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Ropes & Gray LLP

  • Designation: Boston
  • Head Count: 1,041
  • Gross Revenues: $1,115,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,070,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,930,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

Ropes & Gray is a Boston-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Ropes & Gray has 1041 attorneys and is the 21st largest firm in the United States.  With $1,115,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 22nd on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 22 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 22 2 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

Arent Fox Adds Tech Transactions Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 04, 2015

Another practice leader leaves Kaye Scholer; Blank Rome bags a handful of new hires; Day Pitney poaches a five-partner real estate team; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

King & Spalding Adds Corporate Partner in SF

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 01, 2015

Geoffrey Leonard comes from Ropes & Gray.

Sullivan & Worcester Bolts On Boston Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Boston-based Greene & Hafer partners up with Sullivan & Worcester; Greenberg Traurig grows in Texas; Paul Weiss welcomes a “Rising Star”; Skadden snags a new Paris tax head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Jessica Burghaus (from NJBIZ) and other sources : New Jersey Law Journal : September 30, 2015

New Jersey Mergers & Acquisitions.

What's Driving the Pillsbury-Chadbourne Merger Talks?

Patience Haggin and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 30, 2015

Consultants, recruiters and former partners weigh in on what Chadbourne & Parke and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman stand to gain by merging with one another.

Big Deals

Patience Haggin, Jennifer Henderson and David Ruiz : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

Google Reorganization; Berkshire Hathaway / Precision Castparts Fidelity National / SunGard General Electric Asset Sale Symantec Asset Sale Sumitomo Life / Symetra Financial Terex / Konecranes CF Industries / OCI NV Nokia Asset Sale Allergan Asset Sale Solvay / Cytec Industries Honeywell /Melrose Industries/ Elster Group Industrial Income Trust Asset Sale Anthem / Cigna Nikkei / FT Group Sikorsky Aircraft Asset Sale Pinnacle Entertainment Asset Sale Blackstone / Corsair / First Eagle St. Jude Medical / Thoratec

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : September 28, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Big Deals: European Company to Pay $17.7B for Long Island Cable Operator

: New York Law Journal : September 24, 2015

European telecommunications and cable company Altice has agreed to buy New York cable operator Cablevision for $17.7 billion, including debt, as it pursues its aggressive expansion in the U.S.

On the Move

: The Recorder : September 21, 2015

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

Movers: A Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : September 21, 2015

Lateral moves in this week's column.

Winners Announced for China Law & Practice Awards 2015

Katherine Jo : The Asian Lawyer : September 21, 2015

On Sept. 17, nearly 200 leading legal professionals attended the 9th annual China Law & Practice Awards at the JW Marriott Hotel in Beijing—our first awards since joining the ALM Media network in August.

Fried Frank Partner Joins PCAOB, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2015

David Hardison, co-head of Fried Frank's professional services defense and counseling practice, decamps in Washington, D.C.; Boies Schiller brings back a former partner and adds an employee benefits head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: Magic Circle, Hogan Lovells on Tap for Big Beer Tie-Up Talks

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2015

At least two London-based legal giants and one leading Am Law 100 firm have taken the lead for Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller as they prepare to toast a potential combination.

On the Rise 2015: James Cobb | 37

Suzanne Monyak : Daily Report : September 16, 2015

O'Melveny Hires Corporate Partner in SF

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 16, 2015

Scott Elliott comes from Ropes & Gray.

IP Shops See Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Finnegan Henderson and Kenyon & Kenyon, two top IP-focused firms, see partners peel away on both coasts; Gibson Dunn grows in London; Morgan Lewis adds an Islamic finance expert; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

ABA Seeks En Banc Review of 'Docs Vs. Glocks'

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : September 14, 2015

The American Bar Association is urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to review a panel decision concerning the 2011 law nicknamed "Docs vs. Glocks" that penalizes doctors who discuss firearm safety with patients.

Deal Watch: Emera, Looking South, Subs Skadden With Davis Polk

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : September 10, 2015

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised Canadian utility Emera on its acquisition of New England power assets two years ago, but this week the firm took the lead for Tampa-based Teco Energy on the Florida power generator's $10.4 billion sale to Emera.

Attorneys for Skelos, Son Move to Suppress Evidence

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : September 09, 2015

Former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos, are attacking the evidence against them in an alleged pay-to-play scam that includes bribery and extortion.

Baker & Hostetler Bags Dewey Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2015

The demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf bankrupted Geoffrey Coll, but the securities litigator has found a new home at Baker & Hostetler; Greenberg Traurig brings on Ted Kennedy's widow; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

4 Best Practices for GCs in Health Care M&A

Paul Mandell : Corporate Counsel : September 08, 2015

As the economy has improved, one particular element has become more prominent in the health care industry—mergers and acquisitions.

Three Am Law 100 Firms on Tesco $6B Korea Sale

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 07, 2015

The U.K. retailer is unloading its largest overseas operations in a bid to strengthen balance sheet.

What It Takes to Win—and Keep—Clients in Asia

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 07, 2015

We spoke to twenty veteran lawyers in Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore about their secrets for keeping Asian clients happy. What they told us will surprise you.

Ropes & Gray Adds Private Equity Partner in Hong Kong

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 01, 2015

Former Weil, Gotshal & Manges counsel Daniel Yeh advises on China-related deals.

Air Cargo Fight Ready for Takeoff

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : September 01, 2015

Hausfeld threw down the gauntlet on Monday with a press release headlined “Multibillion-Dollar Air Cargo Price-Fixing Litigation Headed to Trial in Brooklyn.” Plaintiffs lawyers say they're ready to go to court, but will the holdout defendants chance a jury trial?

Ex-Ropes & Gray Associate Loses Discrimination Appeal

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : August 26, 2015

Ropes & Gray has won a federal appeal in the case brought by a former associate who claimed racial discrimination against the Boston-based law firm. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld summary judgment on Tuesday against John Ray III, who alleged he was fired after he complained about racial remarks made by Ropes & Gray partners.

Quinn Emanuel Co-Founder Joins Davis Wright

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2015

David Quinto, one of the first partners at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan until leaving the litigation powerhouse last year, is headed to Davis Wright Tremaine with Scott Commerson. The two Quinn Emanuel alums hope for referrals from their former colleagues.

Big Suits

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Franklin California v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Smartflash v. Apple; Jang v. Boston Scientific; Amphastar v. Sanofi

After Bingham Bolt-On, Morgan Lewis Subleases Unused Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 24, 2015

Less than a year after agreeing to absorb the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has agreed to sublease space in Boston that it agreed to move into last year, before its combination with the former was finalized in January.

Midlevel Associates, In Demand and Loving It

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Most respondents said they were billing more and commanding higher rates.