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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 2015 Global 100 survey, Dentonsranked as the 6th 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

NLJ 500 Expansion Adds Seven Atlanta Firms to Ranks of Nation's Largest

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 11, 2016

Hometown firms continue to dominate Atlanta's attorney head count, but national competitors are gaining ground.

What Would a Trump-Gingrich Ticket Mean for Dentons?

Katelyn Polantz : The Am Law Daily : July 11, 2016

Donald Trump has pledged to negotiate tough new U.S.-Chinese trade terms if he is elected president. So why not pick a running mate from the only law firm rooted in both countries?

Leadership Moves Mark an Uncommon Year for Williams & Connolly

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 07, 2016

While the spotlight has been on its work for Hillary Clinton, Williams & Connolly has undergone a quiet shift at the top, including the end of Bob Barnett's tenure as executive committee chair this month.

Don't Wait for the New Year to Close Old Files

Randy Evans and Shari Klevens : The Recorder : July 07, 2016

While the end of each year provides a logical deadline, attorneys should also consider reviewing files regularly throughout the year, as closing files that need to be closed is one of the most important tasks for effective claim prevention.

Former Rep. Lindsey Joins Dentons' Georgia Lobbying Team

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 07, 2016

Judge Sanctions DLA Piper Partner, Former Firm Associate

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : July 06, 2016

False testimony under oath and the violation of a direct court order not to interfere with the interview of witnesses by opposing counsel has led a federal judge to sanction a DLA Piper partner and a former attorney with the firm.

Orrick Makes Key Additions, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2016

Three new laterals at Orrick; a pair of Honigman practice leaders land at Foley & Lardner; Gibson Dunn recruits from the Justice Department; Latham & Watkins welcomes a top SEC official; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cadwalader Adds King & Wood Mallesons' European Finance Head

James Booth, Legal Week : The Am Law Daily : July 05, 2016

King & Wood Mallesons has continued to lose partners in London, with former European finance chief Jeremy Cross the latest to emerge at another firm.


: The National Law Journal : July 04, 2016

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

The Impact of New Overtime Rules on the Texas Oil and Gas Sector

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : July 01, 2016

Laura Gibson, a partner with the firm of Dentons, explains what impact the new federal overtime rules will have on the Texas oil and gas sector.

Feds Seek Prison Term in First High-Speed 'Spoof' Trade Prosecution

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : June 30, 2016

Federal prosecutors in Chicago are seeking upwards of a seven-year prison sentence for the first criminal defendant convicted of a manipulative trading strategy known as “spoofing.”

Feds Seek Prison Term in First High-Speed 'Spoof' Trade Prosecution

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : June 30, 2016

Federal prosecutors in Chicago are seeking upwards of a seven-year prison sentence for the first criminal defendant convicted of a manipulative trading strategy known as "spoofing."

Deal Watch: Four Firms Punch Ticket on $4.4 Billion Film Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 30, 2016

A look at the Am Law 100 firms behind Lions Gate's bid to buy Starz; Apollo's latest acquisition effort; and a pair of big health care transactions.

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.

Merger-Hungry, Mid-Tier Firms May Be the Future of Big Law

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.

Haynes and Boone Tie-Up Breaks Trans-Atlantic Merger Drought

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

New data on law firm mergers this year shows fewer international deals and a slowdown in major combinations.

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: Best Firms for Pro Bono

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.