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  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 2,503
  • 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 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 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A 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

UK Legal Recruiter Sets Sights on US Shores

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016

London-based RedLaw launched a New York office this week, becoming perhaps only the second large U.K. legal recruitment firm to make the jump to the cutthroat U.S. lateral market.

Fenwick & West Heads to NYC, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016

Silicon Valley stalwart Fenwick & West is poised to set up shop in the Big Apple; Boies Schiller brings on two more litigators; Ropes & Gray grabs another private equity pro in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Are Lawyers Easy Marks for Hackers?

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Law firms wake up to the reality that they are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats.

Letter from London: White & Case Aims High

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

The firm adopts a bold growth plan in London. What if it works?

A New Roadmap for Law Firm Tech Training

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 23, 2016

LTC4 founder Bonnie Beuth believes lessons should be "app-nostic" and task-oriented.

Sheppard Mullin's Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Am Law Second Hundred: Taking a Dive

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Overall, the firms in the bottom half of the Am Law 200 had a rougher year than their richer counterparts.

After Hours: Photos that Spotlight Lawyers' Lives Outside Their Offices

: Daily Report : May 20, 2016

Check out our gallery of photos from recent events for legal professionals.

Rift Among Rainmakers Complicates Dentons' Mexico Deal

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2016

The legal giant's latest expansion effort south of the border involves a dispute between two former colleagues and offers clues about Dentons' other global affiliations.

Gadens Closes Singapore Office Following Dentons Combination

Rose Walker : Legal Week : May 19, 2016

The Australian firm's former Singapore managing partner Marc Rathbone has joined U.K. firm Nabarro in the city-state.

Atlanta's Top-Grossing Firms Outpace Am Law 100 Revenue Growth

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 19, 2016

Atlanta's largest firms prospered last year, despite the uncertain economy and continued flat demand for legal services nationally.

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

Could That Tweet Get You Into Ethical Trouble?

Randy Evans and Shari Klevens : The Recorder : May 17, 2016

If you're blogging about how the judge is an "evil unfair witch," maybe don't.

Bankruptcy Partner Jumps From Dentons to King & Spalding to Advise Troubled Cities, Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 17, 2016

Bankruptcy lawyer Mark Kaufman has joined King & Spalding as a partner from Dentons.

After Hours: Photos that Spotlight Lawyers' Lives Outside Their Offices

: Daily Report : May 16, 2016

Check out our gallery of photos from recent events for legal professionals.

Lateral Hiring By US Firms in London Reaches New High

Frances Ivens : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2016

Research into recent recruitment trends by international firms in London has found that they brought in over 20 percent more partners in 2015 than the year before, with total partner numbers climbing by 6 percent across the group year-on-year.

Commencement Ceremonies for Law Schools in New York

: New York Law Journal : May 13, 2016

Vice President Joseph Biden is the featured speaker Friday at the commencement ceremony of his alma mater, Syracuse University College of Law, where he obtained his J.D. in 1968. But Syracuse is only one of several New York law schools inviting alumni to speak to this year's graduates.

SEC Charges NJ Lawyer With Creating, Selling Sham Companies

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : May 13, 2016

A New Jersey lawyer and a California stock promoter have been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision with creating a series of shell corporations in order to defraud investors.

Cagey on Vice Presidential Bid, Gingrich Says SCOTUS Vacancy Could Help Trump

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : May 12, 2016

Former GOP Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich hasn't ruled out the possibility of joining Donald Trump's presumptive Republican presidential ticket, but he is sure about one thing: There is no way Merrick Garland will be confirmed before November.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 12, 2016

Among other announcements, Cooley has named Andy Roth, formerly with Dentons, a partner in the firm's privacy and data protection group.

I'll Take Law Firms for $800

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 11, 2016

It was like winning the PR lottery: 15 seconds of unexpected fame for law firms featured on the TV game show "Jeopardy!"

Cybersecurity Hiring Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2016

A quartet of cybersecurity pros plies their wares at new firms; Blank Rome hires a former U.S. senator; Cooley adds a high-powered private equity team; Orrick adds again in Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Texas Supreme Court Reaffirms that Apache Doesn't Have to Pay on Expired O&G Leases

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : May 10, 2016

The Texas Supreme Court recently turned down a request to rehear a motion filed by McDaniel Partners pertaining to its royalty battle with Apache Deepwater and reaffirmed that Apache was not obligated under the lapsed oil and gas leases to continue paying royalties.

Hogan Lovells Steals Berwin Leighton Paisner Global Arbitration Head

Frances Ivens : Legal Week : May 10, 2016

Kent Phillips joins the Anglo-American firm in Singapore.

Growth Game: Dentons Launches Referral Network, Munich Office

Rose Walker : The Am Law Daily : May 10, 2016

Dentons, in its latest growth bid, announced this week the formation of a global referral network in an effort to establish itself as a brand able to connect clients with lawyers around the world. The firm is also poised to open an office in Munich.

Zhong Lun Adds Two U.S. Offices With Dentons Hires

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 10, 2016

The Beijing-based firm opens in Los Angeles and San Francisco with three new equity partners from legacy Dacheng Law Offices.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 09, 2016

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

Firm Accuses Ex-Partners of Stealing Clients, Trade Secrets

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : May 09, 2016

Suit alleges that defectors from Southern California defense shop took copies of client contact lists and used firm email and phones to make plans.

Law Firm Management

: New York Law Journal : May 09, 2016

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you compliments of : "Capital Market, Corporate Practices Dip in Early 2016," "Propping up an Associate Who Has Dropped the Ball," "The Full-Service Client Partnership Model: A Primer for Law Firms," "You Can Do It All" and "'Relationship Between Leadership and Management in Law Firms."

Dozens of Big Firms to Appear in New 'Panama Papers' Database

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 08, 2016

Plenty of familiar names from The Am Law 200 and Global 100 appeared in an early version of a searchable online database drawn from the leaked files of offshore firm Mossack Fonseca.