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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 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 2013 Global 100 survey, Dentonsranked as the 18th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in AZ, CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MO, NC, NJ, NY and TX.

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

K&L Gates Adds Two Amid Departure Wave, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2015

K&L Gates, which has watched more than 90 partners depart this year, saw another handful leave within the past week; Morrison & Foerster picks up an Asian litigation leader; O'Melveny & Myers adds one in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Gingrich, Howard Dean Appear Unified in First Joint Appearance for Dentons

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : July 29, 2015

Newt Gingrich, the former Republican speaker of the House, and Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee chairman, made their first public appearance as Dentons colleagues Wednesday on a panel discussion at the firm offices on K Street. They spoke almost entirely in agreement about the future of Medicaid and Medicare.

Real Estate Finance Guru Joins Carlton Fields From McKenna/Dentons

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 28, 2015

Brian Olasov is a numbers guy who's spent the last 25 years working at a law firm. An expert in real estate finance, Olasov occupies a unique niche.

In China's Crackdown on Rights Lawyers, Big Law Says Little

American Lawyer staff reporting : The Asian Lawyer : July 24, 2015

Am Law 200 and Global 100 firms active in China appear reluctant to join the bar associations around the world that have expressed support for the lawyers detained by the Chinese government in July.

Insurer Says Dewey Claimed to Be Financially Healthy

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : July 24, 2015

When Dewey & LeBoeuf solicited $150 million from insurance companies in a private placement in 2010, it assured investors that it was financially stable, Robert Mills, who handled private placements for The Hartford group, testified Thursday.

Defense Lawyer Nixes Insurance Testimony on Dewey's Health

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

An insurance executive testified Thursday that Dewey & LeBoeuf's management assured him of the firm's fiscal health ahead of a $40 million loan in 2010. But a defense lawyer for Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leader successfully dismissed that evidence.

After Davis Acquisition, DLA Piper Expands Again in Toronto

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2015

Three months after finalizing its combination with Canada's Davis, DLA Piper is once again expanding north of the border, picking up four corporate partners from a Toronto firm.

Law Firm Combinations Will Continue, But There's a Ceiling, Consultants Say

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 21, 2015

Law firms are merging at the highest rate since the Great Recession, but consultants say there are checks within the legal industry that will prevent consolidation on the scale of other professional service industries.

Brownfields Redevelopment Is Keeping New Barnes & Thornburg Enviromental Partner Busy

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 21, 2015

Brownfield redevelopment is hot, particularly in the Southeast, where states have regulations that make it viable to remediate and redevelop polluted land, said environmental lawyer Beth Davis, who joined Barnes & Thornburg from Thompson Hine as a partner at the beginning of the month.

Swiss Miss: Winston & Strawn to Close Geneva Office

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 16, 2015

The firm has decided to consolidate its European arbitration practice and relocate its two Geneva partners by Sept. 30, 2015.

Personal Injury Firm Joins Swedish Model, Ex-Cravath Lawyer in Libel Fray

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 16, 2015

The defamation suits keep piling up against Benjamin Wey, the New York-based financier and stock promoter who bills himself as an "investigative journalist" on his online magazine The Blot.

King & Spalding Strikes Back at Bid to Pierce GM Privilege

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : July 14, 2015

King & Spalding has fired back in court against allegations that it helped client General Motors Co. conceal an ignition-switch defect for years.

Hausfeld Rides Big Fees Into New York, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 14, 2015

High-powered plaintiffs shop Hausfeld hires two antitrust litigators from Greenberg Traurig to open in the Big Apple; Greenberg Traurig opens its first office in Germany; Pillsbury picks up two; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : July 13, 2015

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

After Big Law and Small Law, Hodges Goes Solo

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 08, 2015

After trying a big firm and a small firm, trial lawyer Ken Hodges has gone solo, for the first time in his more than 20 years as a lawyer.

New Gowling WLG Leader Says No US Union on Horizon

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2015

Ottawa-based Gowling Lafleur Henderson and British firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co. have announced plans to merge into a 1,400-lawyer firm called Gowling WLG. But the combined Anglo-Canadian giant is uninterested in a tie-up with a U.S. partner.

Report: Law Firms Consolidating at Record Setting Pace

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2015

In the first half of 2015, 48 law firms announced mergers, the highest half-year total in nine years, according to the legal consultancy Altman Weil.

MoFo Hires Latham's M&A Co-Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 05, 2015

Latham & Watkins corporate partner Graeme Sloan in London joined Morrison & Foerster as co-chair of its M&A group; Covington & Burling brings back a high-profile former U.S. attorney general; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: The Lawyering Up Edition

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : July 02, 2015

An interview with Dentons' leaders about its growth to the world's largest firm, while cyclists and the Texas attorney general get their own lawyers. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

McKenna and Dentons Seal the Deal

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 01, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge's long-awaited merger with global megafirm Dentons took effect Wednesday, the two firms announced.

82 Percent of All Am Law 200 Firms are Blogging, Report Says

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : July 01, 2015

LexBlog, Inc. has released its 2015 Am Law 200 Blog Benchmark Report, and it found that more firms than ever are turning to blogging.

Dentons' Eye Still Wandering as McKenna Long Ties the Knot

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

With Dentons' merger with McKenna Long & Aldridge becoming official on Wednesday, we asked the firm's leaders about the impending combination with China's Dacheng—and what other global tie-ups may be in store.

Subsidiary Shareholder May Sue Parent Corporation Directly

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 01, 2015

A stockholder in a subsidiary does not have to bring a shareholder derivative lawsuit in order to sue for breach of contract just because its only damages are the benefits its subsidiary would have received from the contract as a third-party beneficiary, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled.

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Witness: News of DA's Probe Led to Dewey's Collapse

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : June 30, 2015

A senior partner in top management at failed Dewey & LeBoeuf indicated to jurors at the criminal trial of the firm's former top executives that news of the investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office was linked to both the end of merger talks and the collapse of the firm a month later.

Ex-Intern Wins $18M Verdict Against Financier Wey

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 29, 2015

A Manhattan federal jury awarded Hanna Bouveng $18 million, including $16 million in punitive damages, in her sexual harassment and defamation lawsuit against Benjamin Wey.


: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Laterals, new arrivals and promotions in this week's column.

Ex-Dewey Senior Partner Says Probe News Scuttled Merger Deal

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 29, 2015

Defense lawyers for three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives had some tough questions during their cross-examination of a former executive committee member from the now-defunct firm.

Sills Cummis Nabs Family Practice From Riker Danzig

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : June 29, 2015

After a decade of referring out matrimonial and related matters, Sills Cummis & Gross has launched a new family practice with defectors from two other New Jersey firms.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

The legal team at Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. makes sure the doors can stay open at the company's more than 4,300 properties and that management, shareholders and regulators have a smooth experience with the legal department.