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  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 2,285
  • Gross Revenues: $1,275,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $560,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $495,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

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.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 14 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 14 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 4 14 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 57 15 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 131 -33 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 115 -115 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Reed Smith to Open in Frankfurt

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.

Gingrich Signs On With Dentons

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.

Former Speaker Gingrich Signs Up With Dentons

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.

Morning Wrap: UBS to Plead Guilty | Takata Recalls 34 Million Air Bags

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.

Dentons Rolls Out NextLaw Labs to Develop New Technologies

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.

Gordon Silver's Last Name Partner Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

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.

Nelson Mullins Scoops Up Two McKenna Partners

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.

Dentons to Develop New Technologies Through NextLaw Labs

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.

Musical Chairs at Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

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.

Baker & Hostetler Lands McKenna's Atlanta Health Care Team

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.

Lifestyles of 
The Am Law 100

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : May 13, 2015

It's all a day at the beach, but which beach?

Accounting Firm's Legal Arm Expands in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

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.

Partners Say McKenna Dangled Exit Deals to Win 'Yes' Votes on Dentons Merger

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.

Dentons Shuttering Singapore Office on Heels of Dacheng Combination

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.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

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.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 11, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Firms Race For State AG Practices

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.

Baker & Hostetler Picks Up Two McKenna Corporate Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 08, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge has lost two corporate partners, David Brown and Clayton Coley, to Baker & Hostetler.

For Pillsbury Chair, Time to Hand Over Keys

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.

Pillsbury Takes Four Partners from McKenna in L.A.

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 07, 2015

The government-contracts lawyers were expected to leave ahead of McKenna's merger with Dentons.

McKenna Litigator Jumps to Kilpatrick

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 06, 2015

Raymond Aghaian, a former federal prosecutor, specializes in white-collar defense and cybersecurity.

Cozen O'Connor Adds 10-Person State AGs Practice

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.

Cozen Snags State AG Practice Leaders From Dickstein Shapiro

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.

Meghan Cocci

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

A Boon to Big Firms as Corinthian Colleges Goes Bust

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.

McKenna Defections Mount Ahead of Merger, Plus More Lateral Moves

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.

Pact Reached in Off-Camera Reality Television Dispute

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.

Spurning Dentons Merger, McKenna Government Contracts Team Goes to Covington

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.

Covington Picks Up Heart of McKenna's Government Contracts Group

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.

Real Estate Partner Leaves McKenna for Arent Fox

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.