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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 2013 Global 100 survey, Ropes & Gray ranked as the 31st 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

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.

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.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : August 21, 2015

The New York Law Journal announces the 2015 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The attorneys will be featured in a special section and honored at a dinner on Oct. 14.

Courting Ashley Madison Cases? Some Plaintiffs Lawyers Demur

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : August 20, 2015

The AshleyMadison.com hack, which unleashed onto the Internet yesterday nearly 40 million names and email addresses of possible users who sought extramarital affairs, isn't sexy enough for many plaintiffs lawyers.

Identify Theft Lawsuit Narrowed to One Negligence Claim

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : August 20, 2015

A Queens judge has severely limited the basis on which former patients at the North Shore University Hospital may sue over a security breach they blame for the thefts of their identities.

Deal Watch: 'Female Viagra' Spawns More Skadden, S&C Deal Work

Jennifer Henderson and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2015

Sprout Pharmaceuticals didn't have to wait long for a big-name buyer to spring big bucks for the nascent drug developer. Sullivan & Cromwell took the lead for the company, founded in 2011, on its $1 billion sale this week to longtime Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom client Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

Ropes Reels in Cybersecurity Pros, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2015

Two top data privacy and security partners leave McDermott Will & Emery for Ropes & Gray; Latham & Watkins hires again from Clifford Chance in Germany; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Atlanta Lawyers at Jones Day Help Flowers' Bread Deal Rise

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 14, 2015

Atlanta lawyers at three firms, Jones Day, King & Spalding and Alston & Bird, advised clients on several major deals announced this week.

Deal Watch: Google Shakeup Has Its Lawyers Feeling Lucky

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015

Google turns to its longtime M&A counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to create a new holding company for the search giant, plus a rundown of this week's other megadeals and the law firms scrambling to keep them on track.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 13, 2015

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

Carlyle Group and Others to Purchase Veritas from Symantec for $8 Billion

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : August 11, 2015

Veritas, which provides data storage and server management software, is now under new ownership and will also now have a new CEO and chairman.

Commercial Litigation

: New York Law Journal : August 10, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Who Is a Discharger Under the New York Oil Spill Law?," "Dental Service Organizations Face Unintended Consequences," "New York Courts: A Continued Tradition of Important Commercial Decisions" and Limiting the 'Effects' Test for Personal Jurisdiction: 'Walden'."

King & Spalding Is California Bound, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Eight lawyers are leaving DLA Piper's outpost in Sacramento for King & Spalding; Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses two structured finance partners; more partnership changes at K&L Gates; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: Firms Guzzle Fees in Coca-Cola Bottling Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 06, 2015

When Coca-Cola bottlers combine to create the largest independent bottler for the mega beverage brand, they need a fountain of law firms to seal the deal. Plus, the pharma M&A frenzy continues in our latest roundup of billion-dollar deals.

Where Have All the K&L Gates Partners Gone?

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 05, 2015

Large law firms have been quietly trimming partners, and many of those attorneys are not able to find new or similar positions given the premium placed on books of business, consultants have repeatedly said in recent months.

E-Discovery Expands in Asia as Regional M&A Activity Heats Up

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : August 04, 2015

To be successful, practitioners need to understand the distinct legal paradigms that subsist in the APAC region.

Kirkland Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Kirkland & Ellis makes a pair of key additions in New York and London from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lewis Brisbois expands again; one partner joins his fourth firm within a year; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Introducing the 2015 Women Leaders in Tech Law

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

This year's list of 60 women includes 10 "power players" who are using their positions and achievements to advocate for women.

A Lateral Boom of Older Lawyers

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : July 30, 2015

More than 40 percent of partners at Am Law 200 firms are in their 50s and 60s.

Judge: Cellphone Tracking Requires a Warrant

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 30, 2015

Cell-tower transmissions give such a clear and continuous picture of a user's location that accessing the logs without a warrant violates the Fourth Amendment, ruled U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh.

A Year Later, Two Eleventh Circuit Judges Remain Worlds Apart on Doctors and Guns

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : July 29, 2015

After giving themselves another year to examine doctors' challenges to a Florida law that limits their freedom to discuss firearms with their patients, two judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit remain a world apart.

Introducing the 2015 A-List

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Paul Hastings keeps its top spot in The American Lawyer's latest survey of the best of the best in Big Law.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 27, 2015

Lateral moves in this week's column.

In Supreme Court Advocacy, Big Law Still Rules

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Am Law 200 firms get the lion's share of oral argument, an analysis finds.

The A-Team

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The overall scores in our yearly A-List survey keep rising. But even among A-Listers, there's room to improve.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015