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Ropes & Gray LLP

  • Designation: Boston
  • Head Count: 1,006
  • Gross Revenues: $997,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $990,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,710,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Ropes & Gray is a Boston-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Ropes & Gray has 1006 attorneys and is the 23rd largest firm in the United States.  With $997,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 24th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2012 Global 100 survey, Ropes & Gray ranked as the 30th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, IL, London, MA, NY and RI.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 24 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 24 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 23 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 9 4 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 13 2 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 59 -4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 5 3 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 20 1 Summer programs

In the News

The Churn: Simpson Thacher Raids Weil in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges debt capital markets partner Gil Strauss has decamped for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London, a Debevoise & Plimpton litigation partner joins the U.S. State Department and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fee Tracker: Cooley Law, Bridgegate and Monkey Selfie

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Miller Canfield reaps big bucks from the rebranded Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Gibson Dunn's legal bills in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal break the $6 million mark; a look at what a trio of trade organizations are paying a handful of Am Law 100 firms and the Wikimedia Foundation's simian copyright campaign.

Doctors Ask Full Eleventh Circuit To Review Florida Law on Talk About Guns

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 15, 2014

Doctors have asked the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to consider their challenge to a Florida law that limits physicians' ability to talk to their patients about firearms.

Senators Putting Tax-Inversion Deterrence on the Agenda

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : January 15, 2014

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and other members of Congress are trying to discourage U.S. businesses from going through with corporate inversions.

The Churn: Bingham Tax Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Two more Bingham McCutchen partners depart in Washington, D.C., Jones Day loses two in the Midwest, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett hires in New York and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

At Kirkland, Another Hire Amid Steady Stream of Departures

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis has hired again in Houston, adding former Baker Botts associate David Castro Jr. as a partner. But while the firm continues to make headlines on the transactional and lateral fronts, it's also dealing with the loss of more than 50 partners since the start of this year, many of whom have left its IP group.

Top Tax Lawyers Mum on Inversion Debate

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

More than a decade ago, when corporate inversions came under scrutiny, a group of leading New York tax lawyers—headed by a Paul Weiss partner and including partners from Skadden, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Cravath—took a principled stand and called for urgent action to stop these deals. Twelve years later, a new wave of inversions has sparked controversy and calls for reform. This time the corporate tax bar's lawyers are silent.

Entire Eleventh May Reconsider 'Docs V. Glocks' Case

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : January 11, 2014

First Amendment lawyer Thomas Julin, noting that six of the Eleventh's nine active members are Democratic appointees, said there's a good chance the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit would reconsider allowing doctors to ask their patients about gun ownership.

Scared of Cybercrimes? ILTA Panels Can Help

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 08, 2014

The International Legal Technology Association's upcoming conference in Nashville includes many options to help secure your data.

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 7, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 07, 2014

*Milbank leads Tata Steel's first dollar-denominated bond sale, worth $1.5 billion*Ropes & Gray advises Macquarie fund on investment in New York Stock Exchange-traded JinkoSolar*Malaysia's Sona Petroleum taps Norton Rose Fulbright for oil concession purchase in Gulf of Thailand

The Churn: Troutman Sanders Grows in New York, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2014

Troutman Sanders raids Dentons to pick up four commercial bankruptcy and litigation partners; Covington & Burling hires a senior IRS official in D.C.; and DLA Piper snags three attorneys in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

L'Etat C'est ... An East Texas Patent Plaintiff?

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 04, 2014

State-sponsored France Brevets and its lawyers at McKool Smith won a fight over their preferred U.S. battleground, persuading a judge to keep a patent infringement suit against HTC and LG Electronics in the plaintiffs-friendly Eastern District of Texas.

The Recorder Names 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

This year's list honors women leading major matters, leading within their organizations, and leading the way for other women.

Fun With the Summer Associates: Firms and Their Perks

Kierstin Vermeulen : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

The trips and ball games and dinners may not be as extravagant as they once were, but there are worse ways to spend a summer.

In-House Counsel Profile: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.'s Brian Farley

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. has come a long way from helping pharmacies and other medical professionals figure out doctors' messy handwriting. Brian Farley heads a department of 40, including 16 attorneys, located in Chicago, Atlanta, Raleigh and India.

Ground Shifts Under Howrey's Unfinished Business Claims

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Armed with two recent wins, Shay Dvoretzky of Jones Day is going up against the Howrey estate on Tuesday as its trustee tries to claw back profits owed from unfinished matters that former partners took with them when they joined other firms.

Boston's the Brightest Spot in New England

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Obituary: Herbert F. Schwartz

: New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Herbert F. Schwartz, a prominent intellectual property litigator and former partner at Ropes & Gray, died July 15 at his Riverside, Conn., home after a battle with bladder cancer. He was 78.

Biogen Idec Inc.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Judge Awards $50 Mil. to Attorneys in Truck Stop Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

A Pennsylvania federal judge has granted final approval of a $130 million settlement in an antitrust suit between independent truck-stop owners on one side and trucker fleet payment card company Comdata Inc. and three national truck-stop chains on the other.

Long-Running Disk Drive Patent Fight Winds Down

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2014

After 14 years of litigation, a billion-dollar patent and trade secrets case against Seagate Technology and Compaq (now Hewlett-Packard) may finally be over.

The Careerist: Best Firms for the Summer (and After)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 10, 2014

Vault's top law firms for summer programs and associate happiness.

The American Lawyer Chooses 2014 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The American Lawyer unveils the 36 winners of its second annual Global Legal Awards. Four grand prizewinners—in Global M&A, Global Finance, Global Disputes and Global Citizenship—will be announced at the awards dinner on Sept. 15 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

Smolen, Kluger Speak About Careers Gone Awry

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Two Am Law 100 lawyers who fell on hard times—Lee Smolen and Matthew Kluger—have recently discussed their trials and tribulations in vastly different venues.

More IP Work Going In-house, Less to Outside Firms

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 08, 2014

In-house counsel have gotten a lot more savvy about intellectual property, and law firms should not expect IP to be a growing source of revenue.

Cooley, Latham Assist in Pharma Reverse Merger

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

Privately held Paratek, advised by Cooley, took majority control of a publicly traded company with an insomnia drug.

Court Issues Cautionary Note on Predictive Coding

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

One of the parties prematurely and unilaterally decided to use predictive coding, which was a step too far for a court in Nevada.

The Bribery Act In Action

Mary Ellen Egan : Focus Europe : January 01, 2014

Three years after much-heralded changes to the United Kingdom's Bribery Act took effect, the U.K. government has secured just three convictions under the revised act.

ITC Prediction: Unpredictable

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

The agency continues to surprise observers.

IP at the ITC: A High-Profile and Unpredictable Forum

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

During the past year there have been several U.S. International Trade Commission-related rulings that have prompted IP lawyers to pause and reassess.