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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: $680,000
  • 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 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 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

Brownstein Hyatt Bags Phoenix Office, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2015

After a series of departures and an inability to find traction in the desert, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has shuttered its Phoenix office; Gibson Dunn grabs two new hires; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

8 Noteworthy Legal Tech Job Moves for November 2015

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : November 25, 2015

Legaltech News runs down the movements from legal technology movers and shakers.

Foreign Law Firms Grab a Share of Canada's Legal Market

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : November 25, 2015

International mergers are transforming the Canadian legal scene. Will Canadian law firms have to change their game?

Dentons Celebrates Thanksgiving By Digesting Another Combination

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2015

The global legal giant inked its fifth major tie-up of 2015 by agreeing to absorb 34-lawyer Luxembourg firm OPF Partners into its Swiss verein on Jan. 1, 2016.

Sherman & Howard Augments Atlanta Beachhead With Partner From Taylor English

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 24, 2015

25 Firms in Atlanta Achieve Perfect Score on LGBT Equality Ranking

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 24, 2015

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 23, 2015

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

IN BRIEF: Dentons Inks 3-Way Deal

: The National Law Journal : November 23, 2015

Partners at Dentons, Australia's Gadens and Singapore's Rodyk & Davidson have approved a combination, the second three-way deal by Dentons in three years, the growing global legal giant announced last week. Plus more in this week's column.

Growth Won't Solve Your Firm's Problems: Harvard Business Prof

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 23, 2015

Law Firms must focus on profitability, not market share, says Harvard Business School's Felix Oberholzer-Gee.

Lawyers Give Mixed Reviews to Suit Over Deal Appointments

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : November 19, 2015

Lawyers well-versed in political law are giving mixed reviews to a suit challenging Gov. Nathan Deal's authority to fill by appointment three new judgeships on the Georgia Court of Appeals.

After Dacheng Deal, Dentons Finalizes Three-Way Combination

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 17, 2015

Partners at Dentons, Australia's Gadens and Singapore's Rodyk & Davidson have approved a combination, the second three-way deal by the growing global legal gaint in three years.

Fantasy Sports

: New York Law Journal : November 17, 2015

According to estimates, more than 57 million Americans play and wager on fantasy sports, making it a $27 billion annual business. With the rise in popularity comes a slew of legal and workplace issues, such as the recent actions by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.


: The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

White & Case Retrenches in Germany With Munich Closure

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2015

The shakeup of the German legal market continues, with White & Case set to close its Munich office in early 2016.

Fantasy Sports Companies Challenge AG Ban in Court

David Bario and Jake Pearson : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2015

Court papers filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Friday show FanDuel and DraftKings are both seeking a judge's ruling on the legality of their business after Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent the companies cease-and-desist letters Tuesday, charging the games were in violation of state gambling laws.

A Quiet Death for a Legendary Lawyer Who Fell From Grace

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 15, 2015

Before the demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf, there was the fall of Finley Kumble. The firm's high-profile former managing partner, Harvey Myerson, was sentenced on fraud charges 23 years ago this week. He died quietly in South Florida earlier this year.

Circuit Quashes IRS Subpoena for Investor's Documents

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : November 12, 2015

The Second Circuit said the attorney-client privilege protected documents shared between George Schaeffler of the automotive and industrial parts supplier The Schaeffler Group and a consortium of banks that financed his efforts to buy Continental AG, because the consortium and Schaeffler had "a common legal interest in the tax treatment of a refinancing and corporate restructuring."

Key Job for General Counsel: Staying in Close Touch With the Board on Risk

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : November 12, 2015

The success of a general counsel amid the inherent tension in the role—representing the company and the board of directors while being part of senior management—requires constant nurturing of a relationship with the board, according to former GC Rick Palmore.

All Lawyered Up, Fantasy Sports Companies Take On NY AG

David Bario : The Am Law Daily : November 12, 2015

With help from Boies Schiller's David Boies, Gibson Dunn's Randy Mastro and others, DraftKings and FanDuel are girding for battle with New York's attorney general and a growing roster of opponents.

Wilson Elser Expands in Texas, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 11, 2015

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker is the latest big firm to bet on the Lone Star State with an 11-lawyer team from Lewis Brisbois; Shearman & Sterling snags an IP trio from Kenyon & Kenyon; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Arent Fox Taps Cristina Carvalho as Firm's Next Leader

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : November 10, 2015

Cristina Carvalho, a Brazilian-born copyright and intellectual property lawyer, will become Arent Fox's next managing partner, the firm plans to announce this week. Although she's based in Washington, and the firm has no foreign offices, the promotion of Carvalho, educated in Rio de Janeiro, reflects Arent Fox's focus on international law and clients. "I think there are a lot of opportunities for people like me at Arent Fox. I'm one of many," Carvalho, 52, told The National Law Journal in an interview Monday.

It's Official: Dentons Merger With Dacheng Creates Global Giant

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2015

Ten months after Dentons reached an agreement to combine with Chinese legal juggernaut Dacheng, the firm announced Tuesday that the landmark deal is now final.

Dickinson Wright Debuts Health Care Venture, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2015

Detroit-based Dickinson Wright launches a health care affiliate; Duane Morris hires a diversity leader; Quinn Emanuel starts a class action practice in Australia; Sidley expands in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : November 09, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

When Rodyk & Davidson Meets Dentons

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 09, 2015

Will joining the world's largest law firm help revive Singapore's oldest law firm?

Legal Sector Adds 700 Jobs in October, Most Employed in Two Years

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

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics unveiled its latest jobs report Friday morning. Employment in legal services is up along with the rest of the economy.

K&L Gates Continues Growth Spurt, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2015

After several months of partner losses, K&L Gates continues a recent hiring spree by adding four partners on two continents; another bolt-on by Dinsmore & Shohl; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Former Gov. Zell Miller, Others Write to Urge Lenient Sentence for Brooks

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : November 04, 2015

A former Georgia governor and members of the state's legal and civil rights communities have sent letters to a federal judge in support of a former Georgia legislator who faces a possible federal prison sentence this week.

On the Move: ACLU Hires Dodson as Advocate to Fight Mass Incarceration in the South

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 03, 2015

Marissa McCall Dodson is joining the American Civil Liberties Union's national campaign to stop mass incarceration, and will be the ACLU's Southern region advocate for criminal justice reform.

Dentons Ups the Ante in Global Growth Gamble

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 03, 2015

With its announcement of new planned megamergers in Australia and Singapore, Dentons sent a clear message: Bigger is better. But the latest deals also highlight the uncertainties of Dentons' aggressive growth strategy.