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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

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