This post has been updated with The Lawyer’s 2020 ranking of the top 50 US law firms in London by revenue.

This year’s report shows Kirkland and Latham still topping the bill with UK revenue of $445m and $430m respectively, but that Kirkland has widened the gap, which was just $5m the previous year.

Combined revenues generated by the 50 largest US law firms in the UK rose by 6.1 per cent, The Lawyer data reveals. The group increased its combined total fee income from $5.678bn to just over $6bn. While impressive, this growth rate is less than half of the 13 per cent the Top 50 achieved in 2018.

This year’s US Top 50 Firms in London report has one new entry – global immigration boutique Fragomen.

Top 50 US law firms in London by revenue

Rank 2020 Firm name UK revenue ($m)
1 Kirkland & Ellis 445
2 Latham & Watkins 430
3 White & Case 337
4 Baker McKenzie 307.8
5 Dentons 249.1
6 Skadden 225
7 Reed Smith 215
8 Simpson Thacher 200.6
9 Weil 185
10 Mayer Brown 184.8
11 Shearman & Sterling 182.4
12 Milbank 171.2
13 Squire Patton Boggs 163.5
14 Debevoise & Plimpton 151.7
15 Dechert 149.5
16 Cleary Gottlieb 135
17 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan 128.5
18 Sidley Austin 125.2
19 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 125.1
20 Jones Day 120
21 Sullivan & Cromwell 116
22 Paul Hastings 107.2
23 Covington & Burling 101.2
24 Gibson Dunn 91.8
25 Ropes & Gray 88
26 Morgan Lewis 83
27 Proskauer 81.4
28 Davis Polk 77
29 Goodwin Procter 74
30 Cooley 72.9
31 K&L Gates 62.6
32 Willkie Farr & Gallagher 60
33 Vinson & Elkins 59
34 Fried Frank 58
35 King & Spalding 55.7
36 Brown Rudnick 54.5
37= WilmerHale 53
37= Orrick 53
39 Morrison & Foerster 49.3
40 Arnold & Porter 48
41 McDermott Will & Emery 47
42 Fragomen 44
43 Paul Weiss 43
44 Greenberg Traurig 42.2
45 Cadwalader 41.3
46 Baker Botts 40
47 Winston & Strawn 37
48 Pillsbury 26
49 McGuireWoods 24
50 Boies Schiller Flexner 22.2

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