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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 2014 Global 100 survey, Ropes & Gray ranked as the 28th 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

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.

McDermott Adds Amid Leadership Change, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 16, 2016

A year after WilmerHale consolidated its London operations, one longtime partner has left for McDermott Will & Emery; Jones Day hires a trio; Shearman & Sterling snags one from Boies Schiller; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.

Top Court Orders Mintz Levin to Face Gender Bias Claim

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 02, 2016

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo must face a discrimination suit filed by a former female associate following a ruling this week by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

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.

Katten Starts Leadership Transition as New Chair Takes Helm

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Roger Furey, an IP litigation partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman in Washington, D.C., is poised to become the new chairman of the Chicago-based firm.


: The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

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

Kirkland, Weil Divvy Up Latest Batch of Energy Bankruptcies

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 17, 2016

The restructuring practices at the two top Am Law 100 firms are advising on two more Chapter 11 cases filed Monday by Breitburn Energy Partners LP and SandRidge Energy Inc.

What Supreme Court's 'Spokeo' Ruling Means for Defense Bar

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : May 16, 2016

Monday's 6-2 decision on standing was hotly anticipated but may not represent a big win for business.

Ropes & Gray Seeks $10.9M in Fees in Sabine Oil Bankruptcy

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : May 16, 2016

Ropes & Gray is requesting approximately $10.9 million in attorney fees for five months of work representing the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation.

In Bankruptcy, Flat Is Fine

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 16, 2016

A lack of volatility in bankruptcy lawyers' billing rates, evidenced by a collection of almost 3,000 attorney fee disclosures in bankruptcy records, have calmed practitioners.

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.

Lacking 'Moral Compass,' Skeloses Get Prison

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 13, 2016

Former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, were handed years-long prison terms Thursday for extortion and bribery schemes driven by the father's abuse of power and the son's lust for money.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 12, 2016

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

A Smooth Landing for Air Cargo Suit

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 11, 2016

After $1.2 billion in settlements and a decade of litigation that swept in antitrust lawyers from more than 50 firms (seriously, did anyone NOT work on this case?), the massive air cargo price fixing litigation is coming in for a landing.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 09, 2016

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

Deal Watch: Five Firms on Call for $9 Billion Health Services Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2016

The first week of May was kind to several Am Law 100 firms, as a handful of health care, real estate and technology deals provided a boon to corporate transactional coffers.