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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

Three Practice Leaders Leave DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

DLA Piper loses three practice leaders but merges in Europe; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; Jones Day opens in Brisbane; Orrick unveils its Houston hires; Quinn Emanuel adds an Israel expert; and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Holland & Knight Hires in Connecticut, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

The latest Dickstein Shapiro defectors are hired by Holland & Knight; Jones Day adds an IP trio; Kirkland & Ellis recruits a senior SEC official; Latham & Watkins lands a high-profile lateral in Germany; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty and Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

MBI International Holdings v. Barclays Bank; Depomed v. Horizon Pharma; Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham; Worldwide Consortium de Realisation v. Tapie.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Asia Legal Awards 2016

The Asian Lawyer : The Asian Lawyer : January 25, 2016

For our third annual Asia Legal Awards, we have selected a short list of 27 categories of deals and matters from the region's leading firms and practitioners. Winners will be announced on Feb. 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.

Foley Hoag Joins Sex Abuse Row at Elite New England School

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

St. George's School has retained Foley Hoag to replace a former Proskauer Rose lawyer in conducting an internal investigation at the embattled private boarding school, which is grappling with a decades-old sex abuse scandal.

Greenberg Traurig Goes Beyond Rudy, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

Besides allying with Rudy Giuliani in an election year, Greenberg Traurig has hired several other notable partners this month; Orrick opens in Houston; Paul Weiss litigators start their own boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Effect of Dismissal Under 'Cornerstone' Is Limited

Michael A. Riccardi : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 20, 2016

Any dismissal in a class or derivative action is "with prejudice" to the named plaintiffs but without prejudice to other potential plaintiffs, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

Supreme Court Rules For Class Action Plaintiffs

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 20, 2016

So far, so good for the plaintiffs' bar in the latest batch of class action cases the U.S. Supreme Court is considering this term.


: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2016

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

Deal Watch: Entertainment Mergers Emerge Amid Oscar Season

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2016

With the Academy Awards just around the corner, a pair of billion-dollar entertainment industry deals awarded work to a handful of Am Law 200 firms and some big names in Canada.

Lawyers Take Pulse at Health Care Conference

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : January 12, 2016

Sheppard Mullin's Eric Klein is among those courting clients and eyeing industry trends at the annual J.P. Morgan event.

Judge Asked to Curb Almost $8.3M in Requested Fees in Sabine Oil's Chap. 11

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : January 12, 2016

The judge in Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case has been asked to review what Wells Fargo, the first lien agent, is characterizing as excessive requested professionals fees totaling approximately $8.3 million incurred as part of what it describes as the "scorched earth litigation tactics" of the five professional firms involved in the lawsuit.

Tennessee Wants Law Firm Billing Records Unsealed in Gay Marriage Case

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 11, 2016

Lawyers for the state of Tennessee want a federal judge to unseal the billing records of Ropes & Gray and other law firms that successfully challenged the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Docs V. Glocks: Physicians Challenge Third Gun 'Privacy' Ruling

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : January 11, 2016

Physicians are once again trying to get the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to review a Florida law keeping physicians from talking to patients about gun safety.

Six Firms Advise on First Pharmaceutical Megadeal of 2016

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2016

Cravath, Jones Day, Kirkland & Ellis, Ropes & Gray, Slaughter and May and Skadden have grabbed roles on the proposed $32 billion merger between rare disease drug makers Shire plc and Baxalta Inc.

Construction Giant EMCOR Names a New GC

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 08, 2016

EMCOR Group Inc., a Fortune 500 engineering and construction company, has its next general counsel. Maxine Lum Mauricio, previously the company's deputy general counsel, is succeeding Sheldon Cammaker, a 28-year veteran of the Norwalk, Connecticut-based firm who's been named vice chairman.

Ex-Greenberg Traurig Litigator Seeks Redemption for Sex Abuse Victims

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2016

Roderick “Eric” MacLeish Jr., an ex-Greenberg Traurig partner whose prior representation of sex abuse victims prompted a personal crisis and career retreat, is once again practicing law and advising clients pressing abuse claims against an elite Rhode Island boarding school.

Oil Price Plunge Puts Firms on Both Sides of Bankruptcy Ledger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016

Falling oil and gas prices continue to bedevil Am Law 200 firms. When Magnum Hunter Resources filed for bankruptcy last month, the company owed millions in fees to several firms, including Andrews Kurth, Bracewell & Giuliani and Norton Rose Fulbright.

Ipro Renews and Expands Partnership with Content Analyst

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : January 06, 2016

The companies hope to show companies how valuable TAR can be to their workflows.

Inside the EDI Judges' Guide to Discovery

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : January 04, 2016

EDI's guidebook aims to help judges easily digest the complex current state of discovery in around 100 pages.

Cyber Litigation: The Next Big Thing?

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2016

So far, massive breaches haven't translated into costly suits.


: The National Law Journal : December 28, 2015

Laterals, new arrivals, and promotions in this week's column.

Locking the Gates

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Foreign law firms have been in South Korea for three years, but they still can't practice local law. Will they ever be able to? The answer isn't clear.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : December 21, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Big Deals

: The Asian Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Colbert Calls Kenyon 'Profitable' Despite Departures

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : December 17, 2015

Kenyon & Kenyon continues to see partner and personnel exits, including two partners who left for BakerHostetler, and the departure of the chief operating officer. The firm's new managing partner, Edward Colbert, said despite departures, the firm has become "even more profitable and viable" in the last few months.

Apple Wins Patent Fights Over iTunes and the iPhone

Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 15, 2015

The Federal Circuit agreed a patent on digital music sales is invalid, and that a patent on mobile phone technology actually disavowed the notion of smartphones.

Doctors Will Challenge Panel's Latest Ruling on Florida Law Restricting Gun Talk

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : December 15, 2015

A lawyer for doctors challenging a Florida law that limits their ability to discuss firearms with their patients says he will once again ask the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to review the matter, saying that a three-judge panel's apparent difficulty in arriving at a rationale for its ruling against the doctors is indicative of the Florida law's unconstitutionality.