The Transatlantic Elite 2009: The Top 50 Transatlantic Elite

Rank Firm Global Global Percentage Global Global Percentage Total Total
2008   revenue revenue change PEP  PEP change number number
     2008 ($m) 2007 ($m)   2008 ($m)  2007 ($m)   of lawyers of partners
1 Skadden 2,200.00 2,170.00 1.4 2.05 2.28 -10.1 2,100 458
2 Baker & McKenzie 2,190.00 1,830.00 19.7 1.2 1.06 13.2 3,627 711
3 Latham & Watkins 1,900.00 2,000.00 -4 1.8 2.27 -20.7 2,150 555
4 Sidley Austin 1,480.00 1,390.00 6.5 1.43 1.38 3.6 1,892 672
5 White & Case 1,460.00 1,370.00 6.6 1.59 1.67 -4.8 2,404 401
6 Kirkland & Ellis 1,320.00 1,280.00 3.1 2.55 2.55 0 1,414 572
7 Jones Day 1,310.00 1,300.00 0.8 0.77 0.77 0 2,516 782
8 Mayer Brown 1,290 1,180.00 9.3 1.11 1.24 -10.5 1,811 650
9 Weil Gotshal 1,230.00 1,180.00 4.2 2.3 2.11 9 1,356 312
10 Greenberg Traurig 1,203.00 1,200.00 0.3 1.31 1.3 0.7 1,734 824
11 DLA Piper (US) 1,170.00 1,130.00 3.5 1.29 1.21 6.6 1,386 612
12 Morgan Lewis 1,120.00 1,030.00 8.7 1.45 1.43 1.4 1,363 460
13 Sullivan & Cromwell 1,100.00 1,100.00 0 3 3.13 -4.2 642 170
14 Dewey & LeBoeuf 1,030.00 1,000.00 3 1.57 1.57 0 1,398 386
15 Paul Hastings 986.00 980 0.6 1.9 1.92 -1 1,062 203
16 Reed Smith 980.00 890 10.1 0.94 1 -6.5 1,507 692
17 McDermott Will & Emery 966 978 -1.2 1.52 1.52 0 1,145 628
18 Cleary Gottlieb 965 980 -1.5 2.33 2.14 8.9 1,011 191
19 K&L Gates 959 755 27 0.85 0.8 6.6 1,600 779
20 Gibson Dunn 957.00 908 5.4 1.87 1.9 -1.6 956 300
21 WilmerHale 955 940 1.6 1.08 1.06 1.9 1,171 328
22 Hogan & Hartson 922.5 880 4.8 1.17 1.19 -2.1 1,107 494
23 Morrison & Foerster 911.00 894 1.9 1.1 1.27 -13.4 1,088 367
24 O’Melveny & Myers 908 934 -2.8 1.54 1.64 -6.4 935 245
25 Simpson Thacher 904 966 -6.4 2.48 2.87 -13.6 903 175
26 Shearman & Sterling 876 921 -4.9 1.67 1.85 -10 858 202
27 Orrick Herrington 835 772 8.2 1.32 1.66 -20.8 1,146 390
28 Dechert 816.00 836 -2.4 2.14 2.3 -7 959 262
29 Akin Gump 780.5 752 3.8 1.4 1.2 16.7 807 277
30= Bingham McCutchen 767 744 3.1 1.42 1.3 9.2 1,001 377
30= Davis Polk 767 767 0 2.05 2.41 -14.9 715 165
32 Debevoise & Plimpton 761 710 7.2 2.23 2.29 -2.6 631 143
33 Winston & Strawn 745 697 6.9 1.27 1.28 -0.8 955 422
34 Foley & Lardner 731.00 720 1.5 0.88 0.92 -3.6 1,021 497
35 Fulbright & Jaworski 694.60 649.5 6.9 0.83 0.78 7.2 977 370
36 Paul Weiss 692 651 6.3 2.7 2.6 3.8 647 114
37 Goodwin Procter 690 611 12.9 1.41 1.62 -13 867 319
38 Hunton & Williams 668 660 1.2 0.83 0.85 -2.7 960 400
39 Ropes & Gray 674 733 -8 1.08 1.27 -15 1,037 271
40 King & Spalding 652.00 615 6 1.24 1.39 -11.2 805 288
41 Proskauer Rose 634 627 1.1 1.4 1.55 -9.7 715 190
42 Milbank 621.4 643 -3.4 2.1 2.53 -17 643 148
43 Baker Botts 613.3 577.7 6.2 1.36 1.3 5.2 827 272
44 Holland & Knight 606.00 613 -1.1 0.68 0.7 -3 1,143 652
45 Vinson & Elkins 590.5 596.1 -0.9 1.31 1.2 9.3 734 281
46 Willkie Farr & Gallagher 583.5 600 -2.8 2.11 2.23 -5.2 593 133
47 Pillsbury 576 590 -2.4 0.97 1 -2.6 737 325
48 Howrey 573.2 475.2 20.6 1.3 1.01 29.1 659 286
49 Cooley Godward Kronish 552 485 13.8 1.32 1.42 -7 645 225
50 Cravath Swaine & Moore 532.5 616 -13.6 2.5 3.3 -24.2 537 92