This post has been updated with the 2019 ranking of the top US law firms in London, by revenue.

This year’s report shows that despite a slower rise in revenue compared to last year, Kirkland and Latham top the US 50 table with considerable growth, with the former almost doubling its UK headcount over the past five years.

The Lawyer‘s research finding also show that US-headquartered firms are consolidating their already strong position in the City, with 22 now featuring in The Lawyer’s unique City 50 ranking and revenues on the rise.

Not only that, but turnover, RPL and other measures also demonstrate that US firms are strengthening their grip on business in the UK, with lateral hires boosting the rankings of some of the largest.

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Top 50 US law firms in London by revenue

Rank 2019 Rank 2018 Firm name UK revenue ($m)
1 3 Kirkland & Ellis* 380.0
2 2 Latham & Watkins* 375.0
3 1 White & Case 350.0
4 4 Baker McKenzie 290.6
5 7 Dentons* 227.2
6 6 Reed Smith 222.0
7 5 Skadden* 215.0
8 10 Weil 188.1
9 8 Shearman & Sterling* 188.0
10 9 Squire Patton Boggs* 182.0
11 11 Simpson Thacher 176.3
12 12 Mayer Brown* 165.0
13 =15 Milbank 156.0
14 18 Debevoise & Plimpton 139.4
15 14 Cleary Gottlieb 131.0
16 19 Sidley Austin 130.1
17 20 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 123.5
18 13 Dechert* 123.0
19 =15 Jones Day* 120.0
20 17 Sullivan & Cromwell* 115.0
21 21 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan 108.4
22 25 Covington 101.3
23 24 Paul Hastings 92.4
24 22 Gibson Dunn 90.0
25 23 Ropes & Gray* 85.0
26 27 Davis Polk 75.0
27 26 Morgan Lewis 72.0
28 29 Proskauer 68.7
29 28 K&L Gates* 68.5
30 39 Goodwin 66.8
31 30 Cooley 66.7
32 32 Willkie Farr & Gallagher 55.5
33 44 Vinson & Elkins* 55.0
=34 38 Greenberg 54.0
=34 33 Fried Frank* 54.0
36 35 Brown Rudnick 52.0
37 36 WilmerHale* 50.0
38 31 Orrick 49.0
39 37 Arnold & Porter* 49.0
40 40 King & Spalding 48.3
41 34 Cadwalader 43.0
42 41 McDermott Will & Emery 41.0
43 45 Morrison & Foerster 40.7
44 N/A Paul Weiss 40.0
45 43 Baker Botts 38.0
46 42 Winston & Strawn* 37.0
47 =47 Katten* 28.0
=48 49 Pillsbury* 25.0
=48 =47 McGuireWoods* 25.0
50 50 Boies Schiller & Flexner 21.4

*Estimated

This years’ US Top 50 annual report focuses on growth and how the leading US-headquartered firms in the UK market aim to achieve it. Certainly, so far several are managing this pretty well.