leaves Global Giant for Boutique

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2016

Thomas Laryea, co-chair of Dentons' global government sector and former head of the firm's Africa initiative, has joined a new shop specializing in the diverse legal needs of African governments and diaspora from the continent.

Bill Ide

Mary Smith Judd | Special to the Daily Report : : June 23, 2016

Dentons partner Bill Ide has a plethora of achievements on which to reflect.

Evan Wolfson, Gay Rights Leader, to Helm Dentons' Diversity Efforts

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 23, 2016

Evan Wolfson, who closed his Freedom to Marry organization this year after same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States, will now lead Dentons' diversity efforts.

First UK Company Fined for "Failure to Prevent" Bribery

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : June 22, 2016

In a clear warning to corporations and their general counsel that a failure to act to prevent bribery is a punishable crime, the United Kingdom has convicted and fined its first company under the country's "failure to prevent" law.

Freed Howard Launches; and Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 21, 2016

Gary Freed has returned to running his own shop. He has just launched Freed Howard with F. Beau Howard, a senior associate at Chamberlain Hrdlicka.

K&L Gates' Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dentons, Referral Industry Square Off Ahead of New Network Launch

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 18, 2016

A month after Dentons suggested law firms and their clients should abandon “pay-to-play” networks for international legal referrals and announced its own new network, the referral industry is fighting back.

After Orlando, Firms Offer Pro Bono Help On Gun Control

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

Since 49 people were gunned down at Orlando's Pulse nightclub last weekend, law firms have offered to ramp up their support for gun control efforts.

Attorney on Board (of Directors)

Sara Hays : Corporate Counsel : June 16, 2016

The lawyer-director was once a rarity, but more companies are bringing them in.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : June 15, 2016

Skadden has promoted seven attorneys to counsel, while several other firms announce new additions, including Littler Mendelson, Kramer Levin and Greenberg Traurig.

Don't Let Your Client's Criminal Liability Become Your Own

Randy Evans and Shari Klevens : The Recorder : June 14, 2016

Randy Evans and Shari Klevens explain how to avoid getting indicted while maintaining your professional responsibilities.

On U.S. Tour, Chinese Lawyers Soak Up Big Law Lessons

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2016

Tips ranged from better transparency to stronger management as lawyers from several Chinese firms visited with law firm leaders in New York and D.C.

An Unlikely Pair of Lawyers Team Up to Fight 'Spoofing' Cases

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : June 13, 2016

New Yorker Michael Coscia, Chicago-based Russian immigrant Igor Oystacher and Londoner Navinder Sarao have made headlines for sharing a dubious distinction: They were among the first to be accused of an en vogue financial crime known as "spoofing."

Cooley Hires Back Ex-Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

Former eBay general counsel Michael Jacobson returns to Cooley in Silicon Valley; a Kirkland & Ellis seeks a shave; Greenberg Traurig grows in Israel; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

So You've Spotted a Potential Conflict of Interest. What Next?

Randy Evans and Shari Klevens : The Recorder : June 10, 2016

Subtlety, implication and suggestion are not your best bets, write Randy Evans and Shari Klevens.

Dentons, KPMG Linked to Offshore Tax Scheme Up North

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 08, 2016

A tax partner at Dentons in Vancouver formerly affiliated with predecessor firm Frasner Milner Casgrain has been caught up in an offshore tax scandal involving global accounting giant KPMG and the Isle of Man.

Attorneys Debate European Draft Guidelines on Net Neutrality

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : June 07, 2016

Some say the guidelines give a 'solid foundation,' but leave loopholes that still need to be shored up.

LA Firm Launches in Windy City as Part of Three-Stage Growth Spurt

Roy Strom : The Am Law Daily : June 06, 2016

A week after expanding in New York, Los Angeles-based Michelman & Robinson is poised to set up shop in Chicago.


: The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.