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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

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.

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 29, 2015

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

Musical Chairs at Kirkland & Ellis; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 28, 2015

Kirkland snags a top London tax partner but loses three others; McKenna Long & Aldridge sees more lateral movement ahead of its deal with Dentons; Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sexual Harassment Trial Closes Against Wall Street Trader

Zoe Ferguson : The Litigation Daily : June 26, 2015

Swedish national Hanna Bouveng sued Benjamin Wey and his company, New York Global Group, for sexual harassment. Wey made a name in the business world by connecting Chinese companies with advisers and investors in the U.S.

Another Labor Relations Partner Leaves McKenna for Nelson Mullins

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 23, 2015

Competition Heats Up in Brussels

Tania Karas : Global Lawyer News : June 23, 2015

A new Competition Commissioner and a surge in M&A are keeping antitrust lawyers busy in the European Union's capital.

Top Firms for Women for Equity and Power

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 19, 2015

Forty-four firms get WILEF's seal of approval.

Freshfields' U.S. Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2015

The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lifetime Achievers: Clay Long

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : June 17, 2015

Clay C. Long's best year in his professional life happened at his first law job, 52 years ago. He clerked for Justice Hugo Black the year Black wrote the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that says states must provide lawyers for poor people charged with crimes.

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 15, 2015

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

Cozen, McKenna Long at Opposite Ends of Growth Spectrum

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

With the NLJ 350 inspiring law firms to size up their competitors this week, we took a look at the Am Law 200 firms that saw their legal ranks fluctuate the most through the first six months of 2015.

McKenna Gains Corporate Partner, Loses Three Labor Relations Lawyers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 10, 2015

Ahead of its impending merger with global megafirm Dentons, McKenna Long & Aldridge has brought in a corporate partner, Steve Berson, from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

McKenna Long Departures Mount, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 10, 2015

Ahead of its proposed combination with Dentons, more partners have left McKenna Long & Aldridge, even as the latter makes a hire of its own; Latham & Watkins lands another O'Melveny & Myers rainmaker; Nelson Mullins and Barnes & Thornburg open new offices; Delta Air Lines taps Dorsey & Whitney for a new legal chief; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judges Lobby Elects Familiar Face to Top Slot

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : June 09, 2015

Eric Taylor, who served as president of the California Judges Association more than a decade ago, was elected again on Tuesday.

What Dentons Gets From McKenna Merger After Departures

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 09, 2015

Skeptics accuse global megafirm Dentons of growing for growth's sake, especially after its January combination with a 4,000-lawyer Chinese firm, Dacheng. That move made Dentons the largest firm in the world with 6,500 lawyers.

Downsizing at Some Firms, Intentional or Not

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Numbers sank at a few shops that shed underperformers or lost lawyers to the competition.

After a Year of Departures, Firm Suffers Gut Punch

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Dickstein Shapiro's head count was down more than 21 percent. Then, a key player was indicted.

A No-Growth Year for Nation's Largest Law Firms

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Less than 1 percent increase in total partners and zero expansion in associate ranks in 2014.