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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

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

A-List 2015 Winners: Behind the Scores

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Who's Up, who's down, and how so many of the same A-List winners keep managing to come back for more.

New Indictment Boosts Charges Against Skelos, Son

Larry Neumeister : The Associated Press : July 23, 2015

The latest indictment against a former state Senate leader says he pressured an insurance company that wanted to discuss legislation with him into hiring his son, and then supported his son after he bragged to his new boss that he didn't have to show up for work because of his father's powerful post.

What Should Startups Know About Open Source Software?

Michael Kurzer and Shannon Zhu : Legaltech News : July 23, 2015

Attorneys may not consider OSS until deal diligence, but the economics, price, allocation of risk, and whether a deal happens may hinge on OSS considerations.

Weil, Not Kirkland, Checks In for A&P's Chapter 22

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

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. has tapped Weil, Gotshal & Manges restructuring partner Ray Schrock—one of The American Lawyer's Star Lateral hires of 2014—to handle its second bankruptcy case in five years.

Bragging Rights Go To Wilmer

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

Amid intense competition for a persistently small number of cases, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr reached the top of the heap among law firms arguing the most cases at the U.S. Supreme Court in the term just ended.

Judge Bybee Recusal at Center of Doctor's Suit Against Hospital

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

Judge Jay Bybee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recused in 2011 from a dispute between a doctor and the hospital where he used to practice. That recusal is at the heart of a civil lawsuit that accuses the hospital's parent company of rigging the judge assignment system in the Ninth Circuit. The hospital calls the claims unfounded and has urged a judge to dismiss the suit.

Kirkland Pro Joins Sports Analytics Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 12, 2015

A Kirkland & Ellis corporate partner heads to a Silicon Valley sports analytics startup; Epstein Becker & Green snags some epic eyebrows; Morgan Lewis lands a structured transactions trio in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Court OKs Section 101 Challenges in Some PTAB Proceedings

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 09, 2015

In its first major decision on covered business-method review, the Federal Circuit gave the Patent Trial and Appeal Board a long leash, while reserving itself the ultimate review.

Apple Knocks Out $533 Million Smartflash Damages Verdict

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 08, 2015

The company's lawyers at Ropes & Grey and Gibson Dunn won a damages retrial in an East Texas showdown with patent holder Smartflash LLC.

Apple Keeps Lid on $533 Million Smartflash Patent Verdict

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 06, 2015

The technology giant hasn't escaped the massive infringement verdict, but defense lawyers at Ropes & Grey headed off a potential $1.6 billion trebled damages award.

Dechert Taps Massey to Lead NY Office

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 01, 2015

Thomas Munno, who has served as Dechert's New York managing partner for the past 21 years, retired from the partnership Tuesday. The firm has appointed Kathleen Massey to succeed him in overseeing Dechert's largest office, which has more than 200 lawyers.

Goodwin Procter Leader Says Firm Committed to Diversity, Growth

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

Three months after Goodwin Procter said it would slash 2 percent of its workforce, the Boston-based Am Law 100 announced three private equity hires Wednesday in its hometown and London. The Am Law Daily caught up with chairman David Hashmall to discuss his plans for Goodwin Procter as he approaches the end of his first year as leader.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

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

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage Wins in Historic Supreme Court Ruling

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : New York Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday in a history-making victory for the gay civil rights movement.

Same-Sex Marriage Wins in Historic Supreme Court Ruling

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : June 26, 2015

Same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday in a history-making victory for the gay civil rights movement. Justice Anthony Kennedy, adding to a trilogy of landmark rulings in which he has emphasized the equal rights and dignity of gay and lesbian Americans, led a 5-4 majority in holding that the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause prohibits states from denying marriage licenses to those citizens. The ruling also requires states to recognize the same-sex marriages of other states.

On the Supreme Court Plaza, a Celebration of Marriage Rights

Happy Carlock : Legal Times : June 26, 2015

Same-sex marriage proponents waving blue and yellow flags and wearing rainbow facepaint erupted into chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" moments after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its landmark decision legalizing gay unions.

Hugs and Harangues: Inside the Court for the Health Care Ruling

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : June 25, 2015

The Obama administration's celebration of a pair of U.S. Supreme Court victories began as soon as the justices left the bench on Thursday.

As Term Closes, a Waiting Game at the Supreme Court

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : June 25, 2015

As the days dwindle down to the few remaining decisions, it is nail-biting time for some U.S. Supreme Court advocates. Seven cases remain in the "undecided" category, including the term's two potential blockbusters: same-sex marriage and the latest assault on the federal health care law. But even if the five other cases fall short of stratospheric status, each has significant implications for its area of the law.

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, Big-Firm Lawyers Enjoying IPO Party

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, capital markets lawyers at Am Law 100 firms are reaping the benefits from a fresh round of initial public offerings, as June shapes up to be potentially the best month by volume for U.S. listings since 1999.