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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 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 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, RI and VA.

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

Dealmakers of the Week: Eileen Nugent and C. Michael Chitwood of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 22, 2015

The two Skadden transactional lawyers advised Endo Pharmaceuticals on its $8.05 billion buy of generic drug maker Par Pharmaceuticals from private equity firm TPG Capital.

Reed Smith to Open in Frankfurt

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 22, 2015

Reed Smith is set to open an office in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 1 with the addition of seven lawyers from four different firms. The new location, which will focus heavily on the financial services industry, will be managed from the firm's 10-year-old Munich office.

Uber Hires Privacy Lawyer from Apple

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 21, 2015

Sabrina Ross is Uber's fourth privacy hire.

Par Pharma Bought for $8B

Jennifer Genova (compiled from ThomsonReuters Financial and other sources) : New Jersey Law Journal : May 21, 2015

Endo International, of Dublin, Ireland, with U.S. headquarters in Malvern, Penn., on May 18 announced it has acquired fellow pharmaceutical company Par Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc. of Woodcliff Lake, for about $8 billion in cash and stock.

Deal Watch: Four Am Law 100 Firms Prescribed Work on CVS-Omnicare Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 21, 2015

Firms Prescribed Work on $12.7 Billion CVS, Omnicare Deal

Medical Center Settles Insurance Fraud Suit

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : May 19, 2015

An $18.8 million settlement has been reached in a federal civil fraud case sparked by a whistleblower's reports of Medicare overcharges by the Westchester Medical Center.

Circuit Rejects 'Two-Minute' Rule for FBI Wiretaps

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 19, 2015

FBI agents are not entitled to a presumption that wiretapped calls involving personal, non-criminal matters lasting less than two minutes are non-invasive, a federal appeals court has held.

Stanford Law Students Are Crowdsourcing Graduation Speech

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 15, 2015

More than 80 students can claim to have had a hand, and maybe a mouth, in the five-minute mix of jokes, memories and perspective on the law's role in society.

Big Deals

: The Associated Press : May 14, 2015

Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, advancing the telecom's push in both mobile and advertising fields. Also, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. will acquire Synageva BioPharma Corp. for $8.4 billion in a mix of cash and shares.

Patent Design-Arounds and the ITC's New Pilot Program

Paul M. Schoenhard and Ian B. Brooks : Corporate Counsel : May 14, 2015

The U.S. International Trade Commission's Pilot Program for Rulings on Redesigned Products in Commission Post-Order Proceedings promises to offer improved mechanisms for obtaining advisory opinions regarding new products and for seeking modification or rescission of exclusion orders.

2015 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : May 11, 2015

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 50 young lawyers chosen as 2015 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.

Dealmakers of the Week: Matthew Hurd and Krishna Veeraraghavan of Sullivan & Cromwell

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 08, 2015

Matthew Hurd, co-head of the firm's health care and life sciences group, and M&A lawyer Krishna Veeraraghavan, who made partner in 2011.

Deal Watch: Am Law Trio Guides $8.4 Billion Rare Disease Drug Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 07, 2015

The pharmaceutical industry once again reigned supreme on the transactional front this week, although a pair of Am Law 100 firms also helped an iconic New York property change hands.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Skelos, Son Charged With Bribery, Extortion

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 05, 2015

In the latest federal indictment targeting what authorities say is a pay-to-play culture in Albany, New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos, were arrested Monday on federal public corruption charges alleging bribes and extortion.

Joan Lukey

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

Marriage Hearing Stokes Optimism

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

Whatever the outcome, the historic U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments over same-sex marriage on April 28 turned out to be a riveting dialogue that fleshed out many of the contentious issues at stake.

Debtors Can't Appeal Actions on Proposed Repayment Plans

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : May 04, 2015

A debtor in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceeding may not immediately appeal the rejection of his proposed repayment plan, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

McKenna Defections Mount Ahead of Merger, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2015

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman pick up partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge as the latter prepares to merge with Dentons; Kirkland & Ellis and Mayer Brown make European antitrust hires; a Sidley Austin litigator flies solo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cybersecurity Lawyers Getting Plenty of Company

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 01, 2015

With demand booming, so too is the supply of attorneys claiming expertise in security and privacy matters.

A Company, and a GC, of Its Own

: Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015

Two years after the split, News Corp. finally has its own general counsel; and other Moves.

Deal Watch: Skadden, Kirkland Advise on $4 Billion Outsourcing Company Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 30, 2015

A merger between a pair of international outsourcing and consulting companies tops the list of billion-dollar deals this week, with Paris-headquartered Capgemini agreeing to acquire iGate, based in Bridgewater, New Jersey, for $4 billion.

Firms Seek New Ways to Respond to Shrinking Bankruptcy Filings

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 29, 2015

With bankruptcy filings down 12 percent at the end of March compared with a year ago, firms with bankruptcy practices are increasingly working with clients on out-of-court restructurings as well as focusing their efforts on financially troubled industries.

For Justices, Marriage Arguments Highlight a Familiar Divide

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 28, 2015

During historic arguments over same-sex marriage in the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices cautiously explored the ramifications of requiring states to license those unions. But in the end, as so often has been the case, the answer to this major civil rights question may rest with one justice: Anthony Kennedy.

For Justices, Marriage Arguments Highlight a Familiar Divide

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : April 28, 2015

During historic arguments over same-sex marriage in the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices cautiously explored the ramifications of requiring states to license those unions. But in the end, as so often has been the case, the answer to this major civil rights question may rest with one justice: Anthony Kennedy.

High Court Torn Over Requiring State Recognition of Gay Marriages

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : April 28, 2015

If same-sex marriage advocates lose their fight for the right to marry, they also may face an uphill battle in the U.S. Supreme Court to win recognition of already legal same-sex marriages by the states that ban them.

Arent Fox Adds Real Estate Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2015

Another batch of lawyers departs McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its merger with Dentons; several Edwards Wildman Palmer legacy partners find new homes; Boies, Schiller & Flexner brings on a Justice Department veteran; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Four firms announce new additions, while general counsel have been hired at real estate private equity and asset management firm Savanna and Turing Pharmaceuticals AG.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

An Audio Preview of the Lawyers Who Will Argue in Marriage Cases

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : April 27, 2015

Two of the five lawyers arguing in the same-sex marriage cases on April 28 have never appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court, but none of the five is a novice when it comes to appellate litigation.