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Dentons

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 2,503
  • Gross Revenues: $1,261,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $505,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $625,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 26

Dentons is a London-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Dentons has 2503 attorneys and is the 4th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,261,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 14th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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 AL, AZ, CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, TX and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 14 26 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 14 26 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

Tribe Sues State Over Attempt to Halt High-Interest Loans

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : March 25, 2015

American Indian tribes enjoy certain legal rights, including sovereign immunity from lawsuits brought by government agencies.

Will Falcons at McKenna Long Chairman's Window Hear of Dentons Merger First?

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 25, 2015

Oh, to be a peregrine falcon outside Jeff Haidet's window at McKenna Long & Aldridge. A pair of the birds of prey has returned to their annual nesting spot outside McKenna Long's downtown offices, more than 50 floors atop SunTrust Plaza.

Federal Circuit Won't Ease Willful Infringement Standard … For Now

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 23, 2015

In a dissent, Judge Kathleen O'Malley and Todd Hughes wrote district judges should have more discretion to award enhanced damages.

Partners for Women and Justice Thank Volunteer Attorneys

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 19, 2015

Notice to the bar.

Amid Defections, McDermott Adds Practice Head, Eyeing Future Growth

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 19, 2015

Nearly four years to the day after McDermott Will & Emery took on the entire private client practice of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, the former has hired Holland & Knight's international private client practice leader Leigh-Alexandra Basha in Washington, D.C. The move comes as many Am Law 200 firms have reevaluated their private client and trusts and estates practices, and as McDermott braces for some other partner departures.

Morning Wrap: Target Settles | Lynch on Hold | Dacheng Discusses Dentons

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 19, 2015

Target settles its data breach lawsuit, the latest update on Loretta Lynch's confirmation in the Senate: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: You Want The Ruth? | Loretta Lynch in Limbo

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : March 17, 2015

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets a new t-shirt, Senate Democrats assail Republicans over delaying Loretta Lynch's confirmation vote and McKenna partners vote to merge with global firm Dentons. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Partner: McKenna Votes to Approve Dentons Merger

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 16, 2015

Partners at McKenna Long & Aldridge voted on Monday afternoon to merge with global megafirm Dentons, according to a McKenna partner.

Morning Wrap: Lynch Vote Stalls | Abbe Lowell's Letter to DOJ

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : March 16, 2015

Loretta Lynch's nomination for U.S. attorney general faces a new hurdle in the Senate. Police agencies are not too eager to talk about a powerful new surveillance tool. McKenna partners will vote on merging with Dentons. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Musical Chairs at McKenna Long, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

McKenna Long & Aldridge, poised to vote Monday on a union with Dentons, saw two new partners depart because of conflicts; Morgan Lewis lures eight partners in Dallas ahead of another merger in Singapore; Winston & Strawn poaches 10 more partners from Pillsbury; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

McKenna Partners to Vote Monday on Mega-Merger With Dentons

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 13, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge's partners will vote Monday on whether to merge with global megafirm Dentons, said a McKenna partner and three sources close to the firms on Friday.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : March 11, 2015

Mayer Brown has relocated its New York City offices to 1221 Avenue of the Americas in Rockefeller Center, after nearly 20 years at 1675 Broadway. Also, Media General Inc. has leased the entire 62nd floor of the landmark Empire State Building

Court Says Deal Made on TV Isn't Equal to Written Contract

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : March 11, 2015

An entrepreneur who gave $190,000 to a struggling meat supplier in a reality television show failed to convince a judge that the off-camera oral agreement was a valid basis for a breach of contract claim.

IP Lawyers Open Harness Dickey Office in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 09, 2015

Detroit intellectual property specialty firm hires five laterals from Dentons to open Dallas office.

Inadmissible: Ebola-related 'Oops!'

: Texas Lawyer : March 09, 2015

Littler Goes to Guatemala, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Littler Mendelson's Swiss verein enters Guatemala, as the global labor and employment firm loses a six-lawyer team in Atlanta; Covington & Burling opens in Los Angeles; Paul Hastings' hiring spree extends to Brazil; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Report: McKenna and Dentons Are Talking Merger Again

: Daily Report : March 05, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge and Dentons are discussing a merger, just 15 months after their effort to tie up failed, according to our affiliate, The Am Law Daily. The Daily Report will follow up with more later today and tomorrow in print.

McKenna Long, Dentons Looks to Merge Again

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

A little more than a year after a potential union between Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge fell through, the two Am Law 100 firms are once again examining the possibility of combining operations.

Slimmer This Time, McKenna May Be Pondering Dentons Merger Again

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : March 05, 2015

The McKenna Long & Aldridge that decided not to become part of global megafirm Dentons in late 2013 is not quite the same firm that is considering giving the proposed union another go.

IP Lawyers Open Harness Dickey Office in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 04, 2015

Detroit intellectual property specialty firm hires five laterals from Dentons to open Dallas office.

Winners Announced for Asia Legal Awards 2015

: The Asian Lawyer : March 04, 2015

On Tuesday night, The Asian Lawyer held its second annual Asia Legal Awards, celebrating the region's top law firms. As promised, here's the list of lucky winners.

Fried Frank and Paul Hastings Poach IP Heads, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

Patterson Belknap and Shearman & Sterling lose a pair of IP practice leaders; Cadwalader rebuilds in Houston; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

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

The Inside Story of Dentons' Combination with Dacheng

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : March 02, 2015

In its boldest move yet, the verein is betting big on the Chinese economy.

Really Big and Really Global

Julie Triedman : Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

A blockbuster merger brings together a big international firm with China's biggest.

Milbank Adds Euro Trio, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Milbank expands in London and Frankfurt; Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani loses a top sports lawyer, but picks up more than a dozen others in Pittsburgh; Barclays and Deutsche Bank raid big firms for two in-house legal chiefs; Cadwalader brings on a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

DLA Piper Breaks Into Canada With Davis Merger

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

A year after its bid to merge with now-defunct Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie fell through, DLA Piper has found a partner up north in Davis LLP, a 260-lawyer midtier firm based in Vancouver. The combination, effective in April, marks the latest combination of a U.S.-based global firm with one in Canada.

Dentons Picks Up Three REIT Partners

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Three lawyers with a REIT practice and an associate join Dentons' Dallas office.

Sneak Peeks

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

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