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Ropes & Gray LLP

  • Designation: Boston
  • Head Count: 1,106
  • Gross Revenues: $1,390,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,255,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,015,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 9

Ropes & Gray is a Boston-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Ropes & Gray has 1106 attorneys and is the 19th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,390,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 13th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2015 Global 100 survey, Ropes & Gray ranked as the 18th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, IL, MA, NY and RI.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 13 9 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 13 9 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 21 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List 5 4 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 14 -1 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 39 13 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 5 3 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 20 1 Summer programs

In the News

Paul Hastings Bolts On SEC Enforcement Boutique

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 11, 2016

The Am Law 100 firm is poised to pick up six lawyers, including the two founding partners, from Los Angeles-based Zaccaro Morgan. Thomas Zaccaro is a former Paul Hastings partner who started the boutique just over a year ago, only to return to his former home.

Two Partners Join Jones Day, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Jones Day recruits two new partners on opposite coasts after a top restructuring duo departs; Milbank makes a rare lateral hire; Paul Hastings makes some high-profile additions; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Suit Claims Georgia Secretary of State Violated Federal Voting Law by Withholding Records

Greg Land : Daily Report : July 07, 2016

Voting rights group Project Vote has sued Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp in an effort to force the release of voter registration records the group says it needs to determine if voters were improperly rejected or purged from voter rolls.

Continuing Hiring Spree, Paul Hastings Adds Two New IP Partners

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 07, 2016

Ropes & Gray patent litigation partners Hiroyuki Hagiwara and Hassen Sayeed have joined Paul Hastings in Tokyo and New York, respectively.

Which Firms Most Often Capture the Justices' Review?

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : July 06, 2016

The University of Southern California's Adam Feldman and Alexander Kappner studied 93,000 cert petitions between 2001 and 2015 to try to glean what factors make a petition more or less likely to be granted. A firm's success "with their aggregate cert filings does not guarantee success on a per-case basis," according to the study.

Xfund Founders' Feud Sparks New Suit

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : July 05, 2016

The Harvard-linked venture capital fund accuses former partner Hugo Van Vuuren of trying to seize control of the fund's bank accounts and website.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 04, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : July 01, 2016

The law firms with roles in the largest recent M&A deals across Europe.

Big Suits

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : July 01, 2016

Deal Watch: Four Firms Punch Ticket on $4.4 Billion Film Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 30, 2016

A look at the Am Law 100 firms behind Lions Gate's bid to buy Starz; Apollo's latest acquisition effort; and a pair of big health care transactions.

SEC Finalizes Controversial Disclosure Rule for Oil, Gas Extractors

REBEKAH MINTZER : Corporate Counsel : June 28, 2016

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued the final version of a rule requiring many companies in the resource extraction business to disclose most payments they make to the U.S. federal government or foreign governments related to commercial development of gas, oil and minerals.

Justices' McDonnell Ruling Raises Issues for Silver, Skelos Appeals

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : June 28, 2016

Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos may think they have fresh ammunition for their appeals on political corruption charges following a major U.S. Supreme Court decision today, but prosecutors beg to differ.

Here's How Ropes & Gray Will Spend $600K It Received From Gay Marriage Case

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

Firm will donate $100K to National Center for Lesbian Rights, which also worked on Tennessee same-sex marriage litigation, and use the rest for other pro bono cases.

Ropes & Gray Seeks Fees for Gawker Bankruptcy Work

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : June 21, 2016

The firm has filed its formal application for employment to advise Gawker Media Group as the company seeks to navigate Chapter 11 proceedings in New York.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : June 20, 2016

Seven firms announce new additions; Fox Rothschild announces promotions.

IN BRIEF: Parents Offer Newtown Deal

: The National Law Journal : June 20, 2016

The parents of two first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are offering to settle their wrongful-death lawsuit against Newtown, Connecticut, and its Board of Education for $5.5 million each. Plus more in this week's column.

K&L Gates' Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Orlando Shooting Casts Shadow on 11th Circuit 'Docs v. Glocks' Case

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : June 17, 2016

Hoping to reverse their losing streak, a coalition of doctors and gun safety advocates head back to the appeals court Tuesday.

After Orlando, Firms Offer Pro Bono Help On Gun Control

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

Since 49 people were gunned down at Orlando's Pulse nightclub last weekend, law firms have offered to ramp up their support for gun control efforts.

Deal Watch: Morgan Lewis Makes Work for BASF

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

From industrial chemicals to traffic cones, one of the last weeks of spring provided a plethora of transactional opportunities for dozens of Am Law 100 firms.

Ropes & Gray Patent Litigator In Tokyo Moves to Jones Day

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 15, 2016

Movement of IP attorneys in Asia has been active this year

Key Lessons for GCs From Two FCPA Cases

Sue Reisinger and Ed Silverstein : Corporate Counsel : June 13, 2016

The Justice Department revealed how it reached decisions under its new pilot enforcement program.

Five Firms Grab Roles on Latest Cybersecurity Transaction

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

Davis Polk & Wardwell, Fenwick & West, Ropes & Gray, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati are advising on Symantec Corp.'s $4.65 billion buy of Blue Coat Systems Inc. from buyout giant Bain Capital LP.

Monday Mashup: The IP Lit Boutique With Sky-High Salaries; Online Dating Tips From the SEC; Gawker Goes Bankrupt

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 11, 2016

Who is IP litigation boutique Desmarais and why are they a new leader in the associate salary wars; Dating tips from the SEC; Gawker goes bust; a hot argument before the Third Circuit

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Anna Friedberg

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Like many new attorneys starting work at a big New York City law firm, Anna Friedberg was asked her choice of pro bono work. Her answer—prison reform—proved fateful in ways no one could have imagined in 2011.