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Ropes & Gray LLP

  • Designation: Boston
  • Head Count: 1,006
  • Gross Revenues: $997,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $990,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,710,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

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 24 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 24 -1 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: Cary Hyden and Paul Tosetti of Latham & Watkins

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

The two corporate partners led the deal for Latham & Watkins' representation of Allergan in a hotly contested takeover battle against Valeant Pharmaceuticals that ended with the company being bought by Actavis plc.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 20, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Korea's Competitive Legal Market Puts Pressure on Price

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2014

Since free trade agreements opened the country's legal market to foreign firms in 2012, some 20 U.S. and U.K. firms have planted flags in Seoul, putting pressure on legal fees and ramping up competition between foreign and local firms.

Sidley Austin Snags Houston Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2014

Two Andrews Kurth partners peel off for Sidley Austin in Houston's hot lateral market; a handful of firms make big hires in London; Blank Rome adds a pair from Bingham McCutchen; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ropes & Gray Hires in Seoul

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 17, 2014

Corporate partner Hyo Young Kang makes the move from Linklaters.

Couples Ask Justices to Decide on Same-Sex Marriage

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Gay and lesbian couples in all six cases in which a federal appellate court recently upheld bans on same-sex marriage and recognition of those marriages are now before the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the justices to resolve the constitutional question.

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 17, 2014

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

Wachtell Rides Allergan, Halliburton to $100 Billion Deal Day

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 17, 2014

The Am Law 100's most profitable firm on a per partner basis took the lead on two big deals announced Monday: Halliburton's $34.6 billion acquisition of oil services rival Baker Hughes and Botox maker Allergan on its proposed $66 billion sale to Actavis. A half-dozen other Am Law 100 firms also had key roles on both transactions.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Dragon Founders Lose Again Despite 'Sloppy' Goldman Advice

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 13, 2014

Sometimes bad advice is negligence, and sometimes it's just bad advice.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 10, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2014

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Legal Hero Joins the Web Services Crowd

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : November 07, 2014

Geared toward small businesses, it starts with an emphasis on New York and Massachusetts.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 06, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Norton Rose Fulbright Raids Cybersecurity Law Boutique for Partners

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

David Navetta and Boris Segalis are leaving Chicago-based InfoLaw Group LLP to join Norton Rose Fulbright's offices in Denver and New York as part of a wave of hiring by Big Law to beef up their booming cybersecurity practices.

Steptoe Duo Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 01, 2014

A Steptoe & Johnson crisis manager joins a spin shop, while a former special counsel quietly departs; Kirkland adds another Skadden partner; King & Spalding brings on Bobby Jindal's brother; Baker & Hostetler bags three across the country; a Bingham IP star departs; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Valley IP Litigator Leaves Bingham

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 30, 2014

Sasha Rao said the possibility of client conflicts in a Bingham-Morgan Lewis merger led her to make an exit plan.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Kirkland's Latest Raid Targets Skadden, But Simpson Partner Slips Away

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014

A few months after losing out in its pursuit of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett IPO specialist Joshua Ford Bonnie, Kirkland & Ellis has poached Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom corporate finance partner Richard Aftanas in New York.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 23, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : October 22, 2014

Kramer Levin, White & Case, Borah Goldstein and Bracewell & Giuliani have each added attorneys, while White & Case has promoted four attorneys to partner.

Kirkland Loses One PE Partner, Pays Top Dollar for Another

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

In yet another high-profile lateral addition, Kirkland & Ellis poached Weil, Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder in New York. The hire is the latest in a series of notable moves by Kirkland, which also recently raided Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong, but will lose the founding partner of its San Francisco office to a longtime private equity client.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Kirkland Recruits Hong Kong Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 20, 2014

Private equity lawyer Gary Li is joining the office from rival Ropes & Gray.

Associates Class of 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

Associates Class of 2014: A-C

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Patent Battle Over Teva's Copaxone Heads to High Court

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : October 14, 2014

The case could set a precedent requiring the Federal Circuit to defer to district court claim construction rulings, a move that would shift power from the Federal Circuit and could make it more difficult for lawyers to get patent decisions reversed on appeal. 

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

In-House at Large Public Companies

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Chart tracking In-House Counsel at Large Public Companies.