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The Lawyer’s City 50: the US firms stealing a march on their UK rivals

Only seven UK-headquartered firms generate more revenue in London than their closest US rival, The Lawyer can reveal, with the gap between the largest UK and US firms in the City now closer than it has ever been. The largest firms ranked by the revenue they generate out of their City offices are the UK’s […]

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The new entry in this year’s US Top 50 is …

This year’s US Top 50 Firms in London report has one new entry, which has come into the primary ranking at number 42 with a UK revenue of $44m. Global immigration boutique Fragomen has around 4,200 people based in 50 offices across 29 countries. Its London office has 76 lawyers but just eight partners, while […]

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US Top 50: The Kirkland-Latham gap widens

Kirkland & Ellis has held onto its position as the largest US firm in the UK ranked by revenue and has widened the gap between it and second placed Latham & Watkins, The Lawyer can reveal. Kirkland retains its place at number one in The Lawyer’s annual US Top 50 Firms in London ranking with […]

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Paul Weiss’ Karp: “Never doubt how volatile our world is”

Paul Weiss global chair Brad Karp has marked the publication of this year’s US Top 50 report by offering his view of the current global turbulence as seen from New York. Last year Paul Weiss was a new entry in The Lawyer’s US Top 50 report, which highlights the London activities of the leading transatlantic […]

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US Top 50: Simpson Thacher tops RPL rankings for first time

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett generated more revenue per lawyer (RPL) on average in London last year than any other US firm in the City, The Lawyer can reveal. Last year the firm generated an average $1.93m from each of its 104 London lawyers. It is the first time that Simpson Thacher has headed the RPL […]

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US Top 50: Revenue tops $6bn for first time

Revenues generated by the 50 largest US law firms in the UK rose by 6.1 per cent in 2019, The Lawyer can exclusively reveal. Last year this group added a combined total fee income of $345.8m, taking the total from $5.678bn to turnover of just over $6bn. While impressive, this growth rate is less than […]

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US firms are promoting young Brits in greater numbers than ever

US firms are prioritising investment in London over anywhere else in the world, new data on recent partner promotions has confirmed. The UK capital was the second-most popular city for promotions among firms featured in The Lawyer’s US Top 50 report this year, and is the most popular city outside of the US in the […]

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How Goodwin is eliminating unconscious bias from its recruitment process

If perceptions of firms matter, and they do, then perceptions of potential hires and the talent generally matter just as much. This is where the increasingly widespread understanding of unconscious bias plays a major role. As part of The Lawyer’s Top 50 US Firms in London report, we questioned firms about their recruitment processes and if they […]